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2020 Nissan Kicks SR, Review, Price

Nissan was not wrong when it replaced a subcompact Juke crossover with Kicks. Now, buyers in the US are waiting eagerly for its next edition. The new model expects the minor update for the next season. The 2020 Nissan Kicks will be pretty much the same, with small cosmetic updates and a revisit of trim packages.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks is going to be one of the most efficient small SUVs in the market. On the other hand, its four-cylinder engine is not going to stun you with its power. The new edition will add another option – all-wheel-drive configuration. Currently, the Kicks offers only power distribution to front wheels.

Nissan is also working on electrification. The new 2020 Nissan Kicks Hybrid is possible, but it is not officially confirmed yet. Power and fuel economy will get a boost. Also, the electrification plan includes an autonomous drive. Kicks still don’t have ProPilot technology. But, with the development of new levels of self-driving features, the entire crossover and SUV lineup will get some of the latest innovations.

2020 Nissan Kicks front view

2020 Nissan Kicks Specs

The main power source for the 2020 Nissan Kicks remains a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. It is mated to a CVT transmission that sends power to front wheels. All-wheel drive is not available for the Kicks yet, but next season we will see the first edition of this setup. Well, it will definitely harm a great fuel economy. The 2020 Kicks will return 33 mpg combined with FWD, and AWD will make probably 32 mpg. Towing capacity of the new crossover remains around 1,100 pounds. That is enough for a small trailer.

2020 Nissan Kicks interior

2020 Nissan Kicks ProPilot

Driver assist technology is in the expansion. Nissan is one of the leading companies in this segment thanks to its ProPilot project. It offers various accessories that will make the life of a driver easier. Still, its autonomous functions are still at the entry-level and the Japanese company is not offering these in all of its vehicles. The next 2020 Nissan Kicks will get a new system that should improve the current features to Level 2. Currently, front sensors can make the crossover maintain the speed or slow down and stop if your Nissan gets too close to the forward vehicle.

2020 Nissan Kicks side view

In 2020 we will see more functions. Engineers are working on the safe lane switch technology that will require less interference by a driver. What’s more, the new Kicks should be able to stop at traffic lights. Not only front sensors are commanding the speed but also radars around the small SUV. The unveiling of the QX Sport Inspiration concept warms up the stories about Nissan’s plans to make electric and self-driving vehicles during the next couple of years.

2020 Nissan Kicks Minor Changes

Kicks compact crossover is still a new vehicle. Although it was launched in 2015, it arrived in the United States in 2018 as a brand-new model. So, the next edition doesn’t require too many updates. Of course, designers will refresh the lineup with new details and features, but we can’t talk about any significant modification yet.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks will use three trim levels S, SV, and SR. Top of the line model offers premium Bose audio system and navigation. The base trim will come with Siri support and a seven-inch touchscreen display. Its price will be under $20,000 which we can take as a bargain. Nissan adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the mid-range SV trim. Larger wheels replace 16-inches. More functions of In-vehicle infotainment system are coming when you pay more. A high-end SR version is adding stylish details, such as orange stitches and rear spoiler.

2020 Nissan Kicks rear view

2020 Nissan Kicks Competition

Every season we can see more and more subcompact crossovers. So, the 2020 Nissan Kicks will have plenty of competition. From leading Japanese carmakers, we have to mention Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V. Recently, Korean companies showed an intention to become serious players in the market. Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro are definitely models worth of considering as a good buy. Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax are domestic products, but these are not so popular as their larger stablemates.

2020 Nissan Kicks Price

The new 2020 Nissan Kicks will keep the current pricing. Everything starts at $19,000. This is the best price for the subcompact SUV you will find. Only a few other models are available just under $20,000. However, the next upgrade to the SV trim level will cost you $2,000. Add $500 more and you are getting an SR version. We will see how the things will develop if the Kicks adds more autonomous drive features and a hybrid drivetrain. The price will jump, but this model will still remain the cheapest deal you will find in the subcompact crossover class.

2020 Nissan Kicks engine

The company will finish all testing on self-driving features before they launch the new 2020 Nissan Kicks. The release date is expected late this year. Well, the new equipment could be a part of the update in 2020.

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