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Fuel Economy and Driving Range

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 8/30/2018 Drew Dorian

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The Kicks has earned excellent EPA fuel-economy ratings; in our real-world fuel-economy test it sipped fuel more like an economy car than an SUV. Its 37-mpg result tied with the Toyota C-HR and even matched Nissan's own Sentra, which we tested in base S trim with a six-speed manual transmission.

Fuel Economy Ratings Compared

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We've devised our own fuel-economy test in an attempt to replicate how most people drive on the highway. Our procedure entails a 200-mile out-and-back loop on Michigan's I-94 highway. We maintain a GPS-verified 75 mph and use the cruise control as much as possible to mimic the way many drivers behave during long trips.

As a result of its tiny 10.8-gallon fuel tank, the Kicks's highway cruising range is an abbreviated 390 miles despite its excellent 37-mpg result in our test.

Test Results: Highway Fuel Economy

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Test Results: Highway Range

a screenshot of a video game: Fuel Economy and Driving Range© Car and Driver Fuel Economy and Driving Range Fuel Economy and Driving Range: The Nissan Kicks has earned excellent EPA fuel-economy ratings; in our real-world fuel-economy test it sipped fuel more like an economy car than an SUV.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Nissan Kicks has earned excellent EPA fuel-economy ratings; in our real-world fuel-economy test it sipped fuel more like an economy car than an SUV.
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