It starts under $20,000 despite being updated.
First introduced in 2018, the Nissan Kicks has received its first significant facelift for the 2021 model year, aligning it with the updated model sold elsewhere in the world. However, the United States still doesn't receive Nissan's e-Power set up with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine acting as an EV generator. Instead, the Kicks soldiers on with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine as before, producing 122 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque.
We've already had a chance to drive the 2021 Kicks, but we did so not knowing how much the model would cost. Nissan did reveal that the base Kicks S would start at $19,500 (plus a destination and handling charge of $1,095), a $630 increase over the 2020 model. Now, the company has revealed additional pricing for the higher trims.
The mid-level 2021 Kicks SV now starts at $21,300, an $800 increase over the 2020 model. Stepping up to the SV trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color door handles and mirrors, silver roof rails, automatic climate control, SiriusXM satellite radio, remote start, rear disc brakes, adaptive cruise control, an additional USB-C port, a larger eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and a seven-inch driver display in the gauge cluster.
The top SR trim is priced only $640 higher at $21,940, an $820 jump over the 2020 version. This trim level contains the most features, including LED headlights, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, dark chrome grille accents, roof spoiler, mirror-mounted turn signals, and a surround-view camera.
There is only one option available on the Kicks, an SR Premium Package for the SR trim level. This package was priced at $1,000 last year, and we expect it to remain unchanged for 2021. The SR Premium Package includes an eight-speaker Bose audio system, heated leather front seats, heated steering wheel, WiFi hotspot, and a rear tonneau cover.
The 2021 Nissan Kicks is now on sale and should be available at dealerships around the country.