Tech Spec: 2018 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo

Engine Oil: 5W-30 SN

The 2018 Nissan Compact Cargo was designed to help business owners. It combines a small exterior footprint and excellent fuel efficiency with a large cargo capacity and versatility.

The NV200 Compact Cargo is designed to be the right size for fleet operators wanting smaller, more efficient work vans. It is highly maneuverable in traffic or when negotiating city parking spaces. The tall rear doors are a 40/60-split design and are solid (no windows) to accommodate advertising or business signage.

A selection of five exterior colors is offered: Fresh Powder, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Cayenne Red and Graphite Blue.

The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo offers Mobile Office functionality with a center console featuring laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray, CD holder and dual cup holders. Recessed storage areas are provided on the upper instrument panel for folders and documents.

In addition, the passenger seat folds down to serve as a worktop or lunch table, or it extends the cargo space for hauling longer items such as pipe or lumber.

Available technology includes standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system, rearview monitor and available SiriusXM satellite radio. Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front occupant head protection, front seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact supplemental air bags, vehicle dynamic control and tire pressure monitoring system.

The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is built on Nissan’s compact commercial platform and features an efficient 2.0-liter and 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine rated at 131 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. The engine is matched with an Xtronic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

The NV200 Compact Cargo suspension utilizes independent struts and stabilizer bar in front and a leaf spring design in the rear. Front disc/rear drum brakes with anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist are standard, along with electric power-assisted steering and 15-inch steel wheels mounted with 185/60R15 high-load all-season tires.

The 2018 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is available in two well-equipped models, NV200 S and NV200 SV, in a choice of five exterior colors, matched with a gray cloth interior.

In addition to the long list of standard features on the NV200 S, the SV model adds power heated outside mirrors, remote keyless entry with two key fobs, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, additional 12V power point in the rear of the center console, six floor-mounted tie-down D-rings in the cargo area, body-color bumpers, outside mirrors and rear license plate finisher, full wheel covers and chrome grille.

Several option packages are available, including back door glass package; cruise control package (S grade only); navigation package (SV grade only); sliding door glass package (passenger side); and rear sonar system.

The entry-level Nissan NV200 S carries a starting price tag of $21,900. A fully-loaded NV200 SV with the rear door glass package, rear sonar system and navigation package will cost a buyer about $24,865.

Servicing the 2018 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo

To help ensure safe, smooth and economical driving, Nissan provides two maintenance schedules that may be used, depending upon the conditions in which the vehicle is usually driven. These schedules contain both distance and time intervals, up to 120,000 miles (192,000 km)/144 months. For most people, the odometer reading will indicate when service is needed. However, if the vehicle is driven very little, it should be serviced at the regular time intervals shown in the schedule.

Additional maintenance items for severe operating conditions should be performed on vehicles that are driven under especially demanding conditions. Additional maintenance items should be performed if the vehicle is primarily operated under any of the following conditions (severe maintenance schedule):

  • Repeated short trips of less than five miles (8 km)
  • Repeated short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) with outside temperatures remaining below freezing
  • Operating in hot weather in stop-and-go “rush hour” traffic
  • Extensive idling and/or low-speed driving for long distances, such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use
  • Driving in dusty conditions
  • Driving on rough, muddy or salt spread roads
  • Using a car-top carrier

STANDARD MAINTENANCE

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:

  • Replace engine oil and filter

Every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months:

  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums and linings
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect front drive shaft boots

Every 20,000 miles (32,000 km) or 24 months:

  • Inspect fuel lines
  • Inspect EVAP vapor lines
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage, axle and suspension parts
  • Inspect exhaust system

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 36 months:

  • Replace air cleaner filter

At 40,000 miles (64,000 km) or 48 months and then every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months:

  • Inspect drive belts

Every 105,000 miles (168,000 km):

  • Replace spark plugs

At 105,000 miles (168,000 km) or 84 months and then every 75,000 miles (120,000 km) or 60 months thereafter:

  • Replace engine coolant

SEVERE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

If a vehicle is operated under severe conditions, the following services should be performed more frequently:

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:

  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums and linings
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage, axle and suspension parts
  • Inspect front drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system

Every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months:

  • Replace brake fluid

Fluids and Capacities

Engine Oil: 5W-30 SN; capacity is 4.875 quarts (4.6 liters) with filter change or 4.5 quarts (4.3 liters) without filter change
Coolant: Nissan Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent; capacity is 2 gallons (7.6 liters)
CVT Fluid: Nissan CVT Fluid NS-3 or equivalent
Air conditioning system refrigerant: HFC-134a

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