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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
'Good,' frontal offset; 'good,' side impact; 'good,' rear impact; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
Not yet tested
Visibility is akin to Google Earth’s
Car and Driver
The Nissan Cube receives admirable crash test ratings, and comes with a long list of safety features, all built into a easy-to-park, easy-to-maneuver, very affordable package.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the Cube and gives it the top "Good" rating in every single category: frontal offset, side impact, rear crash protection, and roof strength. It's also one of the few vehicles its size to earn the Top Safety Pick nod.
The Cube includes standard electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, front, side, and side-curtain airbags, and active head restraints. Side mirrors are large and effective, and the wide expanse of wrap-around glass behind the driver's rear shoulder helps with outward visibility.
The IIHS calls the Cube a Top Safety Pick, but the NHTSA hasn't weighed in yet.