Moving more in comfort: The Nissan NV350 Urvan vs. Toyota Hiace Commuter Deluxe

Moving more in comfort: The Nissan NV350 Urvan vs. Toyota Hiace Commuter Deluxe

One can make a case that trips with family and friends are best taken aboard a passenger van. That’s because you can take pictures, share jokes and stories, listen to music, and create good memories when you are traveling together in a spacious vehicle.

Aside from cost-effectiveness (you save fuel when you’re in one vehicle compared to having more vehicles in a convoy), passenger vans enhance people management and travel efficiency as well as provide adequate space. Thus, comfort and convenience are both attained no matter how long the road trip is. 

When it comes to long journeys, group outings, and overnight trips, the following passenger vans, the Nissan NV350 Urvan and the Toyota Hiace, certainly make the grade. 

The Nissan NV350 Urvan comes with an upgraded design and improved features to take your road trip to the next level. It also takes pride in generous headroom and legroom, complementing its 15-seater capacity and wide passenger entry.

This Nissan vehicle also has an expansive luggage space thanks to collapsible fifth-row seats that provide enough room for your luggage and gear. Additional storage is provided by side pockets for proper organization of your essential items.

You and your loved ones will also enjoy a cooler and safer interior because of its rear air-conditioning vents, closure assist, sliding window, and central door lock.

The NV350 Urvan also has a suite of advanced safety features like the brake assist system (BAS) and the anti-lock brake system, which enhance braking pressure during emergencies and prevent your vehicle tires from sliding.

With all these niceties, how does the Nissan NV350 Urvan match up with the Toyota Hiace, considered to be one of the country’s indispensable people movers?

We take a look at the similarities and differences, primarily between the Nissan NV350 Urvan Premium M/T and the Toyota Hiace Commuter Deluxe below:

SPECIFICATIONS

Nissan NV350 Urvan Premium M/T (15-seater)

Toyota Hiace Commuter Deluxe

Overall Length (mm)

5,230

5,265

Overall Width (mm)

1,880

1,950

Overall Height (mm)

2,285

1,990

Wheelbase (mm)

2,940

3,210

Tread (mm) 

(Front) 1,655

(Rear) 1,655

(Front) 1,675



(Rear) 1,670

Minimum ground clearance (mm)

195

175

Engine type

2.5-Liter Four In-Line DOHC 16-Valve Variable Turbocharged (VGS) Diesel (YD25DDTi)

4-Cylinder, In-line Type, 16-valve DOHC

Transmission

Five-speed Manual

Six-speed manual

Maximum output (hp)

127

174

Maximum torque (Nm)

356

420

Seating Capacity

15

15

Fuel Tank Capacity

65

70

Fuel System

Common Rail Injection

Common Rail Type

Suspension

(Front) Torsion Bar with Stabilizer

 

(Rear) Rigid Axle with Leaf Spring

(Front) MacPherson Strut





(Rear) Rigid Axle, Leaf Spring

Brakes

(Front) Ventilated Disc

 

(Rear) Leading and Trailing Drums

(Front) Ventilated Discs




(Rear) Drum

Wheels and Tires

15-Inch Steel with Full Wheel Cover / [195/70 R15C Dunlop SP 175M> + 15-Inch Steel Spare Wheel

215/ 70R16C

7J x 16-inch with Full Cap

Bumper (Front/Rear)

Carbon Fiber Finish

Black

Front Grille

Honeycomb-Type with Chrome Finish V-Motion (Radiator)

Color

Headlamps

Multi-refl­ector Halogen with Integrated Side Turn Signal Lamp

(Front) Bi-beam Multi-reflector Halogen with Integrated Turn Lamp

Door Ajar Warning

With (Door Ajar Warning Lamp)

With

Rear View Mirror

With (Day and Night)

Body Color (Outside Rear View)

Exterior Door Handle

Color-keyed

Black

Wiper (Front/Rear)

Two-speed Intermittent with Washer (Front) + Intermittent with Washer (Rear)

Intermittent with Mist

Rear Window Defogger

With Timer

With Timer

Antenna

Pillar Type

Short Pole

Steering Wheel

With Power Steering + Manual Tilt Steering (Three-spoke Urethane Material)

4-Spoke Urethane with Chrome Logo + Manual Tilt and Telescopic Adjustable Steering

Power Door Lock

With

With (Driver/Passenger Auto)

Power Window/s

Black Window Switch Panel with Illumination (Driver and Passenger) with One-touch Auto-up/down with Anti-trapping Feature (Driver Side)

With Speed-Sensing

Instrument Panel

(Center) Two-tone Black/Gray with Silver Accent

With Meter-Integrated Clock, Multi-Information Display, Tachometer, and Speedometer

Glove Box

With Lid

With

Sun visors

With (Driver and Passenger) with Driver Side Ticket Holder

With (Driver and Passenger)

Room Lamp

With

With (Front + Rear with Switch)

Assist Grip

With (Passenger + Side)

With (Front + Seat)

Seats

(Driver) With Manual Slide and Recline Functions (Low Back-Type) with Adjustable Head Restraint


(Front Assistant Seat)  With Manual Recline Function (Low Back-Type) with Adjustable Head Restraint


(Center Seat) Foldable

(Driver) Slide, Recline and Vertical Adjust


(Front Passenger) Fixed with Recline Adjust


(Front Center Passenger) Fixed with Recline Adjust


Rear # 1: Bench-type (3 +1)


Rear # 2: Bench-type (2 + 2)


Rear # 3: 4 (50:50 Space-Up)

Beverage Holders

Cupholders x 10 + Bottle Holders x 5

(Front) Instrument Panel (2 pieces), Center Seat Back (2 pieces)

Audio system

Two-DIN Single In-dash CD/Tuner/Aux

2- DIN CD/ Tuner/ MP3/ AUX/ USB/BT

Speakers

4

4

Air Conditioning System

Manual with Heater + Dial-Type A/C Control Switch

Dual, Front Manual Control

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

With

With

SRS Airbags

With (Driver and Passenger)

With (Driver, Passenger + Center)

Seatbelts

(Front) 3P ELR x 2 (Fixed-Type) with Pretensioner and Load Limiter + 2P Lapbelt x 1

(Front) 3 pt. ELR (2 pieces) + 2 pt. NR (1 piece)


(Rear) 2 pt. NR (12 pieces)

Available Colors

Alpine White, Pearl White, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Topaz Brown, and Granite Black

Silver Mica Metallic, White 1

Price

P1,806,000

P1,649,000

 

Photos from Nissan Philippines and Toyota Motor Philippines

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Primrose Dianne A. Lamaroza (Prim Lamaroza) is one of the current content writers of Zigwheels Philippines. She writes news and feature articles for the automotive site. Prior to this, she has been involved in several freelance writing projects for American, British, Australian, and Filipino websites. She was able to write articles for numerous niches, which include real estate, lifestyle, food and drink, travel, health and wellness, science, education, and vocational jobs, among others. She also writes poems, short stories, and novels during her free time. She was able to publish two fiction novels since 2014 under the penname, Emerald Blake.

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