Nissan NV300 review

The Nissan NV300 is the medium panel van from Nissan, and was launched in 2016. The Nissan NV300 is powered by a newly-developed 1.6-litre engine (with power ratings of 95hp, 120hp, 125hp and 145hp) and is available in a choice of three trim levels, two wheelbases, two roof heights and two payload options.

Cab and interior

The Nissan NV300 has a smart and very functional cab area, with up to 89-litres of internal storage space, reach and rake adjustable steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The elevated seating position provides good all-round vision and the forward-sitting dashboard provides a spacious feel.

Most vans nowadays resemble a mobile office, and the Nissan NV300 has adapted well to this trend. The cab is packed full of useful features for the modern trade or delivery driver, like cradle for their smartphone, docking station with charge point for tablets, laptop storage solution, a delivery note holder and even a removable clipboard which can be fixed to face either the driver or passenger.

There is also a whole host of driver assist and comfort systems, like the new NissanConnect infotainment system. Based around a seven-inch touch-screen interface, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation with USB map update, DAB digital radio and Siri voice control for iPhone users.

Load area and practicality

At the business end of the vehicle, the NV300 scores full marks. There are two wheelbases corresponding to two load lengths of 2,537mm and 2,937mm, two roof heights of 1,387mm and 1,898mm and a standard load width of 1,662mm (1,268mm between the wheelarches).

However, pipes and planks of wood of up to 4,150mm (on the long wheelbase models) in length can be accommodated thanks to a gate in the bulkhead, which allows opens up to the passenger footwell.

Standard models have a gross vehicle weight of 2.7 tonnes, which return around 1,000kg in payload. The more heavy-duty 2.9 tonne variants have a payload of around 1,200kg.

Nissan NV300 engine and driveline

Under the bonnet of the Nissan NV300 is a newly-developed 1.6-litre diesel engine, which has been developed in conjunction with alliance partner Renault. There are four power ratings; 95hp/260Nm, 120hp/300Nm, 125hp/320Nm and 145hp/340Nm. The new engine is Euro-6 compliant and the 20-litre AdBlue tank should last around 8,000 miles.

All models are hooked to a six-speed manual transmission. One of the first things that becomes apparent while driving is just how quiet it is. The engineers have gone to great lengths to reduce the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) from the road and engine, which means the Nissan NV300 is very refined and comfortable to drive.

Low running costs

The economical 1.6-litre engine means the Nissan NV300 is one of the most fuel-efficient vans in its class, with a combined fuel economy of 47.9mpg on the 125hp model. This is complemented by long service intervals of two years or 25,000 miles. The NV300 is backed by Nissan’s ever impressive five-year, 100,000 mile warranty.

Summary

There is very little to dislike about the Nissan NV300 as it combines excellent functionality with low running costs, while the cab is practical and well-suited for modern commercial purposes. Chorley Nissan has a wide range of Nissan NV300s in stock with fantastic offers. Get in touch with our team today to arrange a test drive.