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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
5-Door Wagon Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
5-Door Wagon Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,500
$13,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,990
$13,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$222 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 39
Front Head Room (in) 42.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 102
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 156.7 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 63.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 23.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
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 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.95 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
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) 11.73 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 34.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.25 2.81
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2762 2560
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.25 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 5200 122 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4800 115 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.96
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.61
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.29
Summary
Body Style 5-Door Wagon 5dr Wgn
Vehicle Name Nissan cube Kia Soul
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.97 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.78 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Bar Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.7
 
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