The Nissan Kicks roll on its third model year with a couple of changes. The exterior is slightly redesigned, the cabin gets few new features and overall, this small subcompact-crossover is the perfect substitute for the Juke. The 2020 Nissan Kicks is perfect for customers looking for advanced safety features, appealing styling, and copious technology.
The new model comes equipped with standard emergency braking, a 360-degree around-view camera, and a rear cross-traffic alert. The only thing that Kick’s models lack is the all-wheel-drive system. But, with all safety features and small dimensions, it is a good choice for young drivers or just anybody on a budget. Also, the highway fuel economy is quite impressive, much better than the rivals like Toyota C-HR or Mazda CX-3 records.
2020 Nissan Kicks Exterior
The upcoming 2020 Nissan Kick is definitely one of the most elegant and attractive subcompact SUVs. The exterior design is eye-pleasing but it manages to not go overboard with details and overall styling. The new Kicks will have a “floating roof” design, and for SV and SR trim levels additional black or white roof is available. This type of roof allows this vehicle to avoid that awkward frog-like shape of the Juke.
Also, the front grille is now made of strips with holes and Nissan’s logo in the middle. The headlamps come with a boomerang style and on the contour is a V-motion grille. The grille also sticks out to the front, to secure the vehicle from damage in collisions. The base models roll on 16-inch steel wheels with covers, but SV and SR come with hot-looking 17-inch aluminum alloys. Moreover, the roof rails are standard equipment on the new model, to boost practicality. The SR model includes a rear roof spoiler as well.
2020 Nissan Kicks Interior
The 2020 Nissan Kicks delivers very comfortable and spacious interior, capable to accommodate up to 5 passengers. As the rest of the Nissan siblings, the Kicks is tuned up with NASA-inspired “zero-gravity” seats that come up with excellent support. The new model also includes a built-in armrest on the right side. In the central part of the dashboard is a 7.inch touch-screen infotainment system, with nicely arranged controls.
2020 Nissan Kicks Configurations
The 2020 Nissan Kicks comes in three main trim levels: S, SV, and SR. The most affordable S includes roof rails, cruise control, USB connectivity and stereo controls on the steering wheel. The S also is a very practical choice for a young first-time driver, taking into account the forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking is include. The SV adds heated mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, and a blind-spot monitoring alert.
The top-line SR brings a dark satin chrome grille, a 360-degree around-view mirror, roof spoiler, fog lights and LED headlights. Furthermore, the SR includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and the premium Bose audio system. This system comes with a pair of 2.5-inch speakers in the driver’s headrest, and proprietary signal processing. An optional feature on the SR trim is the heated front seats.
2020 Nissan Kicks Specs
The 2020 Nissan Kicks employs a small 1.6-liter 4 cylinder powertrain that produces 122 horsepower with 114 lb-ft of twist. The transmission is a CVT automatic and unlike the Kia Soul or Hyundai Kona, the engine upgrade is not available. All Kicks models will have the front-wheel drive as the only option, just like the Toyota C-HR.
However, if you going to the areas with tumultuous weather and need all-wheel drive, we suggest larger Nissan Rogue. Although the 1.6-liter isn’t that powerful it provides the company’s smallest SUV pretty good fuel economy ratings. The EPA city/highway fuel economy for Kicks is 31/36 mpg.
2020 Nissan Kicks Release Date and Price
The MSRP for 2020 Nissan Kicks starts at $19,000, with $990 destination charge not included in that price. The SV starting price of $20,500 is also very budget-friendly. The most expensive Kicks SR starts at $20,900, and the Premium Package with 8-speaker Bose stereo, vehicle security system, and upgraded fabric adds $1,000 to that price.
With these set of prices, new Nissan Kicks undercut most of the similar compact-crossover vehicles, except the Kia Soul. On the other hand, Kia Soul seems more like a regular car than a crossover SUV. The Kicks keeps its resale value well versus the rivals from its class like Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. The release date of this model is not yet confirmed, but we can expect that the 2020 Nissan Kicks will hit the streets by the end of 2019.