2017 Nissan NV200

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in Midsize vans
2017 MODEL

$21,330 - $22,230

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Overview

Cargo vans may not be high performing and luxurious vehicles, but rather they cater to the packers, movers, and deliverers just right. If you are looking for a good budget cargo van, the 2017 Nissan NV200 Minivan is the answer you need.

With a base price of $21,330, the NV200 Minivan can makes its way through the traffic and slides into congested parking spots pretty easily, irrespective of the fact that it is a cargo van. In spite of the heavy and rugged build, it is capable of moving very quickly and has towing capacity as well. With a seating capacity of two, it features other options like rear seating, side windows and a partition as well.

The power source of the Nissan NV200 Minivan is 2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine coupled with a continuously variable speed automatic transmission powering its front wheels.

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Pros

Great fuel economy for a minivan, thanks to its 4-cylinder engine

Very easy to handle and maneuver

Modern looking taxi design

Cons

Panic stop brake distance is very long

Interior materials give out cheap vibes

Lesser cargo space and power in comparison to its rivals

What's New?

Body colored front and rear bumpers and outside mirrors for the SV trim.

New inclusions to the Sliding Door Glass optional package such as wire mesh on all windows, an interior rearview mirror and a rear defroster.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21330

bodystyle

4dr Minivan

passenger capacity

2

top speed

102 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

131 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

139 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

9 in. ventilated 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

3260 lbs.

ground clearance

6.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

55.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

122.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 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

 2017 Nissan NV200 in Super Black color  2017 Nissan NV200 in Graphite Blue color  2017 Nissan NV200 in Fresh Powder color  2017 Nissan NV200 in Cayenne Red color  2017 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

6.8

Interior

7.1

Exterior

6.7

Driving

7.4

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Nissan NV200 S

S

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

$21,330

Configurations
S 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (24/25/26)
HP: 131 -hp @ 5200-rpm Torque: 139 lbs.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

 2017 Nissan NV200 SV

SV

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

$22,230

Configurations
SV 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (24/25/26)
HP: 131 -hp @ 5200-rpm Torque: 139 lbs.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 18, 2018

7.0

Overall Rating


 

6.8/10
Engine

 
 

7.1/10
Interior

 

6.7/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Cargo vans may not be high performing and luxurious vehicles, but rather they cater to the packers, movers, and deliverers just right. If you are looking for a good budget cargo van, the 2017 Nissan NV200 Minivan is the answer you need.

With a base price of $21,330, the NV200 Minivan can makes its way through the traffic and slide into congested parking spots pretty easily, irrespective of the fact that it’s a cargo van. In spite of the heavy and rugged build, it is capable of moving very quickly and has towing capacity as well. With a seating capacity of two, it features other options like rear seating, side windows and a partition as well.

Features

The two-seater NV 200 is available in 2 trims: - S and SV. Even after being the base trim of the line-up, the S comes pretty much equipped with the necessary equipment list and doesn’t even cost much. The SV trim cost $1000 more than the S but it gets added feature for the price increase. You get the cruise control, steel wheel covers, remote keyless entry, and chrome grill.

Trim

S

SV

MSRP

$21,330

$22,230

Key

Features

  • Halogen headlights
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear cargo floor protector
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with two speakers
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Driver’s and passenger’s dual overhead map lights
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
  • Halogen headlights
  • Air conditioning
  • Six floor-mounted D-rings in cargo area
  • Remote keyless entry (deletes front passenger door key cylinder)
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with two speakers
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Driver’s and passenger’s dual overhead map lights
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

What we recommend?

Choosing between the two trims of the Nissan NV200 Minivan depends on what your needs are. The S trim includes common features like power locks, power windows, and air-conditioning. If you want something even more convenient and comfortable, the SV trim should do the trick as it comes with an optional touchscreen infotainment display with a USB digital media interface.

Engine

6.8/10

The NV200 is surprisingly un-trucklike on the road. It feels downright agile compared to traditional vans, and its small size makes it easy to slip into tight places. -Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

A powerful performance output is not something that you should expect from the Nissan NV200 Minivan as the 2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine only produces 131 horsepower and 139-pound-feet of torque after teaming up with the continuously variable transmission. Even without any cargo on board, it feels very slow and labored.

Models

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

MSRP

$21,330

$23,010

$23,495

$25,995

Engine

2.0L l4

2.5L l4

2.4L l4

2.0L l4

Transmission

CVT automatic

6-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

131 hp @ 5200 rpm

169 hp @ 6000 rpm

178 hp @ 6400 rpm

208 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

139 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

171 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

174 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

Leading the table by quite a massive margin, the Mercedes Benz Metris Worker Cargo is the strongest vehicle among the four with an engine output of 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With 178 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, the Ram ProMaster is the next most powerful vehicle. Falling short by a smidge, the Ford Transit comes next by producing 169 horsepower and 171-pound feet of torque. Slowest and weakest of them all, the NV200 resides at the bottom of the table with 131 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque.

Acceleration

The engine-transmission combo of the Minivan is capable of maintaining a good momentum under typical driving scenarios, even though it lacks in power when dealing with larger loads. Although not impressive, the Nissan attains a respectable acceleration of 0-60 mph in 10 seconds.

Furthermore, it has the least emission ratings compared to the Mercedes Benz being the highest emitting characteristics.

Models

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

0-60 MPH

10.0

10.1

9.8

8.6

Quarter mile

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

2.0L

2.5L

2.4L

2.0L

Emission

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

7.1

7.7

7.4

8.0

However, the acceleration timings of the rivals is not available, we expect them to be a bit better than the NV200 as they have better power figures.

Handling and Steering

The Minivan does not feel stiff to drive and it is a calm and predictable experience overall. During corners, it leans considerably because of the high center of gravity and in spite of having a three-spoke steering wheel and delivers no virtual feel.

Braking

The 11-inch front brakes and 9-inch rear brakes of the Nissan Minivan showcase a poor stopping power by bringing the vehicle at halt from 60 mph in 137 feet.

Model

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

Brake Front (in.)

11.1

N/A

12.0

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

9.0

N/A

10.0

11.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,260

3,505

3,512

4,222

60-0 MPH (ft.)

137

N/A

N/A

N/A

Towing Capacity

Amongst its competition, the Nissan Minivan does not possess the capability to tow. The Mercedes Metris has the highest towing capacity in the field, while Ram and Ford stand on the same pedestal.

Model

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

N/A

2000

2000

5000

Fuel Economy

The bright side of owning a cargo van, irrespective of its poor engine performance and acceleration output is it is highly fuel-efficient characteristics. The NV200 is no different in these terms and exhibits a very impressive fuel economy.

Model

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

MPG (city)

24

20

21

21

MPG (highway)

26

27

28

24

MPG (combined)

25

23

24

22

Proving to be the most efficient vehicle among the four, the Nissan has the best fuel economy ratings of 24 mpg in the cities, 26 mpg on highways and 25 mpg combined. It is followed by the ProMaster with 21 mpg in cities and 24 mpg combined and a better economy than the Nissan on highways – 28 mpg. The Ford Transit does better than the Mercedes Benz on highways and combined ratings with 27 mpg and 23 mpg up against the 24 mpg and 22 mpg respectively. The Mercedes however does better by 1 mpg than the Ford in cities.

Interior

7.1/10

The interior is stark. There isn't a lot of "stuff" inside the cabin. But controls are simple yet effective, and access to the front seats is easy. -Edmunds

Seating and comfort

The driving position can be a little bothering due to the inability to adjust the steering wheel. There is one center armrest meant for the driver only.

Model

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.7/54.1/42.6

46.8/57.6/41.5

46.0/59.3/40.8

39.6/-/35.8

All the four vehicles have the similar passenger capacity of two.

The Ford Transit has the most headroom while the Nissan has the most legroom. The Benz proves to be the most congested among the four with the least headroom and legroom space.

Interior Features

  • 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat
  • 2 one touch power windows
  • Remote keyless power door locks
  • Tilt adjustable electric power steering with cruise controls
  • Heated mirrors
  • Trip computer
  • Air conditioning

Infotainment System

The 5.8-inch navigation system with a touchscreen display represents the infotainment setup for the Nissan.

  • 2 total speakers
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • AM/FM stereo

Cargo Volume

With its 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the Minivan is capable of accommodating a maximum payload of 1480 pounds. To make sure the cargo is secured, it also comes with six standard cargo-tie-down points.

Model

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

122.7

103.9

131.7

183.0

The Mercedes has the largest cargo space of 183 cubic feet. Falling behind by quite a large margin, the Ram ProMaster comes next with 131.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The NV200 follows with 122.7 cubic feet while the Ford Transit has the least space of 103.9 cubic feet.

Exterior

6.7/10

You're probably not looking at an NV200 because you think it's stylish. Instead, it's a box with a passenger compartment. The NV200 has a swoopier look than many rivals, and it can be dressed up a little in SV trim. -carconnection

Dimensions and Weight

The Minivan follows the dimensions of a traditional cargo van with some exceptions.

Model

Nissan NV200

S Minivan

Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

Ram ProMaster City tradesman cargo

Mercedes-Benz Metris

Worker Cargo

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,260

3,505

3,512

4,222

Length(in)

186.3

173.9

187.5

202.4

Width(in)

68.1

72.2

72.1

75.9

Height(in)

73.7

72.5

74.0

75.2

Ground clearance (in)

6.5

6.0

5.1

4.4

Wheelbase (in)

115.2

104.8

122.4

126.0

Track width (in) F/R

60.0/59.8

61.4/61.7

N/A

N/A

Quite on the contrary to the conventional cargo vans, the Nissan NV200 Minivan is the lightest than its rivals, has the least width and largest ground clearance. The Ford Transit is the shortest in length and height and has the smallest wheelbase. The ProMaster has fairly balanced dimensions other than having the least width. Last but not the least, the Metris is the heaviest among the four along with being the longest, widest, tallest and has the largest wheelbase and least ground clearance.

Exterior Features

Standard exterior features include:

  • Variable intermitted wipers
  • Full wheel covers
  • Rear barn door
  • Cargo tie downs
  • Daytime running lights
  • Ventilated front disc and rear drum brakes

Safety

Safety Features

The Nissan NV200 has the following safety features :-

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag 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
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front outboard occupant head protection (includes rollover sensor)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System

No IIHTS and NHTSA ratings available.

Competition

Nissan NV200 vs Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL

The Ford Transit Connect Cargo XL has been designed to fulfill the economical and practical needs. With a maximum payload capacity of 1610 pounds and towing capacity of 2000 pounds, the Transit represents a high-utility vehicle. The 2.5-liter 4cylinder engine coupled with a 6speed automatic transmission powers the front wheels. The interior ambiance is maintained by the 6.5-inch touch screen, safety features like rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring add confidence on the road.

In comparison with the Nissan NV200 Minivan, the Transit has a better engine output that cost it a slight dip in its fuel economy. In addition, the cargo space is incredibly small.

Nissan NV200 vs Ram ProMaster City Tradesman Cargo

A highly practical vehicle from European origins is now becoming a popular face on the American streets – the Ram ProMaster City Tradesman Cargo ensures a best in the class deal. Powered by a 2.4-liter 4cylinder engine and complemented by a 9speed automatic transmission and front wheel driver, the ProMaster focuses on space, economy and other utilities like integrated cargo tie-downs and other lines of accessories.

When compared with the Nissan NV200 Minivan, the ProMaster is seen to have better engine output with slightly less fuel-efficient characteristics. The larger cargo volume adds to expected practicality from a cargo van.

Nissan NV 200 vs Mercedes Benz Metris Worker Cargo

In spite of its nimble dimensional characteristics, the Mercedes Benz Metris is capable of accommodating enough cargo like that of larger vans. The 2-liter turbo 4 engine, 7speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive, the Metris is more than powerful than you would expect from a cargo van. It features loads of tech as well, some of them being a load adaptive stability control and Crosswind Assist.

Up against the Nissan NV200 Minivan, the Metris has a much powerful engine while the fuel economy takes a toll. Nevertheless, the massive cargo space covers up any disappointments.

Final Verdict

The 2017 Nissan NV200 Minivan is a basic cargo van that you afford at a very reasonable price. It will cost you some facilities and power, but will be enough to get the work done.

The cargo space is quite less than its rivals and that matters a lot as it is the only aspect that counts. Moreover, the interior is made of cheap quality materials and it adds to the long list of compromises you have to make.

The Nissan NV200 Minivan would not probably be the best choice for you if you were looking for performance and larger cargo space. It may be cheaper than its rivals but if you were getting what you need by spending a few thousand extra bucks, we would not recommend you to stick with the Nissan NV200 Minivan.

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