2020 Honda HR-V vs 2020 Nissan Kicks
2020 Honda HR-V 2020 Nissan Kicks
  141 122
Rear Leg Room
  39.3 in. 33.2 in.
Cargo Space*
  58.8 cu. ft. 32.3 cu. ft.

2020 Honda HR-V vs 2020 Nissan Kicks

Serving Groton, CT

Is the 2020 Honda HR-V the smaller crossover that will delight you daily with its bold capabilities? The 2020 Nissan Kicks is also a smaller crossover, and it stands up as a strong competitor to the HR-V. While you seemingly have your work cut out for you as you get ready to make a final model selection, thorough research on these models will help you to make your decision with ease.


The many differences between the 2020 HR-V and the 2020 Nissan Kicks start with the experience they provide on the road. The HR-V’s standard engine is a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine connected to a continuously variable transmission. This is a front-wheel drive vehicle with optional all-wheel drive. With its equipment, the HR-V produces 141 horsepower and can get you cruising at 60 miles per hour in 8.6 seconds. The Kicks for 2020 comes with a 122-horsepower, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine with continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive. It achieves cruising speed in 9.8 seconds.


Aesthetic preferences are in the eye of the beholder, and the Kicks and the HR-V have strong differences in this area as well. The HR-V is both athletic and easy on the eyes. It combines a round nose and curvaceous profile with deep, angled contours through the sides. The front end is beautifully styled with a long, flowing grille capped on the sides by LED lights. This same flow extends through the front air vents and foglamp ports. The curves through the 2020 Kicks, on the other hand, are weaker. The nose has a U-shaped grille that leaves ample blank space. The looming headlights and a modest lower fascia with black molding complete the look.

Interior Space

Both models offer more cargo space than a sedan would. However, the 2020 Honda HR-V offers up to 58.8 cubic feet of total cargo space, which is nearly double the 32.3 cubic feet that the Nissan Kicks offers.

With our large inventory at Cardinal Honda, we are thrilled to give you plenty of options to choose from. To get a better feel for the HR-V’s capabilities through a road test, contact our dealership today. Additionally, the Honda HR-V offers 6 additional inches of rear leg room when compared to the Nissan Kicks, which makes for a much more comfortable ride for rear passengers.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.