Compare 2012 Jeep Patriot vs 2012 Nissan Cube

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Nissan Cube
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4WD 4-Door Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $21,956 $22,780
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $24,327 $25,330
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,450 $17,745
Patriot FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $19,132 $19,745
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 23 29 $22,681 $23,560
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,805 $15,995
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5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,952 $17,580
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $18,010 $18,680
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base 25 30 $14,452 $14,980
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,991 $16,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,956
$16,952
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,780
$17,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compelling choice for its versatile interior, maneuverability, and strong list of features—with just a bit of weekend-warrior ruggedness—but it's woefully short on refinement or sophistication. For those motivated by style and fashion—yet still needing a healthy dose of practicality—the Cube hits the right buttons; practical types might find it hard to get past some packaging issues, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 97.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 156.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.8 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 99.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.4 45.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.2 58.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.0 11.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.1 39.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.02 x 0.95
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 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.73 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P195/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
TTU NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
TTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3273 2831
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 2.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
DAV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.12 5.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Continuously variable ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - 0.39 2.56-0.43
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Nissan cube
Body Style
Sport Utility 5-Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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