Compare 2018 Ford Ecosport vs 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Ford Ecosport
2018 Nissan Kicks
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S 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
EcoSport S 4WD 23 29 $21,051 $21,590
EcoSport S FWD 27 29 $19,495 $19,995
EcoSport SE 4WD 23 29 $23,888 $24,500
EcoSport SE FWD 27 29 $22,425 $23,000
EcoSport SES 4WD 23 29 $26,208 $26,880
EcoSport Titanium 4WD 23 29 $26,647 $27,330
EcoSport Titanium FWD 27 29 $25,233 $25,880
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $17,825 $18,290
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $20,060 $20,590
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $19,478 $19,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,051
$17,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$18,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$305 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford EcoSport offers up cabin space and a low base price, but other Ford SUVs present a better value. The 2018 Nissan Kicks doesn’t thrill, but its pert styling and good value make it worth a look.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.1 93.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 50.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 62.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
161.3 169.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.9 25.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.9 25.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50 32.3
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- 8
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 2639
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 4500 115 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99L NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6500 125 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 31
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.01 - 0.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford EcoSport Nissan Kicks
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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