When the Nissan Kicks was first introduced in 2018, it was Nissan’s answer to offering a reliable, fun-to-drive vehicle that offered an elevated driving position and flexible cargo space without being an SUV. From the beginning, it was designated as a “green vehicle,” meaning it was among the lowest-emitting passenger vehicles for its model year. Additionally, its combined 33 MPG was an immediate perk for drivers who wanted a reliable commuter vehicle. The first Nissan Kicks also offered plenty of safety features and an intuitive, cozy interior that provided a comfortable ride.
Years later, it’s still answering the call. The 2023 Nissan Kicks is a zippy subcompact SUV that provides a smooth, quiet ride, as well as a unique styling that appeals to drivers who want something a step above. Our team at Newton Nissan of Gallatin can walk you through your Nissan Kicks trim options and answer any questions you might have. If you need a vehicle for a new driver, your commute into Nashville, or you want to take advantage of the safety and convenience features of one of the nation's leading brands, the 2023 Kicks might be the answer for you.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2023 Nissan Kicks, including the safety, technology, and convenience features that make it a great choice, and then stop by our lot to test drive one for yourself. We’ve helped drivers just like you find the right vehicle for their needs, and our goal is to always go above and beyond every step of the car-buying journey to ensure your satisfaction.
The 2023 Nissan Kicks offers a variety of safety features from a brand that has long been known for safety innovations. Not only that, but the 2023 Nissan Kicks S was named one of Cars.com's "2023 Best Value Cars" thanks to its dynamic fuel efficiency, technology options, and flexibility. Concerning safety, the Kicks is packed with features from the Nissan Safety Shield 360 collection, providing confidence and peace of mind wherever you go. Keep reading to learn how the Kicks supports and protects you and your passengers.
Things can change in the blink of an eye, including the road ahead. Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection alerts you to these changes by monitoring your speed and the distance between you and the car in front of you, helping you detect potential safety issues. In addition, it scans for things entering your path, such as pedestrians. When changes or objects are detected, the system warns you to correct your course, providing emergency braking if needed. Much like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Protection, Rear Automatic Braking lets you know when something is behind your vehicle to help you avoid a collision or lessen the impact.
Blind spots exist in every vehicle. Thankfully, the Blind Spot Warning alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind spot so you can navigate safely when changing lanes. Reversing can be tricky, which is why Rear Cross Traffic Alert gives you a heads-up when something enters your path, allowing you to initiate braking to avoid an accident. Lane Departure Warning will warn you if you’ve drifted too far from the center of your lane when the turn signal is not engaged. Nighttime driving isn’t always easy, but with High Beam Assist, you get the support you need with automatic transitions from low to high beam, offering you light when you need it the most.
These six standard features are the backbone of the Nissan Safety Shield 360 protection package. No matter where your journey takes you, you can feel confident that the Kicks is looking out for you on the road. Ask one of our team members if you have questions about these features and how they help you safely navigate our Tennessee roads.
The 2023 Nissan Kicks focuses on innovative integration during the drive using Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This suite of advanced technology features keeps you safe, working in conjunction with Nissan Safety Shield 360, comfortable, and connected across all three trim levels.
For the middle and top-tiered SV and SR, you will enjoy a seven-inch Advance Drive-Assist Display that gives you everything you need to enjoy the ride at the tip of your fingertips. These two also come standard with an 8-inch NissanConnect Display. Meanwhile, all three trims offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity plus Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System for compatible phones. For Apple users, the Siri Eyes Free system allows you to control features on your iPhone with your voice so you can keep your eyes on the road. Each trim option also gives you charging ports, such as USB A for the S trim and USB A and USB C for the SV and SR trims.
Technology also takes center stage regarding security for your 2023 Nissan Kicks with the standard Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System that verifies the correct key before starting your car. If the system detects an improper key, it will block the starting mechanism from turning on or off shortly after turning on. This provides you with an extra layer of security and peace of mind. Additionally, the SR trim level has an available Vehicle Security System to deter thieves.
Beyond Nissan Safety Shield 360, the 2023 Kicks has a standard Rear Sonar System to detect objects behind your vehicle with the help of the RearView Monitor for the S and SV trims. In the SR trim, you get the same Rear Sonar System with an upgrade to an Intelligent Around View Monitor that helps eliminate blind spots around the vehicle. Other technology features that assist with your drive include the standard Hill Start Assist and Cruise Control for the S trim. The SV and SR trim are equipped with a standard Intelligent Cruise Control that adapts to traffic flow, providing you with added cushioning when needed.
The above features are great, but you also want to be comfortable during the drive. Thankfully, Nissan recognizes this and has equipped the 2023 Nissan Kicks with premium comfort and convenience features. Whether you're headed to Bledsoe Creek State Park for the kids to enjoy Story Trail or into the city for a Titan's game, you'll enjoy the Kicks' perks.
You and your passengers will enjoy air conditioning with an In-Cabin Microfilter in the S and SV trim levels or the convenience of Automatic Temperature Control for the SR trim. In addition, your passengers get Rear Passenger Under-Seat Heater Ducts in the SV and SR levels, which is perfect for chilly mornings. Convenience comes from Push Button Ignition across all trims, as well as the Remote Engine Start System that is standard for the SV level.
This system is also standard for the SR level but comes with the addition of Intelligent Climate Control. The added convenience of multiple storage options, two cup holders, and four bottle holders only adds to the intelligent design of the Kicks. And when you need stability and security in the cargo area, you get four cargo tie-down hooks and an available Cargo Cover for the SR trim.
For seating, all trims include a six-way manual driver's seat and a four-way manual passenger's seat, a 60/40 second-row split-folding seat, and a center console armrest with storage. While the S and SV trims have cloth seat trims, the SR trim offers sport cloth seat trimming with orange accents and stitching. You can also opt for Prima-Tex appointed seat trim when choosing the SR trim. Last, the SR trim also allows you to add heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Ultimately, whichever trim you choose, you’ll enjoy incredible comfort and convenience in a well-designed and effective package. When it comes to the 2023 Nissan Kicks, the brand provided its best engineering and innovation to provide you with a dynamic vehicle that packs a punch.