Space efficiency, access, fuel economy, transmission, turning circle, crash-test results.
Braking, acceleration, agility, noise, fit and finish, headlights, swing-out tailgate.
The tall and boxy Cube has an enormous amount of interior space for a small car and it's very easy to access. Acceleration is slow from the 122-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder. We got 28 mpg with the continuously variable transmission. The ride is comfortable, but handling is rather clumsy and the steering feels vague. Wind and road noise are pronounced. Stopping distances are long. Fit and finish is on the cheap side. Overall, the Cube trails its direct competitors. Reliability has been average, but the Cube scores too low to recommend.