There are plenty of compact crossover SUVs available to US car purchasers at the moment. If you are looking at the purchase of a compact crossover SUV, then two vehicles that you have probably considered are the Nissan Kicks and the Kia Seltos. Both are popular automobiles and decent sellers, but which is the better vehicle?
Hopefully, we can help you to make the correct choice with our exclusive Nissan Kicks vs Kia Seltos comparison. Which of these is likely to be the best purchase for you? Read on to find out!
Nissan Kicks vs Kia Seltos – Your Direct Comparison in Terms of Performance and Power
The Nissan Kicks is Nissan’s most affordable SUV and the smallest in terms of stature, but there is still plenty to admire about it. Despite the diminutive appearance, the Nissan Kicks is deceptively roomy, with 25.3 cubic feet of capacity when fully loaded with passengers. You can more than double that capacity simply by folding the rear seats down.
This popular SUV gets its power from a 1.6 liter inline-4 engine paired to a continuously variable transmission making it capable of 122 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Kicks is FWD only as there is no AWD option but it gives exceptional fuel economy ratings of 31 MPG city and 36 MPG highway.
Some trims of the Kia Seltos do come with AWD as an option, but unless you are driving your Seltos over rugged terrain on a regular basis, that’s not important. The Seltos is slightly more powerful than the Kicks, which also makes it speedier but that comes at a cost of worse fuel economy figures.
The Nissan Kicks vs Kia Seltos Comparisons – What are the Differences in Tech?All but the base trim of the Nissan Kicks come with an impressive array of tech driver assistant aids. These features include forward collision warnings, automatic emergency breaking, pedestrian detection and many others.The basic tech array available with the Kia Seltos is much less impressive, with just automatic breaking and lane keeping assistance available on the basic trim levels. A budget buy, many purchasers of a Kia Seltos have expressed disappointment with their Kia Seltos, including poor quality servicing, delayed delivery times and the poor standard of the materials used, both interior and exterior. In addition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are only available as upgrades, and not as standard.Overall, the Nissan Kicks we think comes out on top, but we understand that you may not want to take our word for it. Why not take a look at the Nissan Kicks yourself at the Charlie Clark Nissan dealership in Brownsville? Not only can you take a look at a Nissan Kicks, you can drive one too! We always have a wide range of both new Nissan Kicks and certified preowned Nissan Kicks in stock, so we are sure to find something to suit. Why not give us a call today? Speak to a friendly member of our support staff at (956) 303-6690, or contact us online here.