Nissan Cube Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Nissan Cube Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 6 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2014 2014 Nissan Cube VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2013 2013 Nissan Cube VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2012 2012 Nissan Cube VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Nissan Cube TRUCK FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2011 2011 Nissan Cube VAN FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2010 2010 Nissan Cube w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Nissan Cube w/SAB (Early Release) Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Nissan Cube w/SAB (Later Release) Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan has manufactured models of Cube for 6 years. They average 27.6 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2014 Cube below average at 27 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2014 Cube to be $1,450 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $0 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Cube consumes about 12 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Cube emits 334 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,010,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 239 trees would offset these emissions. The Cube does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2014 Nissan Cube 27 29 25
2013 Nissan Cube 27 29 25
2012 Nissan Cube 27 29 25
2011 Nissan Cube 27 29 25
2010 Nissan Cube 29 31 27
2009 Nissan Cube 26 29 24

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Cube has 12 different model options on record with the EPA since 2009. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2014 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 30 26
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 29 25
2013 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 30 26
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 29 25
2012 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 30 26
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 29 25
2011 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 30 26
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 29 25
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 30 25
2010 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 31 27
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 30 28
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 29 24