2018 Nissan Kicks First Look | Edmunds

2018 Nissan Kicks First Look


The 2018 Nissan Kicks just made its world debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A subcompact crossover, the Kicks will be similar in size to rivals such as the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR. Even though prices aren't set just yet, we're assured it will be competitive within this class. In all likelihood, that means it will start in the low $20,000s for the base Kicks S model. Other trim levels will include an SV and SR.

2018 Nissan Kicks

Frontal collision warning with automatic braking will be standard equipment for all Kicks models, while the SV and SR will add blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Available options will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Bose premium audio system with speakers inside the driver's headrest, and a surround-view parking camera system.

Every 2018 Nissan Kicks will be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (125 horsepower, 115 pound-feet of torque) that sends power to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This engine's output is less than competitors that supply power in the 140-hp neighborhood. The competition also typically offers all-wheel drive, which the Kicks doesn't. But Nissan estimates it will return 33 mpg in combined city and highway driving, so the upside should be great fuel economy.

2018 Nissan Kicks

On the outside, the Kicks has a styling execution similar to the rest of the class. It will have SUV-like proportions, but in terms of size, it's more like a large hatchback. Like the C-HR, the Kicks will also be available with a different colored roof for a sporty and youthful appearance. According to the specs, it will have a slight edge in terms of cargo capacity, with 25.3 cubic feet available behind the rear seats. That's a bit more than the Honda HR-V and double that of the Mazda CX-3.

Check back with Edmunds for more information on the 2018 Nissan Kicks as we get closer to the June 2018 on-sale date.

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