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2022 Nissan Kicks SV

2022 Nissan Kicks SV

2022 Nissan Kicks SV

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Pushed: 212

Gas Used: 6.9 gallons

CG Report Card
Room and Consolation B
Energy and Efficiency B-
Match and End B+
Gas Financial system B+
Worth A-
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and should not replicate Client Information’s impressions of the complete model lineup.
Massive & Tall Consolation
Massive Man B+
Tall Man B+
Massive & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Massive” ranking based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Drivetrain
Engine Specs 122-hp 1.6-liter
Engine Sort 4-cyl
Transmission CVT automated
Drive Wheels Entrance-wheel drive

Actual-world gasoline economic system: 30.7 mpg

Driving combine: 65% metropolis, 35% freeway

EPA-estimated gasoline economic system: 31/36/33 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)

Gas kind: Common Gasoline

Base value: $21,550 (not together with $1175 vacation spot cost)

Choices on take a look at automobile: 2-Tone Paint ($595), carpeted ground mats with cargo mat ($225), 17-inch black alloy wheels ($495)

Value as examined: $24,040

 

Fast Hits

The good: Worth pricing, commonplace security options

The great: Good gasoline economic system with first rate efficiency

The not so good: All-wheel drive will not be provided, rear seats don’t fold flat with the cargo ground

Extra Kicks value and availability info

 

CG Says:

Subcompact crossover SUVs have primarily grow to be America’s entry-level automobiles of selection. Whereas the subcompact-car class is all however useless on our shores—the Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Accent are each being discontinued for the 2023 model 12 months, and the way forward for the Kia Rio and Mitsubishi Mirage appears shaky at greatest—the subcompact SUV class has proliferated in recent times.

On the low finish of the category are the Hyundai Venue, Kia Soul, and Nissan Kicks—particularly small, reasonably priced fashions that don’t supply all-wheel drive like the remainder of the group does (save for the quirky, FWD-only Toyota C-HR, whose future additionally appears questionable). The shortage of obtainable AWD is one cause these automobiles are so reasonably priced; the Venue and Soul each begin a bit above the $20K mark, and the Kicks begins a bit of above $21K. That’s nonetheless an excellent bit pricier than the bottom MSRP of a Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback ($16,125) or Nissan Versa sedan ($16,675), however a substantial variety of customers apparently worth the SUVs’ larger physique construct, improved passenger/cargo versatility, and spunkier angle sufficient to cough up the additional dough.

The Kicks debuted for the 2018 model 12 months and underwent a delicate freshening for 2021. It rolls into 2022 with only one minor tweak—it now wears Nissan’s lately revamped company brand on its entrance grille (and elsewhere). As such, you possibly can take a look at our earlier Take a look at Drive and Take a look at Drive Gallery studies for more information and impressions. In contrast to our earlier Kicks take a look at automobiles, our 2022 tester was a midline SV model as a substitute of the topline SR trim. The SV comes with a really respectable degree of normal gear, together with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes as a substitute of drum brakes, local weather management, keyless entry and beginning, driver-attention monitor, adaptive cruise management, and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Nonetheless, options similar to LED headlights and fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 360-degree surround-view monitor are reserved for the SR model, which will also be outfitted with an SR Premium Package deal that provides “Prima-Tex” simulated-leather upholstery as a substitute of material, NissanConnect remote-access companies and a Wi-Fi hotspot, heated entrance seats and steering wheel, and an 8-speaker Bose-brand stereo system. No matter which trim degree you select, the Kicks comes with an excellent degree of options for the cash.

A few our earlier Kicks take a look at automobiles carried out surprisingly properly when it comes to gasoline economic system—with a majority of freeway driving, we exceeded the freeway EPA-estimate quantity by a pair MPG. Nonetheless, with a slight majority of metropolis driving, we didn’t do as properly with our 2022 tester—we averaged 30.7 mpg, a shade beneath the EPA metropolis estimate of 31 mpg.

Nonetheless, a non-hybrid automobile that achieves 30-mpg-plus in principally metropolis driving qualifies as fuel-efficient today, and never a lot of these might be had comparatively properly geared up for lower than $25K. The Nissan Kicks can, and it provides a likable persona as well.

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