The Nissan Kicks is a Peppy and Inexpensive Ride

December 16th, 2023 by

Nissan of Fort Pierce 2024 Nissan Kicks

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Nissan’s smallest and most affordable crossover in its 2024 lineup is the new Kicks model. Originally released in 2016, the Nissan Kicks squares up against challenging rivals such as the Chevrolet Trax and the Volkswagen Taos, offering a unique set of features to battle in one of the most competitive SUV segments worldwide. The subcompact crossover provides front-wheel drive and a memorable design. 

Praiseworthy Attributes

Despite the diverse qualities that differentiate Nissan SUVs from other competitors, the Nissan subcompact crossover stands out for one significant reason: its price. The 2024 Nissan Kicks boasts a starting price tag of $20,790 MSRP (Plus destination fee), making it much more inexpensive than several of its rivals. 

Moreover, the 2024 Nissan Kicks does not merely save buyers hard-earned money when they purchase it; it also saves owners money at the pump. For example, the EPA rates the vehicle at 31 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway, totaling a combined fuel economy rating of 33 miles per gallon. That is all due to its lightweight construction.

However, if the mid-level SUV is not a customer’s cup of tea, the top-of-the-line SR trim is the premium package of their dreams. Beginning at $23,350 MSRP (Plus destination fee), the Nissan Kicks SR integrates leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and a Bose stereo that is incredibly appealing. 

With a 360-degree camera, which even experts agree is “rare for a subcompact crossover,” the 2024 Nissan Kicks comes equipped plentifully for the money. Granted, it might not possess the swiftness of some of its competitors in the market. Still, it is reasonably roomy with better-than-average cargo space of 53.1 cubic feet and has outstanding fuel economy, making it a superb option for those consumers who value practicality and efficiency on the road. 

Future Features

There are minor modifications coming to the Nissan Kicks in 2024, but the mid-range SV trim and the top-tier SR trim now include a plethora of convenience-optimizing features. In the new trims customers now enjoy a Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-year trial plan via the NissanConnect service. Not only that, some of the essential attributes also include rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, integration of Apple CarPlay, a seven-inch touchscreen display unit, 17-inch wheels, a center-console armrest, and the highly anticipated automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Like previous iterations, the 2024 Kicks draws its power from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that accelerates up to 122 horsepower and generates 114 pound-feet of torque, channeled through a continuously variable automatic transmission that sends power to the front axle exclusively. On top of that, the 9.0-second job to 60 miles per hour might seem a tad sluggish, but it is worth noting that those test results do not tell the full story. While cruising in city traffic, the Kicks has a perky feel to it, particularly if the driver yearns to push deep into the throttle, letting the engine rev. 

The Kicks is a delight to maneuver on the roads because of its nimbleness. The suspension is finely tuned for comfort, ensuring a well-cushioned ride even on deteriorating or pitted roads, with accurate and direct steering. If the 2024 Nissan Kicks delivers a pleasant surprise for your driving needs, please come visit Nissan of Fort Pierce. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional technicians to get started on all repairs or maintenance work. Grant us the pleasure of helping you today.

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