2021 Nissan Kicks FAQ Review
Nicely updated for the 2021 model year, the Nissan Kicks is a 4-door hatchback in SUV clothing. It’s the sixth offering in Nissan’s extensive library of SUVs, extending the brand down into subcompact territory. As such, the plucky 2021 Nissan Kicks takes the place of the previous Versa Note hatchback as an entry point to the Nissan brand, offering a new vehicle with a warranty and that new car smell for the same price as many late-model used ones.
Just a few inches more abbreviated than the Rogue Sport, the Kicks checks all of the vital SUV boxes with a slightly raised seating position, surprisingly roomy cargo compartment, muscular wheel arches, and a puffed-up hood. All but one, actually, as the Kicks does not drive all of its four wheels, just the front ones. And that’s the major difference between the Kicks and most of the dozen or more of its small SUV brethren. The Kicks has more of an urban explorer mission attached to it for venturing out on pavement where one won’t get their shoes dirty, in comfort, with plenty of room for friends and whatever else fits in the cargo hold. Baja who?
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