Top Safety Pick

2010 Nissan Cube

small car / 4-door wagon

2010 Nissan Cube 4-door wagon
2009 Nissan Cube shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2009-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Nissan Cube 1.8 S wagon
The Nissan Cube was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head brushed the side curtain airbag during rebound, before moving back against the head restraint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2009-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Nissan Cube 1.8 S wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Cube was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

The driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2009-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Nissan Cube 1.8 S wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,833 lbs
Peak force 20,569 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 7.26

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-14 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry