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Nissan NV200 Review

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  • Launched in 2009
  • Van
  • Diesel, EV
  • Launch year
    2009
  • Body type
    Van
  • Fuel type
    Diesel, EV

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Refined and relaxing urban van

Best bits

  • Quiet and refined for a small van
  • First to offer an electric model
  • Big loading bay

Not so great

  • Very few engine options
  • Poor payload
  • Utilitarian cabin

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Overall verdict

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Overall Verdict

"The Nissan NV200 is something of a rarity in the van world, and the Nissan van range, as it is a model that was developed by the brand itself. It was the smallest model in the company’s range, along with the larger NV300 and NV400. It was launched in 2009 and was on sale for 10 years until it was replaced by the NV250 in 2019."

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It features light steering and tight turning circle that make it a practical model for urban drop-offs, but it is not out of its comfort zone on the motorway either. Its relatively small exterior dimensions help it nip around town, too.


Despite these diminutive dimensions, the NV200 is surprisingly practical with a cargo bay that is 1.22m wide at the narrowest part and a decent 2.04m long that means you can fit two Europallets in. This overall length can be extended with a folding partition that means you can carry items up to 2.8m long. Handily, the NV200 also has the lowest loading height in its class, with a lip that is just 524mm from the ground.


The cabin is best described as utilitarian rather than luxurious. There are loads of storage spaces dotted around, the seats are comfortable and the dash is clear and easy to read, but it is not a fancy place to be.


The engine range is a simple one and always has been, with a 1.5-litre diesel the main offering. As of 2014, though, an electric version - the Nissan e-NV200 has been part of the range. This has featured the same battery and range as Nissan’s electric family hatchback, the Leaf. This version remained on sale after the NV200 was replaced by the NV250 and features a 40kWh drivetrain and an official WLTP range of 124 miles.


Both the diesel and the electric model are available as a panel van and as a combi, with either five or seven seats. Even the seven-seater retains a strong degree of practicality, with a big enough luggage space for a pair of suitcases. Fold those seats away and you can get another three suitcases in there too.


The NV200 is one of the quietest vans in its class, managing to keep its cabin impressively free of wind, road and engine noise. This is even more the case in the eNV200, which is gloriously silent.


The diesel engine was offered with 90PS or 110PS in its time, with the lower powered version nippy around town. On faster roads the 90PS model has to be worked a bit harder, so the 110PS is the more relaxed option if longer faster roads are to form a regular part of your working day.


The NV200 is an enjoyable van to drive down those faster roads, though, thanks to the rapid steering and lack of body lean when it comes to heading around corners. That lack of lean means that the ride is slightly harsh at other times, although it keeps things in enough check to stop short of being uncomfortable.


There is only the one length and height of NV200, which is one thing that could be levelled at it as a criticism, but the version that exists is impressive in many areas.

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Nissan NV200

1.5 dci 90 Acenta 5dr [7 Seat]

  • 2016
  • 59,800 miles
  • Wessex Mazda Bristol
  • Gloucestershire, BS50TT
Price:£11,990
HP: £326.36/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £326.36, Customer Deposit: £1,798.00, Total Deposit: £1,798.50, Total Charge For Credit: £1,557.46, Total Amount Payable: £13,547.46, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.9%

Nissan NV200

1.5 dCi Acenta Van Euro 6

  • 2017
  • 24,832 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Nissan Hanley
  • Staffordshire, ST16AL
Price (ex VAT):£11,750
PCP: £254.31/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 37 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £254.31, Customer Deposit: £1,762.00, Total Deposit: £1,762.50, Optional Final Payment: £2,737.00, Total Charge For Credit: £1,904.66, Total Amount Payable: £13,654.66, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.1%, Excess Mileage Charge: 14.9ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Nissan NV200 right for you?

As small vans go the Nissan NV200 will tick a lot of boxes. It will suit those, in particular, who want a van that is familiar to drive for those more used to being behind the wheel of a car. It lacks a bit on the style front, but it more than makes up for it in how useful it is. The 795kg maximum payload might be short of that offered by many rivals but the space on offer will cover the needs of most users.


Despite being only available in one size, the NV200’s capacity is bigger than many of the standard versions of its direct equivalents – you’d have to compare it to the long-wheelbase version of its rivals to get the same loading ability.


The simplicity of the range will appeal to some, too – you won’t get bogged down trying to work out which version to go for as it’s such a simple range.


If you're after something a little larger, then the Nissan NV300 might be worth considering instead.

What's the best Nissan NV200 model/engine to choose?

The lack of choice in the NV200 range makes picking which model to go for relatively simple. There is only the one body style for the panel van, while for most of its life there was only a 1.5-litre diesel with 90PS. Given the choice, the 110PS is nippier and a better all-round option.


The entry-level trim, Visia, is relatively sparse, with air conditioning not coming until the top-level Tekna model. The gap between the different models is not huge price wise, and this will have narrowed on the second-hand market. If you can find a Tekna model at a price that makes sense then this would be the version to get – it also adds a reversing camera, satellite navigation and air conditioning.

What other vans are similar to the Nissan NV200?

The core models in the small van class are the likes of the Ford Transit Connect and the more modern Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo. All of the latter three offer a bigger payload and more tech, but are more expensive with it. They were also introduced in 2019 so came out after the NV200 came off sale.


The Vauxhall Combo that was on sale at the same time as the NV200 was based on the same platform as the Fiat Doblo. This offered a great payload but didn’t make the most of its space.

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Is the Nissan NV200 any good?

The Nissan NV200 will suit those who want a van that is familiar to drive for those more used to being behind the wheel of a car. It lacks a bit on the style front, but it more than makes up for it in how useful it is. It's a good all-round small van.

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What is the payload of the Nissan NV200?

The 795kg maximum payload might be short of that offered by many rivals but the space on offer will cover the needs of most users.

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How many people can a Nissan NV200 carry?

Depending on the version you choose, the Nissan NV200 can carry up to 7 people.

Dan Powell

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What engine does the Nissan NV200 have?

The NV200 was offered with just the one 1.5-litre diesel engine for the entirety of its life and for the first couple of years of that time it was only available with a 90PS power output.

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