New 2023 Nissan Kicks ( Overview ). – HIGHS
Highly affordable, practical cabin, offers popular tech features despite its entry-level status.
No all-wheel-drive availability, coarse-sounding engine, leisurely forward progress.
If you’re a city dweller, the Kicks’ compact size and fuel-efficient powertrain will serve you nicely, but on the open road it’s a less compelling proposition.
The refreshed Kicks is stylish and offers some of the best features and tech for the money in the extra-small SUV class. It’s fuel-efficient, easy to park, and even kind of fun to drive on a curvy road. But it falls short of its competition when it comes to comfort and measurable performance.
Lots of driver assist tech is standard
High fuel economy
Not much rear legroom
No optional all-wheel drive
– What’s new
No significant changes for 2023
Part of the first Kicks generation introduced for 2018
The 2023 Nissan Kicks is an extra-small SUV that’s well suited for urban environments but perhaps not the best companion for a mild off-road excursion. The Kicks is one of only a handful of vehicles in its class to not offer all-wheel drive, and its four-cylinder engine will probably leave you wanting more power. Still, the Kicks is Nissan’s smallest and most affordable SUV option, and it comes with a solid list of standard features that are attractive if you’re on a budget.