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Nissan NV2500

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2015 Nissan NV2500 – S RWD 2-Dr Cargo V6 Auto Trans (Base Trim)

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MSRP
$27,240
MPG
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ENGINE
4.0L V6
HORSE POWER
261 hp
@ 5,600 rpm
TORQUE
281 ft lb
of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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REVIEW

2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-term Verdict

The NV2500 looks like nothing else out there, including other vans.

Truck Trend Editors
Apr 19, 2013
Nissan's seemingly out-of-the-blue decision to get into the commercial vehicle market a few years ago left many scratching their heads. Many believed the commercial segment was a low-volume, low-margin market niche that wasn't worth wasting time on. But Nissan saw opportunity where others didn't, and suddenly with all-new commercial van models coming from Ford and Ram, Nissan's decision now looks like shrewd foresight.
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The NV2500 looks like nothing else out there, including other vans. It doesn't quite have the same packaging as the traditional domestic vans, and even though it's offered in a high-roof configuration, it doesn't quite have the same tall, narrow look as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and the forthcoming 2014 Ford Transit. The hood and nose is uncharacteristically long for a van, but allows for easy, hassle-free access to the engine compartment for service and maintenance.
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Our particular tester was the bare-bones cargo model, featuring glass only on the windshield and front doors. Aft of the front seats was just vast amounts of cargo space. But this attribute was widely utilized during the NV's stay with us. The NV served its purpose as a staff support vehicle well, carrying copious quantities of replacement tires for vehicle testing, and easily swallowing the cameras and equipment of the video crew. Staffers also appreciated the ample tie-down hooks for securing cargo. It was also utilized by at least one staffer as a moving van, a task for which it was also well-suited. Motor Trend video post-production manager Duane Sempson enjoyed the NV's cavernous cargo hold as an impromptu RV, laying out a queen-sized air mattress and dog bed.
Photo 10/75   |   The cabin is spacious and covered in plastic, making it easy to spread out and even easier to clean.
But as handy and practical as the NV was as a beast of burden, when tasked with smaller loads, its substantial footprint was more of a liability than an asset. Placing grocery sacks in the NV's cargo area often resulted in goods scattered all over the floor. When unloaded, the NV's vast cargo area turned into a percussive reverb chamber, echoing and amplifying road noise. And its 317-hp 5.6-liter V-8, while providing ample power for carrying heavy loads, returned a mediocre 14 mpg overall during its 25,616 mile journey with us.
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An unapologetic uni-tasker, the fullsize NV is not everyone's cup of tea. But for those looking for no-nonsense practicality of a van in a more manageable, economical package, Nissan has just introduced a compact NV200 model, along the lines of the Ford Transit Connect. But if you have full-sized jobs that require fullsize capacity and capability, the NV2500 proved hard-to-beat.
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2012 Nissan NV 2500HD
Total mileage: 12 months/25,616 miles
Base price: $29,430
Options: Technology package ($950: nav system, XM satellite radio, bluetooth, integrated backup camera); tow package ($460: trailer towing mirrors, front tow hooks, class-IV trailer hitch, 7-pin connector prewiring); side/curtain airbag package ($390: front/side/curtain airbags)
Price as tested: $31,230
Problem areas: None
Maintenance Cost: $252.75 (5 x oil change, inspection; 1 x tire rotation, cabin-air filter)
Normal-wear Cost: $0
3-year residual value $13,337 (Automotive Lease Guide)
Recalls: Oil cooler 0-ring and stud (R. 1115)
Average fuel economy: 14.0 mpg
CO2 emissions: 1.39 lb/mi
2012 Nissan NV 2500 SV
Powertrain/Chassis
Drivetrain layout Front engine, RWD
Engine type 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
Displacement 338.8 cu in/5552 cc
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Power (SAE net) 317 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 385 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
Redline 6000 rpm
Weight to power 18.9 lb/hp
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Axle/final-drive ratio 3.54:1/2.95:1
Suspension, front; rear Control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; live axle, leaf springs, anti-roll bar
Steering ratio 19.0:1
Turns lock-to-lock 4
Brakes, F;R 14.2-in vented disc; 14.4-in vented disc, ABS
Wheels 7.5 x 17-in, steel
Tires LT245/70R17 119/116R Firestone Transforce HT M+S
Dimensions
Wheelbase 146.1 in
Track, F/R 68.7/68.9 in
Length x width x height 240.6 x 79.9 x 83.9 in
Ground clearance 8.1 in
Turning circle 45.2 ft
Curb weight 5996 lb
Weight dist, F/R 52/48%
Seating capacity 2
Headroom 42.8 in
Legroom 42.0 in
Shoulder room 65.7 in
Cargo hold L x W x H 120.0 x 70.2 x 55.8 in
Cargo volume 234.1 cu ft
Max cargo floor length 121.9 in
Width betw wheelhouses 54.3 in
Cargo liftover hight 28.5 in
Payload capacity 3104 lb
Towing capacity 9500 lb
Test Data
Acceleration to mph
0-30 2.9 sec
0-40 4.3
0-50 6.2
0-60 8.4
0-70 11.1
0-80 14.4
0-90 18.4
Passing, 45-65 mph 4.4
Quarter mile 16.4 sec @ 85.7 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 141 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.72 g (avg)
Mt figure eight 29.5 sec @ 0.55 g (avg)
Top-gear revs @ 60 mph 2000 rpm
Consumer Info
Stability/traction control Yes/yes
Airbags Dual front, front side, front curtain
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 mi
Powertrain warranty 5 yrs/60,000 mi
Roadside assistance 3 yrs/36,000 mi
Fuel capacity 28.0 gal
Epa city/hwy econ Not rated
Energy cons, comb 241 kW-hr/100 mi
CO2 emissions (MT obs) 1.39 lb/mi
Recommended fuel Unleaded regular
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2015 Nissan NV2500

SPECIFICATIONS
$27,240
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4.0L V6
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2014 Nissan NV2500

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$27,000
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4.0L V6
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2012 Nissan NV2500

SPECIFICATIONS
$26,050
N/A
4.0L V6
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2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-term Verdict
The 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD looks like nothing else out there, including other vans.
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2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-term Verdict
One-Trick Pony With a Purpose
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2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 4
Banged and Bruised but not Broken
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2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 3
While the rest of the office was hindered by it's perceived lack of mobility and style, I saw something different in our 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD.
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Long-Term 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Update 2
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2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 2
Chaperoning Supercars Though Central California
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Long-Term Update 1: 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD
4 Months and 7787 Miles: was lucky enough to pilot the NV for the bulk of that journey and all I'll say about trying to keep up with all those supercars in a fully loaded NV is, the steering gets a little light at triple-digit speeds.
Michael ShafferApr 22, 2012
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Long-Term 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Update 1
Moving Envy
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Long Term Arrival: 2012 Nissan NV2500
Our long-term 2012 NV2500 SV feels up to the task of shaking up the commercial van class, with its optional 5.6-liter V-8, producing 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque.
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Arrival: 2012 Nissan NV2500
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