3/4 Front Glamour 2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD
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Pros
  • A newer design than competition from Ford and GM
  • Smooth powertrains
  • Pleasant road manners
  • Cavernous cargo space
Cons
  • Abysmal fuel economy
  • Nissan doesn't offer a diesel engine
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It's not the largest cargo van, but the Nissan NV2500 HD offers lots of standard equipment

Introduction

Nissan isn't the first manufacturer that comes to mind when most Americans need a commercial van, but the Japanese automaker has a long history in the segment. Now, it has brought the NV2500 HD to the U.S. market. It's not a crowded field, and loyal buyers traditionally stick to GM or Ford. Nissan wants to break that habit, though.

The 2500 offers a 4-liter V6 with 261 horsepower or a 5.6-liter V8 with 317 horsepower. Both are mated to a five-speed automatic; power goes only to the rear wheels. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels; air conditioning; an audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary input and four speakers; cloth seats; power windows and locks; remote keyless entry; power mirrors; rear parking sensors; cruise control; and a power driver's seat.

While competitors offer more space or hauling capability, the Nissan NV makes its case by offering an unexpected level of equipment in a commercial van at this price point. The strong powertrains are another bonus -- the V6 bests several competitive V8s while delivering superior fuel economy. If you're in the market for a van, the NV is worth a look.

Which Style To Buy?

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD
Starting price
$26,594
Shopper Popularity
18%

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD S V6

Recommended for: Buyers looking for a basic commercial van.

The S V6 comes standard with the 4-liter 261-horsepower V6 with a five-speed automatic; antilock brakes with four-wheel discs; 17-inch steel wheels; black grille, bumpers and outside mirrors; split cargo doors; air conditioning; 36 custom shelving points; a tilt steering wheel; a trip computer; a lockable center console; two 12-volt power outlets; water repellant cloth upholstery; a fold-down passenger's seat; and a two-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input. Options include side curtain airbags and seat-mounted airbags; armrests; vinyl upholstery; overhead storage with map lights; cruise control; power windows; remote keyless entry; privacy glass; a heavy-duty battery; and a tow hitch that increases towing ability to 7,000 pounds.

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD
Starting price
$25,010
Shopper Popularity
9%

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD S V8

Recommended for: Buyers who need more hauling ability.

The S V8 comes standard with the 5.6-liter 317-horsepower V8 with a five-speed automatic; anti-lock brakes with four-wheel discs; 17-inch steel wheels; black grille, bumpers and outside mirrors; split cargo doors; air conditioning; 36 custom shelving points; a tilt steering wheel; a trip computer; a lockable center console; two 12-volt power outlets; water repellant cloth upholstery; a fold-down passenger's seat; and a two-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input. Options include side curtain airbags and seat-mounted airbags; armrests; vinyl upholstery; overhead storage with map lights; cruise control; power windows; remote keyless entry; privacy glass; a heavy-duty battery; and a tow hitch that increases towing ability to 7,000 pounds.

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD
Starting price
$25,721
Shopper Popularity
55%

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD SV V6

Most Popular
Recommended for: Buyers who need more equipment and technology.

The SV adds more features to make the NV more comfortable and user-friendly. From the S V6, it adds chrome grille and bumpers, power outside mirrors; rear backup sensors; a cargo floor protector; five assist grips; remote keyless entry; power windows; cruise control; two 120-volt power outlets; an 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar; and a four-speaker audio system with RDS data and steering-wheel audio controls. Options include side and side curtain airbags; a USB input jack; SiriusXM satellite radio; a backup camera; overhead storage with map lights; hardboard interior cargo panels; a Bluetooth system; a navigation system with 5-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM traffic; extendable heated mirrors; privacy glass; a heavy duty battery and a tow hitch.

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD
Starting price
$29,034
Shopper Popularity
18%

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD SV V8

Recommended for: Buyers who want the most features and power.

The SV adds more features to make the NV more comfortable and user-friendly. From the S V8, it adds chrome grille and bumpers, power outside mirrors; rear backup sensors; a cargo floor protector; five assist grips; remote keyless entry; power windows; cruise control; two 120-volt power outlets; an 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar; and a four-speaker audio system with RDS data and steering-wheel audio controls. Options include side and side curtain airbags; a USB input jack; SiriusXM satellite radio; a backup camera; overhead storage with map lights; hardboard interior cargo panels; a Bluetooth system; a navigation system with 5-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM traffic; extendable heated mirrors; privacy glass; a heavy duty battery and a tow hitch.

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