2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Nissan Kicks 

2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Nissan Kicks

If you’re looking for an efficient vehicle that packs loads of cargo space as well as plenty of legroom for your passengers, a small crossover SUV might just be the right fit. There’s a myriad of options on the market, but no two vehicles are built the same.

Among the many choices available to you, some excellent subcompact crossovers occupying driveways across the U.S. are the 2020 Ford EcoSport and the 2020 Nissan Kicks. To help you make an educated choice, we’ve taken the time to sort out the major differences between these crossover rivals in this model comparison. 

2020 Ford EcoSport 


2020 Nissan Kicks 

$19,995  Starting MSRP  $18,870 
1.0-liter EcoBoost I-3  Base Engine  1.6-liter I-4 
123 – 166 horsepower  Horsepower  122 horsepower 
Up to 2,000 lbs.  Towing Capacity  N/A 

Key Differences Between the 2020 Ford EcoSport and 2020 Nissan Kicks Subcompact SUVs 

Most 2020 Ford EcoSport models will feature a 123-horsepower, 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. The sportier EcoSport SES comes standard with a 166-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline engine and Intelligent 4WD. The EcoSport remains one of the best-handling with its exceptional suspension and steering. The SES model also gets a special sport-tuned suspension that’s stiffer than the basic setup.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a nimble pick, but the drive isn’t quite as exhilarating. All versions of the 2020 Kicks get a less potent 122-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. It doesn’t take much power to keep this lightweight SUV moving, but you can expect lackluster acceleration with a packed cabin and luggage in the back. The 2020 Nissan Kicks does not offer four-wheel drive.

The 2020 Ford EcoSport comes in four different trim levels – S, SE, Titanium and SES. Even in its most basic form, the EcoSport features an in-floor cargo compartment, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system and much more. Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system is a delight in itself with its responsive 8-inch touchscreen and intuitive controls. The upscale EcoSport Titanium has an 8-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, heated front seats, a B&O premium audio system, on-screen navigation, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather seating and a power moonroof. We invite you to reach out to our team here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA for more details on what this exceptional small SUV has to offer.