The expert jury at the Good Housekeping Institute partnered with Car and Driver magazine in order to test 50 new vehicles and picking the best in each individual category. And as it turns out, Nissan Kicks has managed to stand out from the crowd and emerge as a winner in the highly competitive subcompact crossover segment.
By using industry standards and protocols, Good Housekeeping/Car and Driver testers have created a rating system that evaluates a machine on safety, value, handling, design and technology features. And as it seems, all of the above are strong sides of Kicks. Let’s find out more!
2019 Nissan Kicks can be specified in three trim levels: S, SV and SR. Each one is equipped with a standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System. Generating a total of 122hp and 144lb-ft of torque, it is blended with a smooth and fuel-efficient Xtronic gearbox.
And as it comes to interior, Kicks provides the best-in-class front seat legroom space. There’s also EPA-rated 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded down. Furthermore, Kicks features a contemporary “Gliding Wing” instrument panel design and a centrally mounted 7-inch color display housing with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Additionally, the cabin can be further spiced up with the optional SR Premium Package. It includes class-exclusive Bose Personal Plus audio system with a pair of 2.5-inch Bose UltraNearfield neodymium speakers. Among other features, the upgrade pack also includes Intelligent Around View Monitor and tons of utility gadgets. Safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking, RearView Monitor and Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.