2022 Nissan Kicks for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Trims and Powertrain
The three trim levels of the Kicks are the S, SV, and SL trim levels. A 122 hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) make up their powertrain. Across the board, the ’22 Kicks returns excellent fuel economy, which according to the EPA is around 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Standard Features by Trim Level
The S is rather modestly equipped, as you’d expect from the base trim of an economical vehicle. Still, it has some surprises, such as power-adjustable side mirrors, automatic on/off headlights, keyless entry, power windows with driver’s one-touch auto up/down, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, three USB-A ports, and a 12-volt power outlet. However, it also receives some higher-end amenities, like push-button start, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback (typically in base trims, the seatback folds as one unit which prevents you from seating a passenger while also stowing large cargo). The SV improves upon the S with remote start, heated side mirrors, sleek silver roof rails, an advanced keyless entry system, automatic climate control, a 7-inch driver-assist display screen, a center console armrest with storage, a USB-C port, and rear passenger under-seat heater ducts.
Stylistically, the SR moves to dark exterior elements, silver door trim, and sport cloth seats with synthetic leather accents and orange contrast stitching. It also gains LED headlights with signature accents and a follow-me-home feature (illuminates your path as you’re walking away from the vehicle in the dark), LED daytime running lights and fog lights, side mirror turn-signal indicators, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The available SR Premium Package comes with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a vehicle security system, and a cargo cover. This package also upgrades some infotainment features, which are detailed below.
Active Safety and Infotainment Technologies
A low price tag doesn’t always equate to lower-quality content, as is evidenced by the ’22 Kicks. For instance, the S trim’s NissanConnect infotainment system has a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, Siri Eyes Free, and a six-speaker sound system. The SV and SR get an upgraded version with an 8-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM satellite radio, but the SR with the Premium Package bundles additional NissanConnect services, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a premium eight-speaker Bose sound system with driver headrest speakers.
Nissan would never cut corners, especially when it comes to advanced safety technologies. The S gets forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, reverse automatic braking, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, and hill start assist. The SV supplies adaptive cruise control, automatic brake hold (keeps the vehicle in a stopped position even when the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal), and a driver attention monitor.
The SR tops the range with a dynamics-control module that includes active ride control (reduces impact over bumps by applying a small amount of brake force), intelligent trace control (makes cornering easier by gently applying brakes to the individual wheels), and intelligent engine brake (decreases the effort required to slow down by automatically reducing speed).