Pricing of the Nissan Cube for its 2011 model year has increased slightly. For the new model, Nissan has made several revisions on what is fondly referred to the boxy car. The basic Cube with a six-speed manual transmission has a starting price of $15,040, including the $750 destination fee. This is priced $330 higher than the 2010 model.
The other pricing details are as follows:Cube (six-speed manual) - $15,040 (up $330 from 2010); Cube S (six-speed manual) - $16,400 (up $650); Cube S (CVT) - $17,400 (up $650); Cube SL (CVT) - $18,400 (up $550); Cube S Krom Edition (CVT) - $21,940 (up $1100).
Since the Cube is produced in Japan, the price hikes are likely to be due to fluctuations in dollar-yen exchange rates. Because of the weakened dollar, importing for Nissan is slightly more expensive.
The new additions to the 2011 Cube include a Secure Digital (SD) Card-based, five-inch touch-screen navigation system to the SL Preferred Package and Cube S Krom Edition, as well as a gorgeous Golden Ginger paint color.
Its combined fuel economy has improved to 29 mpg (up 1 mpg from 2010). However, the individual Environmental Protection Agency figures are the same at 25 city/30 highway mpg with the manual transmission and 27 city/31 highway mpg with the CVT.
All Cubes are powered by a 1.8-liter inline-four that can develop 122hp and 127 pound-feet of torque. Nissan also threw in new accessories.
The Cube S is offered with new options of $700 15-inch alloy wheels and a Sport Package that costs $2100. The SL Preferred Package is priced at $1850, which is more expensive by $250 than the last Cube.