Nissan Kicks is a striking and well-equipped subcompact SUV that offers outstanding style, agile performance, and a spacious, comfortable cabin, all at a great price. Here at AutoCenters Nissan, we’d like to introduce drivers from the Herculaneum and St. Louis area to this small SUV that’s packed with big car features.
The 2023 Nissan Kicks, available from AutoCenters Nissan, offers dynamic front-end styling, a distinctive lighting signature, a curvy, streamlined profile, and a sporty rear design — features that make it stand out from the crowd. The Kicks is available in S, SV, and SR trim levels, each offering unique styling cues.
Standard exterior features for the S trim include remote keyless entry, a bold chrome grille, automatic halogen headlights, black power door mirrors, and 16-inch steel wheels with full covers. The SV trim adds an intelligent key entry, body-colored exterior trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, and silver roof rails.
The range-topping SR trim steps up the style with a dark chrome grille, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, gloss black mirrors with LED turn signals, silver door trim, black roof rails, and a rear roof spoiler. The SR’s Follow Me Home headlights help see you to your door at night.
Under the hood of the Nissan Kicks is a responsive 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. It’s mated to a smooth-shifting Xtronic continuously variable transmission. Around the city, the frugal Kicks will return up to 31 mpg, while heading out on the Missouri highways will reward you with up to 36 mpg, meaning fewer stops at the gas station.
The Kicks has compact dimensions that make navigating the Herculaneum and St. Louis city streets and getting into the tightest parking spots easy. When you hit the twisting back roads, the precise steering and agile handling provide fun-to-drive performance. The SV and SR trim feature an Integrated Dynamics Control Module with active ride control, intelligent trace control, and intelligent engine braking for a smooth and confident driving experience.
Inside, the Kicks has a stylish and contemporary cabin with ample comfortable seating for five and 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Folding down the 60/40-split second-row seat gives you a 32.3-cubic-foot cargo area, which also takes items up to 57-inches in length. The low trunk floor helps you carry bulky items, while the liftgate opens far enough to let drivers up to 6 feet tall access the cargo area without bending.
The Kicks S trim features a push-button start and fabric upholstery with a six-way adjustable driver’s seat and a four-way passenger seat. You also get cruise control, air conditioning, a tilting and telescoping steering column, elegant metallic trim, and a 12-volt electric outlet. The SV adds a center console armrest and chrome interior door handles. A rear door alert system ensures you don’t leave anything or anyone behind in the back seat.
Stepping up to the SR gets you sport cloth seats with orange stitching and accents, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, simulated leather trim, and automatic climate control. When you opt for the SR Premium Package, you’ll get a cargo cover, simulated leather sport seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel to help you warm up on those cold Herculaneum winter mornings.
In the Nissan Kicks S trim, the infotainment system includes a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, Siri eyes free, three USB-A ports, an auxiliary input, and illuminated steering wheel controls. You can enjoy your favorite tunes with the high-quality six-speaker audio system.
Going with the Kicks SV gives you an advanced 7-inch customizable digital instrument display that puts essential information right in front of you. As well as speed, revs, and temperature info, you can keep an eye on driver assistance technologies, see how efficiently you’re driving with real-time fuel economy readings, check your tire pressures at a glance, and access Bluetooth media streaming and hands-free text messaging.
The SV also offers a remote start that lets you warm up your car’s engine without leaving your home. With the SV’s infotainment system, you get an 8-inch touch screen, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a USB-C port.
The Kick’s SR Premium Package adds NissanConnect services and a Wi-Fi hotspot with pairing for up to seven devices so everyone can stay connected. You can also use the NissanConnect app on your smartphone to remotely find your car, lock and unlock the doors, start the engine, and much more. The package also gives you a Bose Personal Plus audio system with eight speakers, including headrest speakers, for a fully immersive listening experience.
Helping you to keep track on Missouri roads are features such as vehicle dynamic control, traction control, a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, brake assist, and electronic brake force distribution. The SV and SR models add the Integrated Dynamics Module for even more confident driving.
The Kicks comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance technologies. The system includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, and high beam assist.
Additionally, you get a rearview monitor and rear parking sensors for easier reverse maneuvering. The SV offers intelligent cruise control, driver attention alert, and automatic brake hold. The SR features an intelligent surround view monitor for a virtual 360-degree bird’s eye view around your vehicle, making it simple to park in tight spaces.
The Nissan Kicks represents excellent value, with the S trim starting with an MSRP of just $20,290. The SV starts at an MSRP of $22,150, while the SR has a starting MSRP price of $22,850.
If we’ve whetted your appetite for the 2023 Nissan Kicks, come visit us at AutoCenters Nissan to see this superb SUV for yourself, or contact us today to schedule a test drive. Our friendly team is eagerly waiting to demonstrate all the features of the Kicks to you.