In the 2018 Kicks, Nissan aims to shift the paradigm in favor of better efficiency. This vehicle comes with a four-wheel drive feature and offers amazing fuel economy. It is expected to give a combined fuel efficiency of up to 33 mpg which is way ahead of many competitors. The Japanese automaker has recaptured its precise and strong Xtronic transmission from the Juke in the Kicks as well. The power-packed 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivers up to 125 horsepower with 115 lb-ft torque.
The Size and Space
In comparison to the 2017 Juke, the Kicks is considerably larger in its sizing. This vehicle has a longer wheelbase of 3.5 inches. The length is nearly 6.7 inches larger while it is 0.6 inches heavier as well. Along with its larger size, the Kicks also gives plenty of cargo space in the rear side. In fact, it has twice the space of the Juke. This vehicle aims to improve your comfort while traveling with its ample legroom and headroom, especially in the rear side.
The Interior and Exterior
Both of these vehicles differ in terms of their styling. While the Juke offers a distinctive look, the Kicks is designed in a conventional style. The latter is offered with two-tone shade options like blue with white, red with black and gray with orange. It has a modern interior accentuated by high-tech features. The 2018 Kicks has a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display system integrated with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM. Both of its SR and SV models have these features as standard. The exterior styling of the Kicks differs from the Juke in terms of the roofline and front grille. While it comes with a conventional roofline, the Juke has sharper slopes.
It is the most important aspect of sales of a vehicle. This powerful vehicle will be available at a starting price of $17,990. The pricing of the Kicks is considerably less than the Juke that comes at $21,225. With an affordable price tag, the company is looking to defeat severe competitors in this segment.
Nissan’s Kicks and the Juke are two amazing vehicles. But, they also differ in their technical features and specifications. The Kicks comes with many superlative features that aren’t available on the Juke.