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2023 Nissan Kicks Consumer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

Malfunction Rear Sensors & Rear Automatic Brake

Joliet IL, 07/14/2023
2023 Nissan Kicks SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
36 of 36 people found this review helpful

2023 Kicks SV is Affordable and spacious. Dashboard Warning appeared on dashboard within four weeks after purchase. Rear sensors not operable. Received diagnostic trouble codes C1B56-04 and B2720-66. Attempted to receive diagnostic test and repair four times from two different locations. Received more assistance from dealership other than the one I actually purchased my vehicle. Both dealerships stated they need to keep my vehicle for 1.5 days to complete testing. Both dealerships continued to state wires were damaged by rodent in March. There were no rodent or any other damage. Vehicle is defective. Two other 2023 Nissan Kicks SV purchased from same location are experiencing same problems. One of the vehicles also have problem with the horn. Nissan will not repair problem with my vehicle and one other one I mentioned. Now I understand why same vehicle was brought in for trade-in the day I purchased mine. Unfortunately, I didn't research before purchase. Everyday error warning messages appear on my dashboard after starting my vehicle. The Nissan Kicks is flawed by design. I noticed black tape was used to wrap many wires. Based on research many, many people are having problems with sensors, either front or rear and automatic braking system. DO NOT BELIEVE a rodent or bad road damaged your vehicle. Problems you are experiencing are due to defective manufacturing. More people need to come forward to describe problems they are experiencing. Nissan needs to do the right thing by issuing a recall on defective vehicles. Various vehicles are defective according to research going back to 2015. People, please report problems you are experiencing. This is an electrical problem which may become worse over time. All three Kicks were purchased at Thomas Nissan, Joliet, Illinois.

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4 out of 5 stars

My time with a Kicks

Christopher Quint, 06/20/2023
2023 Nissan Kicks SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
19 of 19 people found this review helpful

I dont own a Kicks but I did rent one for a decent amount of time for travels all over the western US. I found the Kicks to be comfortable and pleasant to drive. It rode well over bad roads, handled fine in heavy rain, and even took it off road over gravel and dirt roads with deep sand and it pulled through just fine. The interior was nothing special, but not bad either and it was comfortable enough and we had more than enough space. Personally I had no problems with seat comfort even on 5-6 hour drives so I'm not sure where the complains about that come from, the entertainment system worked well, and we had plenty of room for coolers, suitcases, and everything else we needed. The brakes, steering, and handling were all good, and I thought it drove very well. The CVT transmission was a big step up from some others I have driven from other manufacturers. The engine was nothing to write home about, it was smooth and quiet enough, but seriously lacking in power at times. Driving through the mountains at high elevations had my foot flat on the floor many times. Passing someone was out of the question and just keeping up with traffic took a bit of effort depending how hilly the roads were. Down at lower elevations around town however, there was plenty enough get up and go. You certainly arent going to win any races, but it was plenty adequate. Gas mileage was outstanding for a small SUV. I was seriously impressed by how well it did, way better than I ever expected. Even when the gas gauge got low, the smallish gas tank made filling up a lot less painful than it could have been. Overall, this is a pretty solid effort from Nissan. I just wish the engine had been a little more powerful, that was really my only complaint. At this price point, I'd say this is a really good value and worth checking out.

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5 out of 5 stars

Woo-hoo! Love my Kicks!!!

Mary Creel, 07/26/2022
2022 Nissan Kicks SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
18 of 19 people found this review helpful

I've had my 2022 Nissan Kicks about 2 weeks. I love it! It is fun to drive, it is roomy, and the gas mileage is great! I am more than satisfied with my decision to purchase.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car - Seven Month Update

Kaitlyn, 03/08/2023
updated 09/11/2023
2023 Nissan Kicks SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
18 of 19 people found this review helpful

I now have almost 2,000 miles on the car, and I still I enjoy driving it. I don't think the acceleration is slow. I think the car is fine for expressway driving. I have no trouble getting up to speed on the expressway ramp. I get excellent gas mileage: 29-34 around town and 39-43.8 on the expressway. The driver's seat is comfortable. I love the cargo space in the back. I can fit a month's worth of groceries in the cargo area and still have room to spare. I like the electronic parking brake. For the first time ever on a car, I always use the parking brake. The car is roomy and attractive. The visibility is great. The drive is extremely smooth for a small car. The rear camera helps me center the car better when I park. I enjoy listening to Frank Sinatra on the Sirius radio. The sound quality is excellent even without the Bose option. The manual heater warms up the car perfectly, better than the Climate control on the SR. The air conditioning worked fine this summer. Only time will tell if with regular maintenance the transmission will hold up and the car will be reliable. All I can say is that after seven months, the car is still fun to drive. I have experienced no problems with it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Nissan Kicks Kicks it

Irene, 02/09/2022
2022 Nissan Kicks S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
39 of 43 people found this review helpful

I have had Nissans since 1979 210's, 510's, sentras, maxiumas, and the 2022 Nissan Kicks it amazing...great ride, all the safety and very comfy and quiet..I am once again so pleased i chose a Nissan and this time a Nissan Kicks...

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