2021 Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V

2021 Nissan Kicks vs. 2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Nissan Kicks


2021 Honda HR-V
$19,550 MSRP*


$21,220 MSRP
1.6L four-cylinder


1.8L four-cylinder
36 mpg** highway

Fuel Efficiency

34 mpg highway

Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™

25.3 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

24.3 cubic feet

There may be plenty of subcompact crossover options available for the Santa Ana roads ahead, but many drivers turn to the 2021 Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V for their quality and style. So, which is the better buy for your driving needs? Let’s take a look at the HR-V vs. Kicks in terms of pricing, performance, and interior.

HR-V vs. Kicks: Pricing

No one wants to spend more than they need to get the best vehicle possible, so which model offers the better value? While both models are affordably priced, the Nissan Kicks has the lower price point for drivers on a budget. The Honda HR-V starts at $21,220 MSRP, while the Nissan Kicks starts at only $19,550 MSRP* for the base trim. Add in offers and incentives, and that difference gets even larger. 

HR-V vs. Kicks: Performance

Next, how do the 2021 Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V compare in terms of performance? Both models include I-4 engines, but the two offer slightly different driving experiences. The larger Honda HR-V engine produces just a little extra horsepower, while the Nissan Kicks is more efficient – which can save you serious money around Orange County.

  • Nissan Kicks Engine: 1.6L I-4 producing 122 hp / 36 mpg** Highway
  • Honda HR-V Engine: 1.8L I-4 producing 141 hp / 34 mpg Highway

HR-V vs. Kicks: Interior

Finally, how comfortable is the driving experience in the HR-V and Kicks? Both the Honda HR-V and Nissan Kicks can seat up to five passengers comfortably, but the Nissan Kicks has more cargo space when all seats are up. That extra cubic feet of space can make all the difference when packing for your next Anaheim road trip. Plus, the Nissan offers exclusive features like:

  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility™
  • Available Bose® UltraNearfield™ premium audio system
  • Nissan Intelligent Key®
  • Zero-Gravity Seating
  • Nissan Safety Shield® 360
  • Much more!

Find Your Next SUV with Garden Grove Nissan

You’ve read all about the difference between the Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V, now explore our winning model at Garden Grove Nissan. We have an extensive Nissan Kicks inventory in GARDEN GROVE, so stop by for your test drive or contact us with any questions.

*All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

**2021 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.


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