The 2022 Nissan Kicks: A Trendy Urban SUV

The 2022 Nissan Kicks: A Trendy Urban SUV


Published on September 14, 2022

Redesigned in 2021, the Nissan Kicks is a small utility vehicle with an entirely modern style. Both economical and practical, it is an urban SUV that is sure to please many consumers.

Your Nissan dealer tells you more about the 2022 Nissan Kicks, its engine, its interior and its design. Then, he’ll suggest a brief comparison with one of its direct rivals.

Nissan Kicks: A Fuel-Efficient Engine

Many consumers are looking to reduce their fuel consumption, but hybrid or electric vehicles are not available to everyone. Without hybridization, the Nissan Kicks gives you significant fuel savings without the higher price of electrified vehicles.

In fact, with its 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, its combined fuel consumption is only 7.2 L/100 km. On the highway, it consumes as little as 6.6 L/100 km! The SUV produces 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque, but clearly indicates that huge numbers don’t matter. In fact, most Nissan Kicks reviews agree that it offers a very good driving experience.

Compact and light, the SUV provides a nimble and agile ride, ideal for your daily commute. The engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

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Nissan Kicks SUV: A Comfortable Interior

The Nissan Kicks interior is also appreciated for its comfort. You sit in the “zero gravity” seats, inspired by space technology for optimal support. Starting with the SV version, you can enjoy a more complete equipment, including among others:

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control

Technologies such as the smart key and remote start are also part of the features offered by this version. Moving up in the lineup (SR Privilège), the seats are covered in Prima-Tex and feature orange trim and stitching.

The SUV also includes a fair amount of infotainment technology on board. The touchscreen measures 7 inches in the S trim or 8 inches in higher trim levels. The system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as well as Siri Assistant and Bluetooth audio streaming.

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2022 Nissan Kicks: A Modern Design

The Nissan Kicks bears a muscular shape and a resolutely modern style, especially with its contrasting black roof options. In fact, the 2022 Kicks offers you no less than 10 color choices, 4 of which are available with a contrasting black roof:

  • Aspen White TriCoat
  • Monarch Orange Metallic
  • Grey
  • Scarlet Ember TintCoat
  • Electric Blue Metallic

In addition, the SR and SR Privilège versions add black trim, including the mirrors. The SR Privilège even offers 17-inch black alloy wheels. For a sportier touch, a rear spoiler is also part of its features.

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Which Is Better, Nissan Kicks or Hyundai Kona?

The best choice of vehicle depends on your priorities, but it is clear that the Nissan Kicks offers several advantages over the Hyundai Kona. On the one hand, the Kicks has a much larger cargo capacity (716 liters) than the Kona (544 liters).

On the other hand, Julien Amado, from the Le Guide de l’auto, mentions that “the rolling noises at high speed are annoying on board the Kona” and thus contrasting it with the Kicks:

The Kicks’ comfort surprises, thanks to a well-calibrated suspension and welcoming seats for an entry-level vehicle.”

Furthermore, Le Guide de l’auto awards the first place in the Best Urban Crossover 2022 category to the 2022 Nissan Kicks.

On the other hand, you have to admit that it has a more urban focus: there is no Nissan Kicks AWD, and the front-wheel drive is the only option. If AWD is a priority for you, another Nissan SUV like the Qashqai might be a good option.

To summarize, here are the specifications of the 2022 Nissan Kicks Canada:


2022 Nissan Kicks


S, SV, SV Special edition, SR, SR Privilège


1.6-liter 4-cylinder


125 hp/115 lb-ft

Combined fuel consumption

7.2 L/100 km

Cargo capacity

716 – 915 liters

All in all, Nissan’s small SUV is both fuel efficient and economical, whilst prices are among the lowest available, but also offers a good number of features. So, when it comes to value for money, it is an excellent choice.

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