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2020 Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V: Head to Head Comparison

Take on your daily adventures with style, sophistication, and confidence when you upgrade to a new crossover SUV! Two popular options for Merrillville, IN, drivers include the 2020 Nissan Kicks and 2020 Honda HR-V. Each equipped with their own unique features and performance specs, both of these vehicles bring excitement to your daily routine. Both boast advanced technologies, comfortable cabins, and a sleek profile, but which SUV will best suit your requirements? To assist you with your research, our team of experts here at Southlake Nissan crafted this comprehensive 2020 Nissan Kicks versus 2020 Honda HR-V comparison article.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks starts at $19,070 MSRP, while the 2020 Honda HR-V starts at $20,920 MSRP.

Already set on the one-of-a-kind 2020 Nissan Kicks? Explore our Merrillville, IN, inventory to find your favorite Nissan Kicks for sale, then secure great savings when you take advantage of one of our Nissan Kicks specials. If you have questions or need additional information, call Southlake Nissan at (219) 947-1600 or message us online.

2020 Nissan Kicks driving away

Kicks vs. HR-V
Performance & Handling

Both the 2020 Nissan Kicks and 2020 Honda HR-V are pretty similar in terms of their on-road performance. However, the 2020 Nissan Kicks delivers better fuel efficiency, letting you spend more time on the road and less money at the gas pump. Both of these crossover SUVs are not recommended for towing. Check out the table below to compare engine details and performance specs.


Engine and Performance Specs

2020 Nissan Kicks

  • 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
    • 122 HP
    • 114 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Up to 31 city/36 hwy MPG

2020 Honda HR-V

  • 1.8L In-Line 4-cylinder
    • 141 HP
    • 127 lb.-ft. of torque
    • * Up to 28 city/34 hwy MPG

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2020 Nissan Kicks touchscreen

Kicks vs. HR-V

Stay up-to-date with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility which you’ll find in both SUVs. However, for a tech experience you won’t forget, go with the 2020 Nissan Kicks. This technology powerhouse is equipped with the following features on select trims:

  • 7-in. Advanced Drive-Assist® display
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Intelligent Around View® monitor
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Bluetooth® hands-free technology
  • Six speakers
  • Three USB ports
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Nissan Intelligent Key®
2020 Nissan Kicks interior

Kicks vs. HR-V
Interior Design

Top-of-the-line interior amenities are found throughout the cabin of the 2020 Nissan Kicks. Although the 2020 Honda HR-V also has desired amenities such as heated and leather-trimmed front seats, it can’t compare to the unique Kicks. Interior amenities included on select 2020 Nissan Kicks models include:

  • Sport cloth seat trim with orange accents and stitching
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Black Prima-Tex™ accents with orange stitching
  • Six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat
  • Four-way adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • Air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter
  • Push button start
2020 Nissan Kicks exterior

Kicks vs. HR-V

Take your safety seriously with the 2020 Nissan Kicks. The Kicks brings you the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 system that’s filled with safety and driver assistive technologies for your protection. Features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • High beam assist
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking
Side view of a 2020 Nissan Kicks

Kicks vs. HR-V
Exterior Design

Make a powerful entrance with either the 2020 Kicks or 2020 HR-V. LED headlights and roof rails are available on select trims of both vehicles. The 2020 Nissan Kicks incorporates the following exterior amenities to help you boldly stand out:

  • Fog lights
  • Chrome or dark chrome grille
  • Power outside mirrors, windows, and door locks
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Body-colored outside door handles
  • 17-in. aluminum alloy wheels
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Silver exterior door trim
  • Body-color inserts on front and rear bumpers
  • High-gloss black colored mirrors with integrated turn signals
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