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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 24 29 $13,500 $13,990
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 24 29 $14,173 $14,690
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 28 30 $15,135 $15,690
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 30 $16,192 $16,790
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 Krom 28 30 $18,557 $19,370
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door Panel SS 21 29 $24,003 $25,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,500
$17,877
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,990
$18,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$312 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The spacious, refined 2009 Nissan Cube makes a whole lot of sense for city dwellers, and it'll get you more attention than many sport coupes. The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 50.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 97.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 42.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 62.5
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 103.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 156.7 176.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 11.4 25.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 45.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.1 57.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.73 x - TBD - 9.8 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.95 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 36.0
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.25 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QDB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QDB
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2762 3155
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.25 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4800 150 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA LE8
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 5200 155 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.35
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.02
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan cube Chevrolet HHR
Body Style 5-Door Wagon Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.97 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.78 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Bar Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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