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2015 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2014 Nissan Cube Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Cube than the Volkswagen Golf, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Cube will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Cube, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Volkswagen Golf will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Cube, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Golf and the Nissan Cube have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Golf is much wider than the Nissan Cube, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Volkswagen Golf, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan Cube.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Golf does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Cube.

Handling
The Volkswagen Golf has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Cube, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Golf is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Cube.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Golf and the Nissan Cube. The Volkswagen Golf has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Cube, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Golf comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Cube.


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2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995

2014 Nissan
Cube

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MSRP*: $16,900 - $19,000
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 30 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 36 - 45 30 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $17,455 - $26,875 $16,475 - $18,515

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