The Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine providing 122 horsepower. That power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that does its best to maximize fuel economy. With the Kicks' light weight, 122 horsepower is enough to feel quick, and clever engine technology yields 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
The Kicks comes in three trim levels for 2020. The most basic trim level, the Kicks S comes with standard 16-inch wheels, power mirrors, roof rails, intelligent headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen for the interior, Bluetooth connectivity, 3 USB ports, steering wheel-mounted controls for the sound system and an auxiliary audio input jack.
Standard safety features across all trims include, 10 airbags, a rearview camera, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Automatic Braking and Pedestrian Detection.
The Kicks SV adds an intelligent key, 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated mirrors, an automatic temperature control system, SiriusXM satellite radio, a remote starter and an advanced 7-inch driver assist display.
The top of the line Kicks SR adds to the SV by including full LED head lights, LED accent lighting, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, integrated turn signals in the mirrors, dark chrome accents in the grill and an around view monitor, which uses multiple video cameras to help eliminate blind spots while parking.