Nissan Kicks 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Nissan Kicks 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Kicks zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Kicks 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


Increase Horsepower

The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Nissan Kicks engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2020 Nissan Kicks 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
122 Hp, 114 Lb-Ft., 2691 Weight, 31 City / 36 Hwy mpg
9.7 sec, 17.4 @ 0
SV 4dr Front-wheel Drive
122 Hp, 114 Lb-Ft., 2707 Weight, 31 City / 36 Hwy mpg
9.7 sec, 17.4 @ 0
SR 4dr Front-wheel Drive
122 Hp, 114 Lb-Ft., 2720 Weight, 31 City / 36 Hwy mpg
9.7 sec, 17.4 @ 0

2019 Nissan Kicks 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
122 Hp, 114 Lb-Ft., 2639 Weight, 31 City / 36 Hwy mpg
9.7 sec, 17.6 @ 0
SV 4dr Front-wheel Drive
122 Hp, 114 Lb-Ft., 2654 Weight, 31 City / 36 Hwy mpg
9.7 sec, 17.6 @ 0
SR 4dr Front-wheel Drive
122 Hp, 114 Lb-Ft., 2672 Weight, 31 City / 36 Hwy mpg
9.7 sec, 17.6 @ 0

2018 Nissan Kicks 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
9.7 sec, 17.6 @ 0
SV 4dr Front-wheel Drive
9.7 sec, 17.6 @ 0
SR 4dr Front-wheel Drive
9.7 sec, 17.6 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 9.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph 36.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 10.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 5.4 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 7.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile 17.5 sec @ 80 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 190 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D


Nissan Kicks 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2020

9.7 sec

17.4 @ 0 mph
2019

9.7 sec

17.6 @ 0 mph
2018

9.7 sec

17.6 @ 0 mph

Nissan has had a big success with the Juke crossover, in no part thanks to its quirky design. However, the Juke wasn’t nearly as spacious and practical as buyers expected – it was even tighter inside than some small hatchbacks.

Its successor, now called Kicks, rectifies that problem by offering one of the biggest cargo spaces in its class. It’s very fuel-efficient as well and has a pretty low starting price. It’s a shame then that the design is not as quirky as the Juke.

 

Nissan Kicks Performance

One of the biggest drawbacks behind owning the Kicks is the low-powered 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine. In a time when its competitors (and even its predecessor) offer turbocharged engines, Nissan opted for one of its older powerplants that’s good for only 125 horsepower and measly 115 pound-feet of torque. The performance is as good as you’d expect from such an engine – the 0-60 mph sprint takes 9.7 seconds. The worst thing about it is the CVT gearbox, which keeps the engine revving even at moderate acceleration. This combination achieves good fuel economy numbers, however – 31 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

On the road, the Kicks is reasonably agile thanks to its low weight, but we certainly wouldn’t call it fun to drive with that CVT gearbox under the bonnet. Being an economy car, expect more noise in the cabin, especially at higher speeds, when you can hear the engine, the wind, and the road. The ride is well-sorted though.

The Kicks is missing an AWD option, but buyers in the sub-compact crossover class almost never venture out of the road.

 

Exterior & Interior

Don’t let the small exterior dimensions fool you – the Kicks is reasonably spacious for adults in both rows and has one of the biggest cargo areas in its class. The cabin has a pretty modern-looking interior as well – we think it’s one of the nicest in its class. Materials are not of the highest quality, but they this is an economy car and to be honest, most of the competitors are even worse in that regard.

The center-mounted 7-inch touchscreen is very easy to use, thanks to a lot of hardware buttons for frequently used options and intuitive software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support are also here, which is very important for a car in this class that will be primarily be driven by younger people.

The exterior design is pretty interesting. It follows the design guidelines from other Nissan crossovers, like the aggressive front end, blacked-out pillars and floating-roof-like rear end, but it misses on the quirkiness of the Juke. For most people it will be fine though – it’s not a bad looking crossover by any mean.

 

Conclusion

The Nissan Kicks may have lost the flair the Juke had, but it gained in space, practicality, and technology inside. And while we are fans of the great fuel economy of the 1.6-liter gasoline engine, it’s pretty slow and the CVT doesn’t help it either.

 

Written by Ivo Gievski



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