Most compact vans are built for hauling people and their possessions, but a few are strictly business. The Nissan NV200 is one of those light-duty cargo carriers, designed for urban maneuverability and efficiency, but still able to get the job done.
2016 Nissan NV200 Overview
What's New for 2016
The NV200 enters its third model year unchanged.
Choosing Your Nissan NV200
Unlike the full-size Nissan NV, the NV200 is built on a front-drive passenger car platform. In terms of size, it matches up with your typical family minivan, although every bit of available interior space is dedicated to cargo capacity. The NV200 seats two in front and can handle up to 1,500 pounds of cargo spread across 123 cubic feet. You also get a large storage compartment in the front console. The passenger seatback folds forward to create a workstation or lunch table.
Just so there’s no doubt about its mission, the NV200 comes standard with integrated mounting points for interior shelving. Like most cargo vans, the NV200 is outfitted with swing-out rear doors and a sliding side door.
Since economical operation is a priority for businesses, the sole engine is a 2-liter four-cylinder with 131 horsepower, matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The NV200 achieves 25 mpg in combined city and highway driving, outstanding for any van.
Nissan offers the NV200 in two trim levels:
Both the S and SV are eligible for glass windows in the rear and side doors.
Though basic, the S is fully capable of meeting local transportation needs. The SV is a better match for long-distance deliveries, especially when equipped with the Technology package.