2023 Nissan Kicks Starts at $21,585: Here’s What That Gets You

2023 Nissan Kicks Starts at $21,585: Here’s What That Gets You The Nissan Kicks didn’t make it on our 2022 list, but its price tag wasn’t the reason it wasn’t there. Instead, it was the lack of an available all-wheel drive system that led to its exclusion from the official SUV classification. Other than that, Kicks’ starting price ranks high on the affordability list, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious shoppers. On sale now, 2023 Kicks sees a $300 price hike over the outgoing base model and starts at $21,585 (all prices include destination fees). However, the starting price for Kicks is less than half the estimated average new car price of $46,259 last month, according to .

2023 Nissan Kicks Starts at $21,585: Here’s What That Gets You

Despite its compact size and below-average price, Kicks offers a surprisingly spacious cabin that seats up to five passengers. It also boasts impressive fuel economy and a healthy list of standard safety technologies. Find out what the base Model S has to offer and how its price stacks up against higher rims, smaller SUVs, and pseudo-competitors (no 4WD available).

Fuel-saving powertrain


2023 Nissan Kicks Starts at $21,585: Here’s What That Gets You

Kicks’ only engine option, the 122-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder, is unchanged and is again paired with the . In our testing of the 2022 model, we found the SUV was efficient on city streets, but struggled with acceleration on the highway. What the Kicks lacks in efficiency, it makes up for in efficiency, with a 31/36/33 mpg and higher real-world mpg rate seen during our testing: a 37 mpg computed pump.

Standard core technology, strong security suite

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2023 Nissan Kicks Starts at $21,585: Here’s What That Gets You

Kicks S’s modest list of standard tech features includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, and push-button operation. However, the SUV’s suite of standard driver assistance and safety features raise its value. It comes with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Automatic Reverse Braking, and Automatic High Beam Assist. The S also comes with cruise control as standard, but Nissan’s adaptive cruise control can only be used on the higher edges.

Should you upgrade to SV or SR?

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2023 Nissan Kicks Starts at $21,585: Here’s What That Gets You

The Base S comes with standard fabric seats and rides on 16-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires. The SV starts at $23,445 and gets larger 17-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, and an 8-inch touchscreen instead of the 7-inch unit on the base model; It also adds remote startup.

Starting at $24,145, the range-topping SR offers unique exterior elements including black roof rails and mirrors, a darker chrome grille, LED headlights and fog lights. The interior includes a unique seat fabric, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 360-degree camera. A Bose eight-speaker audio system, faux-leather upholstery, heated front seats and a steering wheel can be added to the SR via an available Premium Package.

vs competition

Nissan Kicks competes with a host of small SUVs and pseudo SUVs including,, and. Kicks offers a competitive starting price among competitors: 2022 Trax starts at $22,895, 2022 Venue at $20,295, redesigned 2023 HR-V at $24,895, 2023 Soul at $21,085, 2022 Corolla Cross starting at $23,780.

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