"We have just over 7000 miles on our 2018 Kicks. We have taken a couple of road trips to see how it will do on longer trips that we have planned. It is fun to drive and seems to have plenty of good acceleration for mountains and highway merging.
As for any concerns with it; The only problem we have had is with the loud howling sound that permeates the cabin when driving in wind. It is very annoying and apparently is something other buyers experience as well. I am currently trying to find a remedy for this as it would be very annoying having to put up with the noise when driving cross country. I will say that we do not like the lack of a console between the driver and passenger seat in front. No storage or armrest for passenger. And no place to put wallet or other articles when out and about.
I won’t go so far as say this has made me regret buying it, as the positives seem to outweigh this one defect in design albeit quite annoying. I knew i was not getting an upscale crossover/suv when I purchased it. It meets our needs and is fun to drive."