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2016 Nissan NV Passenger Van Adds Advanced Technology Features as Standard Equipment on SL Grade Models

When it comes to carrying passengers, lots of them, the 12-passenger 2016 Nissan NV Passenger van provides innovation by the dozen. Offered for both personal and fleet use, the NV Passenger features eight standard air bags – including roof-mounted, curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection and standard head restraints and integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions. It also offers 324 seating configurations and a total of six independent rear seats.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Enhancements to the NV Passenger van for 2016 include:

  • Previous SL Technology Package content now standard on SL grade – includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 5.8-inch color display, Enhanced Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor
  • Two exterior colors: Pearl White (Premium) and Cayenne Red (seven available colors total)

All 2016 Nissan NV Passenger vans come with America’s Best Commercial Van Warranty 5 years/100,000 Miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty*, with basic limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain limited warranty is 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

A Combination of Comfort, Convenience, Safety and Durability

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The Nissan NV Passenger Van is built on a foundation of a rugged heavy-duty, fully boxed ladder frame, also used for the Nissan NV Cargo Van. During development, the NV Passenger underwent more than 7,000 quality and durability tests, including corrosion tests simulating 13 years of life in just over 100 days and 700,000 door openings and closings.

The Nissan NV Passenger’s styling is professional and rugged outside and completely passenger-focused inside – offering a balance between functionality and comfort that sets the benchmark in class.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The NV Passenger’s modern style combines a Nissan truck twin strut signature grille, pickup truck-style front end design, large windows with privacy glass and steel 17-inch wheels. Other exterior features include multi-reflector halogen headlights and available fog lights, chrome grille and bumpers, chrome outside door handles and outside mirrors, extended heated outside tow mirrors and chrome-clad styled steel wheels.

Seven exterior colors are offered: new Cayenne Red and Pearl White (Premium), along with Java Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Glacier White and Arctic Blue Metallic.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The heart of the NV Passenger design is its outstanding seating flexibility – featuring 12-person seating capacity with up to 324 possible seat configurations. The large comfortable 1st row seats include integrated inboard and outboard wear patches for durability, while the split 2nd and 3rd row seats are completely removable and repositionable.

The 50/50-split 4th row seat then can be partially or completely removed as needed. Leather-appointed seats are available for all four rows, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar support and front driver and passenger’s heated seats.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Mobile office support is provided by an available large center console with storage for laptop computer and charger, business cards, hanging files, pens and paper and available 120V outlet. The space is enhanced by the design’s elimination of engine intrusion into the cabin area – along with the fold-down front passenger seat that provides a flat work surface.

The NV Passenger’s utility is also enhanced through features such as a low step-in height, easy ingress and egress without intrusive seat belts (integrated into rear seats), wide door openings and rear 50/50-split doors for easy cargo and luggage loading.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan NV Passenger © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Comfort and convenience items include standard rear HVAC system with dual rotating vents for each row, available personal map lamps for 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows, standard rear cargo lamp behind 4th row, an available 3rd row 12V outlet, available 120V outlet in cargo area and numerous cupholders and bottle holders throughout the spacious cabin.

Available technology includes NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, RearView Monitor, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and telematics pre-wiring.

Standard NV Passenger safety features include integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions, head restraints for all seating positions and standard curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for all four rows of outboard occupant head protection.

The 2016 Nissan NV Passenger Van is offered in a choice of two engines, a 261-horsepower DOHC 24-valve 4.0-liter V6 with 281 lb-ft of torque or a 317-horsepower DOHC 32-valve V8 with 385 lb-ft of torque. Both engines include Nissan’s Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC) for improved efficiency and are matched with a refined, heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission.

The NV Passenger also features an independent double wishbone front suspension with twin-tube coil-over shocks, solid rear axle with rigid leaf springs, heavy-duty disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and engine-speed-sensitive power steering. Also standard is a 28-gallon fuel tank.

In addition, the Nissan NV Passenger features SUV-like maneuverability and easy access for serviceability due to its pickup truck-like front engine/full hood design.

Designed to be affordable and to stand up to the abuse that full-size passenger vans face everyday, the 2016 Nissan NV Passenger is offered in three well-equipped models, the NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV, and NV3500 HD SL (V8 engine only).

In addition to the long list of standard equipment found on the NV3500 S grade, the NV3500 SV adds chrome clad styled steel wheels; chrome grille, bumpers, door handles and mirrors; power door locks and windows, cruise control, center console with siding table and lockable storage; two additional 12-volt outlets; 8-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar support; Remote Keyless Entry; carpeted floor covering front and rear passenger areas; six rear personal overhead lamps; two additional speakers (six total); rear parking sensor and more.

The top-of-the-line NV3500 SL adds fog lights; leather-wrapped steering wheel; leather-appointed seats for all rows; front Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control; HVAC microfilter; front parking sensor (in addition to the rear parking sensor); and the full content of the previous SL Technology Package.

Also offered are two option packages. The Power Basic Package includes power windows, power door locks with central locking, auto door lock function, Remote Keyless Entry and cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls (S models only).

The SV Technology Package feature NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Enhanced Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, USB connection for iPod® and other compatible devices, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, SiriusXM® Traffic, SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (fuel prices, weather, movie listings, stock info) (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

Price

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3500 S4.0 Liter V6A/T$32,810
3500 SV4.0 Liter V6A/T$35,010
3500 S5.6 Liter V8A/T$34,010
3500 SV5.6 Liter V8A/T$36,210
3500 SL5.6 Liter V8A/T$38,810

Specifications

Mechanical

EngineV6V8
NameVQ40DEVK56DE
Cam designDOHC
OrientationLongitudinal
Cylinders / configurationV6V8
Block / head compositionAluminum/Aluminum
Displacement (liters)4.0L5.6L
Horsepower261 @ 5600 rpm317 @ 5200 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)281 @ 4000 rpm385 @ 3400 rpm
Bore & stroke (mm)95.5 x 9298 x 92
Compression ratio (:1)9.79.8
Spark plugsIridium-tipped
Maximum engine speed6,200 rpm6,000
Induction systemNaturally aspirated
ValvetrainDOHC, silent chain, two-stage, 4-valves-per-cylinderDOHC, silent chain, single-stage, 4-valves-per-cylinder
Engine mounts2 liquid-filled, 1 solid3 solid
Recommended fuelRegular unleaded
Emissions systemHDV1 (Fed)/LEVII-ULEV MDV6 (Cal)
ExhaustSingle muffler, dual inlet, single outlet
Electrical  
Ignition systemElectronic (direct ignition)
Starter12 volt
AlternatorAmps130
Battery70 Amp standard, 80 Amp optional
Transmission and Drive System 
Drive configurationRear-wheel drive
Transmission type5-speed AT
Gear ratio 
     1st3.827
     2nd2.368
     3rd1.520
     4th1.000
     5th0.834
     Reverse2.613
Final drive ratio (:1)3.36 – V6 / 3.54 – V8
Transmission coolerS
Brakes  
FrontTypeVented Disc
     Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)14.17 x 1.50
RearTypeVented Disc
     Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)14.37 x 1.20
Audible Brake Pad Wear IndicatorsS
2-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)S
Electronic Brake force DistributionS
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)S
     Number of wheels/channels/sensors4/4/4
Parking brakeTypeMechanical (drum in rear)
LocationFoot
SteeringV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL 
TypeEngine speed-sensitive hydraulic re-circulating ball
Overall ratio (:1)19
Turns (lock-to-lock)4.6
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.)45.2
Manual Tilt SteeringS
Steering wheel4-spokeSSSSS
UrethaneSSSS-

Leather-wrapped


----S
Bluetooth®-O-OS
Cruise controlOSOSS
Suspension 
FrontIndependent double-wishbone with twin tube coil-over shocks
     Stabilizer barS
RearMulti-leaf with solid American Axle, twin tube shocks
     Stabilizer barS
Body / ChassisV6V8 
TypeBody-on-Frame (ladder-type)
Cross members9
Body-to-frame mounts12
Materials (primary)Corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel
Tow hooks2 in front-S
Tow hitch – Fixed-in-bumper type
Class I – 2,000 pounds
S
Tow hitch  – 6,200 poundsO (dealer accessory)
Tow hitch – Class IV 8,700 pounds-S
Trailer harness (7-pin w/hard connector)-S
Extendable outside chrome tow mirrors with heat, tow mode AT, brake controller pre-wiring, HD battery-S

Exterior

Wheels & TiresV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL
Wheels
17-inch steel (7.5Jx17)S-S--
17-inch chrome clad steel (7.5Jx17)-S-SS
Tires
LT245/70R17 Firestone all-seasonS
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)S
Spare Tire
Location
Full size tire, disc steel wheel
Under rear cargo
LightsV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL
HeadlightsMulti-reflector halogen
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)S
Fog lights-S
Cargo area lights – behind 4th rowS
Center high mount stop lightS
Exterior FeaturesV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL 
Outside mirrors
     TypeFoldingS
BlackS-S--
Chrome-S-SS
     AdjustmentPower remote controlled
     CoatingAnti-glare
     Extendable for towing-S
BumpersBlackS-S--
Chrome-S-SS
Rear bumper stepS
Splash guardsO
Door handlesBlackS-S--
Chrome-S-SS
GrilleBlackS-S--
Chrome-S-SS
Single sliding door (right hand side)S
Rear 50/50 split French doors with 243-degree rear openingS
UV–reducing glass windowsS
Manual flip-out venting (driver's side 2nd row only)S
2nd - 4th row windows privacy glassS
WipersVariable intermittentS
Integrated roof rack mounting pointsS – 10
Roof load weight rating maximum500

Interior

Seating and cargo AreaV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL 
Capacity12-passenger
Total seating configurations324
MaterialsPremium cloth with water-repellant featureS-
Leather-appointed-S
Front seatsTypeBucket
Driver seat4-way manualS-S--
8-way power-S-SS
Manual lumbar-S-SS
Vinyl seat wear patches (inside bolster)S-
Heated front seats-S
Passenger seat4-way manualS
Fold downS
Rear 2nd row seat65/35 split bench, removable and repositionable
Rear 3rd row seat65/35 split bench, removable and repositionable
Rear 4th row seat50/50 split bench, removable
Front row floor covering 
TPO (Thermoplastic PolyOlefin)S-S--
Tufted carpet-S-SS
Audio and NavigationV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL
Head unit and speakers
     2-Din AM/FM/CD w/Aux, 4 speakersS-S--
     2-Din AM/FM/CD/MP3 w/Aux, 6 speakers-S-SS
     2-Din 5.8-in. Navi AM/FM/CD/MP3 w/Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, RDS, Aux and USB, 6 speakers and integrated RearView Monitor (Bluetooth® std on SL)-O-OS
Radio Data System (RDS)-S-SS
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)-O-OS
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System-O-OS
NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Enhanced Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, SiriusXM Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link™ (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)-O-OS
Instrumentation 
Meters/gauges 
     Speedometer – MPH main, KPH subAnalog
     TachometerAnalog
     Coolant temperatureAnalog
     Fuel levelAnalog
     Twin trip odometerDigitial
     ClockDigitial
     Engine oil pressureDigitial
     VoltmeterDigitial
     Transmission oil temperatureDigitial
Comfort & Convenience FeaturesV6 SV6 SVV8 SV8 SVV8 SL 
Cruise controlOSOSS
Power windows – Driver's one-touch auto up/down with auto reverseOSOSS
Power door locks selective unlocking and anti-lockoutOSOSS
Remote keyless entry systemOSOSS
Center console w/sliding table, lockable storage, coin holder, dedicated storage for trash box, PC and battery, clipboard, filing folders-S-SS
Map lights – 2 frontS
Rear passenger personal map lights (6)-S-SS
Sun visors – Driver and passenger sideS
Air conditioning/heater – manual temp controlS-
Dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)-S
Front window defoggerS
Rear door glass defrosterS
Cup holders2 in lower dashSSSSS
2 in center console-S-SS
2 in 2nd – 4th rowsSSSSS
Bottle holdersFront doorsS
3rd row driver's side trimS
12V power outletsFront IP (1)SSSSS
Center console-S-SS
3rd row driver's side trim-S-SS
120V outlets (2)-S-SS
Glove boxS
Assist gripsA-pillarsS
Sliding door B-pillarS
Inside rearview mirrorMan. day/nightS-
Auto dimming w/compass-S
RearView Monitor-O-OS
Rear Sonar System-S-SS
Front Sonar System-S
4.3 Out of 5
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