Nissan has been king for providing the most budget-friendly SUV and has finally announced their 2022 Nissan Kicks. This a front-wheel only drive SUV that comes with 3 trim models (S, SV, and SR) and the base S will set you back about 20,875 US dollars, about 100 dollars more than 2021
Who is this car for?
The Nissan Kicks is aimed at the younger demographic and hence brings about all the smart features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Nissan Connect Services, and Nissan Safety Shield 360 active safety features are present on whatever of the 3 models you purchase. The Nissan Kicks also sports standard security features, such as lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, and automatic rear braking.
If you consider the top-end SR model, then you will get the 8-inch touch screen, eight-speaker Bose sound system, Prima-Tex seat upholstery, heated front seats, NissanConnect with Wi-Fi hotspot capability just to name a few.
And if you consider performance on the road, the Nissan Kicks is equipped with a 1.6-liter V6 engine that provides 122 horsepower.
Any other cars to consider
The main competitors of the Nissan Kicks include the Kia Soul, Hyundai Venue, Honda HR-V, etc. With the Venue being its main competitor. They sprout the same price point with the Venue being 750 dollars less than the Nissan Kicks but with a lower fuel economy. The Venue however delivers heated front seats. SO, your choice will completely go down in preference.