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2019 Nissan NV Cargo

What’s new

  • Larger 7-inch infotainment display
  • Rear Door Glass package expanded to S and SV V8 trims
  • Part of the first NV generation introduced for 2012

Pros & Cons

  • 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
Other years
MSRP Range
$29,440 - $37,960
MSRP Starting at
$29,440
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$32,399
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$32,399 - $38,223

Save as much as $2,060
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Save as much as $2,060
MSRP Range
$29,440 - $37,960
MSRP Starting at
$29,440
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$32,399
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$32,399 - $38,223

Save as much as $2,060
Select your model:
Save as much as $2,060


Which NV Cargo does Edmunds recommend?

It's hard to recommend any specific trim since the needs of cargo-van buyers are so varied, but a good all-arounder is the NV Cargo 2500 in SV trim. The NV V6 is a good setup, too, but we'd go with the optional V8. Towing capacity is top-notch, and you get features such as the upgraded four-speaker stereo, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is exactly what some van buyers are looking for: a big box on wheels. Based on the Nissan Titan, the body-on-frame NV Cargo van has been soldiering on for seven years in the same form, offering big cargo capacity, robust towing capability and multiple roof configurations, all with the option for either a V6 or a V8 under the hood.

Unfortunately, many vans have passed the Nissan NV Cargo by when it comes to comfort, tech and available options — including engines. Notably, the Ford Transit and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offer fuel-efficient diesel powertrains. They also provide more refined interiors, with better infotainment interfaces and additional safety tech that you just can't get in the NV Cargo.

The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is still appealing, especially if you're looking for high payload and towing capacities. Models with the V6 can tow as much as 6,900 pounds, while V8-powered NV Cargos can pull up to 9,400 pounds. Those are heavy-duty pickup truck numbers and much more than the Transit and the Sprinter can muster. So if pulling the most cargo in your van is a top priority, take a closer look at the Nissan NV Cargo. But do so with the knowledge that you'll be sacrificing a bit of modern sophistication.

2019 Nissan NV Cargo models

The 2019 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 lb-ft of torque) paired with a five-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. 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 17-inch steel wheels, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, a tilt-only steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 7-inch color 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, a cargo mat, 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 an eight-way power driver's 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.

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

Trim tested

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

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

The Nissan NV Cargo is a big van, but it handles relatively well. 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 it can be upgraded with a variety of comfort and convenience options. The noise levels are surprisingly subdued at freeway speeds, at least for a commercial vehicle.

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 the high-roof configuration.

Technology

Standard equipment for the NV Cargo includes a rearview camera, a 7-inch color display, Bluetooth, a USB port and a two-speaker stereo. And the available Navigation package adds a nav system, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, NissanConnect mobile apps, voice recognition and satellite radio.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo.

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    Features & Specs

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    4.0L 6cyl 5A
    MSRP$31,430
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission5-speed automatic
    Horsepower261 hp @ 5600 rpm
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    2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof
    4.0L 6cyl 5A
    MSRP$33,580
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission5-speed automatic
    Horsepower261 hp @ 5600 rpm
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    2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof features & specs
    2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof
    4.0L 6cyl 5A
    MSRP$32,590
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission5-speed automatic
    Horsepower261 hp @ 5600 rpm
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    1500 SV 3dr Van
    4.0L 6cyl 5A
    MSRP$30,430
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    Transmission5-speed automatic
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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, and the beeping gets more frequent as you get closer.

    Nissan NV Cargo vs. the competition

    Nissan NV Cargo vs. Ford Transit Van

    While it doesn't have the big towing capacity that the NV Cargo does, the Ford Transit is an excellent choice for a cargo van. It's available in several configurations and has a more modern infotainment system (Ford's Sync 3, which is one of our favorites). The Transit isn't based on a truck chassis either, so you'll be getting a smoother ride on the highway.

    Compare Nissan NV Cargo & Ford Transit Van features

    Nissan NV Cargo vs. Chevrolet Express Cargo

    Much like the NV Cargo, the Chevrolet Express Cargo is a robust, truck-like rig with lots of hauling and towing capability. And like the NV, the Express has been around for quite some time. Chevy has also added available lane departure warning and forward collision warning as options recently. But the NV Cargo wins here when it comes to interior space since the Chevy doesn't offer a high-roof option at all.

    Compare Nissan NV Cargo & Chevrolet Express Cargo features

    Nissan NV Cargo vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Unless maximum towing capacity is your only concern, the Sprinter wins in any head-to-head battle with the NV Cargo. It's more modern, better equipped, more efficient, and better to drive. Sure, the NV Cargo has lots of interior space, but if you go for the biggest version of the Sprinter, it offers over 100 cubic feet of cargo space more than the Nissan. It's more expensive, sure, but the Sprinter is worth the extra cash.

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    FAQ
    Is the Nissan NV Cargo a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 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 2019 Nissan NV Cargo?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo:

    • Larger 7-inch infotainment display
    • Rear Door Glass package expanded to S and SV V8 trims
    • 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 2019 Nissan NV Cargo a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 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 2019 Nissan NV Cargo?

    The least-expensive 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is the 2019 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 $29,440.

    Other versions include:

    • 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $31,430
    • 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $33,580
    • 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $32,590
    • 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $30,430
    • 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $30,440
    • 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $29,440
    • 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $33,030
    • 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $35,180
    • 2500 SL 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $34,700
    • 2500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $32,040
    • 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $32,550
    • 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $35,810
    • 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $34,730
    • 3500 SL 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $37,960
    • 3500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $35,890
    • 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $34,190
    • 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $33,740
    • 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $36,880
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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 (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and 1500 SV 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 2019 Nissan NV Cargo

    2019 Nissan NV Cargo Overview

    The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in the following submodels: NV Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 1500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 SL 3dr Van w/High Roof (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SL 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A).

    What do people think of the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo and all its trim types. 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 2019 NV Cargo.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 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 2019 Nissan NV Cargo?
    2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

    The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,070. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $742 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $742 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,328.

    The average savings for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 1.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 SV 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

    The 2019 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 $35,395. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $670 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $670 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,725.

    The average savings for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 1.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 3500 S 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

    The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,945. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $2,060 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,060 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,885.

    The average savings for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is 6.1% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 SL 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

    The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,585. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $675 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $675 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,910.

    The average savings for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 1.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2019 Nissan NV Cargo 2500 S 3dr Van w/High Roof (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2019 Nissan NV Cargos are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2019 Nissan NV Cargo for sale near. There are currently 31 new 2019 NV Cargos listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $30,735 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2019 Nissan NV Cargo. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $4,444 on a used or CPO 2019 NV Cargo available from a dealership near you.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2019 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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