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2013 Nissan Cube 2012 Scion xB 2013 Kia Soul
     
5dr Wgn Manual S
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  • 5dr Wgn CVT S
  • 5dr Wgn CVT SL
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
5dr Wgn Man Base
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Prices

MSRP $16,760 $16,300 $14,400
Invoice $16,163 $15,485 $14,090
Avg. Paid $14,019 $13,691 $13,063

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.1 7.9
Critics' Rating 7.3 8.5 8.4
Performance 6.9 7.4 7.2
Interior 7.7 7.6 8.0
Operating Cost 8.3 8.0 8.2
Safety 9.7 9.7 8.5
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Large cargo hold
  • Ample cargo space
  • Roomy back seat
  • Ample head- and legroom
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Lots of available features
  • Easy to park
Cons
  • Lackluster handling
  • Sluggish highway acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming handling
  • Automatic transmission can be hesitant to downshift
  • Firm ride on rough pavement

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 1.6L/97
MPG 25 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon 4 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.600 102.4 100.400
Length, Overall (in) 156.700 167.3 161.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.700 69.3 70.300
Height, Overall (in) 65.000 63.4 63.400

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 3027 2800

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
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror 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.) 97.700 110.9 102.300
Front Head Room (in) 42.600 40.0 40.200
Front Leg Room (in) 42.400 40.7 42.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.200 55.8 55.200
Front Hip Room (in) 48.800 52.7 53.300
Second Head Room (in) 40.200 41.2 39.600
Second Leg Room (in) 35.500 38.0 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.400 54.7 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) 47.600 46.7 52.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.100 11.6 53.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 11.400 69.9 19.300
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
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
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 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 Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
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 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000 123 @ 4850
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 33.400 34.8 34.600

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.200 14.0 12.700

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.