2013 Nissan NV
The NV rides on a unique new platform
comprised of a fully boxed ladder frame that gives it a touch of sophistication
(for a full-size van) that the antediluvian domestic offerings can't match.
The NV is available in 1500, 2500 and 3500
models that are identical in length but differentiated by options and payload
The 1500 can be had only with a standard roof
and has a max payload of 2590 lbs.
The 2500 can be had with a standard roof or
an optional high roof that raises total height by 31.1 inches (enough room to
allow for walking in the cargo area of the van) and interior volume from 234.1
cubic feet to 323.1, while payload capacity ranges as high as 3141 lbs.
Finally, the 3500 is available with a
standard- or high-roof and is capable of a maximum 3925 lb. payload.
The base engine, offered on 1500 and 2500
models, is a 4.0-liter V6 that produces 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft. of
torque. Optional on the 1500 and 2500 but standard on the 3500 is a 5.6-liter
V8 packing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft. of torque. Both engines are paired
with a five-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels, and max towing
is 7500 lbs. with an available trailer-towing package.
The NV is loaded with storage pockets and
compartments, including an under seat drawer designed to fit small tools. High
roof models can be had with an overhead console designed to hold work gloves,
legal size binders, safety glasses and system books, while an optional lockable
and removable center console can fit a laptop and includes a computer or mobile
phone charging point.
The base "S" trims level
adjustable manual cloth seats
Power window and
Stepping up to the "SV" nets:
power seat for the driver
Rear sonar system
package available on the "SV" trim level includes a navigation
system with a five-inch display screen, Bluetooth integration, XM satellite
radio, a USB port for MP3 players and a Rearview camera system.
Safety features include dual front airbags, stability and traction control
systems, ABS and a tire pressure monitoring system. Dual side and side curtain
airbags are optional.