Compare 2012 Jeep Patriot vs 2012 Nissan Cube

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Nissan Cube
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,805 $15,995
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,450 $17,745
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $19,132 $19,745
4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $21,956 $22,780
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 29 $22,681 $23,560
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $24,327 $25,330
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5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 25 30 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,991 $16,580
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,952 $17,580
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $18,010 $18,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,805
$14,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$14,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compelling choice for its versatile interior, maneuverability, and strong list of features—with just a bit of weekend-warrior ruggedness—but it's woefully short on refinement or sophistication. For those motivated by style and fashion—yet still needing a healthy dose of practicality—the Cube hits the right buttons; practical types might find it hard to get past some packaging issues, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 156.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.5 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 99.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.2 58.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.0 11.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.1 39.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.4 45.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 11.73 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.02 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TLB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R16 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
TLB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R16 P195/60HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3111 2789
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ECN NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.11
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 5-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Nissan cube
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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