Nissan Kicks

Price $21,698 – $26,998
Fuel consumption 6.6 – 7.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 74%(view ratings)
The Kicks is a star among FWD-only small crossovers, as evidenced by its sales totals in Canada. Colourful styling and a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine can explain its popularity, even though AWD is missing. Five trim levels are part of the lineup for 2023 including the new SV Special Edition. This one stands out with a stainless steel exhaust tip, 17-inch black alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. The Kicks’ closest rival is the Hyundai Venue.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 74%
Fuel economy 9/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 7/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 6/10
Overall 7/10
Urban crossovers
The Car Guide rating 76%
Fuel economy 9/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 7/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 6/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2023

New SV Special Edition.


  • Attractive price
  • Surprising habitability
  • Handling in city conditions
  • Reasonable consumption


  • No all-wheel drive
  • Sometimes annoying torque steer
  • Elasticity of the CVT transmission