Best Bet
(5.0) 3 reviews
MSRP: $6,733$13,873
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 27-29
Engine: 118-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2013 Nissan Cube

Our Take on the 2013 Nissan Cube

Our Take

The Cube, which has been a hit in Japan for some time now, landed in the U.S. a few years ago. Competitors include the Scion xB and Kia Soul. All Cubes come with an electronic stability system and six airbags. There are no significant changes for 2013. The Cube's tail features a rearward-ju... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Ungainly handling
  • Unsupportive seats
  • Small cargo area
  • Clearance required by swing-gate rear door

Notable Features

  • Manual or CVT automatic
  • Seats five
  • Bulldog-inspired styling
  • Adjustable rear seats

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.