The Kicks targets drivers who want the taller ride height, easy access, and extra space of a compact SUV but don't want to pay for features they might not need, such as all-wheel drive. Our testers found the Kicks to be a relatively quiet, decent-riding vehicle with simple controls.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Kicks to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Nissan's brand history and the vehicle category small cars.

Overall Reliability

No Detailed Data Available

Consumer Reports obtains its reliability data from a questionnaire that is sent to subscribers. In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months. They are asked to identify problems that they considered serious (because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime).

A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year. For some model years, typically those of older or less popular cars, we do not have a large enough sample size to provide results of statistical confidence.

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