nissan kicks vs honda hrv


The Nissan Kicks is fresh on the scene, and it’s got the power and style to show up any competitor. But if you’re wondering how it compares to the Honda HR-V, we’ve got the lowdown on it all.

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The Nissan Kicks is powered by a standard 1.6-liter V4 automatic that produces 125 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque. The HR-V comes with a 1.8-liter V4 that’s paired to a manual transmission (automatic costs extra). Drivers can expect an uptick in numbers in the HR-V, with 141 horsepower. However, the Nissan Kicks weighs in under 2,700 pounds, at least 300 pounds lighter than the HR-V, so a smaller horsepower is just fine for this small crossover.

Gas Mileage

The Nissan Kicks gets 31 miles per gallon in the city and 36 on the highway. The HR-V can’t compete, coming in at 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 on the highway.


When it comes to construction of these two crossovers, the Kicks beats the HR-V in every way. Nissan engineers included stabilizer bars in the front and rear on every trim, keeping it flat and responsive through every turn. The HR-V does not include a rear stabilizer bar, making it less controlled. The Kicks’ chassis also weighs less than the HR-V chassis.

Cargo Space

Enjoy more room for sports gear, camping supplies, or whatever else fills your life thanks to the 25.3 cubic feet of storage in the Nissan Kicks. The Honda HR-V only offers 24.3. When it comes to interior passenger room, the Kicks has more headroom, legroom, and hip room than the HR-V.



Both models have traction control, rearview cameras, and available blind spot warning. However, the Nissan Kicks beats the competition with its standard Automatic Emergency Braking, Around View Monitor, and cross-path rear warning.

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When it comes to a crossover, the Nissan Kicks is the best on the road. Filled with style and oozing with performance, the Kicks is the perfect choice for urban dwellers, families, entrepreneurs, dog owners, and every other driver there is.

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