Compare 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring vs 2011 Nissan Cube

2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring
2011 Nissan Cube
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4-Door Wagon Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
4-Door Wagon Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
4-Door Wagon Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
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5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
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
$15,539
$14,221
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$14,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$246 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Cube looks like nothing else, while being surprisingly practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 42.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 47.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 156.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 65.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 58.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
24.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 11.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 39.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 45.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - TBD - 11.02 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.8 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2937 2789
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.2 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Touring Nissan cube
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2010) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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