For decades, the Big Three have dominated the commercial vehicle market within the States. Enter the Nissan NV1500, a versatile commercial vehicle that excels at utility and hauling. With a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheel-well housings and nearly vertical sidewalls, the NV Cargo offers 234 cubic feet of cargo space, a towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds, and a compelling price in its class.
What's New for 2016
Changes for the 2016 NV1500 are minor but include the addition of supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags as standard. A new exterior color, Cayenne Red, is also available.
Choosing Your Nissan NV1500
There aren’t a whole lot of options to take into consideration when selecting an NV1500. It comes in two trim levels, the S and the SV, both of which are powered by the same 261-horsepower 4-liter V6 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Both models are rear-wheel drive and only with a single roof height.
The S is built to be a bare-bones commercial vehicle and is more than capable as is. However, once you start adding options to it you would more than likely be better served by moving up to the SV. With many useful features already part of the package, the SV offers a lot of value and niceties for the mere $1,000 price difference. We feel like it’s a no-brainer.