2022 Nissan Kicks  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#58 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#162 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Kicks
The Kicks, which Nissan introduced 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. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Nissan Kicks has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Nissan Kicks has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0564% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.436%, 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 6.436% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Nissan Kicks is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 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. All trims and versions of the 2022 Nissan Kicks include the following active safety systems: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Nissan Kicks. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8551Hyundai AccentKia RioHyundai VenueKia SeltosHyundai KonaNissan KicksToyota CorollaChevrolet TraxVolkswagen TaosM. Outlander SportKia SoulHonda HR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Nissan Kicks with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 85. The 2022 Nissan Kicks is safer than the 2022 Hyundai Accent, the 2022 Kia Rio, the 2022 Hyundai Venue, the 2022 Kia Seltos, and the 2022 Hyundai Kona and less safe than the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla. It is about as safe as the 2022 Honda HR-V and the 2022 Kia Soul.

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