The Nissan Cube has been in production since 1998

Published: 16th April 2010
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The Nissan Cube has been in production since 1998. However, it has only reached popularity in recent years. Nissan has recently increased advertisement efforts on the cube after realizing that Japanese culture was on the rise in America. The Cube is now one of Nissan's best-selling vehicles. Nissan sold over 40,000 vehicles in 2009.



The first engine available in the Cube is the 1.5L four cylinder. This engine produces around 120 horsepower and 105 ft lbs of torque. This engine is a carryover from the Nissan MR family. It gets around 34 miles per gallon while being driven on the highway and 27 miles per gallon while being driven in the city. This engine is the most common engine available in the Cube. Nissan made a diesel version of this engine exclusively for sale in the United Kingdom. There are currently no plans to bring the diesel version of the engine into the United States.



The next engine in our list is the 1.8L four cylinder. This engine is available in the 1.8 Cube. This model of cube features more rounded edges and updated styling. The engine produces around 140 horsepower and 120 ft lbs of torque. A user of this engine can expect mileage numbers around 30 miles per gallon the highway and 22 miles per gallon in the city.



Both engines available in the Cube feature Nissan's proprietary CVT transmission. CVT stands for Controlled Valve Timing and allows the valving of the transmission to vary based on certain road conditions. This type of transmission allows for improved fuel economy and power.



Nissan has made an extremely interesting little car with the Cube. Although it has received some bad reviews, the Cube has found its place in the heart of Americans and the Japanese. It is a car that cannot be ignored.

Ronnie is currently the lead researcher for SWEngines.com. He logs various news regarding Nissan Cube Engine and related items.

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