Comparison - Nissan Kicks SR 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
21,940
Updated: 
26 Mar 2021
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Super Black
#160D0F
Gun Metallic
#858885
Boulder Gray Pearl
#565E63
Fresh Powder
#F4F2EE
Aspen White TriCoat
#FFFFFF
Electric Blue Metallic
#1B5799
Color: 
Pure White
#F6F6F6
Deep Black Pearl
#25211E
Dolphin Grey Metallic
#808080
Nightshade Blue Metallic
#2B7E99
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D9D9D9
Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl
#F7F7F7

Expert Reviews

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Nissan's smallest crossover receives a styling update for 2021 which includes a larger grille, streamlined headlamps and taillamps, redesigned front and rear bumpers, and a new 17-inch aluminum wheel design. Nissan has also expanded the availability of the contrasting black roof option to cars painted in Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Boulder Gray Pearl, and Electric Blue Metallic. Inside, SV and SR models now come with a new 8.0-inch infotainment system, and all Kicks trims now feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.A Wi-Fi hotspot is now available as an option on the top spec SR trim.

PROS
Peppy around town,
spacious cabin,
generous standard equipment.

CONS
Anemic at highway speeds,
engine sounds thrashy at high revs,
a few more storage cubbies wouldn't hurt.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Nissan Kicks's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Nissan Kicks has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Plenty of standard features
Good cargo space for the class
Excellent fuel economy

CONS
Lackluster highway acceleration
All-wheel drive not offered
Worst predicted reliability score in the class

By: 
usnews.com

For 2021 Restyled exterior, Mild upgrades to cabin materials, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration now standard.

PROS
Comes standard with lots of advanced driver aids
Affordably priced
High fuel economy
Easy-to-use controls

CONS
Leisurely acceleration
Uncomfortable seats
Not much rear legroom
No optional all-wheel drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's #8 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Comfortable ride
Generous cargo space

CONS
Engine feels underpowered at times
Less engaging handling compared to some rivals
Below-average fuel economy ratings

By: 
usnews.com

In advance of a more thorough update for the 2022 model year, VW makes a few changes to the Tiguan for 2021. The base S and mid-range SE models receive new 17-inch wheel designs and the latter of the two receives standard adaptive cruise control. Likewise, the top-spec SEL Premium R-Line model gains a power-adjustable front passenger's seat.

PROS
Agile driving behavior,
optional third row of seats,
fuel-efficient powertrain.

CONS
Poky acceleration,
firm ride,
dowdy interior design.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty.

PROS
Big interior
Smooth ride
Automatic emergency braking standard
Big cargo area
Straight shooter

CONS
…and a little boring
Not very fuel-efficient
Small third row
New one on the way

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.50L
Torque: 
114ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
122hp
at 6 300rpm
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.10Feet
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive cruise control
electronic parking brake
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Front/rear Parking distance control
Start/stop system with regenerative braking
Adaptive cruise control ACC stop and go including speed limiter
Multifunction front facing camera
Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
169.10in
177.50in
Width: 
69.30in
73.10in
Height: 
63.40in
65.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
7.90in
Front Track: 
59.80in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
60.40in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.10in
105.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.40
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
43.70in
Rear leg room: 
33.40in
Front Hip Room: 
50.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.00in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.20in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
32.30cu.ft
61.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.30cu.ft
34.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
2744.00lbs
3397.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated rear window
Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Heated front seats
Backrest release for left front seat
Lumbar support in front seats
Front seats with height adjustment
Top comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent strut front suspension
Shock absorption in front
Rear Suspension: 
Torsion beam rear suspension
Rear shock absorption
Suspension Info: 
Sports suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Single Zone Front Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Air Care Climatronic 3 zone automatic climate control with enhanced air filter and controls in the rear
Automatically-heated washer nozzles in front
Remote unlocking for rear seat backrest

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wi-Fi hotspot
8.0-inch display
USB-C port
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
6 Total Speakers
8 speakers
2 USB-C ports in the front, 1 USB-C charging socket on the centre console in the rear
App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
SD card slot
12V socket in centre console

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Dark chrome grille
Power outside mirrors
Rear roof spoiler
Black Roof Rails
Heated rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Automatic headlight control system
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Privacy glass for rear side windows and rear window
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
20"
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Disc
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Standard lane-departure warning
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn and towing protection
Anti theft wheel bolts
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Active pedestrian safety system
Hill hold control

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Sport Cloth
#F4F2EE
Charcoal Prima-Tex
#222222