The 2013 Nissan Cube doesn't get gas mileage that's very impressive. And that's perhaps a matter of the Cube's tall, blocky body.
The Cube earns EPA ratings of 27 mpg city, 31 mpg highway with the CVT, for a combined rating of 28 mpg. That's a much narrower spread between city and highway figures than in most vehicles, and if anything, those ratings may be a tad optimistic. In quite rapid stop-and-go driving over a short test loop, our drivers saw just 24 and 25 mpg in two different Cubes fitted with the CVT.
With a manual transmission, the mileage drops to 25 mpg city, 30 highway—again, good if you plan to keep most of your driving to urban areas.