Compare 2014 Nissan Cube vs 2014 MINI Cooper

2014 Nissan Cube
2014 MINI Cooper
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5-Door Wagon Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual S 25 30 $16,475 $16,900
5-Door Wagon CVT S 27 31 $17,446 $17,900
5-Door Wagon CVT SL 27 31 $18,515 $19,000
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,475
$18,355
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,900
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan Cube is a boxy fashion statement that puts an emphasis on style, but at the expense of some practicality. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 30.8
Front Head Room (in)
42.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 50.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 98.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 59.1
Length, Overall (in)
156.7 151.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
45.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
11.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
9.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 8.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 38
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.7 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 10.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2789 2605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/108 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200 134 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.24
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan cube MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est) 5.4 (Est)
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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