The 2020 Nissan Kicks is the smallest SUV in the automaker’s lineup. This subcompact is perfect for urban drivers who want the advantages of an SUV without the size of a large model. Salinas Nissan drivers appreciate the Kicks’ spacious cabin. It’s an ideal vehicle for anyone who has been looking for a vehicle with exceptional fuel economy, head-turning looks and a long list of features.
If you check out the Kicks while looking for a Nissan dealer near Salinas, you’ll notice it comes with a very economical price tag. The Kicks gets a host of advanced driver-assistance features, including rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. There’s plenty of cargo space to take along just about anything you’ll need to transport or stow. With the rear seats up, the Kicks has 25.3 cubic feet of storage space. Fold down the seats, and you get more than 53 cubic feet.
The automotive media gives the 2020 Nissan Kicks great reviews. One example is Car and Driver, which wrote: “The 2020 Nissan Kicks is perfect for folks looking to make the switch from subcompact sedan to subcompact crossover. Don't be fooled by this Nissan's tiny dimensions, it's actually surprisingly practical. Along with a price most people can afford, the Kicks has a big back seat and plenty of space to store cargo.”
The 2020 Nissan Kicks seats five passengers and is offered in three trim levels: S, SV and SR. Powering the Kicks is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All models get front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is near the top of the segment, with the Kicks delivering an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city/36 mpg highway.*
On the inside, the Kicks offers a comfortable cabin with plenty of room for everyone. The driver and passengers will appreciate the Kicks’ zero gravity seats that were inspired by NASA. There’s a built-in armrest on the driver’s right side that you won’t usually find in an economically priced vehicle. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is also standard.
Outside, the Kicks boasts styling that’s striking without being ostentatious. The blacked-out window pillars contribute to the Nissan Kicks’ floating roof design. The SV and SR trims can get an optional black or white roof. The base S model comes with 16-inch steel wheels, while the SV and SR get 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Roof rails are standard, and the SR trim comes with a rear roof spoiler.
Safety is an essential consideration for anyone looking to buy a new SUV. The 2020 Nissan Kicks gets a long list of safety features that come standard, including automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert and high-beam assist. Optional active safety features include drowsy driver monitoring and a surround-view parking camera system.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.