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2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks Review

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2021 Honda
HR-V

MSRP*: $21,220 to $29,340
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2021 Nissan
Kicks

MSRP*: $19,550 to $21,990
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Invoice* $20,240 to $27,361 $18,846 to $21,191
MPG - City 26 - 28 MPG 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.9 - 58.8 ft3 32.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 141 hp 122 hp
Exterior Length 170.4 - 170.9 in 169.1 in
Exterior Width 69.8 - 70.5 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 43.7 in
Rear 33.2 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda HR-V than in the Nissan Kicks. The Nissan Kicks will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda HR-V.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda HR-V as you will with the Nissan Kicks, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda HR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Kicks. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda HR-V and the Nissan Kicks have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is a little wider than the Nissan Kicks, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Kicks.

Handling
The Honda HR-V has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Kicks, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda HR-V has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Kicks.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda HR-V transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Kicks.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Nissan Kicks. With the Honda HR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Kicks.

Warranty
The Honda HR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Kicks.