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2009 Nissan Cube 2009 Scion xB 2009 Honda Fit
     
5dr Wgn I4 Man 1.8 Base
  • 5dr Wgn I4 Man 1.8 Base
  • 5dr Wgn I4 Man 1.8 S
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 SL
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 Krom
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $13,990 $15,750 $14,750
Invoice $13,500 $14,962 $14,236
Avg. Paid $8,153 $9,818 $9,035

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.6 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.4 8.7 9.8
Performance 7.1 7.8 8.2
Interior 8.1 7.6 9.1
Operating Cost 8.3 8.0 8.4
Safety 8.9 9.0 9.3
Reliability 2.5 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Plenty of front- and rear-seat space
  • Good maneuverability
  • Lots of standard interior and safety features
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Plenty of standard tech and safety features
  • Good safety ratings
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Low reliability score
  • Disappointing highway performance
  • Low-for-the-class gas mileage
  • Noticeable body lean in corners
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 24 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.6 102.4 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 156.7 167.3 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.3 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 64.7 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2762 3020 2489

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.7 100.8 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 42.6 40.0 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.7 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.8 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 52.7 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 41.2 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 38.0 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.7 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 46.7 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 21.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 11.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 33.4 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Bar Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard