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2021 Nissan Nv200
Select a Different Model (2 Available): S Cargo Van
Fuel Economy $ 24 / 26 mpg
Cargo (Std/Max) 123 cu.ft.
Payload (Max) 1499 lbs.
Horsepower 131@5,600
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2021 Nissan NV200 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Wide doors and low floor ease loading
  • Comfortable seats
  • City-friendly small size

Cons

  • Slow and underpowered
  • Noisy, unrefined ride
  • No passenger variant available

Small on the outside, big on the inside—that's what the NV200 is all about. This compact commercial van provides plenty of space within a footprint that's easy to maneuver on tight streets. Although previously offered in passenger configuration, for 2021 the NV200 is sold only as a two-seat cargo van. Nissan has sold the NV200 in the United States since the 2013 model year and will no longer produce it after 2021.

What's New

  • Cruise control is now included on the S trim
  • Rear parking sensors become standard on the SV model

What We Think

Slow, unsightly, no-frills vehicles don't typically win our favor, but the NV200 is an exception. What this little van lacks in refinement it makes up for in excellent utility.

We came to appreciate the van's great cargo capacity over the year we spent with it in our long-term test fleet. It's not as outright spacious as some commercial vehicles, but its low floor and wide doors made loading a breeze. On-road performance, lackluster to begin with, didn't seem to suffer much when the van was filled with stuff.

The cabin, although quite basic, has comfortable seats and enough tech to suit the needs of modern drivers. The NV200 does its duty as a small commercial van very well—and that's about it. Get one while you can, as 2021 will be the NV200's final year in production.

Is Nissan Cancelling the NV200?

Nissan was in a different place when the NV200 debuted back in 2012. Since then, the brand has had to refocus its efforts and make decisions about its lineup. One of those is to cancel the NV200. Rather than be redesigned or refreshed, the NV200 (and its larger NV counterpart) will exit production in the summer of 2021. That's a loss for small van fans, but Nissan's transformation is starting to reap rewards with improved products.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The NV200 is equipped with a 2.0-liter I-4 engine producing 131 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. It drives the front wheels through a CVT automatic transmission. In MotorTrend testing, 0-60 mph acceleration took 10.1 seconds. Fuel economy as rated by the EPA is 24/26 mpg city/highway.

Safety

Besides several standard airbags, the NV200 is equipped with driver aids such as cruise control, a backup camera, and hill start assist. Rear parking sensors are included on the higher-end SV trim.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

The NV200 is all about maximizing cargo space within a compact footprint. Cargo capacity measures 122.7 cubic feet, thanks to the cargo area that's 82.8 inches long and 53.0 inches tall; width is 54.8 inches maximum but 48.0 inches between the wheel wells. Maximum payload is 1,480 pounds.

The two front seats provide 41.7 inches of headroom and 42.6 inches of legroom. Rear seats are not available as a factory option.

Technology

A 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard. It includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and a satellite radio trial subscription. The CD player is a holdout from a bygone era, but a single USB port hints at modernity. Music plays through the two-speaker audio system. All NV200s include pre-wiring for telematics to aid upfitting applications.

What's the Difference Between the Nissan NV200 S and SV?

The NV200 is offered in base S or higher-end SV trims. The SV model adds a few niceties and details aimed at making the van less basic. These include silver plastic covers for the 15-inch steel wheels, heated side mirrors with body color-painted caps, rear parking sensors, and keyless entry. Two 12-volt DC power outlets are included instead of the single one in the S trim. Utility is improved as well thanks to the six D-rings mounted inside the cargo area.

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2021 NISSAN NV200 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic
Trim
S Cargo Van
Class
Cargo Van
Horsepower
131@5,600
Standard MPG
24/26
Body Style
Van
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
2/2
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
100,000
Full Warranty Miles
100,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
60
Roadside Assistance Miles
100,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Nissan announces a Customer Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021