The NHTSA's safety ratings for the 2021 Nissan Kicks are mediocre, including a four-star overall rating out of a possible five, following four-star results in rollover and frontal crash tests. The IIHS' crash test rating for the Nissan Kicks was better, with six top scores of Good issued. Additionally, the authority felt that the ease of use for the Nissan Kicks safety seats for children is exceptional.
All versions of the 2021 Kicks come with a comprehensive suite of safety features that includes things like forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. You also get rear automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, and the obligatory rearview camera. A driver condition monitor, rear door alert, and adaptive cruise control are added on upper trims, while the safety features on top-tier Nissan Kicks models are bolstered by a surround-view camera. All models get a slew of 10 airbags that include rear-seat side airbags and front knee airbags for both occupants.
IIHS Safety Ratings
NHTSA Safety Ratings