Nissan cube Awards+ 2010 Automobile Design Of The Year Award.
Nissan cube 2010 SPECIFICATIONS (Note: Some Spec might varies with variants):Body style(s): 4 Door Wagon.
Complete specifications: Specification of Nissan cube 2010
Colors: Chrome Silver Metallic,Sapphire Black Pearl,Scarlet Red Metallic,Steel Gray Pearl Metallic,White Pearl
Fuel Capacity:(gal) 13.2
Mileage(estimated)(city/highway): 25 / 30
Price Onwards: $13,990
Website: Nissan cube 2010 US
Nissan Cube - What the Auto Press Says - usnews.rankingsandreviews
The 2010 Nissan Cube ranks 16 out of 30 Affordable Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 32 published reviews and test drives of the Nissan Cube, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
In its second year on the market, the 2010 Nissan Cube offers the same bold styling, spacious interior and low price that make it appealing to those who want a hatchback that makes a statement. Still, the car’s design is unusual enough that it may cause some to overlook it for that reason alone.
The Nissan Cube (with a lower-case c) is the car to choose if you want a ride that screams eccentricity. In fact, the Cube’s unusual styling is arguably the most obvious reason to buy it. Boasting an asymmetrical design, the Cube’s exterior includes eye-catching elements like windows designed to look like picture frames and a rear window that appears to sweep around the rear right side. Even the inside has a bunch of fun and funky touches, like a ceiling with a water-drop design that sports concentric circles. There is also the option for a 20-color lighting package, which cycles through various colors at your feet while you drive.
In addition to look-at-me styling, the Cube also offers good handling dynamics and excellent maneuverability. It boasts a number of innovative storage options, like bungee-cords on the doors for storing maps or other papers. It even has exceptionally comfortable front seats, all for an affordable price.
Still, the Cube does have some drawbacks. To begin with, its greatest asset may also be its biggest liability. Its unique styling will undoubtedly be enough of a turn-off to some consumers to cause them to cross it off their shopping lists. Furthermore, the Cube has poor acceleration and a low highway fuel economy rating. There are definitely other cars that should be considered with the Cube.
The Honda Fit may cost $1,000 more than the Cube, but it offers one of the most versatile cabins of any vehicle in the class, has a phenomenal fuel economy rating of 28/35 mpg and is considered legitimately fun to drive. The Kia Soul is one of the Cube’s direct competitors in the “box-car” segment. It offers styling that is less polarizing than the Cube’s, a roomier rear seat and a starting price that is around $700 less than the Cube. Finally, the Toyota Yaris is a fairly bare-bones vehicle in comparison to the Cube, but it offers a fantastic 29/35 mpg fuel economy rating and a starting price of about $1,500 less than the Cube.
The Cube is available in four trims -- the 1.8, 1.8S, 1.8SL and top-of-the-line Krom (pronounced "chrome"). Since little has changed about the Cube for the 2010 model year, you may want to consider buying a 2009 model. You may be able to get a discount as dealers try to make room on their lots for the new 2010 models. You should also check out this month's Nissan Deals, where we've done the research so you can get the best discounts and incentives on a new Nissan.
- "Looks aside, we still think the Cube is a clever package that should win many cubist converts. Like its predecessor, the new Cube is based on Nissan's B platform, which also underpins the Versa hatch and sedan. With a claimed starting price of "around $14,000," the Cube should be a roomier alternative to a five-door Versa for only about a thousand dollars more." -- Car and Driver
- "Nissan's Cube offers a surprising amount of space and practicality in a small and highly styled packaged. People shopping small sport utility vehicles, and outgoing folk looking for something beyond the ordinary subcompact universe should give Nissan's personality infused little box a look." -- Consumer Guide
- "Awkward proportions and asymmetric styling prove big barriers that mask the Cube's many strengths-including a lively drive, impressive interior room, and attractive details." -- Motor Trend
- "If you like the look of the Cube, you'll also enjoy its utility. There's nothing like a little box for a place to put your stuff, starting with a large rear door that opens like a refrigerator to swallow cargo. And Nissan was clever enough to hinge the door so that it opens from the curb in countries where we drive and park on the right side of the road." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
- "To stand out in the square car market, the company seems to have made "quirkiness" their signature on the Cube. A byproduct of this design is that you finally have a car with a rear window big enough that short people can see out of." -- CNET
Cube Performance - 7.0 (Good)Those interested in the Nissan Cube probably don’t have much interest in drag racing. That’s good because the Cube won’t win any races. Still, its maneuverability and handling surprise some reviewers. Consumer Guide says the "Cube has no sporting intentions and generally imparts a comfortable ride around town, but can't completely smother large bumps." Read More
Cube Exterior - 7.8 (Good)Reviewers agree that the 2010 Nissan Cube’s asymmetrical design is one of the most unique in its class -- and most of them like it. CNET says that, "Compared to the other box-shaped cars, the Cube has the ‘edgiest’ design." Nonetheless, the design is polarizing enough to be a deterrent to some. Read More
Cube Interior - 8.5 (Very Good)Reviewers are impressed with how well thought-out the Cube’s interior is, especially given its affordable price. Even though its materials are on the cheaper side, they are well laid out and display thoughtful design touches like a solar system-inspired gauge cluster. AutoGuide.com says, "Even with all this functionality, Nissan has included some frivolity standard and offers plenty of silly details as options. One such detail is the design of the roof, which resembles a water drop hitting a pool of water. And it doesn't just look that way; the ceiling fabric is actually textured." On top of that, the Cube’s sheer number of available features rivals those of some more upscale cars. Read More
Cube Safety - NANeither the federal government nor the insurance industry has crash tested the 2010 Nissan Cube, but it does offer a number of standard safety features to help ease any concerns about safety. Read More
Cube Reliability - 6.0 (Mediocre)The 2010 Nissan Cube reliability score shown is the Predicted Reliability rating provided by J.D. Power and Associates. This score is based on trending the past three years of historical initial quality and dependability data from J.D. Power's automotive studies, specifically the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and the Initial Quality Study (IQS). The 2010 Nissan Cube is backed by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty. Read More
Review Last Updated: 1/14/10