The Nissan NV is another full-size commercial van competitor that is making upgrades for the 2017 model year. While the GM vans are getting a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel in the Express and the Savana vans, the 2017 NV lineup is getting the new version of the 5.6L Endurance gas V8 and the 7-speed automatic transmission.
The new 5.6L V8 is nearly identical to the one used in the 2017 Nissan Titan, but has a slightly lower output: 375 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. The 7-speed automatic replaces the the 5-speed that was there before. The big power boost is accompanied by an estimated 8% improvement in fuel economy over the outgoing powertrain. The 4.0L gas V6 remains in the lineup as well.
The 2017 NV lineup goes on sale in February 2017.
The prices have gone up from the 2016 models, but remain best in the segment.
NV cargo van pricing:
|NV 1500 Standard Roof S V6||$27,730 USD|
|NV 1500 Standard Roof SV V6||$28,720 USD|
|NV 2500 Standard Roof S V6||$28,730 USD|
|NV 2500 Standard Roof SV V6||$29,720 USD|
|NV 2500 Standard Roof SL V6||$31,140 USD|
|NV 2500 Standard Roof S V8||$30,330 USD*|
|NV 2500 Standard Roof SV V8||$31,320 USD*|
|NV 2500 Standard Roof SL V8||$32,700 USD*|
|NV 3500 Standard Roof S V8||$32,030 USD*|
|NV 3500 Standard Roof SV V8||$33,020 USD*|
|NV 3500 Standard Roof SL V8||$34,400 USD*|
NV passenger van pricing:
|NVP 3500 S / 4.0-liter V6||$33,800 USD|
|NVP 3500 SV / 4.0-liter V6||$36,000 USD|
|NVP 3500 S / 5.6-liter V8||$35,400 USD*|
|NVP 3500 SV / 5.6-liter V8||$37,600 USD*|
|NVP 3500 SL / 5.6-liter V8||$41,200 USD*|
For comparison, the market leading Ford Transit 150 cargo van starts at $31,610 (versus $27,730 for the NV 1500).
Here is how the new 5.6L Endurance V8 stacks up against the 5.0L Cummins V8 in highway towing fuel economy on our MPG test loop.