Nissan Kicks vs. Competitors for Sale in Warwick, RI


Subcompact crossovers are among the hottest sellers in today’s automotive market. Although their petite size puts them on the lower end of the utility scale, they’re still able to deliver versatility without bulk, which works like a charm for residents of tight urban areas who need a bit of cargo space. One of the leading models in this segment is the 2020 Nissan Kicks, since it’s affordable, sporty, fuel efficient, and well equipped with active safety aids even in its base level. Although it achieves high marks in its segment, the Kicks has to compete with models that also have a lot going for them, such as the Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, and Subaru Crosstrek.

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Fuel Efficiency

The 2020 Nissan Kicks boasts a best-in-class fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. And “best-in-class” of course means that it beats out all of the competitors mentioned above: the HR-V (28 city/34 highway), the C-HR (27 city/31 highway), the EcoSport (27 city/29 highway), the Kona (26 city/30 highway), the Soul (25 city/31 highway), the CX-3 (29 city/34 highway), and the Crosstrek (27 city/33 highway). The Kicks’s excellent fuel economy is achieved thanks to its efficient 1.6-liter engine, efficient continuously variable transmission, and solid yet lightweight design.


Occupants in the 2020 Nissan Kicks will likely be more comfortable than in some of the other models given that it provides 93.9 cubic feet of total passenger volume. The C-HR only provides 86 cu. ft. and the EcoSport 91.1 cu. ft. Not only that, the 2020 Nissan Kicks also yields 43.7 inches of front row leg room, whereas the HR-V only provides 41.2 in., the C-HR 43.5 in., the EcoSport 42.9 in., the Kona 41.5 in., the Soul 41.1 in., the CX-3 41.7 in., and the Crosstrek 43.1 in. Front-row headroom is also noteworthy in the 2020 Nissan Kicks at 40.7 in. over the HR-V’s 39.5 in., the C-HR’s 38.1 in., the EcoSport’s and Kona’s 39.6 in., the Soul’s 39.4 in., the CX-3’s 38.4 in., and the Crosstrek’s 39.8 in. To top it off, the 2020 Nissan Kicks’ cargo volume of 25.3 cu. ft. with the rear seat up beats the HR-V’s 24.3 cu. ft., the C-HR’s 19 cu. ft., the EcoSport’s 20.9 cu. ft., the Kona’s 19.2 cu. ft., the Soul’s 24.2 cu. ft., the CX-3’s 17.8 cu. ft., and the Crosstrek’s 20.8 cu. ft.

Driver Assist Features

Even the lowest-priced trim level of the 2020 Nissan Kicks comes with plenty of desirable safety-enhancing features. These technologies include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, high beam assist, and a rear sonar system. The base HR-V, EcoSport, Soul, and Crosstrek don’t offer any standard active safety features. While the C-HR and Kona do, their respective suites are not as comprehensive as the 2020 Nissan Kicks’ (for example, they each lack blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert). Also, the 2020 Nissan Kicks has an available Intelligent Around View Monitor that comes with moving object detection to provide you with additional assistance while backing up. A comparable around-view monitor is not available with the other models in this comparison.

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