2018 Nissan Kicks Performance
It seems like just about every manufacturer out there is offering subcompact crossover SUVs these days. Anywhere you go in the East Providence, Pawtucket or Cranston, RI, areas, these vehicles can be seen. For good reason, too! They offer the performance of a sedan, the roominess of a small minivan, and the go-anywhere attitude of a larger truck. They are the best of all worlds for many drivers. Nissan is no different, and its own outstanding subcompact crossover is the all-new Kicks. When it comes to versatility and performance, this SUV is tough to beat. Learn about the advantages of driving the new 2018 Nissan Kicks and where you can go to get behind the wheel to try out this brand-new crossover for yourself by reading our review, written by the team at Stateline Nissan.
2018 Nissan Kicks Performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Kicks, you’ll find a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. With its Xtronic CVT®, it rewards its drivers with a smooth and thrilling ride. Not only does its transmission help you have an enjoyable driving experience, but so does its speed-sensitive steering. Based on the Kicks’ speed, this system will adjust the steering, as well as cut down the power needed from the engine. By doing so, you not only improve your efficiency, but also have an even more engaging ride.
Trim Levels and Features
The Nissan Kicks comes in three trim levels: the S, the SV, and the SR. Even at the base model S, though, it comes packed with plenty of high-end features, such as a rearview monitor, Bluetooth® connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a 6-speaker sound system. Plus, it comes with two USB ports, so you can keep your phone and other devices charged during your commutes and road trips. When you advance up to the Kicks SV trim, you’ll get even more cutting-edge technology, including:
- Blind Spot Warning, for keeping an eye on cars or obstacles in your blind spots.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert, for warning you of any oncoming cars as you’re backing out.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert, for ensuring your tires are always safe and sturdy.
Lastly, there’s the Nissan Kicks SR trim, which offers many available comfort-oriented features, such as heated front seats for those chilly mornings. However, this trim enhances the luxuriousness of the Kicks with its leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Prima-Tex™-wrapped instrument panel with orange stitching, and 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display.
Cargo Capacity and Efficiency
Although the Nissan Kicks packs a punch when it comes to its performance, it doesn’t sacrifice its fuel efficiency to do so. With its engine, it achieves an EPA-estimated 31 city/36 highway MPG, so you can wave bye at those gas stations as you pass them by on your much-needed road trip.1 For those road trips, though, you’ll need plenty of cargo space to fit in all your personal items, camping gear, or sports equipment. Luckily, the Nissan Kicks has 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up. To expand that cargo space to 32.3 cubic feet, all you have to do is fold down the 60/40 split-fold back seats.
Test the Kicks at Stateline Nissan
If you’re in the area of East Providence, Cranston, or Pawtucket and you’d like to check out the new 2018 Nissan Kicks for yourself, Stateline Nissan is ready to help. Just stop in and ask about a test drive today! 1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.