Look out Murano and Rogue. Nissan’s newest crossover, the 2018 Nissan Kicks, is taking the sport utility market by storm with its subcompact interior, stylish design, and overall agility.


The Kicks was designed to have the same amount of room in its passenger and cargo space combined as that you would find in a midsize sedan. That amounts to 94 cubic feet for passengers and 25 cubic feet for cargo in the rear of the back seat. In addition to the model’s 119 cubic feet measurements, the Kicks comes with generous head, knee, and shoulder room. Those who occupy the center-rear passenger seat need not fear for limited space, because they will get almost as much room as their fellow passengers.


One might say the Kicks is the whole package, and that’s partly because it appeals especially to younger drivers, particularly younger couples or singles on a budget. Nissan knew this when they started designing the Kicks. The original concept car for the Kicks debuted in Brazil several years ago. Since then, five youth-oriented two-tone paint combinations have been made and are available at Nissan dealerships including Palm Springs Nissan.



The Kicks has three trim levels. They start with the base 5 model and progress up to the SV, SR, and the tested SR Premium AKA the top of the line. Going back to the youth-appeal of the Kicks, it is as affordable as it is sleek and compact. Prices range from $18,965 for the S, $20,665 for the SV, and $21,265 for the SR. It should be noted the SR Premium includes an additional $1,000 for a total of $22,265.


All versions of the Kicks include standard equipment (automatic emergency braking,  cruise control, hill start assist, power windows, hands-free telephone system, Bluetooth connectivity, push-button starting, keyless locking, automatic headlights, and roof rails.


The upper level models boast features worth the upgrade, including Apple Car Play, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, alloy wheels, SXM satellite radio, heated outside mirrors, LED low-beam headlights, around-view camera and remote starting.


The details are in the name for the Kicks, and its 14 feet long, five feet, two inches tall frame allows it to fit 125 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque in a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The Kicks is unquestionably quick and navigates effortlessly through urban jungles and country roads alike. Not a sound emits from its engine, even over rough surfaces and rocky edges.

If you’re on the hunt for an affordable car that does not sacrifice capability for price, stop by Palm Springs Nissan and get your kicks with this year’s Nissan Kicks.