2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

Nissan is bringing their all-New Kicks crossover utility vehicle to the United States this summer. This is the first new nameplate from Nissan since they launched the Leaf and Juke about eight years ago.

Nissan already offers the Rogue and Rogue Sport crossover utility vehicles. This newest member of the family is a little bit smaller and slots under the Rogue Sport to better compete with other entry level CUVs like the Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, and Ford EcoSport as well as the Toyota C-HR.

The value proposition for the Nissan Kicks is the real story. For about $20,000 you get a lot of technology and great styling and the only car in its class with standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) at that price point.

Pricing for the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks:

Trim Package – Base Price + $975 Destination Charge

S = $17,990
SV = $19,690
SR = $20,290
SR Premium =  $21,290
The Nissan Kicks has best in class front leg & head room and more cargo capacity than its primary competitors including Toyota C-HR. The SR Premium package comes with Apple CarPlay and Bose Personal Plus stereo system which has 2 speakers in the drivers side headrest for a total 8 total speakers.
MPG are all best in class from a 1.6L gasoline engine putting out 125hp @5,800 and 115 lb-ft of torque at @4000 RPM.
  • 33 combined
  • 36 hwy
  • 31 city
Of note is that the Kicks is only available with front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive is not currently available as an option.

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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