2020 Nissan Kicks
The 2020 Nissan Kicks continues to attract buyers with its affordable starting price and sporty look. Not only is it cost-friendly and cool-looking, but this model year it even comes fully loaded with a selection of practical standard features, most notably driver-assist technologies, and plenty of cargo space at 32.3 cubic feet (with the rear seat down). There’s even the option of customizing your Kicks’ appearance through the Kicks Color Studio, where you can create a vehicle that looks and feels truly yours thanks to the wide selection of eye-catching accent hues and finishers. So, if this has piqued your interest and you’re curious about what else this attention-getting vehicle can do for you, read on.
Trims and Powertrain
The front-wheel-drive 2020 Nissan Kicks is sold in three trim levels: S, SV, and SR. Each version is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine making 122 horsepower working with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This powertrain also returns an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, and so trips to the gas station will be relatively infrequent.
The base S is outfitted with the essentials, including intelligent automatic headlights, power-adjustable side mirrors, remote keyless entry with push-button start, a rearview camera, and a second-row 60/40 split-folding seat. The SV adds heated side mirrors, roof rails, automatic climate control, under-seat heat/air-conditioning ducts for back-row passengers, Nissan Intelligent Key, remote start, and a cargo area cover. Additions to the SR consist of LED headlights, fog lights, turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors, a rear roof spoiler, sport cloth seat trim with orange accents and stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and black Prima-Tex accents with orange stitching. Heated front seats are optional for this top trim as well.
Safety and Technology
Each version of the 2020 Nissan Kicks comes with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assist technologies. These active safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, high beam assist, and a rear sonar system. The SV improves upon this package by adding intelligent driver alertness, while the SR also includes an intelligent around-view monitor, an integrated dynamics-control module, active ride control, intelligent trace control, and intelligent engine braking.
The S gets an entertainment/communication system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, a six-speaker audio system, three USB ports, and an auxiliary audio input jack. Those who choose the SV or SR will get an advanced infotainment system with Drive-Assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio. At the top of the trim ladder, the SR is eligible for the optional premium eight-speaker Bose Personal Plus audio system with integrated driver’s-seat headrest speakers.