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’ 2017 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 2 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 13th.
On the EPA test cycle the Kicks gets better fuel mileage than the C-HR (31 city/36 hwy vs. 27 city/31 hwy).
The Kicks SV/SR 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.
The Nissan Kicks may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 pounds less than the Toyota C-HR.
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.
The Kicks has a much larger cargo area than the C-HR with its rear seat up (25.3 vs. 19 cubic feet).
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 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.