- Full-size cargo van
- 234.1 cubic-feet of cargo space
- Takes regular gasoline
The 2014 Nissan NV Cargo NV1500 van is a commercial solution with plenty of convenience features centered on work applications. It returns for 2014 with no significant updates from last year’s model.
The NV1500 is one of three members of Nissan’s lineup of full-size commercial vans, joining the NV 2500 HD and NV 3500 HD. Each is available as a cargo van, while the 3500 HD is also offered as a 12-seat passenger van.
From the outside, the NV series’ hallmark is its boxy style, with very upright sidewalls and a squared off, truck-ish nose. Each of the exterior openings have been designed with ease of access for loading/unloading, including the side passenger sliding door which features a 41.7-inch opening that is wide enough for a forklift to load a pallet in directly. Out back, the two swing-out rear doors swing out to a 90-degree stop, and then can be released to open a full 243-degrees to fully expose the rear cargo opening. 17-inch steel wheels come standard, while chrome bumpers and side mirrors, and privacy glass are optional.
Under the hood, the NV1500 has one engine option, a 261-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 that makes 281 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed transmission. With a tow hitch installed, towing capacity maxes out at 7,000 pounds, while payload capacity is 2,758 pounds.
Inside you’ll find seating for two passengers and 234.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The cargo area can be turned into a mobile office, workspace, or it can remain an open area for the storage/transport of larger cargo. In fact, the cargo area is large enough to fit two 40x48-inch pallets front to back and there are six floor-mounted D-rings to keep cargo in its place. Up front, a large center console sits between the two seats and is large enough to fit hanging files or hold a laptop. Interior options include cruise control, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and a 120-volt outlet.
Standard safety features include front airbags, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system.