2025 Nissan Kicks

Stunning! The New Nissan Kicks

Nissan debuted the second-generation, 2025 Nissan Kicks to arrive at dealers later this year.

Nissan recently revealed the second-generation, 2025 Nissan Kicks. It replaces the first Kicks, which arrived in the U.S. for the 2018 model year. And while this new model retains its position as Nissan’s smallest SUV, it grew by nearly three-inches from bumper-to-bumper (now 171.9-in) and more than an inch and a half from side-to-side (70.9-in).

It’s also much better looking. More squared off, boxier, and I like the new headlight pattern, too.

2025 Nissan Kicks headlights
2025 Nissan Kicks headlights. Image courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan will continue to offer three trims of Kicks: S, SV, SR. And all three will use the same, new powertrain. First and foremost, Nissan will offer all-wheel-drive for the first-time, the Kicks used to be front-wheel-drive only, and AWD will be available on all three trims.

Nissan also ditched the 1.6-liter four-cylinder and bolted up a 2.0-liter inline-four to replace it. As a result, the Kicks gets 141 HP, 19 more than before, and 140 lb.-ft, up from 114. You still work with a continuously variable transmission, which is a bummer, but the added power is welcome.

Fuel economy is not yet available, but I suspect similar numbers to the current Kicks. If your go FWD expect to see 31 mpg city, 36 highway, 33 combined. And getting AWD will only cost you an mpg or two.

2025 Nissan Kicks Interior. Image courtesy of Nissan
2025 Nissan Kicks Interior. Image courtesy of Nissan

Inside, of course, gets bigger screens. The top SR trim now has a fully digital instrument cluster and a second 12.3-inch center display, lower trims see those shrink to seven inches. You also get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charge pad, and several usb-c ports on the higher trim Kicks

And the Kicks bigger footprint nets more space inside, the cabin looks roomier, certainly. Moreover, cargo behind the second-row climbs from 25 to 30 cubic feet, which grows to 60 cubic feet if fold the second row down

2025 Nissan Kicks cargo space.
2025 Nissan Kicks cargo space. Image courtesy of Nissan.

Finally, Nissan offers plenty of driving aids on the Kicks, courtesy of Nissan Safety Shield 360. And the top trim SR Kicks will get ProPilot Assist, which does things like lane centering, too

Nissan will reveal pricing closer to launch, which is expected late this summer for both the U.S. and Canada.

This is a much more fashionable small crossover SUV, to say the least. And with potentially improved vehicle dynamics, you may enjoy driving one a lot more, too. There’s definitely enough new here to make me want to find out. And, as soon as I do, I’ll be sure to share.

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