SUVs has become the most popular type of automobile purchased in the US over the past twenty years or so. They are useful vehicles for large families, or for smaller families who are constantly ferrying their family members and friends around, or large amounts of luggage or cargo.
The Nissan Kicks and the Honda HRV are two very similar yet excellent SUVs popular on the US market today. People looking to purchase a new SUV often come down to a direct Nissan Kicks vs Honda HRV choice, and then end up scratching their heads or tossing a coin between the two.
Put that cap back on and that coin back in your pocket! With our Nissan Kicks vs Honda HRV comparison, you’ll easily be able to make up your mind.
Comparing the Nissan Kicks vs Honda HRV – Which is the Better Sport Utility Vehicle?
The latest iteration of the Nissan Kicks comes in three trims – S, SV and SL. It’s the smaller of Nissan’s premier pair of SUVs (the other being the Rogue Sport) but it still manages to provide a decent amount of crucial storage space – 25.3 cubic feet with the seats up, and 53.1 feet with the seats folded down.
The Kicks has FWD (AWD is not available) powered by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine. The 122 hp the engine provides doesn’t make the Nissan Kicks the most powerful SUV available, but it is speedy enough. Fuel consumption is usually more important than pedal-to-the-metal speed when it comes to smaller SUVs and here the Kicks is among the best in its class – 31 MPG in the city and a rocking 36 MPG on the highway.
The cabin of the Kicks is spacious and has a 7-inch infotainment screen as standard. Trims beyond the S have an 8-inch screen, adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera for extra safety.
Continuing the Nissan Kicks vs Honda HRV comparisons – Which SUV Scores the Highest?The HRV is Honda’s cheapest model and is roomy like the Nissan Kicks but not quite as roomy, especially with the rear seats folded. The HRV comes in four trims – LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. The 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine is thirstier than the Kicks (28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway for FWD, and worse for the optional AWD).The HRV also lacks equipment at basic trims when compared to the Kicks, not even providing navigation. It does have both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, but HRV owners have complained about the difficulty in using both.We think that in this Nissan Kicks vs Honda HRV battle of the SUVs the Nissan Kicks is the clear winner, but why not come and find out for yourself? Contact Charlie Clark Nissan in Brownsville to take a closer look at the Nissan Kicks SUV and even arrange a test drive. We always have a variety of Nissan SUVs in stock, as you can see via our online inventory. Why not contact us today at (956) 303-6690, or online here?