2014 Nissan Cube vs. Its Competition

2014 Nissan Cube
Davis Adams Davis Adams Contributor

The Cube's competitors just aren't quite as, ehem, cubic as this little Nissan.

The Scion xD has similar sizing, but with a smaller rear seat and cargo area.

The current xB feels smaller inside than the Cube, despite being a larger vehicle.

It's a better driver on the highways, but its fuel economy isn't as good.

The Kia Soul is probably the best alternative, especially for people who enjoy driving; it handles wells and gets better gas mileage.

However, it's less refined inside.

If you're willing to spend a bit more, the MINI Cooper Clubman also makes for a quirky alternative, but again, options make its price rocket in a hurry.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Nissan Cube is a boxy fashion statement that puts an emphasis on style, but at the expense of some practicality.
Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency.
The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.
The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
Sadly, the 2014 Scion xD is less fun to drive than to look at, though it's spacious for its size.
Call it fashionable or not; the 2013 Scion xB offers box-on-wheels versatility, easy maneuverability, and a strong list of features, all at a very affordable price.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsLarge CarsSmall Station WagonsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
5-Door Wagon Manual S5-Door HB SE5-Door Wagon Manual Base2-Door Coupe5-Door HB Manual (GS)5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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