New Nissan Subcompact Crossover Goes on Sale This Spring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Kicks has been announced.

Priced from $18,965 including destination, the new compact crossover is the sixth member of Nissan’s crossover and SUV lineup. It’s also the company’s first new nameplate launched in the last eight years, joining the Rogue and Rogue Sport crossovers in Nissan’s U.S. showrooms.

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be available in three trim levels: Kicks S, Kicks SV, and Kicks SR. Every model is equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 125 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque, paired to an Xtronic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 33 mpg combined, and the model will only be available in front-wheel drive.

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The Kicks made its U.S. debut last year at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show, boasting familiar Nissan design features including a V-motion grille, boomerang headlights and tail lights, as well as a floating roof with a “wrap-around visor” look. It will be available in a range of seven exterior colors plus five two-tone combinations, with three of the two-tone combinations utilizing a black roof and contrasting body colors – white, orange, or red.

The Kicks SV trim is priced from $20,665 while the range-topping SR has a starting price of $21,265.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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