Every year, new compact crossovers enter the market. Both the Nissan Kicks and the Ford EcoSport are relatively new models to the space, but the Kicks is prepared to kick the EcoSport out of contention. We can show you just how with our 2020 Nissan Kicks vs 2020 Ford EcoSport comparison. We will look at everything from the price to the efficiency and capacity. If you already know you want a new Nissan Kicks, and you are car shopping on Guam, then check out what we have to offer at Nissan Guam. Not sure that the Kicks is right for you just yet? Then just keep reading and learn how the Kicks comes out on top in this comparison. If you have further questions, you can always feel free to reach out to Nissan Guam through the form below.
*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination charge. Dealer sets actual price.
**2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 31 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for Kicks. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
Which compact crossover is better: Kicks or EcoSport?
You see the price difference above, but it doesn’t stop there actually. That’s the base trim compared to the base trim. If you take that up the trim levels, you’ll find that the gap widens significantly as the top EcoSport costs over $6,000 more than the top trim of the Kicks.
With a name like EcoSport, you would think the Ford compact crossover would have better fuel economy, but alas, it falls far short of what the Kicks can achieve. Not only does this mean that the Kicks is more affordable with that lower base MSRP, but it is also more economical to drive, which is what people are typically looking for from a compact crossover.
Compact doesn’t have to mean cramped either. The Kicks provides ample room with its interior coming in at 94 cubic-feet. It may not be much larger than the EcoSport, but it is still larger with a little more front and rear headroom, and more front legroom as well.
Lastly, when it comes to safety features, the Kicks ends up being really impressive by including automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. You don’t have to sacrifice the safety of yourself and your passengers when getting the base trim of the Kicks. In fact, no matter what trim you buy on the EcoSport, this feature is not available.