2023 Nissan Kicks  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#50 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#135 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Kicks
The Kicks, which Nissan introduced in 2018, is a small hatchback with seating up to 5. 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 2023 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 2023 Nissan Kicks has a score of 70, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Nissan Kicks has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0556% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3514%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0556% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3514% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Nissan Kicks is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Nissan Kicks is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. All trims and versions of the 2023 Nissan Kicks include the following active safety systems: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9156Hyundai VenueKia SeltosVolkswagen JettaKia ForteNissan KicksHyundai KonaMazda CX-30Mazda 3Jeep RenegadeHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaKia SoulComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Nissan Kicks with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 91. The 2023 Nissan Kicks is safer than the 2023 Hyundai Venue and the 2023 Kia Seltos and less safe than the 2023 Subaru Impreza, the 2023 Honda Civic, the 2023 Jeep Renegade, the 2023 Mazda 3, and the 2023 Mazda CX-30. It is about as safe as the 2023 Kia Forte, the 2023 Hyundai Kona, and the 2023 Kia Soul.

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