Function most definitely takes preference over form when it comes to the exterior of the 2021 Nissan NV Passenger; what we're trying to say is that the NV is downright ugly, there's no real way around it. But, at least its boxy dimensions wear some hard-wearing and practical features that should make it easier to overlook that front-end. Base model vans come as standard with 17-inch steel wheels, a basic black plastic grille and bumpers, as well as 50/50 split rear cargo doors, a sliding passenger-side door, and halogen headlights with daytime running lights. Higher up in the range, the exterior gains a few more premium-looking features such as a chrome finish for the grille, front and rear bumpers, and dual power side mirrors. Top-of-the-range NV Passenger Vans get a set of fog lights, two front tow hooks, a front sonar system as well as a class four tow hitch receiver, and a seven-pin connector and brake controller pre-wiring, and some more chrome exterior trim.
The NV Passenger Van is a large vehicle and will require a confident driver to navigate its bulbous nose through tight city traffic and parking spaces. The overall length measures 240.6 inches, which is over seven inches longer than the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van when the Merc is equipped with its shorter wheelbase. The maximum body width is 79.9 inches, growing to 99.5 inches when you include the side mirrors. The NV has a height of 84 inches. The large Japanese people carrier rides on a 146.1-inch wheelbase and has a turning circle of 45.2 feet. As can be expected from a fully-furnished rhinoceros on wheels, curb weights are on the heavy side, with the base model weighing in at 6,713 pounds, rising to a hefty 6,980 lbs for the top of the line models.
|Nissan NV Passenger Trims||NV3500 HD S V6||NV3500 HD SV V6||NV3500 HD SL V8|
|Max Width||79.9 in.||79.9 in.||79.9 in.|
|Length||240.6 in.||240.6 in.||240.6 in.|
|Height||84 in.||84 in.||84 in.|
|Wheelbase||146.1 in.||146.1 in.||146.1 in.|
|Nissan NV Passenger Trims||Curb Weight|
|NV3500 HD S V6||6,710 lbs.|
|NV3500 HD SV V6||6,782 lbs.|
|NV3500 HD SL V8||6,978 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
When it comes to the exterior color options for the 2021 Nissan NV, there's a simple palette of six colors on offer which might seem limited, but makes total sense seeing as the NV is basically just a box on wheels built to transport people from A to B. New owners can choose between the ubiquitous Pearl White TriCoat ($400 extra) or Glacier White or the movie villain Super Black. Arctic Blue Metallic, Cayenne Red Metallic, and Brilliant Silver Metallic are the three most civilian-friendly colors on offer. Arctic Blue is not available for the entry-level S variant. Our choice of color for the 2021 Nissan NV Passenger would have to be Brilliant Silver, as it helps to slim down the bulky exterior and gives the NV more family-friendly appeal as opposed to the black or white blue-collar alternative.