Santa Maria Nissan shoppers looking for a subcompact crossover that’s the perfect urban runabout should take a close look at the 2020 Nissan Kicks. The smallest SUV in Nissan’s stable, the Kicks provides the benefits of an SUV without the large size. The Kicks also delivers outstanding fuel economy, plenty of standard features, and lots of curb appeal.
When you visit the Santa Maria area Nissan dealerships, you’ll discover it’s sold at a budget-friendly price. Buyers appreciate the Kicks’ numerous advanced driver-assist features, such as blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control.
The 2020 Nissan Kicks seats five and comes in three trim levels, listed as S, SV and SR. The Kicks is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a CVT. Fuel economy is exceptional. The Kicks has an EPA-estimated rating of 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
Motor Trend gave the 2020 Nissan Kicks high marks, writing: “The Kicks is an excellent example of a well-equipped, fuel-efficient, great-driving economy car. ... [T]here's a lot to like here. It's downright pleasant to drive. The cabin is light and airy, which does wonders for outward visibility. There's more steering feel than most of its competitors, ride quality is excellent, and despite its meager engine, the low curb weight of the Kicks means it rarely feels underpowered.”
Step inside the 2020 Nissan Kicks, and you’ll find a comfortable cabin with NASA-inspired zero gravity seats and lots of room for the driver and passengers. The driver’s right-side armrest is a nice touch that you don’t often see in a vehicle with an economical price tag. Drivers appreciate the standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
There’s lots of room for cargo. The Kicks has 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the seats folded, there’s over 53 cubic feet of space.
The Nissan Kicks features bold exterior styling that impresses without being flashy. The Kicks’ floating roof design is enhanced by the blacked-out window pillars. The SV and SR models have an available white or black roof. The base Kicks S trim rides on 16-inch steel wheels, while the SV and SR get standard 17-inch aluminum alloys. The SR gets a rear roof spoiler, and all models come with roof rails.
Safety is important to consumers who are deciding on a new family vehicle. As of the date of this writing, the 2020 Nissan Kicks has yet to be tested by the IIHS. However, the organization named the 2019 Kicks a Top Safety Pick. We expect similar results for the 2020 Kicks.
The Nissan Kicks gets a host of standard safety features, including pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert, high-beam assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. Available active safety features include a surround-view parking camera system and a drowsy driver monitor.
* 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.