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Autotrader Best New Cars List Includes 2021 Nissan Kicks

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2021 Nissan Kicks
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The 2021 Nissan Kicks secured a spot on the Autotrader Best New Cars 2021 list thanks to its affordable price tag and eye-catching style.

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“This subcompact crossover has no shortage of quirks providing a lot of personality and customizability at a price that a wide range of drivers can afford,” Autotrader reports.

The panel was made up of several experienced Autotrader editors. To qualify, vehicles had to have an MSRP of less than $75,000, an updated design for 2021, and a rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 in previous Autotrader reviews.

Due to its “price, value, tech, and personalization,” Autotrader said the Kicks is a worthy contender for a first car.

“If you want a small crossover with a distinct look and for a reasonable new car price, the Kicks is it,” one of the editors said.

The 2021 Nissan Kicks falls well below the $75,000 limit imposed by the editors with an MSRP of less than $20,000. But that affordable price tag doesn’t mean the Kicks is boring or simple. It has a bold new look inside and out, a comfortable interior, and plenty of connectivity tech, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assist technologies.

The user-friendly infotainment system, NissanConnect, boasts an 8-inch touch screen and resembles tablet-like functionality. An available Bose Personal Plus Audio System uses Bose UltraNearfield speakers in your headrest to surround you with high-quality sound as you drive.

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The 2020 Nissan Kicks is also no stranger to notice from auto journalists. The editors at U.S. News & World Report named the subcompact crossover to its list of the 14 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2021 and the Best Cars for Recent Graduates in 2020.