The all-new 2025 Nissan Kicks ups the ante in the compact crossover segment with unexpected levels of available technology, a street-smart design inspired by high-end sneakers, exceptional versatility and the increased confidence of Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The new Kicks will reach Nissan dealerships later this summer in the U.S. and Canada. Full pricing will be available closer to the on-sale date.

As Nissan continues to reshape expectations across vehicle segments, Kicks takes on the competition with best-in-class standard ground clearance and best-in-class standard cargo space.

First-ever Kicks with AWD

Every Kicks grade is offered with optional Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, providing additional confidence and control in many weather conditions and road surfaces.

Kicks models with AWD add a “Snow” driving mode that adjusts the logic of the all-wheel-drive and vehicle dynamic control systems with tuning specifically intended for slippery surfaces. Yaw control using targeted brake application helps further ensure Kicks stays on the driver’s intended line when cornering in snow or ice.

As an added benefit when navigating rough roads or snow, Kicks boasts segment-leading ground clearance of 8.4 inches.

Robust design: Compact crossover makes a big impact

At first glance, the 2025 Nissan Kicks makes a strong impression with its bold and expressive design. The wide stance and fenders give way to a more rounded, protected cabin. Strong fenders and a distinctive boxiness define the lower half of the vehicle, compared to the cleaner upper body.

Kicks is equally striking from behind, with a subtle roof spoiler, and full-width LED taillights that divide the liftgate in two and wrap around into combination lights on the flared rear fenders.

Accenting the rocker panels is an intricate, three-dimensional shape inspired by athletic sneaker soles – adding texture and visual interest to an area that otherwise can be overlooked on crossovers.

Moving inside, Kicks has an immediately modern and airy look. The interior was designed to counter the tough, robust exterior with a more cocoon-like sensation.

The dashboard features a dual-screen setup: one for the instrument meter, one for the infotainment system. The standard meter measures 7 inches, while Kicks SR upgrades to an even more striking 12.3-inch unit with two display modes: A more traditional Classic and a more feature-rich Enhanced view. A new-design steering wheel features a flat bottom.

The center console accommodates all of life’s essentials with two cupholders designed around fitting a 30-ounce coffee tumbler and an enclosed storage compartment. Bottle holders in the doors are large enough to fit a 32-ounce Yeti tumbler.

A first for Kicks, both rows of seats use Nissan’s Zero Gravity™ seating design, helping distribute weight and pressure across the occupants’ bodies for a more comfortable seating position to help reduce fatigue. The softer, more supportive design improves comfort and reduces the tendency for backseat passengers’ hips to slide down uncomfortably on longer journeys.

Kicks SR uses sleek, touch-capacitive switches to operate the automatic climate control and features red-stitched accents throughout that lend the cabin a sportier feel.

An available powered panoramic sunroof brings additional light and airiness into the cabin. It features distinct buttons to open the glass or to operate the power shade, simplifying operation for drivers or passengers. A new-generation, thinner design means the sunroof intrudes less into headroom, with a new slide design that reduces wind noise.

More spacious, more functional

The 2025 Nissan Kicks was developed to optimize interior room for passenger comfort and cargo space, while maintaining a compact exterior size that makes driving and parking in the city a cinch.

For starters, it’s roomier front and rear: Compared to the 2024 Kicks, front shoulder room has increased by a generous 1.7 inches, while rear-seat passengers enjoy an additional 0.9 inch of knee room and 1.5 inches more shoulder room, making road trips more appealing and more comfortable for those in the second row.

Kicks also facilitates adventure with a spacious, flexible cargo area. Total cargo capacity of up to 30 cubic feet with the seats raised or 60 cubic feet with them lowered is best in class – and closer to the amount of luggage space expected from crossovers one segment larger. A small, hidden storage compartment is available below the trunk floor.

A flexible luggage board (SV and SR grades) offers two levels for the trunk floor, so owners can optimize the cargo room they need. For instance, in the upper position it is easier to slide items in and out of the trunk, and there’s a completely flat floor with the second-row seats folded. Meanwhile, with the floor in its lower position, significantly taller items can be carried.

At 40.3 inches, the cargo area opening is the widest in the class and designed for easily stowing a stroller, golf bag or other long items. The low liftover (under 28 inches) also reduces the strain of lifting heavy luggage into or out of the trunk.

Driver assistance for next-level confidence

Kicks offers an extensive array of intuitive driver assistance and safety features. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard across all grades and includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist.

Kicks S and SV include Intelligent Cruise Control as standard. Kicks SR adds even more convenience with ProPILOT Assist, which adds steering assistance to help keep the driver centered in their lane, making highway driving simpler. Already offered on several other Nissan models, this is the first application of ProPILOT Assist on Kicks.

Other standard convenience features include Easy-Fill Tire Alert, which makes topping up tire air pressure simpler; Rear Door Alert, which can notify the driver about potentially forgotten items; and Intelligent Driver Alertness, which can warn if the driver’s behavior suggests they may be fatigued. Kicks SR adds class-exclusive Intelligent Around View Monitor, offering a virtual 360-degree, bird’s-eye camera view around the vehicle to simplify parking, avoiding curbs in the drive-through lane and other low-speed maneuvers.

Effortless infotainment

Kicks keeps everyone connected with intuitive infotainment and the ability to keep devices charged with up to four USB Type-C ports in the cabin (SR only), plus a wireless device charging pad (SV and SR) in the forward center console.

In Kicks SV and SR, a 12.3-inch color touchscreen infotainment system greets occupants. Available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ enable occupants to seamlessly connect their devices without plugging in.

Available on Kicks SR Premium Package is a Bose Personal Plus 10-speaker audio system that delivers crisp, lifelike sound throughout the cabin. Enhanced from the outgoing Kicks, the system adds headrest speakers for the passenger’s seat in addition to the driver’s seat.

Responsive, efficient powertrain

All Kicks grades employ a 2.0-liter inline-four engine rated for 141 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque, coupled to the latest generation of Nissan’s Xtronic transmission. The powertrain delivers confident acceleration, including for highway passing, thanks to the responsive transmission and the engine’s strong low- and mid-range torque.

Three compelling choices

The 2025 Nissan Kicks is offered in three compelling grade levels, S, SV and SR, with two available Premium packages, giving buyers the opportunity to select the Kicks that best fits their lifestyle.