2017 Nissan NV Cargo

2017 Nissan NV Cargo
2017 Nissan NV Cargo


  • Strong V6 and V8 engine options deliver serious capability
  • Excellent seats that are comfortable for the long haul
  • Simple model and options structure
  • Tall-roof configuration for maximum cargo capacity


  • No diesel engine option available
  • Fewer body styles than some competitors
  • Hard plastic in the armrest areas
Nissan NV Cargo years

Which NV Cargo does Edmunds recommend?

Deciding between Nissan NV Cargo models will depend greatly on your work requirements. If you need to do heavy hauling and towing, the 2500 and 3500 models with the V8 engine are the way to go. As far as trim levels go, the base S is very basic, but customizing and upgrading should be fairly easy. If space allows, we recommend the high-roof option for the added capacity and convenience of being able to stand up inside.

Edmunds' Expert Review

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Work vans are essentially a big box on wheels designed to deliver maximum utility. The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo takes a slightly different approach than traditional vans and some of its contemporaries by placing the engine under a trucklike hood instead having a blunted nose with the engine intruding inside the cabin. As a result, the seats offer more space and the interior is more like an SUV's. Otherwise, the NV Cargo provides similar capabilities shared with its rivals. If hauling people is needed, the NV Passenger Van is covered in a separate review.

The NV Cargo isn't fancy. In the base trim, there's an abundance of bare metal, giving operators the ability to install a variety of rack systems, tool carriers and other essentials for their businesses. With 323 cubic feet of space available in the standard-roof model and 487 cubic feet in the high-roof model, there's a lot to work with.

The NV Cargo is offered with three levels of capability, two roof heights, two engine choices and three trims. In base 1500 form with the V6 engine, the towing rating of the NV tops out at 6,900 pounds, while the 3500 with the V8 can tow up to 9,500 pounds with a payload capacity nearing 4,000 pounds. Overall, the NV Cargo is as good as or better than the class average in these categories.

2017 Nissan NV Cargo configurations

The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo is a full-size van that is available in three models (1500, 2500 and 3500) 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 pound-feet of torque) paired with a five-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. The 2500 model comes standard with this engine and is also eligible for a high roof and a 5.6-liter V8 (375 hp, 387 lb-ft) mated to a seven-speed transmission as options. The 3500 can be had with either roof but comes only with the V8.

Standard feature highlights for the 1500 S trim include 17-inch steel wheels, 50/50-split rear cargo doors, air-conditioning, four-way manually adjustable front seats, cloth and vinyl upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, six reinforced D-ring anchors in the cargo area and a two-speaker CD player with an auxiliary audio input. The 2500 model also adds power-adjustable mirrors, two household power outlets, additional cargo lights, and storage bins under the driver seat and in the rear door.

Stepping up to the 1500 SV trim adds power-adjustable mirrors, rear parking sensors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, power windows, a cargo mat, trim panels on the cargo walls, and a four-speaker stereo with redundant steering wheel controls. The 2500 SV also 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, a security system and an eight-way power driver seat.

Opting for the V8 in any of the trim levels adds extendable tow mirrors, two front tow hooks, a pre-wired Class IV receiver hitch and a trailer brake controller. High-roof models add integrated roof rack mounting points and an overhead console.

Some features are available as options on supporting trims. Bundled add-ons include the Back Door Glass package (rear windows with defrosters and a rearview mirror) and the Technology package for SV and SL trims with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a hands-free texting assistant, a navigation system with real-time traffic, NissanConnect apps, voice control, a USB-iPhone jack and satellite radio.

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Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite NV Cargo safety features:

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. Useful because the NV has no standard rear windows.
Rear Sonar
Starts beeping if you're getting close to an object while reversing, and the beeping gets more frequent as you get closer.

2017 Nissan NV Cargo for Sale

Nissan NV Cargo 2017 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
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More about the 2017 Nissan NV Cargo

The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo has one foot inside the traditional work van camp and another inside the new, more modern one. It has the stout truck frame and V8 engine option of those old-school choices, while its High Roof option and SUV-like engine placement that frees up cabin space are more indicative of the 21st century. This setup makes the NV Cargo a bit odd, but it also makes it uniquely capable.

For starters, the NV's construction and burly available V8 provide it with far more towing capacity than newer, more modern competitors. Heck, the V6-powered version essentially matches what they can achieve in a best-case scenario. Having the V8's 375 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque at hand is also pretty helpful when your van is loaded to the roof with gear or cargo.

Of course, that type of engine does take its toll on fuel economy. Because of its commercial van classification, the EPA does not provide fuel economy estimates for the NV Cargo, but we don't need them to know that a 375-hp V8 will return worse fuel economy than competitors' gasoline V6 and turbodiesel engines. Those would also most likely better the NV's standard 4.0-liter V6 (261 hp, 281 lb-ft).

As a cargo van, there isn't exactly an immense amount of feature content available, but you can equip it to meet a variety of needs. There are three trim levels. The base S has steel wheels, a manual four-way-adjustable driver seat, air-conditioning, a two-speaker stereo and multiple tie-down points in the cargo area. Power locks and windows, plus keyless entry and cruise control can be added within a package or as part of the SV trim that further adds rear parking sensors, cargo area lights and power mirrors. The SL adds front parking sensors, a power driver seat and a security system. Should you want to treat the driver, the top two trims can be upgraded with the Technology package, which includes Bluetooth, a touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, navigation system and a USB port.

In terms of capability, the NV's in-between concept results in a cargo area somewhere in between older work vans and newer ones. When the available High Roof option is specified,  someone 6-foot-3 can walk around upright in back, but ultimately the NV can't match the maximum space of newer competitors. You may also find that the driving experience to be far more trucklike, especially when trying to maneuver its big, bulbous front end into tight places.

However, if the job at hand calls for a work van that offers a blend of stout capability and extra interior space, we think the 2017 Nissan NV Cargo Van is a compelling option for many businesses. Make sure to research its competitors here on Edmunds, and check out our pricing and inventory features when you've settled on the right choice for you.

2017 Nissan NV Cargo Overview

The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in the following submodels: NV Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 3500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A).

What do people think of the 2017 Nissan NV Cargo?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan NV Cargo and all its trim types. 0 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 2017 NV Cargo.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Nissan NV Cargo?
2017 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
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Which 2017 Nissan NV Cargos are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Nissan NV Cargo?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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