|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Nissan NV
|3500 HD SL V8 Cargo Van (HR)||5.6L V8||RWD||7A||7.5 sec||15.9 sec @ 89 mph||----/----/11 mpg||Car and Driver|
2012 Nissan NV
|2500 HD SV V8 Cargo Van (LR)||5.6L V8||RWD||5A||8.4 sec||16.4 sec @ 85.7 mph||----/----/13.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2500 HD SV V8 Cargo Van (HR)||5.6L V8||RWD||5A||8.4 sec||16.6 sec @ 85 mph||----/----/11 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Nissan NV
We all know just how helpful a van can be. It’s essentially a box on wheels, and you use it to transport as much stuff as possible as efficiently as possible. You need lots of space, enough power to carry the load, and perhaps sliding doors so that the loading and unloading process is simple. That’s about it.
That also describes the Nissan NV, but in a way it barely scratches the surface of what the NV can do.
For your power needs, the standard engine is the 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6. It’s good enough for 261 hp @5,600 rpm and 281 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm, with a towing capacity of 6,200 lbs.
If that’s not enough, you may want to look into the 5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 instead. Optional for the S and SV trims, it is standard in the SL trim. This provides 317 hp @ 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque @3,400 rpm, along with a towing capacity of 8,700 lbs.
All trims are rear wheel drive with 5-speed automatic transmission.
The Nissan NV 3500 Passenger version is designed to carry both people or cargo, or a combination of both. You can maximize the cargo space by just putting in twos eats in the front. For just transporting people, seating for 8 provides the best for comfort and legroom. But if push comes to shove, the Nissan NV Passenger can carry up to 12 people all at once.
The standard NV, however, is simply a stuff carrier, and it does its job. You have the 1500 in only the standard roof version which offers 234 cu. ft. of cargo space. The 2500 and the 3500 with the high roof can load up to 323 cu. ft.
With the high roof, you have lots of headroom for comfort. There are mounting points for shelves, ladder racks and other tools you need for your work. And plenty of storage space is also designed for smaller items, including huge door pockets, an overhead shelf, and a pull-out drawer under the driver seat.
It’s the shape of the NV which makes a difference, however. With the engine out front just like in a pickup truck, the driver and the front passenger get to enjoy more room. That should ease up on any transport frustrations that they may feel. This configuration also makes it easy to load and unload stuff from the van, and this minimizes the downtime for business owners whose schedules are tight.
Now the Nissan NV is designed to transport all manners of items, and when people are concerned comfort and safety must be provided for. And here is where the Nissan NV excels.
It all starts with the drive quality, of course. The ride quality of the NV is surprisingly comfy, especially when you consider that it’s a large van. The high quality of the handling is also a welcome bonus, the steering is very precise, and even the turning radius is small. Visibility is also very good, due to the large windows and mirrors.
You also have air conditioning and a sound system, plus other hi-tech goodies in the options department. In other words, you won’t have to suffer inside if you don’t want to. Just because it’s all about work doesn’t mean you need to make it harder on yourself.
So are you in need of a good van? We’re not talking about just a vehicle which transports goods day in and day out. For that purpose, you can get something cheaper because you don’t need it to be nicer.
But the NV is all about making sure that the people inside are comfortable. And this applies even to just the driver. So if you have the budget and your business requires you to deliver stuff to all over the town or state, then the NV is ideal. You’re comfortable as you go about from place to place, and you don’t have to suffer any of the inconveniences that a regular driver would have to put up with. The NV takes care of everything, so at day’s end you’re not frazzled wreck.
And if you’re transporting people, such as your family or business associates, then the NV Passenger is truly on the mark. Just as you would want to make sure that your cargo remains in good condition, the comforts offered by the NV are exemplary. So you wouldn’t have fidgety kids inside whining, no employees stewing over the poor working conditions, and no business clients unimpressed by your mode of transportation.
The Nissan NV isn’t just a van. It’s a tool you use to make sure your family is alright (regardless of how large that family is), and it’s an investment for your business so that employees and clients are well taken care of. The Nissan NV isn’t really all that expensive, and with such a perspective the cost makes a lot of sense.
To learn more about Nissan NV, visit the official Nissan website.
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