When it first arrived in the U.S. market, the NV was strictly a plumber's special, with a cavernous cargo area optimized for storage, organization, and transportation. But we all figured it was just a matter of time until an airport shuttle or church van version would arrive. That time is here. We first heard about the passenger version of the NV back in November 2011, with the promise that it would go on sale in Spring 2012. Well, guess what time of year it is?
Styling is not surprising. Imagine an NV with side and rear windows, and you've got the basic idea. Likewise, the powertrain options on the passenger NV are largely the same as the cargo vans. A 4.0-liter V-6 out of the Frontier pickup serves base engine duty, with the Titan's 5.6-liter V-8 as the top engine choice.
However, unlike the cargo version, which comes in three different weight ratings, the passenger version comes only as a 3500 series. Whether your needs are basic and utilitarian, or you're seeking something a little plusher, the NV is offered from entry-level S trim, starting at the aforementioned $32,685, all the way up to the V-8 only SL trim for $38,385. Regardless of trim level, the passenger version of the NV has rear heating and air-conditioning vents and controls, reading lamps for all seating positions, under-seat slide-out cupholders and side-curtain airbags for all rows.
Pricing for the full passenger van lineup is below:
• NVP 3500 S - 4.0-liter V-6 - $32,685
• NVP 3500 SV - 4.0-liter V-6 - $34,885
• NVP 3500 S - 5.6-liter V-8 - $33,585
• NVP 3500 SV - 5.6-liter V8 - $35,785
• NVP 3500 SL - 5.6-liter V-8 - $38,385
All prices include $995 destination fee.