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Old 09-12-2020, 03:56 AM   #21
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BTW Tundra is supposed to be an all new truck for 2021 .
I'm pretty sure that's 2022.
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Old 09-12-2020, 07:55 AM   #22
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Nissan Titan/NV3500 Power upgrade 2017

Nissan did a major redo of the 5.6 V8 engine for the 2017 model year and up Titan/NV Vans. Power went from 315 HP to 375 HP in the NV Vans and I believe the Titan Trucks are rated at 386 HP. Both applications are rated right around 400 LB FT of Torque. Also the axle ratio has been changed. The 2017 to 2019 Titan gas models had an awful 2.93 axle ratio. Beginning in 2020 the titan now has a 3.92? axle ratio. Way better for towing. The NV3500 vans had a 3.31 axle ratio and as of the 2020 model year have a 3.54 axle ratio. Again, way better for towing.

Nissan is no longer going to sell any vans of any kind in the U.S. market after the 2020 models. Sooo...if you want an NV3500SL Passenger van to tow with you better get one now. The 2017 and up are the ones to get if buying used.

My good friend just scored a 2020 NV3500SL fully loaded with all the good stuff for right at $40,000 out the door. A great value for the capability of the vehicle. And it drives really nice.
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FYI there are quite a few threads/posts on the NV3500:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Niss...=airforums.com

There also some good "van tow vehicle" threads:
https://www.google.com/search?q=van+...=airforums.com

See the last post here and work backwards for our 2017 Ford Transit 350 info:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f23...ml#post2370411

We test drove a 3500 a few years ago, but did not like the low "pickup-like" driving position. Prefer a van's higher/superior seating position and road visibility IMO.

Yes . . most new van ratings do not cut the mustard, the way our 1995 Ford E-350 Club Wagon did back in the 90's.



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I'm pretty sure that's 2022.
I agree , just going by what the dealer thought .
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:30 AM   #25
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Love our 2018 NV3500

We purchased ours after having a 2016 Ram2500 for our last 27' AS. This time around we have two medium and large dogs, and wanted them to be comfortable while having lots of inside cargo space. We didn't like the truck for our in town driving while not on the road. My husband uses the NV for his company in addition to our usage.

This is a dream to drive in comparison. I know that I'm going to get blasted by the truck folks out there, but I am a small person and I found the truck hard to maneuver. To me, the van is like driving a car. It rides much more smoothly when not towing, which I find important. It is very comfortable.

We just completed our first 3k mile trip a few weeks ago and I found it to tow as easily as the truck did. It never felt under powered. The dogs were very comfortable and I loved having the van sliding door for the trips to the beach. During travel we keep two rows of seats in, one for each dog. They are able to get down and get a drink when they need to. There is still a huge amount of cargo space in the back.

The downside is that we would like to have a couple of generators and we haven't figured out how best to do it. I am open to suggestions.
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