There are two more trim levels above the S, too. The mid-level Kicks SV starts at $20,665, and the top-level SR starts at $21,265. The top-level SR is just $40 more than that base-level Nissan Juke.
In addition to the lower price, the Kicks offers a few other advantages over its predecessor. Its estimated 33 mpg combined fuel economy rating is 4 mpg better than the most efficient front-drive Juke. It also has nearly 15 more cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats with a total of 25.3. But on the flip side, the Kicks has much less power and torque at 125 horsepower and 115 pound-feet, and there isn’t an optional all-wheel-drive system or a manual transmission.
All Kicks models come with standard automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights and a rear-view camera. Inside there’s a standard 7-inch touchscreen with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SV and SR trim levels get standard blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning. The SR can also be had with a Premium Package that adds heated front seats, a Bose sound system, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.
Nissan Kicks crossovers will be hitting dealers very soon, given that the company’s estimated arrival is this spring.