2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Versatility and comfort
  • Pickup truck-like cabin
  • Many standard features on base model
  • Cargo space with high-top roof
  • 9,500-pound tow rating
  • Front legroom

The Bad

  • Controversial styling
  • No integrated trailer brake controller
  • No diesel engine

Notable Features of the 2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD

  • Cargo or 12-passenger van
  • High roof or standard roof
  • 261-hp V-6 or 317-hp V-8

2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Introduced last year, the NV is Nissan's first attempt at gaining a share in the full-size van category. Offered in either normal or high-top body styles, the NV competes with the Ford E-Series and GM's Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.

The Nissan NV Cargo is available in three versions: 1500, 2500HD and 3500HD. In addition, the NV 3500HD can be ordered as a standard-roof passenger van providing room for up to 12 people. Nissan also offers the new NV200, which is a compact commercial van that's covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
The NV has the front of a pickup truck and the back of a cargo van. Buyers have the choice of two body styles for the cargo van: a high-top roof or standard roof. The side door, located on the passenger side, slides open to provide more than 40 inches of accessibility to the cargo area. That's wide enough for a forklift to load a pallet into the NV. The low step-entry height makes it easier to load cargo and for passengers to enter the cabin.
Toward the rear, two doors swing out to a securable 90 degrees and can swing wider to open to 243 degrees. Nissan integrated mounted door magnets to prevent the cargo doors from shutting due to strong wind gusts or uneven terrain. Exterior features include:

  • Standard-roof NV models fit in most garages and through most drive-through lanes
  • Standard 17-inch steel wheels, available chrome and silver ...
Vehicle Overview

Introduced last year, the NV is Nissan's first attempt at gaining a share in the full-size van category. Offered in either normal or high-top body styles, the NV competes with the Ford E-Series and GM's Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.

The Nissan NV Cargo is available in three versions: 1500, 2500HD and 3500HD. In addition, the NV 3500HD can be ordered as a standard-roof passenger van providing room for up to 12 people. Nissan also offers the new NV200, which is a compact commercial van that's covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
The NV has the front of a pickup truck and the back of a cargo van. Buyers have the choice of two body styles for the cargo van: a high-top roof or standard roof. The side door, located on the passenger side, slides open to provide more than 40 inches of accessibility to the cargo area. That's wide enough for a forklift to load a pallet into the NV. The low step-entry height makes it easier to load cargo and for passengers to enter the cabin.
Toward the rear, two doors swing out to a securable 90 degrees and can swing wider to open to 243 degrees. Nissan integrated mounted door magnets to prevent the cargo doors from shutting due to strong wind gusts or uneven terrain. Exterior features include:

  • Standard-roof NV models fit in most garages and through most drive-through lanes
  • Standard 17-inch steel wheels, available chrome and silver painted wheels (NV passenger van)
  • Available chrome bumper and side mirrors
  • Available privacy glass

Interior
Designers at Nissan took the idea of a "mobile office" to the next level. Standard features include boxed wheel wells, a rear-door storage compartment and a large, versatile center console that features space for hanging files. There are many convenient storage spaces throughout the NV's interior, including ones under the seats, hidden in the driver's seat corner and overhead in vans equipped with the high roof. Nissan also offers a few high-tech options for the NV, including Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and a touch-screen navigation system.

Buyers who opt for the NV passenger van get seating for up to 12. There are various power outlets throughout the cabin. Interior features include:

  • Standard roof provides up to 234.1 cubic feet of cargo room; high roof offers 323.1 cubic feet
  • Standard heavy-duty waterproof vinyl seats
  • Available heated leather seats (passenger van)
  • Fits up to two 40-by-48-inch pallets (cargo van)
  • Six standard floor-mounted D-rings for securing cargo (cargo van)
  • Available cargo lighting with three dome lights (cargo van)
  • Available 120-volt outlets
  • Fold-flat passenger seat provides a flat work surface
  • Available cruise control
  • Available USB connectivity

Under the Hood
Two engines are available for the rear-wheel-drive NV. A standard 4.0-liter V-6 engine puts out 261 horsepower and 281 pounds-feet of torque. The available 5.6-liter V-8 makes 317 hp and 385 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Both engines work with a five-speed automatic transmission
  • V-6 can tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped
  • V-8 can tow up to 9,500 pounds when properly equipped
  • Runs on regular gas

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available side-impact airbags
  • Available side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
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(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great van, tons of room

by tomschulz on June 1, 2017

Hard working vehicle. We have driven this van across the United States and sold at wineries and breweries in at least 15 states. We love it. Read full review

(5.0)

Great work truck

by ST from Fairfax on May 22, 2017

This van has the biggest cargo capacity in it's class. It also has more horse power than any of the other vans in it's class where Ford and Chevy give you 200 hp for a V6 it has 261 hp for the same ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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 NV Cargo NV2500 HD 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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