The 2013 has a very short warrentee 3/36k but the 2014- is 6/100k I would stick with the 2014 or newer for the reason only. otherwise they seem to be identical. I have owned two of these so far. If you rotate the tires and get alignments, like they suggest, the tires do not wear out quickly. Also to mention this van has a GVW of 4500lbs which is fairly light. If you over load this little thing you will squat the rear end, and because it has a solid axle the tires will toe out and wear funny.
There are only 2 tires in the USA you can get for this van, both from nissan, one winter, one summer. Don't go the after market route as these are Load rated C tires which this van needs. This is not a bad thing though both tires are actually rather good tires and not over expensive.
I was in a serious accident with one of my two vans... now i only have one. My van was hit by a 1 ton truck from behind and pushed us into something and hit us again. Our van was seriously damaged. The truck was damaged but not nearly as much as the van. That being said a 3000lb van was hit by a 1 ton truck and we were perfectly fine. The Van protected us from what could have been serious injuries.
I am in the process of replacing the van.
Love these NV's
My nv200 tires are wearing out exteamly fast on the rear. The rear axle is not aligned right. Two dealerships are saying this and Nissan still won't fix it. See carcomplaints.com to see all the other people complaining about the same problem.
It's white. I'm sorry but when soething is wrong and the dealer refuses to fix it after saying that it is wrong, nothing is good anymore and I just want to get rid of the piece of junk. It's eating tires. $$$$
It is very golf cart like but it get the job done. I have owned it for about a year and put 15000 miles on it. I carry about 400 lbs in the rear for work. No problem getting around with it loaded.
The problem is the rear axle and tires. The camber is off on both side and it has chewed up the tires. there is no adjustment and the dealer says its in spec, and also that I need to replace the tires because they are chewed up. They want $200 ea for tires.
Stereo is nice with blue tooth. Cab is comfortable even on trips. I cant tell you about the ride becuase the tires are all messed up.
Nissan is not standing behind a mistake they have made with the rear axles and the tires. Look at other complaints about this same problem.
I purchased this vehicle for my business Oct 2013 and could not be happier. Bought fully loaded SV with all options. I have been using full size Ford and Chevy vans for over 20 yrs in auto glass trade and the Nissan's tall interior height combined with low floor make life much easier on the back. Averaging 25 mpg mixed and hitting 32 highway regularly. CVT transmission is very smooth and vehicle is sporty to drive around with little bit wider tire/rim combo 205/55/16. Factory headlights are plenty bright and wide,HID conversion not needed. Fairly quiet ride for cargo van. Great view of road especially out side glass compared Transit with 2 piece side with bar.
Interior mounting points for shelving system is smart and Adrian steel partition and shelves are perfectly designed for this vehicle to give maximum protection while maintaining max cargo space compared to Transits design. Nav/bluetooth/back up camera unit nice touch along with power window and door locks/alarm. Drivers seat firm but comfortable for several hundred mile days.
Pass seat worktable feature along with center file storage and dash storage. Very well thought out for business use.
Replaced front speakers with JBL 2 ohm separates for much improved sound quality.
Added heated seat for Montana winters.
Added LED lighting to cargo area for useable light.
A tilt/telescoping steering column would be nice for long drives.
A slightly longer model would be nice,Maybe one foot additional in cargo.
Yes, it only has a little over 100 miles, but after comparison to the Transit Connect, I decided to bring one home today. Better fit and finish, better ride and handling and priced less with the options. It is a peppy little van and it is deceivingly quick with CVT transmission. It doesn't seem quick but it pulls like an electric car, no shifting!. We got 30 mpg average on the trip home with A/C on and a 2000 foot elevation gain in 75 miles. I will update in a few weeks.
The tech. package is a must have and Ford offers.....something that seems about 10 years old. Very comfortable and attractive interior. Traction control. People think it is odd looking...excellent because I want my business vehicle to be noticed!!! It will be. Oh yah... inside cargo racks come with it.