Nissan NV200 (2009–2019)
Punchy engines are refined and come with slick, light gearboxes that make the Nissan NV200 good to drive in all conditions.
The more powerful 110PS 1.5-litre turbodiesel is a fine all-round choice and is one of the most hushed engines of any van we have ever driven.
Nissan has packed in masses of space into the NV200’s compact body and it can cope with two Euro pallets and 4.2 cubic metres of cargo with ease.
The low running costs of the Nissan NV200 coupled to its strong reliability make it a very cost-effective option for the small van user.
Recall 08-06-2010: Brakes may not operate correctly as clevis pin may displace from brake servo.
Recall 13-09-2012: Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Recall Campaign on approximately 7,376 Qashqai, Qashqai+2 and NV200 models in the UK, following concerns about the strength of the steering wheel. The cars were built between 27 February 2012 and 16 May 2012. The steering wheel will be checked to see if it is one of a batch which is affected. If necessary the wheel will be replaced. The operation will take less than 20 minutes. Nissan will be contacting affected customers, but anyone who is concerned about their vehicle should contact their dealer or call Nissan customer services on 01923 899334.
Recall 24-09-2012: Steering wheel boss may not have been produced to correct specification and may separate from steering column.
Report of heavy rear tyre wear, down to 2mm on both sides after 18,000 miles.
The interior is well built but feels a little utilitarian with some scratchy plastics and a rather old fashioned design.
The ride is on the firm side when driving along rougher roads and it’s not as comfortable as a Citroen Berlingo.
If you choose the less powerful 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine you will need to work it harder, which takes the edge off refinement, and it only has a five-speed manual gearbox fitted.
No ESP or passenger airbag as standard on any of the NV200 models is now beginning to look a little mean in this day and age.
Report of rear tyres of Nissan NV200 wearing on the outside edge to illegal in 14k miles.
6-10-2018: Another report of wear on outside edges of rear tyres of a 2015 Nissan NV200 Acenta van. Owner took to Nissan dealership which charged £100 for four wheel tracking.
1-4-2019: Further complaint of excessive tyre wear on the rear nearside tyre of a Nissan NV200. The outside (kerbside) wears very quickly.