2015 Nissan NV200

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Nissan NV200. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cargo room and utility
  • Storage areas
  • Side curtain airbags

The Bad

  • Backup camera not standard
  • Full payload may tax powertrain

Notable Features of the 2015 Nissan NV200

  • Compact cargo van
  • 60/40-split rear doors
  • Built-in attachment points for racks and shelves
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 1,500-pound payload capacity

What Is the 2015 Nissan NV200?

The 2015 Nissan NV200 is a compact cargo van that competes with the Ford Transit Connect and Ram Cargo Van. It is offered in S and SV trim levels. The larger Nissan NV1500, NV2500 and NV3500 are covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2015 Nissan NV200?

For 2015, the Nissan NV200 gets a new wide-angle convex spotter mirror view as well as a new transmission and a revised alternator. New optional features include an updated NissanConnect multimedia system, rear sonar and a glass package for the sliding doors.

How Does the 2015 Nissan NV200 Compare to Other Compact Cargo Vans?

While it doesn't exactly stand out, the 2015 Nissan NV200 is noticeably more stylish than the Ford Transit Connect. Unfortunately, that's the only area in which it truly outshines its strongest competitor.

The NV200's 131-horsepower engine is not as powerful as the Transit Connect's standard 169-hp offering, and you can tell the difference, especially when the vehicle is loaded with cargo. Moreover, the NV200 doesn't offer a more powerful option, while the Transit Connect can be had with a 173-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And while the 2015 NV200's efficiency ratings come in at a respectable EPA-estimated 24/25/24 mpg city/highway/combined, its highway mileage falls behind that of both the 2015 Transit Connect's base (21/29/24) and optional (22/30/25) engines.

Unlike the Ford Transit Connect, the 2015 Nissan NV200 is not offered as a passenger wagon - it's cargo van or bust. This lack of choice extends to the model's size: While the Transit Connect is offered with 104.8- and 120.6-inch wheelbases, the NV200 is available only with a 115.2-inch wheelbase. The Nissan cargo van is also a bit narrower than its Ford counterpart, coming in at 68.1 inches versus 72.2.

The Nissan NV200 offers up to 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is more than the short-wheelbase Transit Connect (105.9) but less than the long-wheelbase configuration (130.6). In terms of what it can do with that space, the NV200 can accommodate up to 1,500 pounds of payload, which is on par with many compact pickup trucks.

What Features in the 2015 Nissan NV200 Are Most Important?

Every 2015 NV200 is front-wheel drive and comes equipped with a 131-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a next-generation Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. Other standard drivetrain features include front disc brakes, rear drum brakes, electric-assist power steering, strut front suspension and leaf-spring rear suspension.

Significant standard features include 15-inch steel wheels, all-weather tires, 60/40-split rear doors that can open to 180-degree angles, dual sliding side doors, center console storage, front bucket seats, a flat-folding front passenger seat, power windows and mounting points in the cargo area to accommodate aftermarket shelving and racks. Notable optional features include glass windows for the rear doors, heated side mirrors, power door locks, a navigation system, cruise control, a 5.8-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity.

As required in all vehicles of this model year, the 2015 NV200 comes equipped with antilock brakes, front airbags and an electronic stability system. Every NV200 also has standard side-impact and side curtain airbags. A backup camera is optional.

Should I Buy the 2015 Nissan NV200?

The 2015 Nissan NV200 is spartan vehicle, and that's reflected in its interior appointments and tech - which look and feel like they're from a previous-generation Nissan - as well as in its price. The cost, of course, is a merit: This is a budget-friendly cargo van, and it performs its core functions well. But if you're willing and able to pay more for a more comfortable and more capable experience, you might want to consider the Ford Transit Connect.

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2015 Nissan NV200 Overview

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(4.2)
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(4.0)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great vab

by Jj from Denver Colorado on October 21, 2018

Fits need perfect I have six kids and three dogs we can go camping and fit all of our gear in which makes it nice and easy for transport Read full review

(4.0)

Reliable Vehicle More than anything else

by pc from fullerton, ca on May 15, 2018

Just bought this vehicle. The engine purrs and seems reliable. Not powerful, but a good utility vehicle i plan to use as camper van base. lots of room in the back, but wish they did make it a foot ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan NV200 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Nissan NV200 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain warranty

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The NV200 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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