The popularity of the subcompact SUV has steadily been increasing each year. One of the most popular subcompact SUVs available since it was introduced with the 2016 model year is the Nissan Kicks. The 2021 Nissan Kicks has many different features that will help it once again be a top vehicle option in its class.
What’s New for 2021?
For the 2021 model year, Nissan has included a variety of new upgrades and improvements to the Nissan Kicks. Some of the major improvements for the Nissan Kicks include the integration of certain interior features as now standard items instead of upgrades. This includes a new standard larger touchscreen and the standard availability of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. There are also new available upgrades including adaptive cruise control, a WiFi hotspot and a new enhanced display. Owners will also enjoy the new interior and exterior styling improvements that give the vehicle a fresh look.
As you are looking for a new subcompact SUV, you may also find that the 2021 Nissan Kicks offers some great exterior styling options. These new style features help to give the Nissan Kicks a clean and sleek design, which helps it stand out when compared to the rest of the competition. Another advantage of the 2021 Nissan Kicks is that it has a number of different colors, grill upgrades and wheel rim options that you can choose from, which will help you personalized it and improve the exterior appearance.
Interior Features and Technology
Compared to other subcompact SUVs, the Nissan Kicks is well equipped when it comes to interior features and technology. Some of the standard tech features that you will receive with the 2021 model year include a seven-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and three USB ports. If you are looking for more features, there are more options with the higher tech and luxury packages. Some of these include a WiFi hotspot, a Bose audio system and a larger touchscreen.
Those that get the base trim will receive standard cloth upholstery and manual seats. If you upgrade to a higher trim, you can receive synthetic leather seats, a leather steering wheel and heated seats in the front. These features a comparable to luxury finishes provided in comparable vehicles in the class.
As a subcompact SUV, the 2021 Nissan Kicks does not need to have a very strong engine to give you a fun vehicle to drive. The 2021 Kicks comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that can produce just over 120 horsepower. While this may not sound like much compared to larger SUVs, it is more than sufficient for drivers in most driving conditions. All trim levels of the Nissan Kicks come standard with an automotive CVT transmission and front-wheel drive.
Quality and Comfort
The 2021 Nissan Kicks is quite comfortable for people to drive. The base trim with cloth seats is considered comfortable for most people but those that want more luxury can get it with the higher trims. The 2021 Nissan Kicks is designed to sit five people, but three adults in the back row may be a bit tight. However, there is plenty of head and legroom for back row passengers. For those with kids, there are also LATCH connectors that can help you secure car seats.
Cargo space in the 2021 Nissan Kicks is also sufficient. Behind the second row you will have more than 23 cubic feet of space. This number then increases to more than 50 when the second row is folded down. These figures for cargo space are among the highest in the vehicle class.
Having a safe vehicle to drive is important for anyone. The overall safety ratings and reputation for the 2021 Nissan Kicks will make it an appealing option. For the 2021 model year, the Nissan Kicks has received good overall ratings from the NHTSA. This includes receiving top rating overall for side crash resistance.
One of the reasons that the Nissan Kicks has received good ratings for safety is that it has a variety of great standard safety features. This includes anti-lock brakes and a package of airbags found throughout the car. Some of the other standard safety features that you will receive include pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring. While these are standard features in the 2021 Nissan Kicks, many of these features are only available as upgrades with competing vehicles.
As a subcompact SUV, the 2021 Nissan Kicks will provide you with great overall fuel efficiency. The 2021 model has received an EPA estimated 36 MPG when driving on the highway and 31 MP when driving in the city. These metrics make the 2021 Nissan Kicks one of the most efficient vehicles in its class and will make it a great option for someone that is looking for a more efficient vehicle.The 2021 Nissan Kicks is bound to be one of the top subcompact SUVs sold for the 2021 model year. The vehicle stands out compared to the competition in terms of safety, interior features and overall driving experience. You should come in and see for yourself why the 2021 Nissan Kicks is a great option for anyone looking for a new subcompact SUV.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Nissan Kicks MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.