Compare 2009 Nissan Cube vs 2008 Scion xD

2009 Nissan Cube
2008 Scion xD
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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 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
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $13,822 $14,550
5-Door HB Automatic 26 32 $14,582 $15,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,500
$13,822
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,990
$14,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
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. At a bargain price that’s not much more than stripper econoboxes, the 2008 Scion xD is a pretty hot little hatch.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 84.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
42.6 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 51.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 60.0
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 96.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
156.7 154.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
11.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
45.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.73 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.95 10.8 x - TBD -
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 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2762 2625
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.25 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200 128 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan cube Scion xD
Body Style
5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.97 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.78 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Bar Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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