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The 2018 Nissan Kicks doesn’t thrill, but its pert styling and good value make it worth a look. The 2018 Nissan Kicks stretches the definition of crossover SUV. Its perky styling may be butch in just enough places to hint at utility, but pint-size dimensions, limited underhood muscle, and no option for all-wheel drive confine the 2018 Kicks to feeling more like a little hatchback with verve. Viewed as the tall hatchback that it is—it shares its platform with the budget-grade Nissan Versa, after all—the Kicks delivers a modern, pleasant driving experience for not much cash. The 2018 Kicks is available in a trio of trim levels—S, SV, SR—that share a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine rated at a paltry 125 horsepower paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. With just 2,650 pounds to shuffle around, the Kicks isn’t slow, but it’s not exactly a corner carver, either. It’s also short on off-roading credentials since all-wheel drive isn’t on the options list. The Kicks’ expressive exterior gives way to a muted, but well-equipped interior. Four adults fit fine as long as they’re not broad-shouldered, and the 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat will swallow their suitcases. Let’s just hope they’re merely driving to the airport, since the Kicks struggles at highway speeds. That little engine that kind of, sort of could doesn’t impart a big penalty at the pump; the Kicks is rated at 31 mpg city, 36 highway, 33 combined, according to the EPA. At about $19,000, the base Kicks S is cheap, cheerful, and not lacking for too much. That price includes surprising safety gear like automatic emergency braking, plus a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Bluetooth with a trio of USB charging ports. The Kicks SV runs $1,700 more but seems worth the cash for its upgraded infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, alloy wheels, automatic climate control, and configurable LCD screen in the instrument cluster. The 2018 Nissan Kicks looks more bold than its limited underhood muscle suggests. The 2018 Nissan Kicks doesn’t look like a frog. Its predecessor, the Nissan Juke, certainly did. Whether that’s a good thing is up to you, but we prefer the Kicks’ more cohesive appearance and its comparatively subtle styling charms. The Kicks sits slightly higher than a typical five-door hatchback, yet its seating position won’t be confused with a crossover. Up front, the Kicks looks downright conventional, kicking the Juke’s bug-eyed headlights to the curb in favor of a wide grille. At the rear, the angular taillights could have been plucked from just about any other car or crossover in Nissan’s lineup. The unpainted bumpers and fender flares save Nissan a few bucks while giving the Kicks a more rugged feel than its lack of all-wheel drive would otherwise suggest. Standard 16-inch wheels on the Kicks S look downmarket, but Nissan figures most buyers will opt for the SV with its 17-inch alloy wheels and its available contrasting roof that makes the most of its “floating” rearmost pillar. Inside, the Kicks breaks little new ground. Its dash features a 7.0-inch touchscreen for—with more sophisticated software and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto on SV and SR trims—but the screen washes out in bright light. A textured panel adds some visual interest and we actually like it more than the stitched vinyl covering that’s on SRs with the Premium package. Nissan could have played a little more with fun colors and materials inside the Kicks, but the overall look is about right for its low price tag.
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Family cars. They're losing ground to the SUVs nowadays but can still be a bit more spacious and practical. This is BMW Active Tourer's bigger brother Gran Tourer.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the larger of the two MPVs available from BMW. After its first venture into people-carrier territory with the 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW has now added bigger offering, offering a more practical and affordable family car than the likes of the 5 Series saloon or expensive SUVs such as the X3 and X5. Read our BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review: http://bit.ly/1DPORlO SUBSCRIBE to Carbuyer for new videos every week: http://bit.ly/17k4fct Watch our latest video: http://bit.ly/carbuyervideos BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer prices and specs: http://carbyr.uk/1NKNzPt Related reviews: Citroen C4 Picasso video review: http://carbyr.uk/1eBOAhm Land Rover Discovery Sport video review: http://carbyr.uk/1R9rgcu Subscribe to Auto Express magazine: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb Carbuyer makes car buying simple. We're the only automotive brand that's approved by the Plain English Campaign, delivering you clear, concise and easy to understand information about the things that really matter when you're choosing - and buying - your next car. http://www.carbuyer.co.uk Every week, Carbuyer's YouTube channel brings you simple and entertaining reviews on every major make and model that's available for sale in the UK. Plus you'll find frequently-updated top 10 features and the occasional group test for good measure. If you want even more helpful information, head over to Carbuyer.co.uk where you'll find in-depth reviews of more than 500 cars, alongside the best buying advice and dozens of features helping you to narrow down your car buying shortlist.
BMW has facelifted the 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Gran Tourer MPVs for 2018, with updates to their powertrains and subtle styling tweaks - and the cars are in show in Geneva.
Under the bonnet, the Active Tourer and Gran Tourer get received new efficiency-boosting powertrain tech. And all engines benefit from a friction-reducing machining technique, and diesel models get a selective catalytic reduction system that uses AdBlue to reduce NOx emissions.
These engine tweaks increase power in the petrol engines by up to 7bhp and torque by up to 7lb ft, while fuel efficiency has increased by around 5%.
BMW has also uprated the fuel injection system. The updated MPVs are now available with a more efficient seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with the seventh gear given an especially long ratio for greater fuel economy on long, fast journeys.
Petrol engines in the Active Tourer emit between 127 and 132g/km of CO2, with fuel economy ranging between 47.1 and 50.4mpg. Diesels emit as little as 113g/km CO2, rising to 124g/km for the most powerful model, the 220d xDrive. Fuel economy ranges between 57.6 and 65.7mpg. The 225xe plug-in hybrid returns a claimed 57g/km CO2 and 113mpg.
At the front, the kidney grilles have grown, while the front bumper now features larger air intakes, while at the rear, larger exhausts and a revised bumper complete the exterior tweaks.
For the Active Tourer, prices start at £24,905 for the 216d – £2645 more than the entry-level Mercedes-Benz B-Class in B180 SE spec – and rise to £24,285 for the plug-in hybrid 225xe.
For the Gran Tourer, prices start at £27,705 for 216d and top out at £34,820 for the 220d xDrive.
Deliveries of both updated models begin in May.