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2019 Nissan Kicks vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Kicks
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Bite-size crossover SUVs have taken a big chunk out of small sedan and hatchback sales, and it’s easy to see why.

Models like the Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek deliver few compromises compared to their Mazda 3 and Impreza siblings while offering a higher ride height and better all-weather capability.

The Ford EcoSport has pert looks but is shockingly light on active safety tech for a new car.

Its foil might be the Toyota C-HR, which has bizarre styling yet aced crash tests.

We’re not always advocates of spending more, but slightly larger crossover SUVs such as the Hyundai Tucson may not pump up monthly payments as much as you think.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax2019 Chevrolet Trax
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2019 Ford Ecosport2019 Ford Ecosport
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2019 Hyundai Tucson2019 Hyundai Tucson
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2019 Mazda CX-32019 Mazda CX-3
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2019 Toyota C-HR2019 Toyota C-HR
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Quick Specs
5.2
The 2019 Nissan Kicks’ expressive styling masks its economy-car bones.
4.2
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax makes a compelling used car alternative, but rivals do many things better.
3.7
The 2019 Ford EcoSport wants for safety and styling that match even the lowered standards set by its price.
6.3
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson hot-swaps one of its 4-cylinder engines, and ups its safety game.
5.8
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race.
5.5
The 2019 Toyota C-HR compact crossover is about looks. All about looks.
MSRP From     
$18,640$21,300$19,995$23,350$20,390$21,145
Gas Mileage     
31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsSpecial PurposeSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
S FWDFWD 4-Door LSS FWDSE FWDSport FWDLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Nissan Kicks vs. 2019 Chevrolet Trax2019 Nissan Kicks vs. 2019 Ford Ecosport2019 Nissan Kicks vs. 2019 Hyundai Tucson2019 Nissan Kicks vs. 2019 Mazda CX-32019 Nissan Kicks vs. 2019 Toyota C-HR