2020 Toyota C-HR vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks

There is almost nothing that a Toyota crossover SUV can’t do. Buyers with a ‘less is more’ type attitude will want to learn all they can about the Toyota C-HR. It is a lightweight, nimble and efficient crossover SUV that is packed with the automaker’s latest technology.

A comparison of the 2020 Toyota C-HR vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks will show buyers the various disparities that can occur when someone is looking through this corner of the automotive industry. The 2020 C-HR has an exterior that is arguably sleeker than what the 2020 Kicks has to offers.  

What isn’t up for dispute are the performance and technology advantages the Toyota crossover SUV has over its Nissan competitor. Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 C-HR today by calling 203-286-5500. 

A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota C-HR vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks.

2020 Toyota C-HR


2020 Nissan Kicks

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
144/139 Horsepower/Torque 122/114
CVT Transmission CVT
Yes Std. Smartphone Integration No


Interior Space, Technology and Performance Specs 

Owners of either the 2020 Toyota C-HR or the 2020 Nissan Kicks will have two rows of seats to work with that can comfortably hold up to five passengers. When the 2020 C-HR is holding people in the back seat, there is still a bit more than 19 cubic-feet of cargo volume available. That rear seat can be folded down to offer 37 cubic-feet. 

The 2020 Nissan Kicks does offer a bit more cargo volume than the C-HR; however, both vehicles have very similar dimensions for front and rear legroom.  

Toyota has really focused on improving its complement of connectivity technology. All three trim grades of the 2020 Toyota C-HR are equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system with access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites as well as the ability to integrate with Amazon Alexa. Nissan offers similar connectivity functionality, although they will have to choose higher trim grades to use it. 

The 2020 Toyota C-HR uses a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to record 27 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. Nissan drivers will have a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that also uses a CVT. The Kicks’ powertrain makes 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque.