2020 Nissan Kicks vs. Its Competition

2020 Nissan Kicks
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Among small, inexpensive hatchbacks/crossovers, the Kicks has surprisingly stiff competition.

The Hyundai Venue is similarly front-wheel-drive only but its interior is a half-step ahead of the Nissan.

Same goes for the Soul, which is a practical hatchback wrapped in a fun-looking box.

The Ford Ecosport has available all-wheel drive, but it's more expensive and far behind the pack.

The Crosstrek is among the most expensive, but offers standard all-wheel drive and a better interior.

The CX-3 is aged, but good looking and fits well into big cities.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a quirky and cute crossover that’s inexpensive, but some of the details just feel cheap.
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a subcompact crossover with big ideas.
The 2020 Kia Soul compact hatchback is proof of life among small, inexpensive cars.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSmall SUV 2WDMidsize CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
S FWDS FWDSE ManualLX ManualSport FWDManual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityHatchbackSport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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