2009 nissan cube review




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  • COMESEEORLANDO.INFO reports here on its initial driving experiences with the Nissan Cube in this comprehensive Bottom Line.

    There are 35 reviews for the Nissan Cube, click through to see what your fellow consumers are saying.

    FACT! Nissan is the third in the Japanese automakers' rating (after Toyota and Honda) and the 8th in the world rating. The most popular car is Nissan Qashqai. The name "Qashqai" is taken from the name of the tribe living in Iran.

    The Nissan Cube is ranked #18 in Compact Cars by U.S. News & World Report. See the full review, prices, specs and pictures.

    2009 nissan cube review

    2009 nissan cube review

    However, the Nissan Cube does offer decent fuel economy and good stopping power, as well as standard stability control to keep you out of trouble. Sharper looks, turbo power and a lot more tech. It really is a neat little car, great MPG and handles really well. We gave the Scion a chance as well as teh VW Bug but had to spend well over 3K more to get the same features. Six airbags are standard—including front side airbags and side-curtain bags for front and rear occupants—along with front-seat active head restraints.

    2009 nissan cube review

    2009 nissan cube review

    2009 nissan cube review

    2009 nissan cube review

    2009 nissan cube review

    Nissan Cube Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos - The Car Connection

    Is the Nissan Cube a new kind of utility vehicle, a city-friendly microvan, or an especially tall compact wagon? It's tough to say; the quirky new Nissan Cube fits into several existing categories but ends up being the odd one out—in a positive sense. The previous-generation Scion xB—sold in the United States from through —turned into a cult hit for urbanites for its sharp, boxy look.

    But the newer, larger model introduced for hasn't been received quite as well, partly because its new styling just wasn't as crisp and distinctive. Shoppers are fickle in the area, but TheCarConnection.

    2009 nissan cube review

    Snout aside, the Cube is almost cubical, but the details make the design feel special. Perhaps what makes the Cube stand out so prominently is that it has one of the most overtly asymmetrical vehicle designs seen in recent years.

    The rear hatch opens at the side and is hinged at the left; the rear window curves continuously—almost uninterrupted—around the right rear corner and right side of the vehicle. The windows are bordered all around by a beveled "frame," and the middle pillar on either side tapers at the middle.

    2009 nissan cube review

    Yet especially from the front, the Cube has a surprisingly macho stance, enhanced by the wide-set headlights and strong horizontal themes in front and in back; designers call the inspiration "Bulldog in Sunglasses.

    The Nissan Cube is just as distinctive inside, but a lot more functional than the weird exterior might suggest; designers follow a "Casual Lounge" theme in the cabin and give it the curves of a Jacuzzi tub—with a rounded, recessed instrument panel running through to the door panels and carving out areas for the front occupants, along with water-ripple styling cues that echo throughout. The dash has two scooped shelf areas, and trim pieces and other styling cues show off prominent oval designs.

    Nissan continues to improve the CVT's calibration and drivability, so it's smooth going and there's none of the lurching feeling on moderate acceleration that we still observe on other CVTs. At the time of writing, Nissan expects EPA ratings of 28 mpg city, 30 highway with the CVT—the low highway rating probably the consequence of the tall, boxy design.

    2009 nissan cube review

    In especially rapid stop-and-go on a short driving loop, TheCarConnection. The six-speed manual has a nice linkage, but the slow-to-react electronic throttle doesn't encourage spirited driving. While the Cube displays tremendous personality in terms of styling, design, and function, it doesn't exhibit much of a driving personality.

    The Cube handles decently in ordinary driving, and it feels maneuverable but not especially nimble. Because it has such a short wheelbase, there's more fore-and-aft pitching over bumpy sections of road than there is for longer vehicles. The steering wheel brings no feel of the road, and it stays almost fingertip light whether parking or cruising at expressway speeds.

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