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Choosing your crossover for your adventures around Vista, Carlsbad, and Escondido can be challenging when you’re torn on the 2020 Honda HR-V vs. Nissan Kicks. Both of these models offer quite a lot to their respective drivers. But which one do you actually see yourself in?
Our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista is here to help you get a better sense of your options so you can decide on the crossover that’s right for you. This HR-V vs. Kicks comparison will help you see what these vehicles offer so you can decide for yourself.
Although similar because of their compact crossover status, the HR-V and Kicks offer slightly different performances. The Honda HR-V includes the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine while the Kicks has the 1.6L 4-cylinder. Both engines come mated to respective Continuously Variable Transmissions. The HR-V, however, boasts 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The Kicks only boasts 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.
The Honda HR-V and Nissan Kicks both offer spacious cabins for their respective five passengers. The Honda HR-V, however, offers rear passengers much more legroom with 39.3 inches compared to the cramped rear of the Kicks, which only gives its passengers 33.2 inches of legroom.
Each crossover is designed to hold some cargo space in the rear. The HR-V and Kicks feature more than 24 cubic feet of cargo space when all the seats are in place. However, when the rear seats are folded flat, there’s a considerable difference with what these vehicles offer. The Honda HR-V offers a maximum 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space while the Nissan Kicks features only 32.3 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat.
These crossovers both come equipped with respective dashboard-mounted display screens that you can use to select your media options ranging from the AM/FM radio, the USB-connected media device, or even the Bluetooth®-paired phone. Additionally, the Honda HR-V includes the Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation, which is a feature that automatically adjusts the audio levels when the engine performance is too loud.
Both the Kicks and HR-V offer additional features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These features will integrate your phone into the dashboard display so you can be connected at all times and select your texts, apps, contacts, library, and more while out on the road.
By now, you’re pretty familiar with what these vehicles offer and how they differ. You learned what the HR-V vs. Kicks can do on the road while getting a better sense of the respective cabin space and features. But, you’ve also learned that the Honda HR-V seems to have a few advantages over the Nissan Kicks.
Why not learn more like how it handles on the road by scheduling your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista? We’re here and ready to help drivers throughout Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad for when it’s time to find the right car!