What Does Kelley Blue Book Have to Say About the New 2018 Nissan Kicks?

To quote the auto research and value expert in a recent review, the all-new subcompact SUV is a "smart choice" for younger drivers looking for an urban runabout that's "stylish, efficient and practical." Though a fresh entry into a segment that's always had plenty of rivalries, Kicks offers "standout value," they continue, "even among high-value rivals" such as the long-lived Honda HR-V, the likewise-all-new Hyundai Kona, and mainstays like Chevrolet Trax. The reasons for this are numerous.

For one, KBB claims, it's "comfortable for its size." 2018 Kicks seats five, after all, in 93.9 cubic feet of space, roomy for this niche in the small SUV market. Plus, with cloth, sport cloth, and Prima-Tex seating options to choose from, available heated up front in trims like Kicks SR, as well as air conditioning, which becomes optional automatic temperature control further up the line, it can turn into the lap of luxury.

Secondly, the new Kicks delivers on the promise of "class-leading" highway fuel economy -- a stellar 36 mpg thanks to an efficient 125-horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes the most of its 115 pound-feet of torque and gets paired with an Xtronic CVT®. It also gets up to 31 mpg in a city like Enterprise as well as 33 mpg combined between the lights of Montgomery and the great wide-open around Luverne or Pike Road.

Furthermore, you can look forward to an array of standard safety features that KBB.com calls "impressive." Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard in the Kicks S base and up, while Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert you can get with a step up to Kicks SV.

There's plenty more to appreciate, too. Nissan Kicks drivers here in Troy, AL report that they love perks like standard push-button ignition, not to mention the crossover's 7.0-inch display audio infotainment touchscreen, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the midrange for connecting a smartphone and controlling it in-dash. They're also quick to mention SiriusXM support and the sport utility's optional eight-speaker Bose audio system, ideal for transforming that road mix into a travel anthem. Ditto for their thankfulness for its 32.3 cubic feet of max cargo volume -- plenty for everything from retail therapy and grocery runs to sports scrimmages and weekend getaways.

You can check out the new 2018 Nissan Kicks for yourself in the new Nissan lineup right here at Troy Nissan, just up US 231 North. Stop by for a test drive, and we'll show you all that the experts are talking about and more!