2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van

2018 Nissan NV Cargo
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MSRP range
$28,850 - $37,370
2018 Nissan NV Cargo
Save up to $5,239

Pros

  • Strong V6 and V8 engine options deliver serious capability
  • Excellent seats are comfortable for the long haul
  • Simple model and options structure

Cons

  • Fewer body styles than some competitors
  • No fuel-efficient diesel engine option available


Which NV Cargo does Edmunds recommend?

A number of available models, powerplants and options allow you to tailor the Nissan NV Cargo to your individual business needs. The base 1500 with the V6 engine is fine for light-duty work, but if you need to do heavy hauling and towing, the 2500 and 3500 models with the V8 engine are better choices. And if space allows, we recommend the high-roof versions for their added capacity and extra convenience.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Available in a wide range of models, including standard and high roofs and V6 or V8 power, the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo is a strong choice for shoppers in the market for a work van. It meets or exceeds the class average in hauling and towing capability.

The Nissan NV Cargo offers 234 cubic feet of cargo space in the standard-roof model and 323 cubic feet in the high-roof configuration. The 1500 version with the V6 engine is equipped to tow up to 6,900 pounds with a payload capacity of more than 2,700 pounds, while the 3500 with the V8 can tow up to 9,400 pounds and carry more than 3,800 pounds of cargo.

On the downside, the NV Cargo doesn't come in as many possible configurations as some rival vans, and its fuel economy is subpar. Overall, though, it's a capable choice for individuals or businesses in the market for a commercial work van.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 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, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, a rearview camera, 5-inch color display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a two-speaker stereo with a CD player. The 2500 S version also includes 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 standard power-adjustable mirrors, rear parking sensors, 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, chrome wheels, a security system and an eight-way power driver seat.

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. High-roof models add integrated roof-rack mounting points and an overhead console.

Bundled add-ons include the Back Door Glass package (rear windows with defrosters and a rearview mirror) and the Navigation package (navigation, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, NissanConnect mobile apps, voice recognition and satellite radio). Some features are available as options on various trims.

Trim tested

Edmunds has only limited experience with the Nissan NV. The following is our first take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.

Driving

The Nissan NV Cargo is a big van, but it's still a nice-handling machine. The ride quality is decent, and the engine-forward design allows the driver and passenger to stretch their legs. The V6 engine provides adequate performance, but the burly V8 makes everything seem easier.

Comfort

Like most work vans, the NV Cargo isn't exactly luxurious, but it provides a reasonably pleasant environment for two. And a variety of comfort and convenience options allow it to be upgraded. The noise levels are surprisingly subdued, at least for a commercial vehicle, at freeway speeds.

Interior

Typical of work vans, the NV Cargo's interior is more utilitarian than opulent. It boasts a pair of comfortable and supportive front seats, and the gauges and controls are easy to use. But, as is common for the class, there's quite a bit of hard, rather cheap-looking plastic throughout the cabin.

Utility

The NV's cargo area has attachment points that make it easy to fit racks, shelves and other equipment. Its low step-in height simplifies loading. And when it comes to hauling stuff, there's up to 234 cubic feet of cargo space in the standard-roof model and 323 cubic feet in high-roof configuration.

Technology

Standard equipment for the NV Cargo includes a rearview camera, a 5-inch color display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a two-speaker stereo with a CD player. And the available Navigation package adds a nav system, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, NissanConnect mobile apps, voice recognition and satellite radio.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$32,990
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$30,840
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$34,590
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
7-speed automatic
Gas
375 hp @ 5800 rpm
MSRP
$29,850
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
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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. 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.

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More about the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo

The 2018 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. At the same time, its option for a high roof 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 387 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 takes 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 a federal agency 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 with most cargo vans, 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 includes 17-inch steel wheels, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, a rearview camera, a 5-inch color display, Bluetooth connectivity and a two-speaker CD player. The SV trim adds such items as rear parking sensors, cargo area lights and power mirrors. The line-topping SL features items that include front parking sensors, a power driver seat and a security system. The top two trims can be upgraded with the Navigation package, which includes a navigation system with a 5.8-inch color touchscreen, NissanConnect mobile apps, voice recognition for audio and navigation, a hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, and satellite radio.

In terms of capability, the NV's innovative design results in a cargo area somewhere in between older work vans and newer ones. With the available high roof, someone who's 6-foot-3 can walk around upright in back, but ultimately the NV can't match the maximum space of some newer competitors. You may also find the driving experience to be far more trucklike 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 2018 Nissan NV Cargo 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.

2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van Overview

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van is offered in the following styles: 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A).

What do people think of the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 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 2018 NV Cargo Van.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 NV Cargo Van featuring deep dives into trim levels including 2500 SV w/High Roof, 2500 SV, 2500 S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van here.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van?
2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 3500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 3500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,765. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 3500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $5,239 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 3500 SL w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is13.5% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,480. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $4,686 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is13.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,330. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $4,428 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is13.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,930. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $4,608 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is13.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,635. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $3,753 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is11.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,080. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 2500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $4,869 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,340. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $4,900 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is16.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 3500 SV w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Van 3500 S w/High Roof 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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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