The Nissan NV200 aims to provide just enough utility for hauling purposes with the efficiency and maneuverability required in urban settings. It's a solution for people who need a van to haul, but not the bulk that full-size models offer. And its low price and available features may make its case for people who need to carry large, but not heavy, objects.
What's New For 2015
The 2015 NV200 gets Nissan's next-generation CVT transmission which boosts fuel economy by 1 mpg, along with an upgraded optional navigation system and available glass for the sliding door, and optional rear parking sensors.
Choosing Your Nissan NV200
The NV200 comes in two trims, S and SV. Both use the same 2-liter four-cylinder engine with 131 horsepower mated to a continuously variable transmission. Fuel economy is 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway.
For around $1,000, SV is a useable upgrade and makes the NV200 totally usable as both a commercial van or a suburban runabout, like a small crossover with much more space. And even adding niceties like satellite navigation bring the price to less than you'd pay for that full-size van that you may not even need.