While fuel prices continue to rise, the need for versatile vehicles with adequate cargo space remains. To fill that need, Nissan has brought its edgy Cube subcompact multi-purpose vehicle over from the Japanese market.
As with the Cube's quirky wrap-around rear window, Nissan push's the envelope in the cabin where waves ripple from the center of the ceiling, LED lighting offers 20 interior accent colors, and rear seat passengers enjoy the view from "stadium" seats that recline and slide.
Trims for the 5-passenger Cube are Base, S, SL, and the top-of-the-line Krom. All models are powered by a 122 horsepower 1.8-liter inline-4. Power is sent to the front wheels through either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission.
Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Base MSRP for the 2011 Nissan Cube is $14,310. A Krom model starts at $21,210.
The Cube is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
With edgy styling, a fuel-efficient powerplant, and numerous practical features, Nissan hopes that the 2011 Cube will catch the eye of driver's craving an innovative ride to match their active lifestyles.