After the harsh reception of the Nissan Juke, the Nissan Motor Corporation decided to replace it with something more subtle but still tailored toward a fun and funky generation of drivers. The company’s answer was the Nissan Kicks, currently the newest model of the brand.
Introduced to American drivers at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Nissan Kicks is roughly the same size as the Juke but is more sleek and modern, looking stylish without the overboard qualities that made the Juke a pariah of the industry. As a subcompact SUV, the Kicks is aimed to be a budget vehicle for small families, city dwellers, and a younger crowd looking for an affordable yet stylish ride. It offers two-tone color options, more space and practicality than a sedan, and a price tag of under $20,000.
- 2021 Nissan Kicks (Starting MSRP $19,600)
- Pros: The compact Nissan Kicks is an affordable SUV option with a surprisingly spacious cabin, plenty of standard technology features, and great fuel economy ratings.
- Cons: While comfortable for city driving and commutes, the Kicks isn’t made for performance, and its engine can struggle and become noisy with long trips and high speeds.
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