2012 Nissan NV Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2012 Nissan NV - Road Test Specs

2012 Nissan NV Van

(4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2012
Style4dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$28,970 (including destination)
Options on test vehicleTechnology Package ($950 -- includes navigation system, rearview monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and iPod/USB port); Side and Curtain Airbag Package ($390); Rear Door Glass Package ($80).
As-tested MSRP$30,390


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,000/240
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Redline (rpm)6,200
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)261 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)281 @ 4,000
Fuel typeGasoline
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.827; II = 2.368; III = 1.520; IV = 1.000; V = 0.834; Final Drive: 3.36


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent solid-axle, leaf spring, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, recirculating-ball power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.0
Tire brandFirestone
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontLT245/70R17
Tire size, rearLT245/70R17
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, front14.2-by-1.5-inch ventilated steel discs
Brakes, rear14.4-by-1.2-inch ventilated steel discs

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)28

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,973
Length (in.)240.6
Width (in.)79.9
Height (in.)105.0
Wheelbase (in.)146.1
Track, front (in.)68.7
Track, rear (in.)68.9
Turning circle (ft.)45.2
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Headroom, front (in.)63.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)65.7
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)323.1 with high roof; 234 with normal roof
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)323.1 (high-roof cargo van -- no seats in cargo area)


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsOptional
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemYes, with low tire indicator

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