If you’re looking for a crossover that offers space, but is still on the small side, then the compact crossover segment is right for you. It has many model options to choose from, though, which can make your decision difficult. Here, we compare three of the most popular options in the segment — the 2019 Nissan Kicks, 2019 Ford EcoSport, and 2019 HondaC-HR — to see why the Kicks should be your next compact crossover purchase.
If you want the most spacious crossover of the bunch, you want the Nissan Kicks. Not only does it offer best-in-class front-row legroom of 43.7 inches, but it also has more headroom both in the front and rear seats. Overall, the Kicks has a 93.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to the EcoSport’s 91.1 cubic feet and the CH-R’s 83.8 cubic feet. This means that all five passengers will be able to stretch out and get comfortable, no matter how long the drive.
If you tend to carry a lot of cargo, the Kicks will also have you covered. Nissan’s compact crossover has 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row. That’s 4.4 more cubic feet that the EcoSport and 6.3 cubic feet more than the C-HR. So, if you want as much space as possible, then the 2019 Nissan Kicks is the vehicle for you.
Technology is the top “must have” for many consumers, which is why many vehicles in the compact crossover segment are tricked out with innovations. From infotainment systems to advanced safety technologies, these vehicles offer a bit of everything. For the 2019 Kicks, this includes a class-exclusive Bose® Personal Plus System, which places its speakers right in your Kicks’ headrest so you will feel like you’re at a live concert, even when you’re not. None of the Kicks’ competitors has this type of premium system.
When it comes to safety technology, the Kicks also goes one step further than the competition. While both the Ford EcoSport and the Honda C-HR offer rearview cameras and some driver-assistance technologies, the Kicks utilizes Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor, which provides you with a four-camera composite view of the area around your vehicle. This camera also includes Moving Object Detection to let you know if there are any obstacles behind you when you’re backing up — something neither of its competitors do.
The new Nissan Kicks is one of the most exciting vehicles on the road today, and we can’t wait to let you get up close and personal with a test drive at Bates Nissan.