Fuel Economy / MPG » 7
GREEN | 7 out of 10
25 mpg city, 30 highway (six-speed manual); 27/31 mpg (CVT automatic)
we averaged 27.9 mpg in and around the clogged environs of Los Angeles
Maybe it's due to aerodynamics–or lack thereof–but the 2014 Nissan Cube doesn't get especially stellar fuel economy.
With a manual transmission, the mileage sits to 25 mpg city, 30 highway—decent if you plan to keep most of your driving to urban areas.
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.
City gas mileage is acceptable, but the Cube's highway numbers are fairly low.