2022 Nissan Kicks vs. Its Competition

2022 Nissan Kicks
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Small hatchbacks like the Kicks offer an appealing blend of cargo space and crossover looks—not necessarily with the added traction of all-wheel drive.

Like the Kicks, the Kia Seltos projects a more SUV-like attitude, and the same can be said for the attractive Chevy Trailblazer.

Mazda’s CX-30 has fine steering but it’s light on power and rear-seat space.

Slotted below the heavily-cladded Hyundai Kona, the front-drive Hyundai Venue packs a ton of style and value.

Finally, the Toyota C-HR goes all in on dramatic style, and omits some of the power that could make it the entertaining choice in this plain-performing group.

2022 Nissan Kicks2022 Nissan Kicks
#16 in Small SUVs
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer2022 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
#13 in Small SUVs
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2022 Hyundai Venue2022 Hyundai VenueGet Your Price2022 Kia Seltos2022 Kia SeltosGet Your Price2021 Mazda CX-302021 Mazda CX-30
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2021 Toyota C-HR2021 Toyota C-HRGet Your Price
Quick Specs
5.3
The 2022 Nissan Kicks hatchback packs features and value into its small footprint, but it’s not very quick.
5.6
The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer blazes few new trails, but it’s a pleasant enough, city-friendly SUV.
6.2
The 2022 Hyundai Venue makes good on space and value and is one of the better ways you can spend $20,000 on a new vehicle.
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
6.0
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is great-looking, spacious, and more polished and fun-to-drive than other compact competitors, but it’s a step behind in value and features.
5.5
The 2021 Toyota C-HR needs to be seen to be believed; the driving’s forgettable.
MSRP From     
$19,700$21,600$19,000$22,590$22,050$21,695
Gas Mileage     
31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSport Utility VehiclesMidsize CarsSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
S FWDFWD 4-Door LSSE IVTLX IVT AWD2.5 S FWDLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODContinuously Variable RatioCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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