Maximum utility from a platform designed in this century; secure storage; stand-up headroom in the high-roof version; some semblance of comfort and composure
Modest power with V6; no diesel engine option
A new SL trim is added to the 2015 NV 2500 and 3500 cargo vans. Other changes include updates to NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps.
For fleet limo service, you'd be hard-pressed to improve on the NV passenger van. After all, it has seating for 12, easy access in and out and plenty of cargo area, even with four rows of seats. If you're only carrying cargo, the standard-roof NV is more than adequate, especially when equipped with the Titan's 5.6-liter V8. We'd resist the urge to load it up, preferring a middle-of-the-road approach. Find a Nissan NV for sale
The 2015 Nissan NV comes in both commercial and passenger models, with two roof heights and three trims: S, SV and SL.
The Nissan NV 1500 S ($27,235) includes a V6 engine, 17-inch steel wheels, a single sliding right-hand door, integrated roof-rack mounting points, an AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input and two speakers and 12 cargo-area mounting points in the floor with an additional 24 cargo-area mounting points on the side walls.
The NV 2500 S ($28,235) features the same equipment as the 1500 but in half-ton configuration.
The NV 3500 S ($31,135) features the same equipment as the 1500 but in 1-ton configuration and with the V8 engine.
The NV 1500 SV ($28,225) adds cruise control, 17-in styled steel wheels, a 4-speaker stereo, power windows with driver 1-touch up/down capability, power door locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls and rear sonar assist.
The NV 2500 SV ($29,225) includes the same equipment as the 1500 SV plus a center console with lockable storage, two additional cupholders and a sliding table. High-roof models get an overhead console, while heated side mirrors are standard on models equipped with the V8 engine.
The NV 2500 SL ($30,645) adds chrome for the bumpers, grille, door handles and mirror caps, chrome clad wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat, a security system, and first-row side and roof-mounted curtain supplemental side-impact air bags for front-outboard occupant head protection (includes rollover sensor).
The NV 3500 SV ($32,125) includes all the same equipment as the 2500 SV plus a standard V8 engine.
The NV 3500 SL ($33,505) adds the same equipment as the 2500 SL.
The NV 3500 S Passenger ($33,805) has power mirrors, side privacy glass with manual flip-out venting, 12-passenger seating, second- and third-row 65/35-split bench seating, fourth-row 50/50-split bench seating and ceiling-mounted side airbags covering all four rows.
The NV 3500 SV Passenger ($36,005) adds Bluetooth, 17-in chrome clad wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat with lumbar support, full carpeting, 6-speaker audio, cruise control, power windows, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, power door locks, keyless entry, a center console, rear map lights, two 120-volt outlets and the rear sonar system.
The NV 3500 SL Passenger ($39,805) adds a V8 engine, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, leather seating, heated front seats, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic temperature control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass and front sonar assist.
The high-roof option adds roughly $2,500 to the 2500 and 3500 models, while the V8 engine adds another $1,200 to the NV's bottom line.
Other options are bundled into packages that are unique to each trim. They include power windows, locks and mirrors, as well as side airbags for the S trims, while the SV can be equipped with a rearview camera, navigation, Bluetooth, side- and rear-door glass, an all-around glass package (high-roof models only) and various dealer-installed cargo-management packages.
|Basic||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2015 RAM ProMaster -- The RAM ProMaster features an economical diesel engine and an equally large cargo compartment, but it starts about $2,000 more than the NV and has an unproven track record. The ProMaster can also be had in chassis-cab and cutaway configurations.
2015 Ford Transit -- Like the ProMaster, the Ford Transit is a modern European van brought stateside. It features numerous engine and configuration options, as well as high-tech features designed to improve productivity, but its base price is much higher than the NV's.
2015 Chevrolet Express -- Although the Express van is nowhere near as roomy or tall as the NV, it has its perks, including a powerful diesel V8, extended-wheelbase models and available all-wheel drive.
Used Mercedes-Benz Sprinter -- A 2012-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers a fuel-efficient yet powerful diesel engine, plus equally versatile cargo-bay configurations, wheelbase lengths and roof heights.