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MPG: 27 city/31 hwy

2013 Nissan Cube SL

2013 Nissan Cube Review

(0 Stars)  A funky and practical tall hatchback.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The base Cube 1.8 trim level has been eliminated, as has the special 1.8 S Indigo Edition. All models now wear a Nissan PureDrive badge. Sapphire slate replaces golden ginger in the paint palette, and the special-order Cargo Version Package has been eliminated.
Even though it’s been on sale for some time, the Nissan Cube still pegs the geek-chic meter, thanks to its asymmetrical body, side-opening back door, and water-droplet-inspired interior. The divisive styling conceals a tall hatchback that is remarkably practical and comfortable. Small wheels located at the far corners of the car preserve interior space but make the Cube look rather toylike. A well behind the rear seats provides plenty of cargo space, and the seats fold forward (but not flat into the floor) for carrying larger items. The low step-in height; large doors; expansive windows; and wide, plush seats make the Cube pleasant to ride in. The driving experience is somewhat less enjoyable, with tepid acceleration from the 122-hp in-line four-cylinder engine, numb steering, and plenty of wind noise. The Cube can be equipped with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, both of which return decent fuel economy. Ripple-effect plastics and a shag-carpet dashboard mat make for an intriguing interior. The Cube was designed as a “casual lounge” and has enough head- and legroom to please even the tallest occupants. Gadgets like push-button start, navigation, Bluetooth, and a backup camera are available on higher trim levels. For those who want to add their own designer touches, Nissan offers a long list of accessories.

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2013 Cube SL Wagon Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line 4 DOHC with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 27 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 28 MPG combined and 370 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

'13 Nissan SL Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Trip Computer
Privacy Glass
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
iPod Connector
Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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