2020 Nissan NV Cargo

MSRP range: $30,140 - $38,560
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MSRP$31,795
Edmunds suggests you pay$28,992

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2020 Nissan NV Cargo Review

  • Strong V6 and V8 engine options deliver serious capability
  • Excellent seats are comfortable for the long haul
  • Model and options structure is easy to understand
  • Fewer body styles than some competitors
  • Lacks a more fuel-efficient engine option, such as a diesel
  • Dated interior tech and limited options
  • No changes for the 2020 NV Cargo
  • Part of the first NV generation introduced for 2012

The Nissan NV Cargo made its debut back in 2012 and has received relatively few updates since. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's basically a big box on wheels supported by a pair of strong engines and body-on-frame construction borrowed from the last-gen Nissan Titan pickup that helps it achieve some hefty towing numbers.

That said, the NV is fairly dated, especially compared to newer competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the Ford Transit, both of which offer all-wheel drive and fuel-efficient diesel engines. Both of those vans are also available with more modern features and a wider array of body configurations to better fit the needs of cargo van shoppers. But if you simply need a robust and basic cargo van, the NV is worth checking out.

Which NV Cargo does Edmunds recommend?

The needs of cargo van buyers vary wildly, so it's difficult to recommend a specific variant. The standard S trim is pretty spartan, so we suggest stepping up to the 2500 SV. It offers a good number of features such as cruise control and parking sensors, and it's available with either the V6 or V8 engine.

Nissan NV Cargo models

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo is a full-size van that is available in three models (NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD) with increasing levels of hauling and towing capabilities. Within these models are three trim levels: S, SV and SL.

The 1500 model comes only with a standard roof and a 4.0-liter V6 engine (261 horsepower, 281 lb-ft of torque) paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. The 2500 model comes standard with the same V6, but you can also get it with a high-roof configuration. Also optional on the 2500 is a 5.6-liter V8 (375 hp, 387 lb-ft) mated to a seven-speed transmission. The 3500 can be had with either roof but comes only with the V8.

Standard feature highlights for the 1500 S trim include power windows and door locks, air conditioning, a tilt-only steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 7-inch display, Bluetooth, a USB port and a two-speaker stereo. The 2500 S version has additional cargo lights and storage bins under the driver's seat and in the rear door.

Stepping up to the 1500 SV adds power-adjustable mirrors, rear parking sensors, cruise control, trim panels on the cargo walls, and a four-speaker stereo with satellite radio and steering wheel controls. The 2500 SV comes with a center console, cupholders and additional 12-volt power outlets. The top SL trim is available starting with the 2500 model and includes heated mirrors, chrome exterior trim, chrome wheels, a security system and a power driver's seat. The 3500's features mirror those on the NV2500.

Opting for the V8 in the SV and SL trim levels adds extendable tow mirrors, two front tow hooks, a prewired Class IV receiver hitch, and a trailer brake controller.

Bundled add-ons include a Rear Door Glass package (rear windows with privacy glass and defrosters and a rearview mirror), a Navigation package (navigation, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, NissanConnect mobile apps, voice recognition and satellite radio), and a Vinyl Seat package.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo.

Average user rating: 2.0 stars
3 total reviews
5 star reviews: 0%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 67%

Trending topics in reviews

  • engine
  • maintenance & parts
  • doors
  • interior
  • comfort
  • seats
  • road noise
  • wheels & tires
  • warranty
  • value

Most helpful consumer reviews

1/5 stars, Terrible family of vans
Tom,
3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
Avoid this unless you intend to use it for your own personal small business and it somehow costs less than other vans. The seats fall apart. The noise is horribly loud. The sliding door is clunky and will fail at some point. The van will rust far sooner than most other vehicles. It’s nearly impossible to see the front of the vehicle and thus is a danger to operate. Avoid this poorly made van.
4/5 stars, Like this van (2500SV V8 high top)
Rick,
2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
I disagree with the low reviews. Strong engine, great convienience with high roof, and truck engine bay is HUGE advantage for servicing. I do agree that the sliding door is very finicky. Also I had to get faulty rear door latch and wheel speed sensor fixed under warranty immediately after buying new which was disappointing. But fixed quickly and no problems since
1/5 stars, Worst in class van!!
Juan,
2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I want to make clear I DO NOT OWN THIS VAN, but I have driven it enough for work to justify this review. As someone who has driven almost all the competitors in the industry that I have worked for years, I can say this is the worst vans in the class. These vans are supposed to make work easy, so as someone who does package deliveries and uses vans that are rented this van has a lot of flaws other competitors don't. First the driving position is awful for a van, they didn't even make if feel like a pickup, but more like a 370z, way too low. Also no adjustable seat height, nor reach for the steering wheel unlike the Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter. Next is the massive lump in between the front seats or in some trims the massive center console which I don't recommend for couriers. This makes moving from the cabin to the cargo area a hazard. The fuel lid is also exposed to anyone wanting to steal your fuel, unlike the Mercedes or Ford which have the lid locked by you having to open the driver's door to gain access. There is a good feature but it is let down by another hazard as the doors can be swung open all the way 270 degrees. The hazard is there is a metal hinge that sticks out and can cause some serious harm, I can't believe Nissan didn't see this. The Nissan is by far the ugliest in the class and why did they go with the long hood, they could have made it shorter and used a foot saved in the front towards the back for more cargo which it lacks compared to the bigger Ford or Mercedes configurations. Nissan should have done what the competitors did and saved millions, just brought over the Nissan NV (Renault Master rebadged) that sells in Europe and just had it homologated for the U.S.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$30,140
MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / N/A Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 28.0 gal. capacity
Seating
2 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 261 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 281 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
5 yr./ 100000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 240.6 in. / Height: 83.9 in. / Width: 79.9 in.
Curb Weight: 5817 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 234.1 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite NV Cargo safety features:

NissanConnect
Automatically calls for help in the event of a collision. Roadside assistance is also just a button push away.
Rearview Camera
Shows you what's behind the NV Cargo before you move and is useful because the NV has no standard rear windows.
Rear Sonar
Starts beeping if you're getting close to an object while reversing. The beeping gets more frequent as you get closer.

Nissan NV Cargo vs. the competition

2020 Nissan NV Cargo

2020 Nissan NV Cargo

2020 Ford Transit Cargo Van

2020 Ford Transit Cargo Van

Nissan NV Cargo vs. Ford Transit Cargo Van

The Transit can't match the Nissan's towing capacity, but it does offer a fuel-efficient diesel engine. The Ford is still plenty capable and highly configurable straight from the factory. For 2020, the Transit is available with all-wheel drive, a compelling option for those who live in snowy climates. We also prefer the Transit's relatively comfortable ride.

Compare Nissan NV Cargo & Ford Transit Cargo Van features 

Nissan NV Cargo vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Sprinter is more comfortable and better to drive than the NV. The interior is much nicer than you expect from a cargo van, and it packs some great, albeit optional, tech. The fuel-efficient diesel and optional four-wheel drive are pluses, too. That said, you'll pay more for a Sprinter with equivalent features, and the Mercedes can't match the NV's towing capability.

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Nissan NV Cargo vs. Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

Like the NV, the ProMaster is available in a wide variety of configurations, though there's only one available engine. It's fine for hauling cargo, but it won't touch the Nissan's towing capacity. We like the Ram's maneuverability, though the odd seating position and rough ride make it fairly uncomfortable even for something in this class.

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FAQ

Is the Nissan NV Cargo a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 NV Cargo both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the NV Cargo ranges from 234.1 to 323.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Nissan NV Cargo. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo:

  • No changes for the 2020 NV Cargo
  • Part of the first NV generation introduced for 2012
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Is the Nissan NV Cargo reliable?

To determine whether the Nissan NV Cargo is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the NV Cargo. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the NV Cargo's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 NV Cargo is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Nissan NV Cargo?

The least-expensive 2020 Nissan NV Cargo is the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $30,140.

Other versions include:

  • 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $34,180
  • 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $31,130
  • 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $32,030
  • 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $30,140
  • 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $31,040
  • 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $33,190
  • 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $35,330
  • 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $37,480
  • 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $35,780
  • 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $33,630
  • 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $34,340
  • 3500 SL 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $38,560
  • 3500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $36,490
  • 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $36,410
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What are the different models of Nissan NV Cargo?

If you're interested in the Nissan NV Cargo, the next question is, which NV Cargo model is right for you? NV Cargo variants include 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A). For a full list of NV Cargo models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo

2020 Nissan NV Cargo Overview

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in the following submodels: NV Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SL 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A).

What do people think of the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 NV Cargo 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 NV Cargo.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 NV Cargo featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Nissan NV Cargo?

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,795. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $2,803 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,803 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,992.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,695. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $2,886 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,886 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $29,809.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,975. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $2,912 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,912 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,063.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,995. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $3,191 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,191 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,804.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is 8.9% below the MSRP.

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,995. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $3,181 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,181 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,814.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,145. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $3,287 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,287 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,858.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,410. The average price paid for a new 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $3,403 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,403 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,007.

The average savings for the 2020 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 8.9% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Nissan NV Cargo?

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