Top 5 affordable subcompact SUVs

Any customer looking for a subcompact SUV will be interested in one thing more than anything else: long-term economic performance. This refers to an attractive purchase price, interesting fuel efficiency, and excellent reliability that ultimately reduces maintenance expenses.

Looking at five of the most popular and relevant vehicles in the subcompact SUV segment, we discover that the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Venue, Mazda CX-3 and Kia Soul also possess qualities that may appeal to buyers. However, when we look at the overall picture, we also find out that the 2021 Nissan Kicks is the most balanced choice of the group.

Baie-Comeau Nissan invites you to discover the Nissan Kicks at your Baie-Comeau dealer and garage on the Côte-Nord near Pointe-Lebel, Chute-aux-Outardes and Godbout. Also explore our other models of new Nissan vehicles for sale. If you're looking for a used sedan or a used SUV for sale, we're sure to have a used vehicle to suit your needs! As for what makes the Kicks so interesting compared to its rivals, let's take a look at it together.


When buying a vehicle, you want to get your hands on a product that will meet your needs. However, if it has a little something cool, it represents an attractive added value. If we analyze the Kicks' competitors, we don't find this element, except with the Kia Soul. The problem with the Soul is that it's much more expensive than the Kicks. We're talking about $2,000 for the base model, but more than $5,000 for a fully loaded version. A low price is also very cool!

2021 orange Nissan Kicks SUV rolling in the city


Speaking of cool stuff, the driving experience should also be considered a strong argument when selecting a model in the subcompact SUV category. On this front, only one vehicle can compete with the Nissan Kicks and it's the Mazda CX-3. Otherwise, it's not the performance of the Honda HR-V or the Hyundai Venue and Kia Soul that can challenge the Kicks.

In fact, what's probably most impressive about the Nissan model is the rigidity of its chassis. You can drive this model in a sporty manner, and it never disappoints. It sticks to the road impressively and offers a very reassuring experience.


With a smaller model, the notion of comfort often has to be put aside or sacrificed somewhat. After all, you must make some compromises to take advantage of a cheaper and smaller product, but not with the Nissan Kicks! 

The latter is equipped with Nissan's famous "zero-gravity" seats. Designed using NASA technology as inspiration, they offer an incredible level of comfort. No kidding, it is possible to spend hours aboard this vehicle without feeling the slightest physical fatigue. No other model in its class can offer you this level of comfort.


Finally, the Kicks also beats its rivals in terms of fuel economy. Whether it's in the city, on the highway or in a combination of both, it simply outstands the competition.

In the city, for example, it claims a rating of 7.7L/100km. The Hyundai Venue offers 7.9L; otherwise, the other models see their results vary between 8.3L and 8.5L/100km. For highway driving, the Hyundai Venue does well once again with an average of 6.8L, and the CX-3's is at 6.9L. The Kicks? 6.6L/100km.

Thus, by dominating in the city and on the highway, it’s a no-brainer that the overall average is also better. Ultimately, the Kicks claims 7.2L/100km on average; whereas the aforementioned rivals see their results vary between 7.7L and 7.9L/100km.


As you can see, the Kicks is dominating when you consider all that it offers. To find out for yourself, come and meet the Baie-Comeau Nissan team for a personalized discovery of the model; you will fall under the spell of the 2021 Nissan Kicks.

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Posted in On Jun 11, 2021