If I’m being honest, the prospect of driving the 2018 Nissan Kicks did not have me jumping for joy. Small SUVs might be my least favorite class of vehicles, partly because I think they’re usually too expensive and lack the practicality that should be requisite to having “utility” as a part of the vehicle’s designation.
That’s why the Kicks felt like such a breath of fresh air to me. It has the right price, the right amount of cabin and cargo room, and the right amount of styling customization to appeal to a wide range of buyers. (It also has a name that’s ripe for puns, but I will try to resist.)