2020 NISSAN KICKS VS. 2019 FORD ECOSPORT

KEY KICKS ADVANTAGES

  • Available Integrated Dynamics-control Module – Kicks has an available dedicated chassis control module that manages engine, transmission, and Vehicle Dynamic Control capabilities for enhanced handling and improved ride quality. EcoSport does not offer this feature. The three components controlled by the module are:
    • Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB)
    • Intelligent Trace Control1 (I-TC)
    • Active Ride Control (ARC)
  • Safety features – Every Kicks has an impressive list of advanced safety features that come standard, including the entire Safety Shield 360 suite. EcoSport offers some of these features only on higher trims, and does not offer others. Kicks has:
    • Standard High Beam Assist (HBA) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Lane Departure Warning2 (LDW) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Blind Spot Warning3 (BSW) (vs. available)
    • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection4 (vs. not available)
    • Standard Rear Automatic Braking5 (RAB) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert6 (RCTA) (vs. available)
  • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor7 (I-AVM) – Kicks’ available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides views to the front, passenger side, and rear, and a composite view from above, to help enhance visibility when parking. It also provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. EcoSport offers only a conventional backup camera and does not offer Moving Object Detection.
  • Interior room – Kicks has a roomy interior for passengers and cargo. Kicks offers more space than EcoSport in the following areas:
    • More front and rear head room8: 1.1 inches more in front (40.7 in. vs. 39.6) and 1 inch more in rear (38.5 in. vs. 37.5)
    • More rear shoulder room8: 1.9 inches (53.2 inches vs. 51.3)
    • More cargo capacity behind the rear seats8: 4.4 cubic feet (25.3 cu. ft. vs. 20.9)
    • More interior passenger volume8: 2.8 cubic feet (93.9 cu. ft. vs. 91.1)
    • More total interior volume8: 7.2 cubic feet (119.2 cu. ft. vs. 112.0)
  • Better EPA mileage estimates9 – Kicks achieves significantly better estimated gas mileage than EcoSport.
    • Kicks: 31 city/36 highway/33 combined mpg
    • EcoSport FWD: 27 city/29 highway/28 combined mpg
    • EcoSport AWD: 23 city/29 highway/25 combined mpg

Additional Advantages

  • Lighter curb weight8
  • Xtronic CVT® (vs. 6-speed A/T)
  • Tighter turning circle diameter8
  • Spare tire
  • Available LED low-beam headlights
  • Available rear spoiler
  • D-shaped steering wheel
  • Available Rear Door Alert10
  • Standard Siri® Eyes Free11 (vs. available)
  • Available Intelligent Driver Alertness12 (I-DA)
  • Rear Sonar System13
  • Available 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display14
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert15
  • Available Bose® Personal® Plus sound system
  • 3 available USB ports16 (vs. 2)
  • Standard streaming audio via Bluetooth®11 (vs. available)

2019 FORD ECOSPORT OVERVIEW

EcoSport is Ford’s entry in the subcompact SUV market segment. It comes in four trim levels: S, SE, SES, and Titanium. Powertrain choices are:

  • 1.0-liter DOHC 3-cylinder
    • 123 horsepower
    • Front-wheel or all-wheel drive
    • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder
    • 166 horsepower
    • Front-wheel or all-wheel drive
    • 6-speed automatic transmission

EcoSport is a small compact SUV with conventional styling and comfort and convenience features most buyers would expect, and it offers AWD. Kicks offers expressive styling, a spacious interior, and a long list of standard advanced safety technologies. Kicks also offers ride comfort and suspension features and fuel economy9 that compact SUV buyers will appreciate.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 FORD ECOSPORT

The EcoSport was a new entry for 2018 and carries over with the following changes:

  • Black Appearance Package on SES:
    • Available with Diamond White, Moondust Silver, or Lightning Blue exterior colors
    • Black painted roof
    • Black hood decal
  • Orange interior accents on SES are now Ano Gray
  • FordPass™ Connect replaces SYNC® Connect

TRIM LEVEL MATCHUPS

Kicks EcoSport
S (FWD) S (FWD)
S (AWD)
SV (FWD) SE (FWD)
SE (AWD)
SR (FWD)
SES (AWD)
SR with Premium Package (FWD) Titanium (FWD)
Titanium (AWD)
Source: All vehicle information is based on respective manufacturers’ websites. Information accurate at time of publication.
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1 Intelligent Trace Control cannot prevent collisions or loss of control. Driver should remain in control of vehicle at all times. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
2 Lane Departure Warning only operates when lane markings are able to be detected. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
3 Blind Spot Warning cannot prevent collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
4 Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
5 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
6 Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
8 Final specifications subject to change prior to start of sale.
9 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Kicks: 31 city MPG/36 hwy MPG/33 combined MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
10 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
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12 Intelligent Driver Alertness cannot provide a warning in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
13 Sonar System may not detect every object. Driver should always check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
14 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Use the text messaging feature after stopping your vehicle in a safe location. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
15 Vehicle must be on for the Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.
16 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. If you have to use the connected device while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.