I believe that the Cube will be competing with the new Scion xb which I think will come in at around $16,000 US. I hope the Cube is better than the xb. I saw the xb a few weeks ago and it looks really ugly and the inside is really cheap. I currently own a 1988 Honda Civic hatchback and I have not done any engine or transmission repairs to date. I want to replace my old civic with something that gets half descent mileage but a bit bigger and the Cube looks like a good choice.