Compare 2011 Toyota Matrix vs 2011 Nissan Cube

2011 Toyota Matrix
2011 Nissan Cube
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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $17,809 $18,845
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,087 $21,715
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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 $14,221 $14,740
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,528 $16,100
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,490 $17,100
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $17,547 $18,200
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Krom Edition 27 31 $20,710 $21,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$14,221
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,845
$14,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$246 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Cube looks like nothing else, while being surprisingly practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 97.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 48.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 156.7
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 65.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 66.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 -
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
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.73 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.02 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Temporary T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 2789
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temporary 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Nissan cube
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
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
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Rollover Rating

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