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About the Nissan Cube

Vehicle Summary

The Nissan Cube is a subcompact wagon known for its unique and characteristic boxy design and asymmetrical windows. The most recent (third) generation of the Cube was available for sale in the United States from 2009-2014, boasting essential features like Bluetooth® connectivity and power accessories. Throughout the years, more available features were added to improve overall driving experience, including upgraded sound systems and rearview cameras. If you're in the market for a vehicle that's as fun to look at as it is to drive, the Nissan Cube may be right for you.

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Q: Does Nissan still make the Cube?

A: The Nissan Cube is still in production in Japan, but it hasn't been available for sale in the United States since the 2014 model year.

Q: Is the Nissan Cube all-wheel drive?

A: The most recent generation of Nissan Cube (2009-2014) did not offer all-wheel drive, though more recent models released in Japan have it as an optional feature. Some earlier model years of the Nissan Cube for sale in the United States had a feature known as e-4WD, which is designed to automatically transfer power to and from the rear wheels as needed.

Q: How many does a Nissan Cube seat?

A: The Nissan Cube can seat up to five people.

Q: What kind of mileage does the Nissan Cube get?

A: The 2014 Nissan Cube base S trim with 1.8L, four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined (26 mpg city and 30 mpg highway).1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Trim Configurations

Nissan Cube Trim Configurations

The third generation of Nissan Cube (2009-2014) is the most recent generation to be available for sale in the United States. It is available in two trim configurations, the S and SL. The below trim summaries are focused specifically on the 2014 model year.

Nissan Cube S

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • six-speaker sound system
  • keyless entry

Nissan Cube SL

  • larger 16-inch wheels
  • keyless entry and ignition
  • automatic climate control
  • automatic headlights

The 2014 SL also comes with the option to upgrade to a Preferred Package, which adds a five-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, and premium sound system.

Nissan Cube vs. Other Subcompact Cars

From an appearance standpoint, the Nissan Cube is truly in a class of its own. However, there are a few other unique, wagon-style subcompact vehicles that are comparable. How does the Cube stack up against them?

Nissan Cube vs. Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has a similar boxy and fun body style. The 2014 Soul is available in three trim levels, so it offers an additional trim package over the Cube. Its standard 1.6L engine isn’t quite as powerful, however, when compared to the 1.8L four-cylinder at 122 horsepower that the 2014 Cube has to offer. The 2014 Soul does offer more passenger and cargo space at 19 cubic feet with rear row intact and 61 cubic feet with rear row folded down. The 2014 Cube offers 11.4 cubic feet and 58 cubic feet, respectively. From a fuel economy standpoint, the 2014 Soul gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined in the base S trim with a 1.8L engine.1

Nissan Cube vs. Honda Element

The Honda Element ceased production following the 2011 model year, but its body styling and overall features are quite similar to that of the Nissan Cube. Available in LX and EX trims, the 2011 Element comes standard with such features as power accessories, keyless entry, and completely removable rear seats for added cargo space. The 2011 Element boasts a 2.4L, four-cylinder engine at 166 horsepower that is more powerful than the 2014 Cube's base 1.8L engine—and with the ability to completely remove the rear row of seats, the 2011 Element offers an impressive 75 cubic feet of maximum storage space. The 2011 Element with its base 2.4L engine gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.1

Nissan Cube vs. Scion XB

The quirky Scion XB wagon is another popular subcompact that competes with the Nissan Cube; like the Cube, the 2014 XB is offered in two trim configurations, with similar standard features including power accessories and a six-speaker sound system. Space-wise, the XB offers more cargo space—up to 70 cubic feet with rear seats folded down. The 2014 XB base trim with a 2.4L engine gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Nissan Cube an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Nissan Cube 18th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Nissan Cube is $439, compared to an average of $459 for Subcompact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Nissan Cube owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Subcompact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 13% for the Nissan Cube, compared to an average of 9% for Subcompact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Nissan Cube

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Great car...great value.

Fun car to drive, it is zippy. Comfortable...I am a bigger man and have taken a 6 hour road trip with my wife and son (big kid) with no problems. Lots of room...road trip was to a four day baseball tournament with lots of bags and gear. Good gas mileage avg. 34 highway and avg. 80 miles a hour. This car is a pleasant surprise. I really like the iphone/ipod interface and Bluetooth.


  • Interior Space: Lots of room for a small car.
  • Fuel Economy: 32-35 MPG
  • Seat Comfort: Feels like an easy chair


  • Cabin Noise: Rides a little load on rougher roads

- J Fromm, 2012 Nissan Cube

Love my little Cube!

The price was right for me, believe it or not but the Cube is really roomy inside. I previously drove a suv and I did not think we could make a family trip in the car but I was wrong. The back seat pulls up to make more room in the trunk and we have more than enough room! I get so many compliments about my car.


  • Fuel Economy: $20 to fill up
  • Interior Space: Lots of room!
  • Value:


  • Power: Not use to a 4 cylinder but it runs fine. Just have to adjust.

- Sonia Sweatt, 2012 Nissan Cube

Cutest car In The World!!

Just looking at it makes you smile, but in terms of practicality I also love the gas mileage and the spaciousness of the interior. I'm a realtor, and haul around big signs, etc. The seats fold down to create a large storage area.


  • Fuel Economy: 40 mpg


  • Weather Versatility: Have to go pretty slow in windy weather

- Beth Mulcahy, 2012 Nissan Cube

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