For those looking for something that's downright different, the asymmetrical design of the Nissan Cube should do the trick.
What's New for 2014
Two packages are now offered the S and the SL. Minor updates include a changed color palette.
Choosing Your Nissan Cube
Under the Cube's exotic sheet metal is a straightforward economy car. Its 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine produces 122 horsepower, and you can choose between two transmissions: a six-speed manual that earns 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway or the Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that gets 27 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
There are two trim levels:
But the real story here is at the accessory level, where buyers choose from 40+ dealer- and factory-installed options. It's possible to customize your Cube with everything from a $1,370 Aerodynamic Kit to a $505 Interior Illumination Kit to $95 Nissan Graphics chosen from hundreds of vinyl designs.
Unless you're on a strict budget, we recommend an SL—along with a few personalized accessories to make it fun.