To the top offering in Nissan's cargo van line, the NV 3500HD doesn't mess around when it comes to towing and hauling. With its truck frame and standard 317-horsepower V8, the 3500HD boasts a payload capacity of 3,925 pounds and can pull up to 9,500 pounds. Opting for the raised roof gets you a walk-through cargo area with 323 cubic feet of space.
Introduced in 2012, the NV has a conventional pickup front end for more front legroom and easier handling than the full-size American vans that have ruled the roost for so long. The idea is catching on -- Nissan is launching a passenger version of the NV for 2014.