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2011 Nissan Cube Base Wagon

2011 Nissan Cube Review

(3 Stars)  A studio apartment on wheels

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After the success of the company's Scion XB, the cube takes over as Nissan's box on the road. This class includes the Element from Honda and Kia's Soul. The Cube does its best to standout from the pack by utilizing unique styling cues, such as a wraparound rear window, a side opening rear door and a spacious cabin offering a reclining rear seat and high style headliner.

The Cube is a four door hatchback. With plentiful headroom and legroom for all occupants, the Cube is good place to spend some time. However, it does lack some of the cargo space of the competition.

The cube is based on Nissan's B platform and is powered by a 122 HP 1.8 liter four cylinder which can be mounted to either a six speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. Some of the drive train features are somewhat less modern. The beam rear suspension, drum brakes and 15" wheels are some examples of these. The cube also has a higher than normal center of gravity and soft suspension, giving it less than confidence inspiring.

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2011 Cube Base Wagon Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 24 MPG city, 29 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 343 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 122 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 127 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm

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'11 Nissan Base Wagon Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Trip Computer
Privacy Glass
Cup Holders
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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