2019 Nissan Kicks  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#91 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#181 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Nissan Kicks
The Kicks, introduced by Nissan in 2018, is a small hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Nissan Kicks is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2019 Nissan Kicks has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Nissan Kicks has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0624% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.1232%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0624% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.1232% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Nissan Kicks is 30% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Nissan Kicks is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9448Toyota YarisHyundai AccentKia RioChevrolet SonicNissan KicksHonda FitToyota C-HRVolkswagen GolfVolkswagen BeetleNissan Versa NoteMazda CX-3Honda HR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Nissan Kicks with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 48 to 94. The 2019 Nissan Kicks is safer than the 2019 Toyota Yaris, the 2019 Hyundai Accent, and the 2019 Kia Rio and less safe than the 2019 Honda HR-V, the 2019 Mazda CX-3, the 2019 Nissan Versa Note, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2019 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2019 Honda Fit.

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