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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 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
5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $15,485 $16,300
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door Wagon Manual Release Series 9.0 22 28 $17,205 $18,110
5-Door Wagon Automatic Release Series 9.0 22 28 $18,107 $19,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,452
$15,485
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,980
$16,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$272 / month
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TCC's 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. Trendy or odd, the Scion xB jams plenty of space and versatility into its compact footprint.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 42.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 110.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.30 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 156.7 167.3
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 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 11.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
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 69.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.95 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.73 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.25 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 33.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 34.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2789 3027
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.25 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.54
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan cube Scion xB
Body Style 5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.97 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.78 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5 (2011)
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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