Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. The 2012 Nissan NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD. They will be available with a choice of 4.0-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8 engines and in two body styles, Standard Roof (all models) and High Roof (NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD only).


2012 Nissan NV Technical Specifications
BODY/CHASSIS
Type Body-on-Frame (ladder-type)
Cross members 6
Body-to-frame mounts 12
Materials (primary) Corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel
ENGINE
Cylinders / configuration V6 V8
Name VQ40DE VK56DE
Cam design DOHC DOHC
Orientation Longitudinal Longitudinal
Block / head composition Aluminum/aluminum Aluminum/aluminum
Displacement (liters) 4.0L 5.6L
Horsepower 261 @ 5600 rpm 317 @ 5200 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 281 @ 4000 rpm 385 @ 3400 rpm
Bore & stroke (mm) 95.5 x 92 98 x 92
Compression ratio (:1) 9.7 9.8
Spark plugs Iridium-tipped Iridium-tipped
Maximum engine speed 6,200 rpm 6,000 rpm
Induction system Naturally aspirated Naturally aspirated
Valvetrain DOHC, Silent Chain, Two-Stage (V6) or Single-Stage (V8), 4-Valves per Cylinder DOHC, Silent Chain, Two-Stage (V6) or Single-Stage (V8), 4-Valves per Cylinder
Recommended fuel Regular unleaded Regular unleaded
Emissions system HDV1 (Fed)/LEVII-ULEV MDV6 (Cal) HDV1 (Fed)/LEVII-ULEV MDV6 (Cal)
Exhaust Single muffler, dual inlet, single outlet Single muffler, dual inlet, single outlet
Transmission and Drive System
Type 5-speed AT
Drive configuration Rear-wheel drive
Gear ratio
1st 3.827
2nd 2.368
3rd 1.52
4th 1
5th 0.834
Reverse TBD
Final drive ratio (:1) 3.36 – V6 / 3.54 – V8
BRAKES
Front Type/Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.) Vented Disc / 14.17 x 1.50
Rear Type/Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.) Vented Disc / 14.37 x 1.20
STEERING
Type Engine speed-sensitive hydraulic re-circulating ball
Overall ratio (:1) 19
Turns (lock-to-lock) 4.6
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.) 45.2
SUSPENSION
Front Independent double-wishbone with twin tube coilover shocks
Rear Multi-leaf with solid American Axle, twin tube shocks
Specifications are based on latest product information available at the time of printing


2012 Nissan NV Dimensions and Capacities
EXTERIOR (inches)
  1500 S 1500 SV 2500 S 2500 SV 3500 S 3500 SV
Wheelbase 146.1
Overall length 240.6
Overall width (without mirrors) 79.9
Overall height Standard roof: 83.9 84.9
Overall height High roof: -- 105 106
Rear door opening (max.) 61.6
Track width f/r 68.7 / 68.9
Minimum ground clearance (stationary) 8.1
Cargo area liftover height 28.5
Step-in height Front doors: 18
Side door: 19.4
Rear doors: 18.8
Front doors: 18.7
Side door: 20.2
Rear doors: 20.9
Coefficient of drag Standard roof: 0.399 Standard roof: 0.399
High roof: 0.364
Approach angle 17.5°
Departure angle 17.4°
Breakover angle 16.3°
INTERIOR (inches)
Seating Capacity 2-passenger
Head room Standard roof/ High roof 42.8/63.6
Leg room 42
Hip room 60.6
Shoulder room 65.7
Maximum length 120
Maximum cargo length behind center console at vehicle center 121.9
Maximum cargo length without center console at vehicle center 150.4
Maximum width 70.2
Maximum width between rear wheel houses 54.3
Maximum height Standard roof: 55.8
High roof: 76.9
VOLUME (cubic feet)
EPA total volume Standard roof: 299.7
High roof: 420.5
EPA interior (passenger) volume Standard roof: 68.3
High roof: 101.5
EPA cargo volume Standard roof: 234.1
High roof: 323.1
WEIGHTS - Standard Roof
  1500 S 1500 SV 2500 S 2500 SV 3500 S 3500 SV
Curb (lbs) front V6: 3049/ V8: -- V6: 3061/ V8: -- V6: 3063/ V8: 2740 V6: 3083/ V8: 2813 V6: -- / V8: 3135 V6: -- / V8: 3155
Curb (lbs) rear V6: 2742 / V8: -- V6: 2792 / V8: -- V6: 2746 / V8: 1245 V6: 2819 / V8: 1276 V6: -- / V8: 2743 V6: -- / V8: 2815
Curb (lbs) Total V6: 5791 / V8: -- V6: 5853 / V8: -- V6: 5810 / V8: 5873 V6: 5903 / V8: 5966 V6: -- / V8: 5878 V6: -- / V8: 5971
Weight distribution (%) f/r V6: 53/47 / V8: -- V6: 52/48 / V8: -- V6: 53/47 / V8: 53/47 V6: 52/48 / V8: 53/47 V6: -- / V8: 53/47 V6: -- / V8: 53/47
GVWR (lbs) V6: 8550 / V8: -- V6: 8550 / V8: -- V6: 9100 / V8: 9100 V6: 91000 / V8: 9100 V6: -- / V8: 9900 V6: -- / V8: 9900
WEIGHTS - High Roof
  1500 S 1500 SV 2500 S 2500 SV 3500 S 3500 SV
Curb (lbs) front -- -- V6: 3099 / V8: 3161 V6: 3119 / V8: 3182 V6: -- / V8: 3164 V6: -- / V8: 3184
Curb (lbs) rear -- -- V6: 2874 / V8: 2884 V6: 2947 / V8: 2957 V6: -- / V8: 2886 V6: -- / V8: 2959
Curb (lbs) Total -- -- V6: 5973 / V8: 6046 V6: 6066 / V8:6139 V6: -- / V8: 6050 V6: -- / V8: 6143
Weight distribution (%) f/r -- -- V6: 52/48 / V8: 53/47 V6: 52/48 / V8: 53/47 V6: -- / V8: 52/48 V6: -- / V8: 52/48
GVWR (lbs) -- -- V6: 9100 / V8: 9100 V6: 9100 / V8: 9100 V6: -- / V8: 9900 V6: -- / V8: 9900
PAYLOAD (lbs)
  1500 S 1500 SV 2500 S 2500 SV 3500 S 3500 SV
Standard roof V6: 2590 / V8: -- V6: 2535 / V8: -- V6: 3142 / V8: 3086 V6: 3031 / V8: 2976 V6: -- / V8: 3925 V6: -- / V8: 3747
High roof V6: -- / V8: -- V6: -- / V8: -- V6: 2921 / V8: 2866 V6: 2866 / V8: 2756 V6: -- / V8: 3638 V6: -- / V8: 3582
CAPACITIES
Fuel (gallons) 28
Oil (quarts) V6: 5.4
V8: 6.5
Coolant (quarts) 10.7 -
Towing (lbs) (Max. cap. Properly equipped with factory option tow hitch) V6: n/a
V8: 9,500
Towing (lbs) (Max. cap. Properly equipped w/ dealer accessory tow hitch) 7,000
Specifications are based on latest product information available at the time of printing

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