Though it wasn't introduced to the American market until its third—and current—generation in 2009, the Nissan Cube continues to add a unique style and flair to an ever-growing compact CUV market. Its most striking feature would have to be an asymmetrical rear window that wraps around the passenger side of the vehicle. This unorthodox styling continues with an interior design motif Nissan engineers have described as "enveloping curves of a Jacuzzi."
All of this style is powered through the front wheels by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 122 horsepower backed by a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Either combination is capable of fuel economy close to 30 miles per gallon. With reasonable room for five, the Cube is just as comfortable cruising down a country road as it would be walking the red carpet.