The 2021 Nissan Kicks Is Overflowing With Value

by Gabrielle DeSantis

Are you ready to kick things up a notch in a brand new whip that won’t break the bank? It may be time to consider the 2021 Nissan Kicks. You will get that new car smell, tons of tech, and more. Check out the value that’s bursting from the Nissan Kicks. 

Is the 2021 Nissan Kicks a good SUV? 

2021 Nissan Kicks | Nissan

Yes, the 2021 Nissan Kicks is a phenomenal SUV option. It’s an agile SUV that’s perfect for maneuvering through the city without emptying your wallet. Plus, it looks great. It’s a subcompact option to be proud of. 

You can get started in a new Nissan Kicks for about $19,500. It’s one of the limited options that begin under $20,000. Also, it gets a pretty good fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. 

How does the Nissan Kicks drive? 

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First of all, we need to cover one potential drawback that three critics agree about. The 2021 Nissan Kicks isn’t a sports car. According to Edmunds, the Nissan Kicks is a little sluggish with its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 122 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. It takes about 10.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, which is behind rivals like the Hyundai Kona. 

Car and Driver noted that the Nissan Kicks can feel slow as it climbs up to speed. Driving also mentioned that 122 hp might seem low. Despite this, it has adequate power for merging onto the highway and for errands around town. 

There are also beloved features that Edmunds and Car and Driver love. The handling and responsive steering are above average, and the braking is confident. It’s a fun little SUV to use as a daily driver. Plus, it’s comfortable. 

The interior of the Nissan Kicks is incredibly quiet, even at highway speeds. Wind noise and road noise aren’t an issue. It also has a smooth suspension that absorbs impacts for a soft and relaxing ride. 

What are the Nissan Kicks’ features like? 

2021 Nissan Kicks Interior
2021 Nissan Kicks Interior | Nissan

The 2021 Nissan Kicks has a swanky exterior design that is also found in the cabin. The Kicks may have a low starting price, but the interior manages to provide an upscale feeling with a practical layout and pops of trendy colors. 

Adults will notice that the seats in the front and rear are pretty spacious with adequate lumber support. Two adults can comfortably fit in the back row without feeling cramped.

There is a massive glove box, center console, and large door pockets for storage. Behind the rear seats, you can access up to 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space with 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space total. 

The base model, which is the Nissan Kicks S, includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. You can upgrade to an 8-inch display. The SR and SV trims add extra USB-C and USB ports in the rear. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. 

The Nissan Kicks’ key standard safety features include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning. You can opt for the available adaptive cruise control. 

The 2021 Kicks provides a comfortable and stylish ride that won’t bust your budget. If you’re looking for a brand new SUV that offers updated tech and a smooth ride to make your daily commute more enjoyable, this may be an ideal option.

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