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2018 Nissan Kicks


City 31 MPG Hwy 36 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.3 (out of 5)
Value 4.3
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.2
Comfort 4.5
Performance 4.4
Reliability 4.3
Drive safely. Safe gas.

by Pinnapa from Los Angeles | February 24, 2020

Safe gas . Good for stuff large room Perfect for family . . Drive up to the hills is power . Easy to park good Clear for back up camera.

I am in love with this car! Exactly what I wanted!

by Suzanne from Nahant | February 22, 2020

This car meets all of my needs, period. I LOVE driving it! My 2018 Kicks rocks! Nissan of Woburn took great care of me! Yay!

Unreliable with lots of electrical issues

by disappointed from renton, wa | January 20, 2020

Bought my car previously owned with 3,000 miles on it. Thought I found a great deal and was super excited about the car. I drove it for a couple weeks and then the issues started and haven't stopped. 1) 12/11/10 - front motion sensor wasn't working and I kept getting an error message stating "front radar obstruction" every time I drove it. They sent me home with a loaner and I picked it up a few hours later. Figured it was a minor issue and that would be the end of it. 2) 12/30/19 - car wouldn't start and kept giving an error message in the dash saying "no key detected". I tried my spare key. "no key detected." / Locked the car to go inside to call Nissan and the keys would no longer unlock the vehicle. The tow truck came and was able to get the driver's side open to tow the vehicle back to the garage. Nissan called back a day later and recommended replacing the alternator and it was very rare to happen to a car this new. Said they could replace it under warranty, but it might be a while. There were supposedly only a handful of replacements in the company so I was without my car for a week+ waiting for repairs to finish. Post repairs, I got my car home for 2 days. Drove it once with no issues. 3) 2 days later, it wouldn't start again. The same exact error message appeared on my dashboard saying "no key detected" even though my key was on the dashboard. Called to have it towed a 2nd time. My car was back two me in 2 days, with the dealership claiming it was the battery this time. Asked me if I accidentally left something on, to which I told them I hadn't. They weren't sure the cause, but said they tested the battery and it was fine. 4) I drove home from Nissan service garage and parked my car where it sat for days untouched. It then wouldn't start again when I went to leave for work on 1/9/2020. This time, we jump-started it and let the battery charge for 15-20minutes. Turned it off and restarted it. It started. Turned the car off and when I went to drive it again 4 hours later, it was already dead again. To no surprise, the same error message came up that it wasn't detecting a key. Drove it to the dealership who said they'd keep it for the weekend and test it. 5) Tuesday, 1/21/2020, they called me and said they found gps tracker (which I did not install and the dealership never informed me that was on the car when I purchased it) and thought it was causing the battery to die. Asked if I wanted them to remove it. I said yes. They removed the tracking device and said they'd let the car sit a couple days and then test it again. Nissan called me Friday night to pick up the car, saying it was ready to picked up and was the battery. I couldn't make it there until the next morning and when I arrived, they said the car was working fine. Walked out to my car to leave and it wouldn't even start in the parking lot. I told the service dept and was told that the battery probably needed more time to charge then and to be driven around more and that is common in cold weather (seems like nonsense on a 2018 vehicle that supposedly started without issues for them the day before like they said). I have been without my car for weeks now and am convinced it's a lemon. No new car should have this many repeat issues. I've filed a claim with Nissan who said they would call me back last Wednesday with their answer. When they called, the Nissan rep said she didn't have an answer yet and would let me know when she did. Still waiting with no car that I'm paying for.... Don't waste your time with this one folks. From the car to the company, it's been a terrible experience.

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2018 Nissan Kicks Overview

The 2018 Nissan Kicks is an all-new, subcompact SUV that replaces the discontinued Juke. It is powered by a standard 125-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. Fuel economy for the Kicks is an EPA-estimated rating of 31/36 mpg city/highway. Maximum cargo capacity is 32.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.