2013 Nissan cube  -  $17,550


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,550
Base Invoice: $16,953
Destination Charge: $790
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn Manual S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 25 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 5dr Wgn Manual S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.8L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Stylish, quirky look inside and out; passenger-friendly interior; very compact and easy to park; smooth ride; a lot of features for a low price; in-town fuel-efficiency


Model Highlights

The Cube is available in basic S and better-equipped SL trims, with S trims offered with a choice of either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable automatic transmission, while the SL is only offered with the CVT. All Cube models are powered by a 122-horsepower, 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, providing adequate and economical operation and EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 27 mpg city, 31 highway (with the CVT).

Thanks to a suspension layout much like a small sedan, with MacPherson struts in front and a torsion beam setup in back, the Cube rides mostly flat and handles like a somewhat softly sprung small car; speed-sensitive electric power steering helps this boxy vehicle maneuver well around town--with its length of less than 157 inches shorter than some subcompact cars. Stopping power is provided by anti-lock front disc/rear drum brakes with Brake Assist, and S models come with 15-inch steel wheels while the SL gets 16-inch alloys.

The boxy, van-like exterior of the Cube pays off inside, with a layout that prioritizes passengers over cargo. There's a sofa-style sliding rear bench seat that can recline, as well as slide to three different positions, plus lots of storage spaces and a total of six cupholders plus 'shelves' at the instrument panel. Two interior color themes are offered: Light Gray, with a quilted suede fabric, and Black. The Cube has an unusual asymmetrical look that helps with outward visibility, as well as a side-opening hatch that Nissan says helps aid cargo access when in a tight parallel-parking spot.

The Cube S includes air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, cargo hooks, and a 6-speaker CD sound system with auxiliary input. In addition to that, the SL gets an Intelligent Key system, push-button start, automatic climate control, and rear heating ducts. Factory options are very limited, with the only significant one being the SL Preferred Package, which adds a navigation system with five-inch touch screen, a RearView Monitor, a USB port, Rockford Fosgate audio with upgraded speakers and a subwoofer and SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility.

There's plenty more room for extras, though--through the long list of more than 40 official accessories available at the dealership. Everything from special trims, wheels, and lighting kits are offered, as well as a cargo organizer.


Model News

For 2013, the Nissan Cube is only offered in S and SL trims, with the base model dropped from the lineup. One new exterior color, Sapphire Slate, has been added. Otherwise the Cube is carried over unchanged.


Value Writeup

Urban dwellers who have limited parking space and want something more stylish than the typical small car will probably find a lot to love in the Cube. There's nothing quite like it on the market, and its asymmetrical design, side-opening hatch, sofa-like rear seat, and water-ripple interior designs all make it quirky and endearing. The Cube drives well in the city and rides comfortably, with a low sticker price and great fuel economy to boot.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
396.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.730

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.110

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.450

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.170

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.970

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.690

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.930

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.25 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.700 ft³

Front Head Room
42.600 in

Front Leg Room
42.400 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.200 in

Front Hip Room
48.800 in

Second Head Room
40.200 in

Second Leg Room
35.500 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.400 in

Second Hip Room
47.600 in

Wheelbase
99.600 in

Length, Overall
156.700 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.700 in

Height, Overall
65.000 in

Track Width, Front
58.100 in

Track Width, Rear
58.300 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.300 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
39.700 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
45.200 in

Liftover Height
28.600 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.100 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
11.400 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2800 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.780 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.970 in

Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15

Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15

Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
15 x 4 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.400

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.250

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.400 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.020 x 0.950 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
11.730 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.200 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
17.4%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

1.8L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Active limited slip differential

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

Electronic drive-by-wire throttle

Independent MacPherson front strut suspension

Torsion beam rear axle

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Vehicle speed-sensitive pwr steering

Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

15" x 6.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P195/60R15 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Body color front/rear bumpers

Multi-reflector halogen headlights

Body color pwr mirrors

Body color door handles

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper

Left-side hinged swing-type rear door

Rear privacy glass

AM/FM stereo w/CD-player -inc: aux input, (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, iPod interface system, radio data system, speed sensitive volume control

Bluetooth hands-free phone system

Front bucket seats w/active height adjustable head restraints

Premium cloth seat trim

6-way manual driver seat

4-way manual passenger seat

60/40 folding rear bench seat w/slide & recline, (3) fixed positions, fold-down center armrest

Cup holders -inc: (1) instrument panel, (3) front center console, (2) rear armrest

Bottle holders -inc: (1) center console, (4) door panels

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel

Steering wheel cruise/audio/Bluetooth controls

Fine vision meter set

Multi-function trip computer

Pwr door locks w/auto-lock

Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch up/down

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Air conditioning -inc: in-cabin micro filter

Rear window defroster w/timer

12V pwr outlet

Front door map pockets

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Chrome interior door handles

(4) front/rear assist grips

(2) ripple hooks

(6) cargo area hooks

Nissan vehicle immobilizer system

Vehicle security system

4-wheel anti-lock brake system

Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist

Traction control

Vehicle dynamic control

Pipe-style steel side door guard beams

Zone body construction w/front & rear crumple zones

Dual-stage front air bags w/occupant classification system

Driver/front passenger side-impact air bags

Front/rear curtain air bags

Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters

3-point seat belts for all seating positions

Driver ELR/passenger ALR/ELR seat belt system

Child safety rear door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Energy absorbing steering column

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C01] CALIFORNIA SULEV (SUPER ULTRA-LOW EMISSIONS VEHICLE) EMISSIONS
$0

 
SAPPHIRE BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
SAPPHIRE SLATE PEARL
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GUN PEARL METALLIC
$0

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE PEARL
$0

 
CAYENNE RED METALLIC
$0

 
PEARL WHITE
$0

 
BALI BLUE PEARL METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[R92] AERO KIT
$1,350

 
[B93] EXTERIOR ACCENT PKG
$335

 
[L92] INTERIOR DESIGNER PKG
$250

 
[N92] INTERIOR ILLUMINATION PKG
$495

 
[R94] REAR ROOF SPOILER
$370

 
[M92] REAR CARGO ORGANIZER
$185

 
[B92] SPLASH GUARDS
$160


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