One of the biggest appeals of the
Nissan NV200 is just how easy it is to drive and maneuver. Because this compact cargo van employs the same...
... unibody construction as Nissan's small cars, the NV200 rides and drives like a small
SUV rather than a cumbersome, top-heavy van. Aided by its electric-assisted power steering, the NV200's tight 36.7-foot turning radius allows it to execute U-turns in the narrowest of confines. The Nissan's tall, narrow body enables it to fit into parking spots overlooked by larger vans, and the huge windshield provides excellent forward visibility. We found the ride taut and the handling nimble. Nissan's 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is no powerhouse, but the CVT automatic transmission makes the most of the little engine's 131 horsepower, allowing it to scoot through intersections and merge with traffic without drama. Load the NV200 with cargo, however, and acceleration becomes noticeably sluggish.