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Nissan Kicks Makes US News’ List of Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

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2020 Nissan Kicks
2020 Nissan Kicks
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If saving money at the pump is one of your driving goals in 2021, consider getting behind the wheel of the Nissan Kicks. The staff at U.S. News & World Report named the popular 2020 Kicks to its list of The 14 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2021.

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Over the years, SUVs have become the go-to vehicle for families on the go, road trippers, adventure seekers, and commuters who want extra space for cargo. SUVs are also well-loved for their higher driving position, easier cargo access, and better performance in inclement weather. And now, with the roundup from U.S. News, fuel-efficiency rates as another favorable benefit for SUVs, especially in the 2020 Nissan Kicks.

2020 Nissan Kicks

In the pub’s list, the 2020 Nissan Kicks ranks above models from Lexus, Hyundai, Honda, Subaru, Ford, and Toyota. The 2020 Kicks earned a USN Overall Score of 7.6/10, and according to Travers, boasts an annual fuel cost of $1,050.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks returns EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway thanks in part to its speed-sensitive electric power steering. The Kicks features a 1.6-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine paired to an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that generates 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to notable fuel-efficiency ratings, the 2020 Kicks brings a long list of standard features, an attractive price tag, and plenty of space for cargo.

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Travers also says that the Kicks’ funky styling and comprehensive list of advanced driver-assist technologies add to its appeal.