The 2020 Nissan Kicks is perfect for UAE car buyers who are planning to move from a sedan to a subcompact crossover. Ranking among the top three in the subcompact SUV class, this beautiful machine is full of exciting features.
Don’t be taken off guard by Nissan’s tiny dimensions, Kicks is surprisingly practical and offers great value for money. The four-cylinder 1.6 Liter engine generates enough power to cruise around the city roads and holds its own on the highway as well. It is fuel-efficient hence ideal for traffic-congested streets. There is plenty of space among the seats and even in the cargo.
While this car is not your pedal-to-the-metal vehicle; it does 0 to 100 km per hour in 9.7 seconds. Around town, it feels plenty perky so long as you’re willing to rev the engine. The Kicks is agile and more fun to drive around as compared to larger SUV’s. In the last few days, I have taken this car through some rough terrain, and the suspension handled it very well. It is tuned more for comfort, and it provided a well-cushioned ride. The steering is smooth and responsive at any given speed.
The vehicle is equipped with driver-assistance features such as an automated emergency braking system. This feature will apply automatically to apply the brakes if it detects near collusion.
Every 2020 Nissan Kicks model is powered by a 118-Bhp four-cylinder engine that provides adequate acceleration. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) handles shifting duties and drives the front wheels; all-wheel drive is not offered.
The Nissan Kicks has the best EPA fuel-economy ratings; the fuel consumption on this vehicle is as good as a sedan. Despite the excellent result, the tiny 40 liter fuel tank abbreviates its cruising range.
Engine: 1.6 Liter 4cylinder, DOHC
Horsepower: 118 Bhp
Torque : 15.2 kg-m
Drive System: Front Wheel Drive
Transmission: Xtronic CVT
The Nissan Kicks is available with stylish two-tone paint as well as myriad custom accessories. Among them, we’d recommend the Exterior Electronics package that includes rear parking sensors and exterior ground lighting.
Despite its small size, I am impressed with the Nissan Kicks large cargo size, which is about 400 liters. Compared to its rivals, it’s the largest within its category. You could possibly fit three large suitcases, and if you fold the seats, you could add a total of 5 large bags. Small-item can be easily stored in the cargo area and the back seat, without front-seat occupants adjusting their positions.
Nissan Kicks has a very simple and user-friendly cabin. The 60/40 split-folding seats allow you to transform the Kicks to the type of vehicle you desire. The seats covered by the rough canvas from the behind leaves the thought of getting stained.
Nissan Connect has a simple 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, which is easy to learn. It took me two mins to pair my iPhone at a stoplight to play my music.
The touch screen on the LCD is responsive and easy to operate as compared to other models. All Nissan Kicks models come with a six-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth connectivity; two different premium audio systems are optional, as is onboard Wi-Fi.
Other features also include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The 2020 Nissan Kicks lacks an all-wheel drive, but it otherwise nails being an affordable crossover.
There are several options available for the Nissan Kicks in UAE such as Kicks SL, Kicks SV Dual Tone, and SL Dual Tone. I would definitely pick the SL Dual Tone for its attractive price tag.
2020 Nissan Kicks price in UAE: Starting from AED 63,500
2019 Nissan Kicks Review Rating
Performance - 7/10
Driving Pleasure - 7.2/10
Looks and Style - 7.5/10
Fuel Economy - 8.1/10
Value for Money - 8.4/10
Despite its petite size, the Kicks has plenty of character and practicality.
- Intriguing style
- Standard automatic emergency braking
- Great fuel economy
- Good space utilization inside
- Interior not premium
- Tiring highway cruiser
- Styling not for everyone
- Higher price this year