2014 Nissan Cube

Pros: Surprisingly comfortable ride for a small vehicle; outstanding passenger space, particularly headroom; expansive cargo room for the size

Cons: Middling acceleration; high overall noise levels; exterior and interior styling are too peculiar for some shoppers; rear seat backs don’t fold flat

CG Says: Nissan’s unusual Cube is carried over virtually unchanged for 2014. Cube packs a lot of features and practicality into a small space. Its styling won’t appeal to everyone, but look beyond this, and you’ll find a reasonably priced and fun-to-drive little wagon. If you think the Kia Soul and Scion xB are too commonplace, the Cube might just be the ride you’re looking for.

2013 Nissan cube
2014 Nissan Cube