It’s now been three model years since the Nissan Kicks’ kickoff, and the affable SUV still stacks up favorably versus subcompact competitors. For 2021, the Kicks returns refreshed with subtle styling tweaks inside and out, as well as tech and safety upgrades, while keeping its price attractive to would-be hatchback buyers looking to ride high with the SUV-buying masses.
For a comprehensive critique of the Kicks, be sure to check out our full review by Cars.com’s Aaron Bragman via the related link above. But for a rapid-fire rundown of our likes and dislikes, keep reading.
Here are seven things we get a kick out of (and three we’d kick to the curb) about the 2021 Nissan Kicks: