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2014 Nissan Cube vs. Its Competition

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The Cube's competitors just aren't quite as, ehem, cubic as this little Nissan.

The Scion xD has similar sizing, but with a smaller rear seat and cargo area.

The current xB feels smaller inside than the Cube, despite being a larger vehicle.

It's a better driver on the highways, but its fuel economy isn't as good.

The Kia Soul is probably the best alternative, especially for people who enjoy driving; it handles wells and gets better gas mileage.

However, it's less refined inside.

If you're willing to spend a bit more, the MINI Cooper Clubman also makes for a quirky alternative, but again, options make its price rocket in a hurry.

2014 Nissan Cube2014 Nissan Cube2014 Ford C-Max2014 Ford C-Max2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 20132014 Kia Soul2014 MINI Cooper2014 MINI Cooper2014 Scion xD2014 Scion xD2013 Scion xB2013 Scion xB
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The 2014 Nissan Cube is a boxy fashion statement that puts an emphasis on style, but at the expense of some practicality.
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Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency.
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The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.
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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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Sadly, the 2014 Scion xD is less fun to drive than to look at, though it's spacious for its size.
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Call it fashionable or not; the 2013 Scion xB offers box-on-wheels versatility, easy maneuverability, and a strong list of features, all at a very affordable price.
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$16,900Browse Used ListingsN/ASee Your Price$14,900Browse Used Listings$19,950Browse Used Listings$15,920Browse Used Listings$16,970Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonN/ASmall Station WagonMinicompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
5-Door Wagon Manual SN/A5-Door Wagon Manual Base2-Door Coupe5-Door HB Manual (Natl)5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Manual w/ODN/AManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual
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