Used Car: 2014 Nissan Cube Review
The 2014 Nissan Cube has a spacious cabin and pleasant ride, but competitors offer sharper handling, stronger engines and better interior materials.
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Some auto writers said the 2014 Nissan Cube's four-cylinder engine offers decent power for most driving situations, but a few reported that its highway acceleration is lackluster. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but reviewers said the available automatic is better matched to the engine's power. The base 2014 Cube earns EPA estimates of 25/30 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. Although the Cube's handling isn't very agile, it has a pleasant ride and strong brakes, and is easy to park, test drivers wrote.
Automotive journalists pointed out that the 2014 Nissan Cube has unique interior style elements, including a headliner with a ripple design and available dashboard shag carpet trim. Critics were disappointed in the hard plastics used throughout the Cube's cabin. Both the front and rear rows of seats are roomy, reviewers said. Standard features include a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an iPod interface, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls and keyless entry. Available features include touch-screen navigation, a rearview camera, a Rockford Fosgate stereo, a USB port, satellite radio, automatic climate control and push-button start. Test drivers said the 2014 Cube has a good amount of standard and available features, and its climate controls are well-located and easy to operate. The Cube has 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row, which is on the small side for the class. With the rear seats folded, cargo space expands to 58.1 cubic feet. While that's good for the class, rivals like the 2014 Kia Soul and Scion xB have more.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Kia Soul has good cargo space for the class and offers more standard and available equipment than the Cube. The Soul is also available with a four-cylinder engine that reviewers said provides brisk acceleration.
The 2014 Scion xB has more overall cargo space than most rival hatchbacks, and reviewers agreed that its cabin has plenty of headroom. Additionally, test drivers said the xB's tight turning radius makes it easy to maneuver.