Used 2012 Nissan NV Van

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Ask most anyone from age 18 to 80 to name a full-size cargo van and chances are good they'll say Ford Econoline (now called the E Series), Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana. And today's versions aren't much different from what roamed the roads when Chevy Van was a top 10 single. The snub-nose architecture of these vans means the engine intrudes somewhat into the passenger cabin (fortunately less so than in the early days), while the lack of a high-roof option means occasional sore backs (from stooping) and sore heads (from knocking one's noggin).

Yes, the high-roof Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has recently become available. But it is rather expensive and its relatively small (albeit fuel-efficient) turbodiesel engine isn't capable of heavy-duty hauling like the current old-school American vans. The folks at Nissan see an opportunity here, and it has given rise to the 2012 Nissan NV full-size van.

Although Nissan makes all sorts of commercial vehicles for worldwide use, the NV is the first to hit American soil. Three models (1500, 2500 and 3500); two roofs (standard and high top); two trims (S and SV); and two engines (V6 and V8) will be offered. Moving up through the models means increased work capacity (e.g. payloads and/or towing) The base S comes with the basics such as air conditioning and a CD player, while the SV adds chrome exterior accents, full power features, upgraded audio (four speakers instead of two), cruise control and rear park assist. Pricing ranges from $24,590 for the 1500 S to $29,790 for the 3500 SV.

We've briefly sampled a few NVs and even driven them to Home Depot and transported building materials, and we have come away impressed.

Compared to the slightly more expensive Econoline and Express/Savana, the 2012 Nissan NV doesn't offer a diesel engine option, but it does provide more driver and passenger space, more pleasant driving dynamics and of course more practicality via the available tall roof. And pitted against the Sprinter, the NV provides more power for hauling and towing (up to 9,500 pounds) while it lists for about $10,000 less.

By offering the burly work capability of the traditional American van, the practical advantages of an available high roof, pleasing on-road dynamics and very attractive pricing, we don't see how Nissan can miss with its new commercial vehicle.

Used 2012 Nissan NV Van Overview

The Used 2012 Nissan NV Van is offered in the following styles: 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 5A), 3500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 5A), 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 5A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 5A), and 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 5A). Pre-owned Nissan NV Van models are available with a 5.6 L-liter gas engine or a 4.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 317 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Nissan NV Van comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic. The Used 2012 Nissan NV Van comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Nissan NV?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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