For years now buyers have been going smaller and smaller when it comes to sport utility vehicles. This interest in preserving versatility while also lowering both fuel consumption and the vehicle’s footprint has led to some new models such as the 2019 Nissan Kicks and the 2019 Ford EcoSport. Both offer a lot of interior space which buyers want, but it does not come at the expense of agility or fuel economy. They are also among the most affordable sport utility vehicles you can buy in Canada right now, with the Nissan Kicks being the most affordable thanks to a starting price of $17,998.
Look at Price and Value When Comparing the Nissan Kicks to the Ford EcoSport
When comparing the 2019 Nissan Kicks and the 2019 Ford EcoSport, you have to look at value and you also have to look at what you get for your money. Starting at last an $18,000, the Nissan Kicks is almost a full $4000 less than the 2019 Ford EcoSport. You would think that that being the case, the Ford EcoSport would provide more features, more interior space, or perhaps just a better drive than the Nissan Kicks, but that is not so as a quick look at the specs will prove.
For starters, we have to look at interior space, one of the most important considerations for SUV buyers. Here, that 2019 Nissan Kicks has the definite advantage. With 716 L of cargo space, the Nissan Kicks surpasses the Ford EcoSport which offers less than 600 L of cargo space. That may not seem like a lot on paper, but it is actually quite significant and can make the difference between a vehicle that is there for you when you’re going up the mountain to ski or hike, and a vehicle that leaves you frustrated because it can’t fit everything you need.
The 2019 Nissan Kicks also has the advantage in terms of both power and fuel economy. Indeed, it’s four-cylinder engine develops 125 hp compared to 123 for the Ford EcoSport. Despite being slightly more powerful, the Nissan Kicks has an average fuel economy rating of 7.7 L per 100 km in the city while the Ford EcoSport has an average of 8.6 L per 100 km in the city. That is a significant difference that only gets wider on the highway.
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