2018 Nissan NV200

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in Midsize vans
2018 MODEL

$21,780 - $22,780

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Overview

The Nissan NV200 passenger is a compact passenger van. It looks small outside but way more spacious inside. The van looks calm and stylish from outside as its smooth curves, headlights, aerodynamic body profile, and Nissan's standard grille compliments its looks. The passenger compartment is pretty spacious as well. For a passenger van, it has a very versatile spacious cabin that takes care of the driver's comfort and needs.

The 131hp powerhouse coupled with CVT automatic transmission is plenty for a compact passenger van. Whether it's a day to day job or a long way passenger deliveries you won't find yourself complaining about the comforts. The van has been through 530,000 miles of reliability road testing and 6,600 quality and durability testing. Nissan also provides several options for space and comforts with packages and trims as well.

The 2018 Nissan NV 200 S is a suitable van but there are other options available in the market which have a little extra in them. The Ram ProMaster City tradesman passenger, Ford Transit Connect passenger XL, and Mercedes Metris passenger are the competitors of Nissan NV 200 S.

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Pros

Bigger passenger Space

Fuel Economy

Comfortable Cabin

Cons

Weak Engine

Less Towing Capacity

What's New?

Optimized passenger space

Upgraded Onboard Electronics


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21780

bodystyle

4dr Cargo Van

passenger capacity

2

top speed

102 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

131 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

139 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

9 in. front disc/11 in.drum brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115.2 in.

length

186.3 in.

width

68.1 in.

height

73.7 in.

curb weight

3271 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

55.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

122.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

11560 lbs.

payload capacity

1480 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

17.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/25/26 mpg

highway range

377 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/100000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/100000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Nissan NV200 in Super Black color  2018 Nissan NV200 in Graphite Blue Metallic color  2018 Nissan NV200 in Fresh Powder color  2018 Nissan NV200 in Cayenne Red Metallic color  2018 Nissan NV200 in Brilliant Silver color
Super Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

5.6

Fuel Economy

6.8

6.2

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Nissan NV200 S

S

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 2

$21,780

Configurations
S 4dr Minivan (2L 4cyl CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (24/25/26)
Torque: 139 lbs.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

 2018 Nissan NV200 SV

SV

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 2

$22,780

Configurations
SV 4dr Minivan (2L 4cyl CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (24/25/26)
Torque: 139 lbs.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 18, 2018

6.2

Overall Rating


 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.8/10
Fuel Economy

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Nissan NV200 Cargo is a compact cargo van. It looks small outside but way more spacious inside. The van looks calm and stylish from outside as its smooth curves, headlights, aerodynamic body profile, and Nissan standard grille compliments its looks. The cargo compartment is pretty spacious as well. For a cargo van, it has a very versatile spacious cabin that takes care of the driver comfort and needs.

The 131hp powerhouse coupled with CVT automatic transmission is plenty for a compact cargo van. Whether it a day to day job or a long way cargo deliveries you won find yourself complaining about the comforts. The van has been through 530,000 miles of reliability road testing and 6,600 quality and durability testing. Nissan also provides several options for space and comforts with packages and trims as well.

The 2018 Nissan NV 200 S is a suitable van but there are other options available in the market which have a little extra in them. The Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo, Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL, and Mercedes Metris Cargo are the competitors of Nissan NV 200 S.

Features

The Nissan NV 200 has an additional variant NV 200 SV with the standard variant NV 200 S. The SV variant cost only $1000 extra. Unlike other brands, Nissan has equipped both S and SV variants with different features for better versatility in different parts of the world. The SV has the same powerhouse, dimension, fuel efficiency, towing capacity, transmission, comfort, and onboard electronics.

Trim NV200 S cargo NV200 SV cargo
MSRP $21,900 $22,900
Key

 

Features

  • Continuously variable valve timing control system (CVTCS)
  • Nissan direct ignition system Engine-speed-sensitive electric power steering
  • Black outside mirrors with convex spotter mirror
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • Air conditioning
  • Power door locks with auto-locking feature
  • All of NV200 S plus
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Power heated outside mirrors
  • Power door locks and remote keyless entry
  • Continuously variable valve timing control system (CVTCS)
  • Nissan direct ignition system engine-speed-sensitive electric power steering
  • Power heated body-color outside mirrors with convex spotter mirror
  • Bluetooth\xae hands-free phone system

Now moving on to the differences, the SV variant has some different exterior features, drive assist features as well as infotainment features than the standard one. The optional features provided by Nissan are also different for both S and SV variant.

Engine

5.6/10

The NV200 is easy to drive. It feels downright agile compared to traditional vans, and its small size makes it easy to slip into tight places. But the four-cylinder engine's performance is anemic, especially with heavy cargo aboard. -Edmunds

The NV 200 has a less powerful but efficient engine. Keeping the power requirements as per vehicles caliber in the mind, Nissan has equipped the 200 with a 131hp 2.0L I4 engine coupled with CVT automatic transmission. The van produces 139 lb.-ft. at the rate of 4800 rpm. This much power is enough to get the job done, well it might disappoint you while coming off the stop lights.

Models Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
MSRP $21,900 $23,995 $23,215 $29,950
Engine 2.0L l4 2.4L l4 2.5L l4 2.0L l4
Transmission CVT automatic 9-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 7-speed automatic
Horsepower 131 hp @ 5600 rpm 178 hp @ 6400 rpm 169 hp @ 6000 rpm 208 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 139 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm 174 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm 171 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm 258 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

The NV200 S gets easily defeated by its competitors as they all feature a more powerful engine as well as a bigger price tag. Mercedes Metris leads the competition Ram ProMaster City and Ford Transit. Apart from that, the Mercedes Metris produces 258 lb.-ft. of torque at a mere 1250 rpm.

Acceleration

For a cargo van, talking about acceleration is a bit unusual, but the Nissan gets from 0-60 mph is 10 sec while there is no data on the quarter mile margin.Yet again for a cargo van that is impressive as well.

Models Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
0-60 MPH 10.0 sec NA NA NA
Quarter mile NA NA NA NA
Engine 2.0L 2.4L 2.5L 2.0L
Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.1 7.4 7.7 8.0

The NV 200 has a CO2 emission of 7.1, the least in the class. As for the competition, there is no data on other competitors so we can't compare it. But considering the engine and the torque produced, it is clear that the Mercedes Metris will outperform other vans in this segment.

Ride and Handling

The Nissan NV 200 utilizes a speed-sensitive electric power steering with CVT automatic transmission. This makes driving it in stop and go traffic more comfortable. The ride dynamics is not the best but for a cargo van but with its least in segment price tag, you won be complaining a lot. The cargo van is equipped with standard Vehicle Dynamic Control for safety in cases of oversteering or understeering.

Braking

The Nissan NV 200 is featured with an advanced braking system for safer driving. Nissan has also added several brake assist features. The 11.1-inch front ventilated disc brakes and 9.0 inch rear drum brakes get the vehicle from 60-0 mph in only 137 ft. that quite impressive.

Features like Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Anti-Lock Braking system, and Brake Assist are essential for improving the safety of the driver and passenger.

Model Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
Brake Front (in.) 11.1 12.0 NA 11.8
Brake Rear (in.) 9.0 10.0 NA 11.0
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,260 3,512 3,505 4,222
60-0 MPH (ft.) 137 NA NA NA

Fuel Economy

6.8/10

The Nissan cargo van has the best in class mileage one can get from a cargo van thanks to its enhanced fuel-efficient engine. This van offers an average fuel efficiency of 24/26 mpg in the city and highway, respectively.

Model Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
MPG (city) 24 21 20 21
MPG (highway) 26 28 27 24
MPG (combined) 25 24 23 22

The Mercedes Metris Cargo has to sacrifice its fuel efficiency for power due to which it is the least fuel-efficient of all while the other competitors have satisfactory EPA ratings.

Interior

The Nissan NV's interior is highly functional, with little nooks and crannies to store stuff, including a handy pull-out drawer under the driver's seat. The gauges and controls are straightforward and easy to use. Just keep in mind it's a utilitarian cabin with minimal luxury touches to be found. -Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Coming to seating and interiors, the 200 S offers very spacious and comfortable single row cabin that can accommodate 2 people. This van features 6-way manually adjustable driver seat with foldable 4-way manual passenger seat. A seatback tray table can be accessed after folding passenger seat.

Model Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
Passenger capacity 2 2 2 2
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 41.7/54.1/42.6 46.0/59.3/40.8 46.9/57.7/41.5 39.6/-/35.8

The steering wheel has mounted controls and from infotainment controls to all the onboard electronic control all are in one hand reach. No matter the road, drive, time or place you won find yourself complaining about the comforts this van can offer.

Interior Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Integrated reinforce cargo mounting points(20)
  • Pre-wiring for telematics uplifting
  • Cargo area work-light
  • Rear Sonar System
  • Rear-View Monitor
  • Upper Dash-Board Storage Cabin
  • Passenger under Seat slide out storage tray

Infotainment System

The NV 200 Cargo has a standard infotainment system just like other vehicles in this segment. It has a 5-inch color display with a standard stereo system. Features like Android auto/Apple car-play or SiriusXM radio are not even available. In the end, it's a cargo van and not a luxury car so we shouldn't expect much.

  • 5.0-inch Display
  • AM/FM/CD Audio System
  • Radio Data System
  • MP3 CD Playback Capability
  • Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
  • USB Port
  • To Speaker
  • Streaming Audio via Bluetooth

Cargo Capacity

The Nissan NV 200 Cargo S is all about cargo. This van has loads of efficient cargo space. It features 122.7 cubic foot of cargo space and has 3 doors for easier cargo access. The cargo area work-light is there for easy use at night. It has flat and wide cargo floor to fit heavier object or a lot of boxes.

Model Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 122.7 131.7 103.9 183.0

Talking about the competition the Nissan offers the less cargo space than due to its compact body, the Ford transit has the least cargo volume whereas the Mercedes has the maximum.

Towing Capacity

The Nissan NV 200 S has no data about its towing capacity. Well as for the competition the Mercedes Metris leads the segment thanks to its power full engine whereas the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster offer a similar towing capacity.

Model Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
Maximum Towing Capacity NA 2000 lbs. 2000 lbs. 5000 lbs.

Exterior

As a box on wheels, the styling -- or lack thereof -- isn't its biggest priority. Function again trumps form. Accessibility is easy thanks to dual sliding side doors and 60/40-split rear French doors that open 180 degrees.- KelleyBlueBook

Dimensions and Weight

The Nissan NV200 has a standard body design as it was before with few minor changes. It has a very compact design that increases mobility and parking in narrow lanes. Smooth curves, slant bonnet, silver painted standard grille and halogen lights give it a very calm but stylish look. The dual sliding doors offer easy access inside.

Model Nissan NV200

S cargo

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL Mercedes Metris Cargo
Curb weight (lbs.) 3,260 3,512 3,505 4,222
Length(in) 186.3 187.5 173.9 202.4
Width(in) 68.1 72.1 72.2 75.9
Height(in) 73.7 74.0 72.5 75.2
Ground clearance (in) 6.5 5.1 6.0 4.4
Wheelbase (in) 115.2 122.4 104.8 126.0
Track width (in) F/R 60.0/59.8 NA 61.4/61.7 NA

This van is 186.3 inches long, 68.1 inches wide and offers a height of 73.7 meaning lots of cargo space, headroom and legroom are also spacious as well. The 115.2 wheelbase provides improved stability when you are carrying a full load of cargo and 6.5-inch ground clearance will help you to tackle illest of the road surfaces. Nissan also provides exterior add-ons as per requirement.

Exterior Features

  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Black Bumper
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Door trim
  • Silver Painted Grille
  • Six Roof Rack-Mounting points
  • Dual Sliding Side Doors
  • 180-degree opening rear door

Safety

Unfortunately, the NV200 Cargo Van has not been rated by IIHS or NHTSA.

Safety Features

The NV 200 S is as safer as any car at this price margin. It sure is not designed for performance but carrying heavier loads cost stability and control, features like vehicle dynamic control with traction control system, electronic stability control is there just to prevent that from happening. The side impact beams are there to ensure safety in case of a cash keeping the driver safe.

  • Nissan advanced airbag system with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Driver's and passenger's seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) with traction control system (TCS)
  • Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Hood-buckling creases and safety stops
  • Vehicle security system with alarm

Competition

Nissan NV200 Cargo Van Vs. Ram ProMaster City

The Ram ProMaster City is powered by a turbocharged inline-four engine that churns out 178 horsepower. It is more powerful than the NV200. The cargo space on offer is 131.7 cu-ft. is also more than the NV200. The Ram ProMaster commands a price tag of $23,995 which dearer than NV200 by $2095.

Nissan NV200 Cargo Van Vs. Ford Transit Connect Cargo

The Ford Transit Connect Cargo is also a compact cargo van. Priced at $23,215 this vehicle features 169 hp powerhouse with the 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a very upmarket exterior design. This van beats Nissan in power and performance but has less cargo space and fuel efficiency. It has almost same dimension as the Nissan NV 200 but nothing much to overpower Nissan. The additional power added a little extra money and that all.

Nissan NV200 Cargo Van Vs. Mercedes Metris Cargo

The Mercedes Metris cargo is the most powerful as well as the most costly van in this class. It has a 208 hp of a powerhouse with a 7-speed automatic and a price tag of $29,950. It is the least fuel efficient and that it for its drawback. This van offers massive 183.0 cubic foot of cargo space with 5000 lbs. of towing capacity which gives it the upper hand in the whole class. Well, the price gap of $8000 is a different story.

Final Verdict

The 2018 Nissan NV 200 S is an ideal cargo van. It is affordable, fuel efficient, comfortable and safe as well. For the competition, it stands up to its name and competes with confidence. There are not many upgrades and you won find many features or options on it. It sure does not offers anything extra but it is reliable and after years of use you will still be satisfied.

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