About Nissan Kicks
Nissan’s 2023 Kicks is a tiny Crossover with a similarly tiny price tag. No shame there. It’s strictly an on-roader thanks to its simple underpinnings and lack of available all-wheel drive. The Kicks’ interior is at the very least practical and cargo-friendly, especially with its rear seats folded down. All models come with the same 122-hp four-cylinder, front-wheel drive, and continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT). Acceleration is poky, we’ll admit, but its lethargy is less noticeable when driving around town. At least its fuel efficiency is economy-car frugal. If you want more power and refinement you’ll have to pay more for vehicles like the Mazda CX-30 and the Volkswagen Taos. The Kicks’ affordable price, though, makes it attractive to budget buyers, and those drivers won’t find they have to make compromises when it comes to infotainment and driver-assistance tech, as Nissan offers a lot of those features as standard.