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2020 Nissan Kicks vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport

It doesn’t take an automotive industry expert to see that crossover SUVs have overtaken the most popular spot in the eyes of buyers. The Jack Ingram Nissan showroom is home to a nearly complete range of the automaker’s SUV and crossover SUV models which should be able to meet just about any owner’s needs and budget. A comparison of the 2020 Nissan Kicks vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport will help buyers decide against two subcompact crossover SUVs. Both vehicles share a few superficial similarities, but the 2020 Kicks is able to offer important advantages in maximum cargo volume and fuel economy at the base level. Additionally, the 2020 Nissan Kicks has been praised for also offering a very modest pricing structure. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kicks today by calling, 334-270-6000.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks and 2020 Ford EcoSport each offer two rows of seats that will easily and comfortably hold five passengers. Any dispute about cargo volume between the two vehicles will favor the Nissan subcompact crossover SUV. When the 2020 Kicks is holding people in the rear seat, there is 25.3 cubic-feet of volume remaining. Its Ford competitor only offers 20.9 cubic-feet of available cargo volume. This disparity is also evident when the two platforms are configured for maximum cargo room, the 2020 Kicks will make up to 53.1 cubic-feet available, overshadowing the 50 cubic-feet that the EcoSport has behind the driver and front passenger. Nissan is also outfitting the 2020 Kicks with a full complement of active safety systems on all three of its trim grades. The Ford EcoSport can’t match this capability.


2020 Nissan Kicks Vs. 2020 EcoSport
1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.0-L, 3-Cyl.
122/114 Horsepower/Torque 123/125
31/36 Fuel Economy 27/29
53.1 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 50 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

Every model of the 2020 Nissan Kicks that is available at the Jack Ingram Nissan showroom uses the same powertrain. Drivers will be able to employ a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to the Nissan Xtronic continuously variable transmission. It will make 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. The base engine of the 2020 Ford EcoSport uses a turbocharged 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine that will produce 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. While the two base engines have very similar performance scores, the 2020 Kicks is significantly more efficient. Owners of the 2020 Nissan Kicks can expect to achieve 31 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. The comparable fuel economy scores for the Ford EcoSport come in well under these figures.

*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.


A rear left quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Kicks.
A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Kicks.
A photo of the cargo area in the 2020 Kicks.
A head-on photo of the 2020 Nissan Kicks.