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2012 Nissan Cube
2012 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 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
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,577 $15,345
5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,337 $16,145
5-Door HB Manual Release Series 4.0 27 33 $15,436 $16,250
5-Door HB Automatic Release Series 4.0 27 33 $16,196 $17,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,452
$14,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,980
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
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. It's not as much fun as its styling suggests, but the 2012 Scion xD has a low base price and offers lots of accessories.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 Volume (ft³)
97.7 84.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.30 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
156.7 154.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 59.4
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 - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
11.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.5
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.73 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
33.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 37.0
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 2.56
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P195/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P195/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2789 2625
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.25 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection 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)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
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
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 Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan cube Scion xD
Body Style
5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.97 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.78 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent L-Arm MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
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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