Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 40 - 42 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Cube isn’t as cheap to run as other small cars, but running costs should remain quite modest. The near £1,500 premium for the diesel model will not be maintained on the used market, although the 1.5 dCi should be significantly cheaper to run. The automatic version, available only with the petrol engine, is a CVT rather than a conventional automatic so there isn’t much of a fuel consumption penalty over the standard manual.

All Cube models have CO2 emissions below 160g/km, with the diesel at 135g/km. These aren’t bad figures by any means, but people used to small cars might expect a little better.

The Cube uses much of the same technology as found in the Nissan Micra and Nissan note, so is well proven and should not present any major reliability problems for owners.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220
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Insurance group 15
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