Nis­san Kicks

Men's Journal - - BRANDED CONTENT -

Look­ing for an af­ford­able ride for your teenage driver or col­lege kid—with­out skip­ping on the new­est safety tech? Nis­san’s Kicks might be your an­swer: The base model starts at just un­der $18,000 yet in­cludes au­to­matic emer­gency brak­ing—the sin­gle safety fea­ture we think ev­ery buyer should de­mand. Our $20,290 test car had a suite of niceties, too, from a 360-de­gree cam­era view to Bose speak­ers in the head­rests. On pa­per, the Kicks lags be­hind its com­peti­tors in power: The four-cylin­der makes a pal­try 125 horse­power, but com­ing off a stop, it feels spright­lier. That’s be­cause the Kicks weighs nearly

300 pounds less than sim­i­lar ve­hi­cles—a fac­tor that helped us get 33 miles a gal­lon de­spite driv­ing like a Mon­ster En­ergy–swill­ing 17-year-old. Punch up the look by tweak­ing the col­ors for any of the 12 in­te­rior and ex­te­rior de­tails.

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