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Which Is Right For You: Toyota Hiace or Nissan Caravan?

Which Is Right For You: Toyota Hiace or Nissan Caravan? This is the question so many of our customers ask us while purchasing any of these used Japanese vehicles from us. Both Toyota Hiace and Nissan Caravan are great vehicles for moving people or for other transportation purposes. However, when you decide to purchase either of the two vans, you may want to keep in mind the price, performance, budget etc. Let us get into the details of the topic without further ado.

Which Is Right For You: Toyota Hiace or Nissan Caravan?

Build Quality: Generally speaking, people prefer Toyota Hiace over Nissan Caravan due to its build quality

The E25 is better built than its predecessor, but again Toyota comes out on top: the Hiace H200 is such a huge step forward from the Shark that the Nissan looks almost awful in comparison.

Off-Road Ability: Both vans are available in 4WD version, but you have to raise them (increase ground clearance) yourself. The E24 and the Shark do not suffer much disparity in their skills (they were both NOT meant for hardcore off-road activities), but their respective successors are a little different. The Hiace is longer and rides lower, so it would not be very ideal to wander too far from the paved path in it.

Fuel consumption: Again Toyota Hiace fairs much better than its competitor, Nissan Caravan when it comes to overall fuel consumption on the road.

Parts availability: Spare parts for either of the vans mentioned above are easily available in all parts of the world. If you want to go cheap, there is no shortage of OEM spare parts, and these two vehicles are numerous on the roads.

Resale value: Greatly depends on how badly they are used, but in my opinion, Toyota Hiace is far better than Nissan Caravan.  You could buy quality used Toyota Hiace from any Japan based dealer for a reasonable price.

If you are still undecided on which to buy, please contact us. Our professional staff will guide you through every step of the selection process. We will explain to you in details which Japanese van might be suitable for your personal or commercial needs.