Cost-Effective Crossover: Nissan Kicks

2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover is big on value and styling. Budget cars have given way to low-cost crossovers, underscoring a trend we’ve seen in recent years. Not every manufacturer, though, manages to combine value with amenities, but in the Kicks Nissan certainly does. With a starting price of around $20,000, the … Read more

White Space Wonder: 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

The Rogue Sport is the middle of a trio of small Nissan crossovers. Crossover utility vehicles are today’s family car, offering a blend of raised visibility, passenger space, and utility. Nissan is well represented in the segment with six utility vehicles to choose from, including the Armada SUV. At the … Read more

Just for Kicks: Nissan’s Smallest Crossover

2020 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover is big on value. The world of tiny crossovers continues to grow, with the Nissan Kicks one of the newest models. This subcompact utility vehicle is small on the outside, but it offers surprisingly decent space inside. Introduced in 2018, the current model benefits from driver assistance … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Small crossovers have overtaken compact cars and are often the vehicle of choice for first-time car buyers. Nissan is well-positioned in the segment as it offers a trio of models: Kicks, Rogue Sport, and Rogue. The Nissan Rogue Sport brings value to the segment and occupies a niche sub-set as … Read more

Merry Hamsters and the
All-New 2020 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a runaway hit for this Korean manufacturer, a cult favorite with the youth. Kia has long used a team of anthropomorphic hamsters to market the Soul, a boxy model that has outlasted the competition. Those furry rodents have been in and out of seclusion for the … Read more

Nissan Kicks SR Revisited

The Nissan Kicks is an affordable utility vehicle for first-time car buyers. It does to the utility sphere what the Nissan Versa does in the car market, by providing a cost-effective model that blends style, utility, and comfort. With a starting price of under $20,000, the Kicks may convert not … Read more

It’s a Wrap: 2018 in Review

Happy New Year to you and yours! The ending of one year and the start of another should give us pause, allowing us to reflect on what once was as well as assess our lives as we look forward. As an automotive journalist, I like to keep tabs on my … Read more

Small Nissan Crossover SUVs: Kicks, Rogue Sport and Rogue

2021 Nissan Kicks side

Three small crossovers give Nissan a leg up among its competitors. Small Nissan Crossovers In 2007, Nissan didn’t have a single crossover utility vehicle available that was smaller than a midsize model. That deficiency hurt this manufacturer as consumer demand for such established models as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V … Read more

Rogue Sport Delivers a Difference for Nissan

The Rogue Sport is one of three strong Nissan small crossovers. Small crossovers are the primary mode of transportation for many families. Every manufacturer sells them and in the case of Nissan you have three models to consider: Kicks, Rogue Sport and Rogue. The Nissan Rogue Sport shares little with … Read more

The Nissan Kicks Gets a Big “V” for Value

Silly Wabbit, Kicks Is For Kids! The 2018 Nissan Kicks is an all-new subcompact crossover utility vehicle, which was designed for one of the hottest and most competitive passenger vehicle segments. Its arrival this past spring enables Nissan to double-down in a market where consumers continue to move away from … Read more

Live! From the 2018 Chicago Auto Show!

Revised Feb. 8, 2018, to reflect expanded auto show news. Chicago new car reveals and concepts from McCormick Place. The 2018 Chicago Auto Show kicks off this week and yours truly will be in attendance for the media days scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The public days begin Saturday, Feb. … Read more

Nissan: Out With Juke, In With Kicks

Updated May 8, 2018, to include pricing details. New Kicks model debuts next June. Strange looks aside, the Nissan Juke was a fun little crossover, one of the first models of its kind. Since its 2011 debut, nearly every manufacturer has jumped in and with designs much more subdued than … Read more