Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback

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Which Kicks does Edmunds recommend?

For our money, the SR is the way to go. The base S and the SV are fine, but the SR doesn't cost a whole lot more and adds nicer interior appointments and LED headlights, which come in handy on moonless nights. It also paves the way to the SR Premium package, should you also want heated front seats and a banging Bose audio system.

Edmunds' Expert Review

  • High fuel economy estimates
  • Larger-than-average cargo capacity
  • Inexpensive compared to rivals
  • Leisurely acceleration
  • All-wheel drive isn't available
  • Missing a few desirable features
  • It's slightly less powerful than last year
  • Part of the first Kicks generation introduced for 2018

Overall rating

7.1 / 10

Is the 2019 Nissan Kicks a hatchback or a small crossover SUV? It's roughly the same size as a Volkswagen Golf but with extra ground clearance and a taller roof. By measurements alone, the Kicks is closer to the Golf than its sibling, the Nissan Rogue Sport (also a subcompact crossover, albeit more expensive). You can't get all-wheel drive on the Kicks either. But no matter how you view it, the Kicks is a nice alternative that has good attributes from both classes but some potential pitfalls as well.

To start, the Kicks is priced significantly less than other small crossovers, and even a fully loaded Kicks costs less than midtier rivals. It's also quite fuel-efficient, so both the outright purchase price and running costs will be low. We also like the Kicks' nimble handling and easy-to-maneuver size.

Unfortunately, the Kick's bargain price tag manifests in several noticeable ways. The seats are uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time, and the pedal location makes for an awkward driving position. We're willing to forgive the Kicks' plasticky interior at this price point, but the inclusion of rear drum brakes plays a part in the Kicks achieving one of the longest stopping distances we've seen in such a small, lightweight car.

Altogether, the 2019 Nissan Kicks ends up being a decent choice in the segment. We prefer it to the Rogue Sport, but there are better alternatives if you can stretch your budget.

2019 Nissan Kicks models

The 2019 Nissan Kicks is available in three trim levels: S, SV and SR. The S trim is very basic as are the upper trims compared to other subcompact crossovers. All models receive a 1.6-liter four-cylinder (122 horsepower, 114 pound-feet of torque) that is paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission that drives the front wheels. All-wheel drive is not available.

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Standard equipment for the S trim includes 16-inch steel wheels, roof rails, automatic headlights, hill start assist, forward collision warning with automatic braking, cruise control, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, Siri Eyes Free integration, three USB ports, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker audio system.

The SV adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, body-painted mirrors and handles, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, a driver information display, interior chrome accents, padded front door armrests, automatic climate control with rear heater ducts, a cargo cover, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The range-topping SR comes with LED headlights, foglights, black-painted mirrors, a rear roof spoiler, a surround-view parking camera system, upgraded cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The optional SR Premium package adds an eight-speaker Bose audio system, simulated-leather upholstery and heated front seats. Both the SV and the SR trims are eligible for a two-tone paint scheme.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Nissan Kicks SR (1.6-liter inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.1 / 10
Driving6.5
Comfort6.5
Interior7.0
Utility7.0
Technology8.0

Driving

6.5
Outright performance isn't the Kicks' forte, but it utilizes what little it has well. Its low weight and steering play heavily into that. And aside from lackluster braking performance, all other metrics are relatively middle-of-the-road. Bottom line: The Kicks is more fun to drive than the numbers indicate.

Acceleration

6.0
It isn't the slowest of the pack, but the Kicks certainly isn't quick. In our testing, it took a leisurely 10.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill, which is a few seconds behind the segment leaders. If you're already moving, the Kicks feels a little more responsive, likely due to its lightweight nature.

Braking

5.0
In normal day-to-day use, pedal effort is light with a slightly squishy feel, like you're stepping on a water balloon. The brakes are responsive and not grabby. But in our emergency brake test, a 60-0 mph panic stop produced a long stopping distance of 140 feet. Just about any other rival vehicle you look at will stop with more authority.

Steering

7.0
The wheel doesn't really self-center even at speed, so you may find yourself wandering on straight sections of highway unless you're paying careful attention. The feather-light steering doesn't help, but it is nice at parking-lot speeds. The steering feel and weight improve once you begin turning the wheel.

Handling

7.5
Thanks to its low curb weight and responsive steering (as long as it's not pointing straight ahead), the Kicks is fun on a twisty road. The suspension is responsive and keeps the car on its toes, without exhibiting excessive body roll.

Drivability

8.0
The Kicks' transmission shifts smoothly and delivers adequate response in routine driving. It avoids the usual common annoyances associated with CVT automatics. If you're overly aggressive with the throttle, it can "downshift" a bit excessively, which forces the engine to rev higher and louder than normal.

Comfort

6.5
Subcompact vehicles often have to compromise on some comfort, but you will want to kick these exceptionally poor seats to the curb. Ride comfort and cabin noise are much more palatable, as is the single-zone climate control that's simple to operate.

Seat comfort

5.0
Depending on your seating posture, you'll either notice the Kicks' short, narrow seat bottom that lacks thigh support or a lack of upper-back support. There's minimal side bolstering, too. The rear bench is flat and hard, and the seatback is too upright. These are some of the least comfortable seats in the segment.

Ride comfort

7.5
Another benefit of the Kicks' lightness is that the suspension has less weight to manage. The ride is compliant over smoother, rolling bumps, with only mild jittering over smaller, sharper road imperfections such as pavement seams and cracks. It's not bad overall.

Noise & vibration

6.5
The Kicks' engine isn't loud. And unlike other CVT automatic-equipped cars, it doesn't hang at high rpm. Wind noise is adequately managed and only becomes more noticeable at highway speeds. But the Kicks is susceptible to road noise depending on the road surface, with harsher bumps getting transmitted into the cabin.

Climate control

7.0
Simple knobs and buttons make using the single-zone climate control as refreshing as a cool breeze. While the fan is quiet, the system can't keep up with demand on hot days unless you turn down the temperature 4 to 6 degrees lower than you might normally deem comfortable.

Interior

7.0
The Kicks' cabin is easy to climb in and out of and become familiar with. Visibility is pretty good, too. Taller drivers, and drivers with big feet, may have issues with the driving position, and rear-seat kneeroom is less generous than most in this segment of extra-small players.

Ease of use

8.5
The steering wheel has most of the controls needed to operate the infotainment and safety features of the Kicks, including adjusting the digital instrument panel. Climate control and touchscreen functions are easy to operate, too. The Kicks still uses a hand-operated parking brake, which is rare these days.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The large door openings, narrow sills, and a high seat bottom for both front and rear passengers equate to easy entry and exit. Rear passengers have less head clearance, but there are no funky roofline curves that might get in the way.

Driving position

6.5
You sit upright and low in the car. The seat has fore-aft, recline and tilt adjustability. The wheel is sized well and tilts and telescopes, though not enough for tall drivers. Some drivers might rub their right foot against the transmission tunnel due to the accelerator pedal location.

Roominess

6.5
The upper half of the Kicks is very roomy, with excellent head and shoulder space front and rear. The lower half is less expansive for the driver due to pedal placement, but it's good for the other passengers. Rear-seat width feels generous as a four-seater, but kneeroom is lacking.

Visibility

7.5
A large greenhouse and low hoodline make an excellent view out front and to the side. Rear visibility is more challenging due to thick rear pillars and backseat headrests. An available surround-view system may seem unnecessary for such a small car, but it makes parking a breeze.

Quality

6.0
The Kicks is constructed as well as can be expected at this price, but we don't like the acres of plastic used on the door panels. Our test car made a light clunking noise that went away when the rear seatback was put down. Otherwise, enough premium materials are used to keep the interior somewhat interesting.

Utility

7.0
As a compact crossover, the Kicks shouldn't be expected to carry everything and the kitchen sink, but there are a few areas that we found lacking. The seatback is split 60/40, but it would be even better if it had a center pass-through for longer items. Most of the small storage areas could stand to be more functional.

Small-item storage

7.0
The pocket in front of the shifter is deep and can hold phablets. The area in between the front seats, including the small cupholders, is recessed beneath the seat bottoms. Accessing the area makes it feel like you're playing a crane game. The door pockets are narrow and short, bordering on small.

Cargo space

7.5
The Kicks' trunk area holds 25.3 cubic feet of cargo, which is above average for the class. The rear seatbacks fold for more space, though the pivot is above the floor of the trunk, so the cargo area isn't flat. The load height is nice and low, and there are bag hooks toward the back of the cargo area.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.0
There are three upper LATCH tethers located in the middle of the seatbacks, and four seat anchors are located at the seat pivot. Access to all points is easy. We don't recommend putting a car seat in the narrow middle position unless you don't plan on having anyone else sitting in the back.

Technology

8.0
While it doesn't have an available built-in navigation system, the Kicks has everything else a modern smartphone-using driver needs. The screen is large, but sun glare can be a problem. Aside from the analog speedometer, the instrument panel is digital and configurable. Cool tech for an inexpensive car.

Audio & navigation

8.0
The speakers in the driver's headrest are there to give the feeling of being in a larger soundstage, but frankly we think it's a gimmick. The rest of the audio system is easy to use, though it sounds tinny. Navigation duties are handled by either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Smartphone integration

9.0
A USB port, auxiliary input and 12-volt power jack sit up front. Two more charge-only USB ports are located toward the rear on the center console. Bluetooth pairing is easy. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay function through the infotainment screen. All modern economy cars should have this level of smartphone integration.

Driver aids

8.0
The Kicks SR comes with blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert and front collision mitigation. A surround-view camera system and remote start are also included and handy. The driver aids work well and are adjustable, and the surround-view system is a luxury at this price point.

Voice control

8.0
The infotainment is fairly simple, so the voice commands are limited to phone and audio system capability. It's fairly forgiving for syntax and accents, with average response time. Accessing your Apple or Android device's voice controls is also available on both Bluetooth and wired connections.

Consumer reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
♡♡♡♡♡My Kicks!!!
Amanda,05/04/2019
SR 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
I love this car. I am attracted to Nissan for some reason but the Rogues are too boring and you see them EVERYWHERE! The Murano was my first choice but so expensive and then I also started seeing them everywhere I looked. The Kicks was a great find. The style is what caught my eye, it looked like a Mini but more stylish in my opinion. I loved that i hadn't seen many on the road and the price was so much better than the Murano. I wasn't quite ready to go from a car to an SUV so this was a good compact crossover for me. We have 2 small children and it fits both of their carseats perfectly. The only thing I am not thrilled with is that it doesn't have a navigation system and the plastic on the doors does feel a bit plasticky, but then again.. the price! Overall I give this car 5 stars. In some areas it lacks it exceeds in others. We are very happy with our first new car purchase!
4 out of 5 stars
It's an excellent value but an above average car.
techeng,11/12/2019
SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
I owned a 2019 Kicks for about four months after trading in a used SUV and going with something brand new. I bought it basically for the excellent value, for all the tech and features you get for the price and the unique exterior styling. But after a few weeks of owning it I found the interior left a lot to be desired. The Apple Car play and Android Auto were great features. The stereo sounded good but not great, only sounded great when used with the Sirius XM radio demo that you get for free for three months with buying the car. The AC/heat was not very precise, it either was too cool or a little too warm, we had to finagle with it by manually adjusting it every time to get comfortable, compared to our older SUV which provided us a constant stable temperature. The Kicks is considered a crossover but I found it more to be on the car side than the sport utility side. It was more like a raised car and reminded me of my old Kia Soul. I didn't have any of the problems other Kicks owners had such as having to replace the front sensor, or any of the struts due to noise. I took it on a long cross country trip and it did have excellent gas mileage, but the 10 gallon tank was too small for my taste, as I felt I had to fill it up quite often for an economy vehicle despite the great mileage, because of the small tank. The interior was nice but the seats were a little hard and started getting used to it the more we sat on them, but it really did feel more like a car than an SUV. I didn't like the simulated digital tachometer on the left side of the dashboard, I feel that tachometers should always be analog because of my old school preference with cars. There was really no center console and I didn't like that the cup holders being lined one after the other and too far back, as opposed to side-by-side for driver and passenger, and there were no rear cup holders except at the door. I did like the two USB ports in the back of the middle divider for the rear passengers, the large cargo room in the rear for a car its size, and overall interior room for a car its size. The oil and filter were real easy to change as well, don't even need to raise it with a jack to get to the drain plug and oil filter. But I tried to like the car, and I really did like it's stylish exterior, but the interior was not enough for me to want to keep it for the long term to continue making payments on it, so I traded it in for a Rogue Sport, which met more of my interior and comfort needs, and I felt I was actually in a SUV in the Rogue Sport as opposed to a raised car in a Kicks. In additon to the Kia Soul I mentioned earlier, the Kicks reminded me too much of a Nissan Versa Note with a facelift. But I would recommend the Kicks for the value and styling and great commuter car, and looking back would spend for the top of the line SR trim instead of the SV I had, but if you're going to spend that much for an SR and want a more refined vehicle, you might as well would move up to a Rogue Sport or above, unless you want to stay with the shape of the Kicks which had more of an edge, rather than the more subtle sophistication of a Rogue Sport.I don't really have complaints in the performance side of things as i don't expect much out of an engine in a vehicle in this class, I was mainly more focused on the exterior look, which was great, and interior feel, which was not as great, of the Kicks.
4 out of 5 stars
Kicks A$$
Daniel B Wolfberg,03/02/2019
SR 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
This is an inexpensive car that gives you much more for your money. In particular the active front collision; the side and rear collision alert; along with the excellent 360 camera system; and the touch/infotainment system, all make this car seem like it should cost a lot more. It uses regular gas, and gets great mileage. This car is a value.
5 out of 5 stars
High tech low cost great on fuel
CJSouthJersey,05/21/2019
SR 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
Spend the extra money and get the SR! There's not much extra coin to get tons of really great Tech stuff. The 360 degree camera, which I thought "who needs that in such a small car", is extremely useful. As is all the other safety and security stuff you get with the upgraded model. The Rockford Fosgate sound system upgrade is really nice for a small sub box and tuned door speakers. It's by no means a full system with tons of watts and a gigantic subwoofer, but it's enough to shake the mirror and really balance out the sound in such a small SUV. This vehicle is a definate thumbs up for me, and unlike the professional reviews I find the seating comfy and the noise level tolerable, not to mention I'm 6 foot tall. The seats, although not power are way more adjustable than most, I find the race inspire side bolsters keep me planted quite well.

Safety

Our experts like the Kicks models:

Forward Collision Warning
Warns if a front collision is imminent with audible and visual alerts.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes at full force if the forward collision warning is triggered and the driver does not respond in time.
Blind-Spot Warning
Alerts the driver if a vehicle is lurking in a blind spot.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback Overview

The Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback is offered in the following styles: SR 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT). Pre-owned Nissan Kicks Hatchback models are available with a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 122 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Price comparisons for Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback trim styles:

  • The Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback SV is priced between $17,999 and$22,295 with odometer readings between 2727 and102065 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback S is priced between $18,995 and$22,981 with odometer readings between 15575 and29222 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Nissan Kicks Hatchback SR is priced between $21,495 and$23,995 with odometer readings between 19179 and32119 miles.

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