2021 Nissan Kicks  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#55 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#135 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Kicks
The Kicks, introduced by Nissan in 2018, is a small hatchback with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Kicks has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Nissan Kicks is somewhat 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 2021 Nissan Kicks has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Kicks has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0564% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4428%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0564% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4428% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Kicks is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Nissan Kicks is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Nissan Kicks: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9450Kia RioHyundai VenueKia SeltosHyundai KonaNissan KicksHonda HR-VToyota C-HRMazda CX-30Buick EncoreToyota CorollaChevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Kicks with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 94. The 2021 Nissan Kicks is safer than the 2021 Kia Rio, the 2021 Hyundai Venue, and the 2021 Kia Seltos and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-3, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax, the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the 2021 Buick Encore, the 2021 Mazda CX-30, and the 2021 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2021 Honda HR-V.

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