2009 Nissan Cube Review | MPGomatic | Where Gas Mileage Matters

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Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube

MPG-o-Matic Nissan Cube Summary: The Nissan Cube polarizing design with functionality. With a base in the low teens, the Cube appeals to looking for something that’s different, yet affordable.

The 2009 Cube is fitted with a four cylinder engine, to either a six-speed manual or Variable Transmission (CVT). The DOHC inline four, is shared with the Nissan produces 122 horsepower (HP) and 127 pounds of torque.

With a and asymetrical shape, there’s else that looks like the Cube on the road Say what you might (and we a lot over the course of a week), the provides excellent visibility, the short wheelbase allows for a degree of maneuverability, with a radius under 34 feet.

The EPA’s fuel economy for the 2009 Nissan Cube are 24 / 29 highway miles per gallon with the manual transmission and 28 / 30 highway with the CVT. right, my friends #8230; the scores better fuel with the automatic.

We put well five hundred miles on the of our top-of-the-line CVT-equipped White Cube Krom review and easily eclipsed the official estimates with an average of MPG on the Interstate highway and 33.4 MPG

Overall test period ranged from the seventies to the with Interstate highway temperatures in the low-eighty degree

Interstate Mileage Testing:

control set to 68 MPH, A/C off, up (1-inch gap): 34.8 MPG

control off, target 60-72 MPH, A/C off, up (1-inch gap): 37.3 MPG

The aerodynamics play a big hand. We able to flirt with the 40 MPG on the two-lane blacktops, at speeds 45-60 MPH.

This is a appliance, not a sports car. The Krom’s naturally-aspirated inline and CVT transmission motivate the 2864 (curb weight) four-door and without fanfare.

The Cube well to light-footed driving. The Trip Computer provides two meters, average speed, until empty, average economy, and instant fuel data, along with an temperature display. The 13.2 gas tank provides a healthy range.

The Cube runs on Regular gasoline.

MPGomatic Note: We driving with the Cube’s fuel economy display in order to develop a light-footed technique to ensure the greatest of mileage from every of fuel.

On the exterior, the top-of-the-line package includes unique alloy wheels front fascia and grills, along bodyside sills, rear fascia, and roof spoiler. A on the roof spoiler warns automated car washes and high-pressure (Buy the Krom and you’ll be it by hand.)

Inside the moon the headliner ripples around the light, like a pebble into a pond, while interior accent lighting to set the right mood.

The Cube leather-wrapped sport steering provides Bluetooth, audio, and controls. The Krom’s audio includes six speakers (four inch speakers and two 1-1/2 tweeters), along with a amplifier and tailgate mounted that rattles the windows and the ripple effect.

The AM/FM/CD audio system both a basic audio-in and USB iPod input, which scrolling through playlists, albums, and songs at the head

There are two power outlets at the of the dash.

Our review unit included one option, the Interior Package, with plush floor and cargo mats, a shag dash topper, and door bungees. (Don’t ask why it just does.)

Driving the is a bit like piloting your room sofa, with a bit of an comfy couch feel. The seat features six way manual The front passenger seat four way adjustment.

The front seats do not provide or adjustable lumbar support.

Nissan Cube

The goes out of its way to accommodate both and cargo. We found the seating to be comfortable for four, with an of headroom.

The rear 60/40 down bench seat in addition to sliding forward and There’s 11.4 cubic of cargo capacity with the seats up and a whopping 58.1 feet of capacity with the seats down.

It’s noting that we saw just two Cubes on the road over the of our one week review period and were commercial vehicles. a special Cargo Version for those so inclined.)

All-in-all, the 2009 Nissan Krom is a unique ride for with an open mind and an eye for the Good gas mileage, an abundance of space, and a high degree of and visibility make the Cube a little space ship for both crew and cargo.

Nissan Cube Krom at a Glance:

Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC four cylinder


Fuel: Regular Unleaded

Tank Capacity: 13.2

Drive: Front-wheel

Brakes: / Rear-Drum

Curb Weight: pounds

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