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Enjoy this edgy small crossover.

2019 Nissan Kicks Review | CarMax

The 2019 Nissan Kicks is an exuberant vehicle with plenty of style. That's thanks to its two-tone and edgy design, practical interior, and available technology that connects and entertains. Originally debuted in 2018 to replace the Nissan Juke, the 2019 Kicks makes for a peppy, attractive subcompact crossover—perfect as an urban get-a-bout for commuters or college students. Here's what you'll find in this 2019 Nissan Kicks review:

Key Specs & Features

  • The 2019 Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) making 122 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • The 2019 model gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined (31 city and 36 highway).1
  • Offers 25 cubic feet of cargo room and 53 cubic feet with the seatbacks down.
  • Technology on the base model 2019 Nissan Kicks S includes a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth®, and a USB port.
  • The 2019 Kicks SV adds more features, such as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, keyless start, and driver-assistance systems such as blind-spot monitoring.
  • Interior specs and features for the 2019 Nissan Kicks include a flat-bottomed steering wheel and cloth seats for the base model Kicks S. 
    2019 Nissan Kicks Review: Backseats | CarMax
  • Synthetic leather seating with contrast stitching is available on the 2019 Nissan Kicks SR trim.

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Fresh New Style

With its debut for the 2018 model year, the 2019 Nissan Kicks remains a fresh new face among subcompact crossovers. The design features sharp, chiseled lines and a two-tone exterior style. The style is complemented by alloy wheels and angled taillights that lend an aggressive flair to the vehicle. It's a thoroughly modern exterior design that's met with a functional interior.

2. Ample Cargo Room for Its Size

2019 Nissan Kicks Review: Cargo | CarMax

One might look at the 2019 Nissan Kicks and assume a tight and impractical interior—that's not the case. With 25 cubic feet of cargo room (53 cubic feet with seatbacks down), the 2019 Nissan Kicks lives large for its small size. The Kicks also boasts a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. All in all, the 2019 Nissan Kicks is easy to drive and well organized.

3. Rock the Tunes

2019 Nissan Kicks Review: Dashboard | CarMax

The Kicks SR trim can be upgraded to include a Bose®Personal Plus audio system that adds a total of eight speakers (two in the driver headrest). The only thing better than good music is good music played over a great system—all while driving.

4. Cutting Edge Connectivity

The 2019 Nissan Kicks has ample ways to keep you connected to the people in your life. Bluetooth is available as standard on all models and the Kicks includes one USB port up front and two in the back. Higher trim levels feature more connection options; for example, the Nissan Kicks SV and SR trim get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay device-connectivity options as standard equipment.

5. Nimble and Zippy Performance

2019 Nissan Kicks Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2019 Nissan Kicks is an energetic front-wheel-drive crossover. It makes the most out of the power it gets thanks to its light weight (2,639 lbs.) and re-tuned four-cylinder engine. The combination creates a fun experience, especially in zippier urban driving. Indeed, the Kicks is quite good at darting in and out of traffic and making quick turns.


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What You Need to Know

2019 Nissan Kicks Trims

Nissan Kicks S: The base model features power windows and locks, air conditioning, keyless entry, and a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Nissan Kicks SV: The next available trim gets many more standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, NissanConnect® with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, automatic climate control, keyless start, and more.

Nissan Kicks SR: The top trim adds as standard a surround-view camera, synthetic leather upholstery, and more.

2019 Nissan Kicks Available Colors

The 2019 Nissan Kicks exterior paint colors include:

  • Aspen White Tricoat
  • Aspen White Tricoat / Super Black
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic / Super Black
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Deep Blue Pearl / Fresh Powder
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Gun Metallic / Monarch Orange Metallic
  • Monarch Orange Metallic / Super Black
  • Super Black
  • 2019 Nissan Kicks Available Interiors

The 2019 Nissan Kicks interiors include:

  • Charcoal
    2019 Nissan Kicks Review: Front Seats | CarMax

Similar Vehicles

Honda HR-V

Honda's popular HR-V subcompact crossover offers an array of comparable features and specs. For example, 2019 the HR-V is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder making 141 hp and 127 lb.-ft. of torque. The HR-V is a front-wheel-drive vehicle but does offer all-wheel drive as an option. The EPA-estimated fuel-economy rating is 31 mpg combined city and highway when driving with the 1.8L engine.1 Inside, cargo room is a useful 25 cubic feet with seats up.

Jeep Renegade

If you're looking for something boxier and more athletic, the off-road-capable 2018 or 2019 Jeep Renegade is worth a serious look. Classified as a compact SUV, the 2019 Renegade boasts a new 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's mated to a nine-speed automatic. The turbo produces 177 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2018 Renegade's 2.4L four-cylinder engine is still offered as standard on the Sport and Latitude trims. Despite its boxy dimensions, cargo room in the 2018 or 2019 Jeep Renegade is 18.5 cubic feet with seats up.

Toyota C-HR

When it comes to style, the 2019 Toyota C-HR offers edges and color schemes sure to please the young and young at heart. Classified as a hatchback, the C-HR has 19 cubic feet of cargo space with seats up. Standard technology includes an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen along with Entune™ 3.0 and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Power-wise, there's a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 144 hp and 139 lb.-ft. of torque. That power is routed to the front wheels via a CVT. The EPA rates the 2019 Toyota C-HR at 29 mpg combined city and highway driving with its 2.0L engine.1

The Bottom Line

Ready to get your Kicks—literally? Consider the edgy and practical 2019 Nissan Kicks. This is one subcompact crossover that's built to be well-noticed , mile after mile.

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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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