The IIHS Gets a Kick Out of Nissan’s Newest Subcompact Crossover

By Justin Cupler | September 12th, 2018

The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks has been in showrooms for a bit now, but it was still waiting on final safety tests from the IIHS. Today, the newest addition to the Nissan crossover lineup gets its IIHS rating — and it’s a good one.

The IIHS issued the 2018 Nissan Kicks its second-highest honor: Top Safety Pick. To earn this rating, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. Besides these structural tests, the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating also requires available front-crash prevention with a “Superior” or “Advanced” rating and “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight ratings.

The 2018 Nissan Kicks aced all the structural tests, plus its standard automatic emergency braking earned a “Superior” rating. Completing its trek to the Top Safety Rating are the “Acceptable” rated LED headlights on the range-topping SR trim.

The IIHS also announced the 2019 Nissan Sentra continues to boast an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.

In the market for a subcompact crossover? Head down to the Garber Nissan new-car showroom serving Saginaw, Michigan and test drive the 2018 Nissan Kicks. Can’t make it in? You can check out our online inventory to make sure we have a 2018 Kicks that meets your needs in stock.

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