2019 Nissan Kicks vs 2019 Toyota C-HR

This is a golden age for small, sporty SUVs, and the Nissan Kicks rides at the head of the pack. With striking style, standout performance, and best-in-class fuel efficiency, the Kicks may be the best way to get your kicks. At Royal Oak Nissan, we're proud to sell the 2019 Nissan Kicks in Calgary. To learn how the Kicks stands up to one of its closest competitors, we've put together this 2019 Nissan Kicks comparison with the 2019 Toyota C-HR. Find out why the Kicks excels, and then come in to our showroom for a test drive today.

The Basics

The Kicks is a brand-new, five-passenger, small crossover SUV with striking style both inside and out. On the exterior, sharp angles and sweeping character lines compliment optional LED headlights and available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Its blacked-out roof pillars create a unique contrasting-colour "floating" roof appearance. This futuristic style carries over to the interior, where you'll find Zero Gravity seats with contrasting stitching. It all adds up to an upscale appearance at a very affordable $17,998 base price.

Kicks vs. C-HR

The Toyota C-HR is one of the Kicks' closest competitors in the small SUV segment. Both are small and stylish five-passenger crossover SUVs, but the Kicks holds several advantages over its rival from Toyota. Let's start with the base price:

2019 Nissan Kicks - Base Price (S Model)

2019 Toyota C-HR - Base Price (One Model Offered)

$17,998

$23,675

As you can see, the Kicks holds a huge edge in affordability. Even if you step up to the highest of the three Kicks models, the Kicks SR, the price starts at $23,098-still undercutting the C-HR's base price.

Feature Comparison

You might expect that the Kicks' more affordable price would indicate a Spartan vehicle with fewer standard features and available options. But the spec sheet proves this isn't the case. The Kicks delivers tremendous value for the money, matching or exceeding the C-HR in features:

Feature

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Toyota C-HR

Front Sport Seats

Zero Gravity seats standard on all trim levels

Sport seats standard on all trim levels

Heated Front Seats

Standard on all but the base S model

Standard on all but the base trim package

Safety

Standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility with intelligent emergency braking, advanced front and rear air bags

Standard Toyota Safety Sense pre-collision system, advanced front and rear air bags

Bose Person Plus headrest-mounted sound system

Standard in the Kicks SR Model

Not available in any trim level

The Specs

The Kicks is small on the outside, but clever engineering makes the most of its interior space. As a result, the Kicks beats the C-HR in most interior dimensions. Check out the cargo space in particular-one of the most important dimension of any SUV.

Dimension

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Toyota C-HR

Front Row Leg Room

1,111 mm

1,105 mm

Front Row Headroom

1,034 mm

968 mm

Rear Headroom

977 mm

973 mm

Total Passenger Volume

2,659 L

2,373 L

Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up)

716 L

538 L

Fuel Economy

Here the Kicks has a huge advantage, especially given that one of the primary reasons to buy a compact SUV is fuel efficiency:

Fuel Economy

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Toyota C-HR

Combined City/Highway

7.2 L/100km

8.2 L/100km