I'm researching the Nissan NV 3500, wheelbase=146.1, 317hp/385 lb-ft, 3:54 gearing, tow rating = 8700, payoad = 3535. Reconfigurable seating from 2-12 passengers.
So far I can't find epa mpg rating. I did find one post that said it's horrible, 7/8 mpg, but I find that hard to believe. *see below
Ugly as sin, but with the truck nose, engine maintenance and repair should be cheaper and easier than a standard van configuration. And also makes for a longer wheelbase.
Plus I like the utility and convenience of the sliding van door.
Originally Posted by autotrader.com
Given that the NV lineup has a gross combined vehicle weight of more than 8,500 pounds, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't provide economy figures. But if you take the Titan pickup's 13 miles per gallon in the city and 18 mpg on the highway and deduct 10 percent for poorer aerodynamics, you should be fairly close with either the V6 or the V8. This truck begs for the introduction of a light-duty diesel.
However, it seems to me the front-on view of the NV and Titan are the same, and therefore the wind resistance should be the same. The only difference to economy should be the weight difference.
What do you think?