Serious cargo capacity; low base price; good fuel economy; manageable size; carlike driving dynamics
Lacks the muscle and space of full-size vans; missing some high-tech telematics and work-assist features found on the Transit Connect
For 2018, the NV200 gains as standard a rearview monitor and a 5-inch color audio display monitor featuring a USB port, Bluetooth for phone and music streaming plus Nissan's hands-free text message assistant. See the 2018 Nissan NV200 models for sale near you
The NV200 offers some interesting optional features, but if we were in the market for a work van, we'd stick with the base S model and save a bundle in comparison to the rival Transit Connect.
The 2018 Nissan NV200 is offered in two trim levels: S and SV.
The S trim ($22,755) comes standard with 15-in steel wheels, cloth upholstery with vinyl wear patches, adjustable driver lumbar support, power windows, power door locks, Hill Start Assist, a 12-volt power point in the center console, a trip computer, a fold-down passenger seat with a seatback tray table, Nissan's mobile-office center console (including laptop and hanging file-folder storage, a pen/pencil tray, a CD holder and dual cup holders), 60/40-split rear cargo doors that open up to 180 degrees, 20 interior cargo mounting points, six exterior roof-rack mounting points, rearview monitor and a 2-speaker CD audio system with auxiliary and USB ports, 5-in color display and Bluetooth.
The SV ($23,730) adds power-heated mirrors, six floor-mounted D-rings in the cargo area, power locks, keyless entry, cruise control and an additional 12-volt power point.
NV200 options include satellite radio, NissanConnect with navigation, which features a 5.8-in touchscreen display, a navigation system and voice-command functionality. Rear sonar parking assist, cruise control and glass windows for the rear and side doors are also available.
The NV200's standard dual-sliding side doors make the cargo area accessible from either side of the vehicle. The French-style rear doors split 60/40, with the wider door on the curb side to ease loading and unloading. Both doors open up to 180 degrees so they won't get in the way. A 90-degree detent is also provided.
Nissan's compact van owes its cargo capacity of 122.7 cu ft. to the unique extended body for North American models. Elsewhere in the world, the NV200 is 7.9 inches shorter. By comparison, the Ford Transit Connect long wheelbase model offers 149 cu ft., and the RAM ProMaster City offers 131.7 cu ft. of cargo space. Nissan estimates payload for the NV200 at 1,480 pounds.
|Basic||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2018 Ford Transit Connect -- The similar Transit Connect can haul more cargo than the NV200, and it offers more power and configurations, including a passenger van. The NV200, however, is less expensive and features Nissan's nifty mobile-office storage system.
2018 Ram ProMaster City -- The ProMaster City has more power and can be configured as a passenger van, as well. The ProMaster City costs more than the NV200, but the Nissan has better city fuel-economy figures.
2018 Chevrolet City Express -- Chevrolet borrows the City Express from Nissan, so it's essentially an NV200 with a Chevy grille. The upside to buying the Chevy over the Nissan is a bigger dealer network. Unfortunately, you'll get Nissan's audio, navigation and apps system, not the superior MyLink system from GM.
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo Van -- A 2010-2016 Chevrolet Express model can be had for about the same price as a new NV200, offering more interior room but worse fuel economy.