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Selected Style 4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
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 $14,221 $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
$19,195
$14,221
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$14,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$246 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Nissan Cube looks like nothing else, while being surprisingly practical.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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) 179.4 156.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 65.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.73 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 11.02 x 0.95
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 x 0.5 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
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) 3186 2789
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
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) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 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) 1.27 1.45
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.11
Trans Order Code 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 Multi-Link Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 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 - -
Rollover Rating
 
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