Compare 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen vs 2010 Nissan Cube

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4-Door Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
4-Door Manual S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $23,200 $24,615
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $24,299 $25,715
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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 24 29 $13,500 $13,990
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 24 29 $14,808 $15,350
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 28 30 $15,769 $16,350
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 30 $16,827 $17,450
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Krom Edition 28 30 $19,572 $20,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,816
$13,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,510
$13,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The spacious, refined 2010 Nissan Cube makes a whole lot of sense for city dwellers, and it'll get you more attention than many sport coupes.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 42.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 99.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
179.3 156.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.8 11.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 39.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 45.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 58.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.5 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)
11.3 x 0.9 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 33.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3228 2768
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.25
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 122 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Nissan cube
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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