A blue 2022 Nissan Kicks is shown from the rear.

A New Kind of Kick

Nowadays, there never seems to be enough time. Money is tight, and you don’t have a lot of time to just fool around when you have important things to do. Hoping your car will start or that traffic won’t be so bad may be daily worries. Your commute has become tedious, your old car just isn’t meeting your needs anymore, and you know you need to do something about it. If any of that’s true, it sounds like you need a new kind of kick: a 2022 Nissan Kicks, to be specific.

If you’ve been looking for something to inspire your next drive, look no further. Starting at only $19,800 and delivering 31 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway, it’s budget-friendly on every level. So if you need a new buzz, something to shake up the same old routine—while still getting the job done, the 2022 Kicks is for you.

The black interior of a 2022 Nissan Kicks shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

Express Yourself

You don’t need to be a millionaire to tailor things to your specific wants and needs: the phone you use, the labels you wear, or even the vehicle you drive. Car companies have sat up and taken notice, giving drivers more options than ever to express their own unique style through their vehicles. The Nissan Kicks is no different, giving buyers plenty of fun options to showcase just who they are.

This modern subcompact crossover offers drivers expressive color choices like Deep Blue Pearl Metallic, Fresh Powder, or the sizzling Cayenne Red Metallic. If that’s not enough, two-tone exterior colors are available for those who can’t choose just one. Great combinations like Gun Metallic with Monarch Orange or Super Black and Boulder Gray Pearl are available to catch the eye and show off what makes you unique.

The Kicks features an aggressive facelift for 2022. From its sleek, almost cat-eye-shaped headlamps to its sculpted bold angles along the hood and sides, the Kicks is made to grab attention and hold it—no matter where you roam. Plus, with added features like exterior ground lighting, a stainless steel exhaust finisher, and other enhanced exterior package details, the Nissan Kicks will never let you down; you can go where you want to in style.

And yet, what’s on the inside really seals the deal when it comes to customization. The interior of the 2022 Kicks is crafted to center on you, the driver. With the latest tech, like a maximum-8” user-friendly touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a hands-free text messaging assistant, drivers can focus their attention on the road.

Plus, with available Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility, drivers can seamlessly connect their smartphones to their vehicle—bringing along all their favorite playlists and podcasts. To make sure everyone can stay connected, the new Kicks offers a Wi-Fi hotspot that can host up to seven devices. And, with USB-A and USB-C ports, drivers and their passengers will never have a problem staying charged and connected.

For a little extra help, the Nissan Kicks offers drivers the option of connecting with Amazon’s Alexa. With Alexa by your side, it’s easy to lock and unlock your vehicle, start your engine to warm your car on those cold mornings, or connect with your Amazon account and put things on your shopping list—all at the sound of your voice. Nissan also offers MyNissanApp, which makes it quick and easy to customize your alerts—so you know exactly what your Kicks is up to when you’re not around. Get notified if, say, your teen driver is going too fast or is running late, or if your Kicks is in danger of theft. Another great feature—not just for owners but also for their teen drivers—is the Automatic Collision Notification, which notifies help if the vehicle’s airbags go off.

Great features and safety aside, let’s not forget about having fun. If you’re in for a slow commute, relax and listen to favorite bands or immerse yourself in a good audiobook through the Kicks Bose Personal Plus Audio System. The Bose-powered system includes front-focused Bose UltraNearfield speakers, which are constructed in the headrest of the driver’s seat; it’s like having your own personal sound system that won’t disturb the other passengers. What if they want to listen in, too? No problem; switch to soundstage mode and allow the sound to flow freely through the vehicle, enhancing everyone’s experience.
The black interior of a 2022 Nissan Kicks shows the front seats.

Perform at Your Peak

Customizing the new 2022 Kicks through color and add-ons, or utilizing voice command for your convenience, wouldn’t be nearly as great if this crossover didn’t deliver top-of-the-line driving performance. Thankfully, in the new Kicks, you can make the most of your time behind the wheel—and have fun doing it, too. Smooth, responsive handling and firm braking demonstrate that when the Kicks is performing at its peak, so is the driver. Whether you’re navigating tight curves or heavy traffic, it responds according to the driver’s demands seamlessly. Plus, comfortable suspension smooths out road conditions for a cushioned ride.

How does the Kicks perform so well? The speed-sensitive steering system plays a big part. This system automatically adjusts based on your speed, controlling power output, so not only do you take turns at a smoother pace, but your costly fuel goes further. Everything about the Nissan Kicks was designed around the driver to fit into their lifestyle, so its performance is no different—from its aerodynamic design to its smart steering system and its superb EPA estimated fuel economy rating 33 MPG. All this means you’ll be saving money in more ways than one. Who doesn’t love that?

Extras, Extras, Extras

A vehicle should be made to fit into your lifestyle, not the other way around. So, with the new Nissan Kicks, a person never has to worry about compromise. Whether you want extra cosmetic features like sleek 17” black aluminum-alloy wheels, unique badging elements, a rear roof spoiler to grab attention and turn heads, or even hauling features like roof rail crossbars, the Kicks can be tailored to fit whatever needs the driver might have—and then some.

Useful extras like carpeted or all-season floor mats and carpeted or all-season trunk area protectors keep your car in top shape, no matter what you throw at it. And, for added privacy, an optional rear cargo cover keeps valuable items out of sight.

For even more fun extras: kits! Nissan offers kits that include whatever extras you may need, from a basic Emergency Roadside Kit to a First Aid Kit, or even a Family Travel Clean-Up Kit. The Kicks has your back when you need it, stocking items you might not know you need—until suddenly, you do. Life is messy and unpredictable, so a kit of extras in your vehicle can help make stressful situations a little bit easier, should the need arise.

And, if you want to turn things up a notch, the extras on the trim packages should do it. Choose from the standard Kicks S, extra comfort and convenience features like Adaptive Cruise Control in the Kicks SV, or upgraded tech like a Wi-Fi hotspot in the Kicks SR. Best of all, even the top trim is still priced competitively. Whether you love it for its stunning, sleek looks or stellar driving performance, the new 2022 Nissan Kicks is designed to not only fit into your lifestyle and budget, but stand out in the best possible way.