Here, I am going to share with you some info on moving with the Nissan NV200, which is basically the same vehicle as the Chevy City Express. The whole point of both vehicles is to provide a utility van for an urban setting, and that's exactly what we'll go over in this little write-up.
The NV200 was used to move in downtown LA and here is how it did. Sticking to mainly surface streets the NV200 did a great job. Despite the low power of the NV200 the CVT still did a good job at keeping the 4-pot in its power band.
The Chevy City Expresss brother the NV200 also held up fine climbing steep hills. Even with a full load in the back, the NV200 was able to maintain decent acceleration and could keep up with LA traffic.
When loading the NV200 there was plenty of space to move a dorm room's worth of stuff. The added cargo shelf in the back made for extra space, and the added steel partition made it so that plenty of stuff could be crammed back there without potentially bothering the driver in the front of the vehicle.
Loading up the NV200 is also a relatively easy job. The size of the NV200 makes it great for maneuvering on city street and the 4 cargo doors make loading and unloading easy. The low lift-over height is also a big benefit for the NV200, as it makes it easier to lift things into the back.
I've also read that the NV200 has a ride that is a bit on the harsh side. Looking to see if anyone can confirm or deny that. Regardless, it appears from what I've read that an NV200 or a Chevy City Express should be a great option for your urban moving needs.