It may remind you of a Tamagotchi, but the new Nissan Cube (from $13,990) is one of the best vehicles on the market — and we think it's the epitome of man-cute. (Think of man-cute like an iPod — not exactly a form inspired by razor blades, tattoos, and beer pong — but deeply rewarding and functional to use.) With its enthusiastic, "inspired by a bulldog wearing sunglasses" face and asymmetrical rear, at first glance the cube looks more like a punchline than a car. Its stats, too, are underwhelming: 122 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox, and fuel economy around 28 city, 32 highway mpg. A Chevy Cobalt will do better. But dig deeper, and you've got a contender.
Read on for coverage and photos from the Cube launch in Miami.