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2012 Nissan Cube

2012 Kia Soul

  2012 Nissan Cube 5dr Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Side Exterior View 2012 Kia Soul
Invoice $14,452 $13,600
25/31 23/30
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Bottom Line 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. Read Full Review The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape. Read Full Review
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  • A box, styled like no other
  • Perky feel, especially with manual
  • Strong value for the money
  • Quiet inside
  • Four adults fit


  • Rear seats don't fold to the floor
  • Overly light steering feel
  • Susceptible to crosswinds
  • Disappointing highway mpg


  • Angular and adorable, hamsters or no
  • A nimble urban cruiser
  • Roomy cabin with good seats
  • Lots of standard features, and fun options
  • Good safety scores


  • Manual shifter's long throw
  • Road noise
  • Navigation means no UVO
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