Nissan Urvan (1988 - Current)
We say:
Even with its minor market repositioning, the Nissan Urvan is being left behind in the van wars. While Toyota is dishing out a much larger, much refined Hiace, Hyundai is getting into the act with their Starex. Meanwhile, the Urvan is now relegated to school shuttle duties with except for the Estate which gets all the creature comforts including a version of the Patrol's engine.

Sturdy and lots of configurations available.
Ur driver's van.

Ownership EstateEscapadeShuttleVX18
Price 1370000106900010290001029000
Classification Entry-Level MPVEntry-Level MPVEntry-Level MPVEntry-Level MPV
Warranty 3 years / 100,000 kilometers3 years / 100,000 kilometers3 years / 100,000 kilometers3 years / 100,000 kilometers
Under the Hood
Engine 3.0 DOHC 16V I42.5 SOHC 8V I42.5 SOHC 8V I42.5 SOHC 8V I4
Maximum Output (bhp @ rpm) 105 @ 380075 @ 430075 @ 430075 @ 4300
Maximun Torque (Nm @ rpm) 213 @ 2000163 @ 2200163 @ 2200163 @ 2200
Fuel Type / Recom. Octane DieselDieselDieselDiesel
Fuel System / Aspiration Direct Injection / NAMFI / NAMFI / NAMFI / NA
Fuel Mileage (km/L) 9.92 (test)
Transmission 5-speed MT5-speed MT5-speed MT5-speed MT
Cruise Control NoNoNoNo
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm) 4990497049704970
Width (mm) 1690169016901690
Height (mm) 1990199019901990
Wheelbase (mm) 2715271527152715
Curb Weight (kg) 1945160016001600
Body Type 3-door+1-sliding van3-door+1-sliding van3-door+1-sliding van3-door+1-sliding van
Engine / Drive M/RM/RM/RM/R
Seating 12121212
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Rigid Axle, Semi-Elliptic Leaf SpringsRigid Axle, Semi-Elliptic Leaf SpringsRigid Axle, Semi-Elliptic Leaf SpringsRigid Axle, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
Front Brakes Vented DiscVented DiscVented DiscVented Disc
Rear Brakes DrumDrumDrumDrum
Tires 195 R 15 C 8PR (f & r)195/65 R 14 (f & r)195/65 R 14 (f & r)195/65 R 14 (f & r)
Wheels Alloy 15 x 6.0 (f & r)Steel 14 x 6.0 (f & r)Steel 14 x 6.0 (f & r)Steel 14 x 6.0 (f & r)
Safety Features
Airbags NoneNoneNoneNone
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) NoneNoneNoneNone
Traction / Stability Control NoneNoneNoneNone
Other Safety Features NoneNoneNoneNone
Exterior Features
Fog Lamps NoneNoneNoneNone
Other Exterior Features Escapade + rear wiper and washer systemShuttle + noneVX18 + noneHeadlamp integrated cornering lamps
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt, manualFixed FixedFixed
Steering Wheel Material UrethaneUrethaneUrethaneUrethane
Seating Adjustment ManualFixedFixedFixed
Seating Surface FabricFabricVinylVinyl
Other Interior Features White-faced instrumentationShuttle + noneVX18 + noneNone
Convenience Features
Power Amenities Steering, door locks, windows and mirrorsSteering,Steering,Steering,
Climate Control Manual, dualManual, dualManual, dualManual, dual
Audio System Stereo/CD with 4 speakersStereo/cassette with 4 speakersStereo/cassette with 2 speakersStereo/cassette with 2 speakers
No. of Speakers 4422
Hands-Free Phone NoNoNoNo
On-Board Computer NoNoNoNo
Keyless Entry NoNoNoNo
Alarm and Immobilizer NoNoNoNo
Our Take
Rating ****
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