2020 Nissan Kicks vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport

The Nissan Kicks is still a relative newcomer to the automaker’s crossover SUV roster. In the time that it has been for sale at dealerships like Charlie Clark Nissan, it has shown time and time again that its smallest crossover SUV platform is able to deliver big things to its owners. A comparison of the 2020 Nissan Kicks vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport will put a very fine point on the Kicks’ capabilities, especially in comparison to its top Ford rival. Independent reviews have praised the 2020 Kicks for offering strong real-world fuel economy scores, that also best what the 2020 EcoSport offers as well as for offering impressive internal cargo volume dimensions, that also best what the 2020 EcoSport offers. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Nissan Kicks today by calling, 956-395-3028.

People interested in taking home the 2020 Nissan Kicks or 2020 Ford EcoSport will see a few commonalities. Both subcompact crossover SUVs have two rows of seats and each model can hold up to five passengers. Where the two vehicles start to noticeably diverge is with interior cargo volume. Owners of the 2020 Kicks will be able to have their vehicle at maximum passenger capacity and still have up to 25.3 cubic-feet of space. Ford EcoSport drivers will only have 20.9 cubic-feet to use. Folding the rear seats in the Nissan Kicks will make 53.1 cubic-feet available, besting the 2020 EcoSport’s maximum cargo volume of 50 cubic-feet. The 2020 Nissan Kicks joins the rest of the automaker’s lineup in making the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 system standard equipment. Independent reviews have chided the EcoSport for not being able to match this capability.


2019 Nissan Kicks Vs. 2020 EcoSport
1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.0-L, 3-Cyl.
122/114 Horsepower/Torque 123/125
31/36 Fuel Economy 27/29
53.1 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 50 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

The 2020 Nissan Kicks is built to deliver efficient performance across its entire trim ladder. All models available at the Charlie Clark Nissan showroom will have a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will make 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Each trim employs a continuously variable transmission and the Kicks will be able to produce up to 31 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Ford EcoSport owners will have a turbocharged, 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine on base level models making about the same level of performance. However, EcoSport owners won’t be able to match fuel economy scores exhibited by the 2020 Nissan Kicks.

*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 31 City MPG/36 Highway MPG/33 Combined MPG for Kicks. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.


A rear left quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Kicks.
A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Kicks.
A photo of the cargo area in the 2020 Kicks.
A head-on photo of the 2020 Nissan Kicks.