The 2013 Nissan NV is a flawlessly designed passenger van with many great features. It’s available in a high top, it comes with great standard equipment plus the opportunity to add standalone features or packages, and it is an excellent value. Of course there is plenty of cargo space as well – up to 323 cubic feet with the high roof model – and is overall simply a great choice in a passenger van.
Understanding Fuel Economy in the 2013 Nissan NV
It’s important to note that due to the sheer size of this passenger van, the EPA does not require fuel economy estimates and does not do them. The gross vehicle weight of this van starts at around 9,430 and can go up dramatically based on which trim is chosen, what cargo is hauled, and how many passengers are in it.
While there aren’t specific fuel economy numbers for the 2013 Nissan NV, it can be compared somewhat to the Titan, which is lighter but has the same engine. Its scores are typically around 13 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon on the highway.
In un-scientific testing, a group drove this van for 550 miles in a week and noted their fuel efficiency at around 13.9 miles per gallon. The driving combined both highway and city driving, with a low of around 10 miles per gallon in the city and around 15 miles per gallon on the highway. In this test, the van was empty.
What Do Those Numbers Really Mean?
For someone who’s never owned or fueled a passenger van, these numbers may seem low. However, keep in mind that they’re actually not any lower than the competition put out by GM or Ford. Additionally, though these numbers may be low on their own, consider that carrying 12 people in this single vehicle is going to be more fuel efficient that carrying 6 people each in 2 SUVs.
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