To be fair, it does weigh about 300lb less than the HRV, so the power-to-weight ratio is actually almost the same.Very nicely equipped for the price!
You think the HRV is under powered though... Wow 125hp
Interesting entry to the market. I need the cargo room that this doesn't appear to have, but I can see the appeal here for someone who wants a taller car
And those included options/features on the top model could be the deal maker. They would catch my interest as compared to the HR-V's.Edited: Geeze this is an aggressively priced car. The fully loaded Kicks is only $600 more than the base LX HRV, and the base one is almost $1700 cheaper than a base HRV.
Anything is better than the Juke! haha The front end is still hideous thoughI certainly think it's better than the juke ...
Incidentally, I saw a 2019 Acura RDX with manufacturer plates the other day, God it was gorgeous, the paint look like it was about 3 feet thick and it had really nice lines in person.
Motortrend:But where the Nissan Kicks seals the deal, at least to this audiophile, is its Bose stereo system. Called Bose Personal Plus, the system uses just eight speakers, of which two are 2.5-inch UltraNearfield neodymium speakers set into the driver's headrest. The effect of these strategically placed speakers is an unrivaled soundstage. It does so much with so little. The bass hits you in the chest, while the treble and mid sections give a clarity that'll send chills down your spine. The $1,000 Nissan charges (the option also nets you the Prima-Tex fabric and heated seats, as well as a security system) is a bargain, full stop.
Cnet:Let’s take a moment to talk about this stereo. You’re lucky if you can even get a “premium” stereo upgrade in a car that maxes out at $22,265 before accessories, and it usually just takes you from “it plays music” to “this sounds decent.” The Bose stereo in this Kicks, no joke, sounds better than the base stereo in a $180,000 Bentley Bentayga. Play an uncompressed audio file off your phone, and marvel at the clarity of the individual instruments and the breadth of the sound stage, then remind yourself this is a $22,000 car. Part of the trick is a pair of speakers in the driver’s head rest, which are there to manipulate the stage, not blow out your eardrums, though you can hear a difference if you turn your head all the way to the right or left. The stereo can be adjusted to focus sound at the driver when you’re alone in the car, but personally, I preferred the panoramic setting and its recording-studio feel.
On the highway, there is more wind noise than road noise, but it's mitigated by an optional Bose audio system with eight speakers, including two in the driver's headrest. I'm not an audiophile, but I can tell you that this system punches well above its weight. For a stereo at anywhere near this price point, it's nothing short of exceptional.