2021 Nissan Kicks

 



QUICK TAKE:

  • New 2021 Kicks celebrates individuality, delivering an impressive array of class-leading features with equally attractive value
  • Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, available class-exclusive Bose® Personal® Plus audio system2
  • Standard 7.0-inch touchscreen display with new 8.0-inch touchscreen on SV and SR models
  • Revised styling offers a bold front end appearance with a new stylish rear end
  • Interior enhancements include new seat and trim materials and new, full center console with armrest
  • Advanced Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology standard on all Kicks grade levels – including class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking1
  • Over 100 million available color combinations for maximum personalization3

The Nissan Kicks compact SUV has built a solid following throughout the world as a crossover of choice for young, multicultural singles and the young-at-heart. For 2021, Kicks ups its desirability factor with extensive standard and available features in a highly customizable package.

The 2021 Nissan Kicks is offered in three well-equipped front-wheel drive models – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. There is also a new SR premium package available.

Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Kicks include:

Exterior

  • Refreshed styling with redesigned front and rear end treatments with and enhanced sense of premiumness
  • Bolder, more aggressive look with new angular front bumper, "Double V-motion" grille, super-thin headlight design (halogen and LED)
  • Redesigned stylish rear end with new rear bumper, rear hatch finisher, "one-line" rear LED combination light and new rear finisher
  • Available LED headlights with LED signature Daytime Running Lights (SR)
  • Available LED fog lights (SR)
  • Available rear roof-mounted spoiler (SR)
  • Available roof rails (silver or black color)
  • Available heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Energetic, premium color palette with seven available exterior colors: new Electric Blue Metallic, new Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium color), new Boulder Gray Pearl and Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White TriCoat (premium color) and Fresh Powder.
  • Five available two-tone paint combinations: new Super Black/Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, new Super Black/Electric Blue Metallic, new Super Black/Boulder Gray Pearl, along with Super Black/Aspen White TriCoat and Super Black/Monarch Orange Metallic.

Powertrain

  • Front engine/front-wheel drive
  • Standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder rated at 122 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm and 114 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
  • Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System
  • Nissan Xtronic transmission

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Front independent-strut suspension with 22 mm stabilizer bar and twin-tube shock absorbers
  • Twist beam rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers
  • Electric power-assisted steering
  • Standard front disc/rear drum Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist (S grade)
  • Available four-wheel disc brakes (SV, SR grades)
  • Available electric parking brake with auto hold (SV, SR grades)
  • 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, 205/60R16 all-season (S)
  • New design 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/55R17 all-season tires (SV, SR)
  • Standard Hill Start Assist
  • Available Integrated Dynamic-Control Module, featuring Active Engine Brake, Intelligent Trace Control and Intelligent Ride Control (SR)

Interior Features

  • New seat and door trim, side vent ring, center display design, door switch finishers (SV, SR)
  • Standard 5-passenger seating with best-in-class7 front-seat legroom
  • Standard 7.0-inch touchscreen center display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Available 8.0-inch touchscreen display
  • Comfortable 6-way driver's seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat
  • Available heated Prima-Tex™-appointed front seats (SR Premium Package)
  • Available heated steering wheel (SR)
  • Available premium seat fabric with interior trim and accents (SR)
  • Available tonneau cover (SR Premium Package)
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Standard Siri® Eyes Free
  • Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available class-exclusive2 Bose Personal Plus sound system with eight speakers and proprietary Bose signal processing and a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch BoseUltraNearfield™ neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks' driver's seat head restraint
  • Available SiriusXM® Radio (subscription required, sold separately)
  • Three standard USB ports (2 charge only) with available USB Type-C on SV and SR models
  • Available Nissan Intelligent KeyTM with Push Button Start
  • Available Remote Engine Start8
  • Available, class-exclusive Intelligent Around View® Monitor3
  • Available Automatic Temperature Control (SV, SR)
  • Standard steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System controls
  • Standard rear sonar
  • Available Intelligent Driver Alertness9
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Available Wi-Fi hotspot with over-the-air updating for headunit firmware

Safety and Security

  • Standard Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Standard front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • Standard driver and front passenger knee supplemental air bags
  • Standard rear seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard 3-point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, load limiters and adjustable upper anchors
  • Standard LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Standard Child safety rear door locks
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy Fill Tire Alert system

Models and Packages

  • Three well-equipped models: Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR
  • One available package: Premium Package (SR)

As Nissan's newest nameplate, the Kicks compact crossover quickly established a reputation for offering an impressive array of class-leading features with equally attractive value. Introduced three years ago in the U.S. as the entry model to Nissan's lineup of six crossovers and SUVs, Kicks has attracted young, enthusiastic new buyers to the brand.

To maintain that momentum, Nissan refreshed the 2021 Nissan Kicks with updates to provide even more features, technology, customized style and value that buyers are seeking in a compact crossover.

New changes include:

  • Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Standard 7.0-inch touchscreen with new 8.0-inch color touchscreen on SV and SR grades
  • Three standard USB ports with new available USB Type-C for SV and SR
  • Refreshed exterior styling with bold new "Double V-motion" grille and available LED headlights
  • New wheel designs
  • Updated interior with new center console, new seating and trim materials
  • New 7.0-inch driver information display in the meter cluster
  • Rear disc brakes added to SV and SR grades
  • An array of bold new colors, including new two-tone combinations

Younger buyers expect technology to keep them connected, so Nissan now offers standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on all 2021 Kicks as well as available NissanConnect® Services – a suite of convenience and security features that includes an available Wi-Fi hotspot with over-the-air updating for head unit firmware, remote vehicle commands like keyless entry and safety features including Automatic Collision Notification.

Fuel economy is another Kicks strong point with best-in-class1 ratings of 31 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined2. And for peace of mind, standard on all Kicks is Nissan Safety Shield® 360, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist and class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking.3

New exterior design makes a bold first impression

While maintaining Kicks' compact urban crossover dimensions – with its large interior space and nimble, city-sized exterior for easy maneuverability – the extensive exterior changes immediately set Kicks apart from the competition.

Starting with a bold front end, a more aggressive bumper blends with the new "Double V- motion" grille, giving Kicks a more powerful SUV look. New headlights offer a high-tech, modern and premium effect, which is even further enhanced on the SR grade's super-thin LED multi-reflector design. The SR also includes standard LED fog lights.

A stylish rear end begins with a new bumper and back door finisher and LED combination light that stretches from side to side, adding a strong horizontal line that emphasizes Kicks' wide rear structure. Like in front, the redesigned rear bumper imparts a sense of more "lifted" volume and a premium feel.

The 2021 Kicks continues with its "floating roof" with a "wrap-around visor" look to the windscreen and side glass. The wide C-pillar appears hidden, with a black finish that blends into the tailgate glass and still allows excellent outward visibility for all.

Standard exterior features include Intelligent Auto Headlights with adjustable sensitivity and timing, along with rear wiper and available roof rails, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and rear roof spoiler.

Color is a hallmark of Kicks, and it continues to be available in a range of vibrant hues. For 2021, the energetic, premium palette includes three new colors: Electric Blue Metallic, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium color) and Boulder Gray Pearl. Also available are Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White TriCoat (premium color) and Fresh Powder.

Five two-tone paint combinations are also available, including three new options – Super Black/Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Super Black/Electric Blue Metallic and Super Black/Boulder Gray Pearl. Also offered are Super Black/Aspen White TriCoat and Super Black/Monarch Orange Metallic.

For even more personalization, there's an array of available Kicks Color Studio accessories. In total, Kicks offers over 100 million available color combinations4 which ensures that the customer will get a Kicks perfectly suited to their personal style.

Smart, stylish redesigned interior

The 2021 Kicks interior also has a new stylish and premium feel, highlighted by the SV and SR grades new seat and door trim design and full center console with an armrest.

The versatile interior offers a sporting flavor – provided by a D-shaped steering wheel, comfortable 6-way driver's seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat and 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. New seating materials include more saturated color, with the SR Premium Package featuring Prima-Tex™-appointed seating with three-tone design and stitching.

As in previous years, the 2021 Kicks provides ample passenger space throughout the cabin, including best-in-class5 front seat legroom.

For the ultimate audio experience, the Kicks SR Premium Package includes the class- exclusive6 Bose® Personal® Plus sound system, which uses eight speakers and proprietary Bose signal processing to provide what Bose calls "360 degrees of immersive sound." Key to its dynamic sound is a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose UltraNearfield™ neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks' driver's seat head restraint.

A Bose PersonalSpace Control feature is built into the infotainment system's audio settings, providing adjustable listening options from front-focused sound to a wider, more enveloping experience. The system also includes a digital amplifier with six channels of custom equalization and digital system processing.

Among the other on-board technology, Kicks features an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor7, which provides a virtual composite 360-degree bird's-eye view of the Kicks' exterior.

A crossover for the adventurous

Every 2021 Kicks comes with a standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System. The engine is rated at 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque and paired with a smooth, Xtronic transmission powering the front wheels.

Kicks offers a standard Traction Control System, Vehicle Dynamic Control and Hill Start Assist, front disc/rear drum Anti-lock Braking System (S grade) and electric power steering. Kicks SV and SR grades add new rear disc brakes.

New for 2021 as standard on SV and SR grades are Intelligent Cruise Control and an electronic parking brake with auto hold, which can ease driver workload in certain situations. Kicks SR also includes an Integrated Dynamic-Control Module, featuring Active Engine Brake, Intelligent Trace Control and Intelligent Ride Control, to help provide a higher level of driving enjoyment.

Nimble handling is provided by a front independent strut, stabilizer bar suspension matched with rear suspension featuring twist beam and twin-tube shock absorbers. Kicks S grade comes with 16-inch steel wheels mounted with 205/60R16 all-season tires. Kicks SV and SR grades are equipped with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/55R17 all-season tires.

Kicks is also equipped with a total of 10 air bags. Intelligent Driver Alertness8 and Rear Door Alert are standard on SV and SR grades.

Three well-equipped, high-value models

The redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks is available in three well-equipped models – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. Among the Kicks S grades' standard features are Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, three USB ports, keyless entry, push button start, Easy Fill Tire Alert and Intelligent Auto Headlights.

Kicks SV includes a long list of additional features –Nissan Intelligent Key™, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, body-colored heated outside mirrors, body-colored outside door handles, roof rails, Automatic Temperature Control, 7.0-inch Advanced Driver Alert Display, SiriusXM® Radio (subscription required, sold separately), Remote Engine Start9, an additional USB Type-C port (data and charge) and more.

Kicks SR adds a sporty flair with the addition of LED headlights with LED signature accents, LED fog lights, black heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather shift knob, SR seat fabric with interior trim and accents, front and rear bumpers with body color inserts, rear roof-mounted spoiler, dark chrome grille accents, Intelligent Around View® Monitor7 and more.

One option package is available for the SR model; the Premium Package includes Bose Audio with amplifier, eight speakers (including driver's headrest), Prima-Tex™ appointed seats, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, security system, tonneau cover, NissanConnect Service and available Wi-Fi hotspot with over-the-air updating for head unit firmware.

2021 Nissan Kicks Pricing

Effective Date: February 9, 2021

BASE VEHICLEDescriptionSuggested List Price(1)
S FWD1.6 Liter I4 Xtronic$19,500
SV FWD1.6 Liter I4 Xtronic$21,300
SR FWD1.6 Liter I4 Xtronic$21,940

 

FACTORY INSTALLED OPTIONSSuggested List Price(1)SSVSR
Premium Paint w/ Two-Tone (Body/Roof)$595 
Premium Paint$395 
Two-Tone Paint (Body/Roof)$250 
SR Premium Package$1,200  
17" Black Alloy Wheels$495 

 

PORT INSTALLED ACCESSORIESSuggested List Price(1)SSVSR
Splash Guards (4 pc)$205
Exterior Package (Crossbars, Rear Bumper Protector, Exhaust Finisher)$615 
Rockford Fosgate Audio$665
Carpeted Floor Mats w/ Cargo Mat$225
Illuminated Kick Plates$460 
Door Sill Plates$110  
Interior Electronics Package
(Interior Ambient Lighting, Door Pocket Light, Frameless Auto-dimming Mirror w/ Universal Remote)
$575
Rear Spoiler$445 
Exterior Ground Lighting$275
Center Armrest w/ Storage$320  

2021 Nissan Kicks Specifications

Specifications are based on the latest product information available at time of printing

Mechanical

Engine

 

Name

HR16DE

Cam design

DOHC

Orientation

Transverse

Cylinders / configuration

4-cylinder / inline

Block / head composition

Aluminum / aluminum

Displacement (liters)

1.6 (1,598 cc)

Horsepower

122 @ 6,300 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

114 @ 4,000 rpm

Bore & stroke (mm)

78.0 x 83.6

Compression ratio (:1)

10.4

Spark plugs

Platinum-tipped

Maximum engine speed

6,500 rpm

Valvetrain

4 valves per cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System

Induction system

Naturally aspirated

Engine mounts

2 solid, 1 liquid-filled

Recommended fuel

Regular unleaded

Emissions certification level

Tier 3-Bin 30 (EPA) / LEV3-SULEV30 (CARB)

Exhaust

Single system with main muffler

 

Electrical

 

Ignition system

Electronic (direct)

Alternator

120A

Battery

12 volt

 

Transmission and Drive System

 

Drive configuration

Front engine FWD

Transmission type

Xtronic

Gear ratios (:1) Reverse

4.006 – 0.458
3.771:1

Final drive ratio

3.927:1

Hill Start Assist

S

 

BrakesSSVSR
Front                                         Type
Rotor size (diameter x thickness) (in.)
Vented disc
11.0 x 0.94
Rear                                          TypeDrumVented disc

Rotor size (diameter x thickness) (in.)

8.0

11.0 x 0.38

Electronic Brake force Distribution

S

Brake Assist

S

Anti-lock Braking System
Number of wheels/channels/sensors

S
4/4/4

Parking brake

Hand brake, center console

e-PKB with auto hold

 

Steering

S

SVSR

Type

Electric power-assisted

Power-assisted

Vehicle-speed variable assist

Overall ratio (:1)

14.7

Turns (lock-to-lock)

2.64

Turning diameter – curb-to-curb (feet)

34.1

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

-

-

S

Audio switches

S

Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System switches

S

Haptic steering wheel

S

 

Suspension

 

Front
Stabilizer bar (22 mm)

Independent strut w/ coil springs S

Rear

Twist beam

Twin-tube shocks

S

 

Body / Chassis

 

Type

Unibody

Materials (primary)

Corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel

 

Exterior

Wheels & Tires

S

SV

SR

6 x 16-inch steel wheels with covers

S

-

-

6.5 x 17-inch aluminum-alloy

-

S

S

Tires

 

205/60R16 all-season

S

-

-

205/55R17 all-season

-

S

S

Temporary spare tire

T125/90D15 T125/80D16
Location: Under cargo
area floor

S
-

-
S

-
S

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (direct sensor type)

S

Easy Fill Tire Alert

S

 

Exterior Features

S

SV

SR

Outside mirrors

Type

Manual folding
Resin Body color
High gloss black

S
S
-
-

S
-
S
-

S
-
-
S

Heated

-

S

S

Bumpers, front and rear Black

 S

 S

 -

Black with body-color inserts

-

-

S

Front and rear door handles               Black Body color

S
-

-
S

-
S

Grille                                         Chrome
Dark satin chrome

S
-

S
-

-
S

Windshield               Green-tinted + UV cut

S

Front door windows    Green-tinted + UV cut

S

Wipers
Front variable intermittent
Rear liftgate glass – fixed w/rear wiper link and wash

 
S
S

Rear spoiler

-

-

S

Roof rails with silver paint

-

S

-

Roof rails with black paint

-

-

S

 

Lights

S

SV

SR

Headlights

Type

Halogen low beam Halogen high beam
LED low beam

S
S
-

S
S
-

-
S
S

Intelligent Auto Headlights

S

High Beam Assist

S

LED front fog lights

-

-

S

Partial LED rear comination lights

S

Center high-mounted stop light

S

Outside mirror-mounted LED turn signals

-

-

S

 

Interior

Seating

S

SV

SR

Capacity

5-passenger

S

Materials

Cloth
Prima-Tex™ leather-
appointed

S
-

S
-

S
O

Front seats

Type

Bucket

Heated driver and passenger front seats

-

-

O

Center console armrest with storage

-

S

S

Driver’s seat

6-way manual adjustable
Attached armrest

S
S

Front passenger seat

4-way manual

S

2nd row seat

60/40 split fold-
down

S

 

Audio, Navigation and Connectivity

S

SV

SR

Head unit and speakers

 

AM/FM w/ 6 speakers, USB/aux. input, satellite radio, Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity

S

S

S

Bose® Personal AM/FM w/ 8 speakers, USB/aux. input, satellite radio, Bluetooth®,
smartphone connectivity

-

-

O

7.0-inch color touchscreen display

S

-

-

8.0-inch color touchscreen center display

-

S

S

NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay® amd Android Auto™

S

USB Connectivity (iPod® compatible)

S

MP3 capability

S

Radio Data System

S

Speed-sensitive volume control

-

S

S

Steering wheel audio controls

S

Streaming audio via Bluetooth®

S

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately)

-

S

S

Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System

S

Siri® Eyes Free

S

NissanConnect Services, Wi-Fi hotspot,
Over-the-Air (OTA) updating for firmware via a WiFi WPA2 connection

-

-

O

 

Instrumentation

 

Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges

S

Meters/Gauges

 

Speedometer

Analog

Tachometer

Analog on S, digital on SV/SR

Coolant temperature

Digital

Fuel level

Digital

 

Comfort & Convenience Features

S

SV

SR

12-volt outlet

Front center stack

S

Assist grips

Front – fixed Rear – fixed

2
2

Inside rearview mirror

Manual dimming

S

RearView Monitor

S

S

-

Intelligent Around View® Monitor

-

-

S

Double map lights

S

Driver and front passenger sunvisors w/vanity mirror

S

-

-

Driver and front passenger sliding sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirror

-

S

S

Power windows – one-touch up/down driver
and passenger side front with auto-reverse function

S

Power door locks w/selective unlocking and anti-lockout feature, auto-locking system

S

Cruise control w/steering wheel-mounted controls

S

-

-

Intelligent Cruise Control

-

S

S

Remote keyless entry system

S

Front seat center console

S

Cupholders (4)

S

Bottleholders – doors (4)

S

Air conditioning/heater – manual temperature control

S

-

-

Automatic Temperature Control

-

S

S

Drive computer w/mpg, distance to empty, average speed, elapsed time, outside temp,
TPMS

S

-

-

7.0-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display w/mpg, distance to empty, average speed,
elapsed time, outside temp, TPMS

-

S

S

Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start

-

S

S

Tonneau cover

-

-

O

Cargo area courtesy light

S

Cargo area carpeting

S

Rear Door Alert

-

S

S

Remote engine start1

-

S

S

Intelligent Driver Alertness2

-

S

S

 

Safety and Security

Passenger Restraint Systems

 

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual- stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification
sensor

S

Front seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags

S

Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant
head protection

S

Driver and passenger knee supplemental air
bags

S

Rear seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags

S

Outboard seat belts                          Front
Rear

3-point (ALR/ELR for passenger, ELR for driver)
3-point ALR/ELR

Center seat belts                              Rear

3-point ALR/ELR

Power window lockout button

S

Child restraint upper tether anchors

S

LATCH system

S

Child safety rear door locks

S

 

Passive Safety

 

Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Energy-absorbing steering column Hood buckling creases and safety stops Body side reinforcements
Shift interlock system Vehicle Dynamic Control
Traction Control System

S

 

Safety, Security and Driving Aids

S

SVSR

Tamper proof door lock key cylinder
Vehicle Security System Immobilizer

S

Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

S

Rear Automatic Braking

S

Lane Departure Warning

S

Blind Spot Warning

S

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

S

Rear sonar

S

 

Dimensions

Exterior (inches)

 

Wheelbase

103.1

Overall length

169.1

Overall width

69.3

Overall height

63.3

63.4

63.4

Track width                    Front / rear

59.8 / 60.4

Minimum ground clearance

7.0

Step-in height (front/rear)

15.5 / 15.9

Angle of approach (degrees)

16.6

Angle of departure (degrees)

28.7

Ramp angle (degrees)

18.4

 

Interior (inches)

Front

2nd row

Head room

40.4

38.5

Leg room

43.7

33.4

Hip room

50.9

49.1

Shoulder room

53.0

53.2

 

Weights

S

SV

SR

Curb (pounds)

Front

1,638

1,661

1,673

 

Rear

1,044

1,074

1,071

 

Total

2,682

2,734

2,744

Weight dist. (%)

F/R

61/39

GVWR (pounds)

3,660

 

Capacities

 

Fuel tank (gallons)

10.8

Engine oil (quarts)

4.5

Engine coolant (quarts)

6.95

 

Projected Fuel Economy
(Actual mileage may vary)

 

City

31

Highway

36

Combined

33

Classification

5-door hatchback

 

Options

SR

Premium Package: Bose® Audio with amplifier, 8 speakers (including driver’s headrest), Prima-Tex™-appointed seats, heated front seats, heated steering wheel,
security system, tonneau cover

O

 

– Standard – Option




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