2019 Nissan Kicks vs. 2019 Toyota C-HR

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The Kicks SR has a standard Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The C-HR only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Kicks and the C-HR have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.


J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 17th, below the industry average.


As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan Kicks is faster than the Toyota C-HR:




Zero to 60 MPH

9.7 sec

11 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

10.9 sec

11.8 sec

Quarter Mile

17.5 sec

18.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80 MPH

79 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Kicks gets better fuel mileage than the C-HR (31 city/36 hwy vs. 27 city/31 hwy).

Tires and Wheels

The Kicks has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The C-HR doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

The Kicks SR handles at .83 G’s, while the C-HR Limited pulls only .81 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.


The Nissan Kicks may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 pounds less than the Toyota C-HR.

Passenger Space

The Kicks has 10.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the C-HR (93.9 vs. 83.8).

The Kicks has 2.6 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, 4 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom, 1.5 inches more rear legroom, 1.1 inches more rear hip room and .7 inches more rear shoulder room than the C-HR.

Cargo Capacity

The Kicks has a much larger cargo volume than the C-HR with its rear seat up (25.3 vs. 19 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

A maintenance reminder system is standard on the Kicks to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes and tire rotation based on odometer mileage. This takes the guesswork out of keeping your vehicle in top condition and helps it last longer. Toyota doesn’t offer a maintenance reminder on the C-HR.


The Kicks SV/SR has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The C-HR doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Kicks has standard extendable sun visors. The C-HR doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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