2014 Nissan NV Passenger Van: Here's what it costsWed, 12 Mar 2014
Nissan has just announced pricing for the 2014 NV Cargo Van and NV Passenger Van, which are available at more than 350 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers. That's right: In case you haven't noticed, there's a passenger-van version of the NV commercial vans with room for 12 people. So it turns out the Nissan Cube isn't the most boxy passenger offering from the automaker after all.
The NV3500 Passenger Van will once again be available in three models: S, SV, and SL, the latter available with V8 power only. The imaginatively named Passenger Van boasts four rows of seats and eight air bags, in addition to a grand total of 324 seating configurations for the six rear seats. Most of these will be bought for fleet use, but the vans are equipped with multimedia, including a 5-inch touchscreen navigation system, AM/FM/CD/MP3, Bluetooth Connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB ports, and a rearview monitor.
The 3500 S version of the Passenger Van, coupled with a 4.0-liter V6, will start at $33,235, while the SV model equipped with the same engine will start at $35,435. If you opt for the 5.6-liter V8 in the base S model, the starting price will be $34,435, while the midrange SV model with the same V8 will start at $36,635. The top of the range SL model will come exclusively with the V8, and it will start at quite a bit of a premium over the two base models: $39,235.
The cargo van is available in standard roof (shown) and high-roof configurations.
The NV is available as a panel van as well, in standard and high-roof configuration. The standard roof version of the NV 1500 S equipped with a V6 engine will start at $26,665, topping out with the 3500 SV V8 model, which will start at $31,555. The high-roof model equipped with a V6 will start at $30,215, and it will top out with a starting price of $34,105 for the SV V8 version.
All NV vans are rear-wheel drive and use five-speed automatic transmissions. Changes for the 2014 model year for both versions of the van include optional equipment packages, but the biggest change to the lineup is that the 5.6-liter V8 models now have the tow-package content as standard equipment.
By Jay Ramey