2017 Nissan NV Passenger

2017 Nissan NV Passenger
Save up to $3,347
2017 Nissan NV Passenger
Save up to $3,347


  • Simple model and option structure
  • Multiple seating arrangements
  • Easy-to-use cabin controls
  • Feels solid and easy to drive on the road


  • No 15-passenger option like some rivals
  • Not as fuel-efficient as others in the class
  • Hard plastic in armrest areas
Nissan NV Passenger years

Which NV Passenger does Edmunds recommend?

The base Nissan NV Passenger in S trim is simply too basic for most tastes. We recommend stepping up to the midlevel SV trim at least. It comes with more features, so it will feel less like you're stuck in a bare metal box. If you plan to use the van at its passenger and cargo capacity, we also suggest upgrading to the V8 engine.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

It's a rare shopper who needs the capabilities of a full-size van such as the 2017 Nissan NV. This big, boxy van can carry up to 12 passengers along with a decent amount of cargo. The second, third and fourth row of seats can be reconfigured to accommodate a wide mix of cargo and passengers. You also have the option of having fewer seats with more space.

As with many vans in this class, aesthetics come secondary, and the NV is one of the odder-looking choices. The longer trucklike nose is a departure from rivals that have a more traditional blunted front end, making it look even more boxy and utilitarian. Inside, it's also fairly basic, particularly in the base S trim.

Odds are, if you're in the market for a large van such as the Nissan NV Passenger, the lack of luxury won't be an issue. It delivers where it really matters. The available V8 engine can tow up to 8,700 pounds (6,200 pounds for the standard V6) and is our pick for drivers using the van at or close to capacity. 

So if you need a large and flexible interior that accepts cargo as easily as it does people, the Nissan NV is definitely worth checking out.

2017 Nissan NV Passenger configurations

The 2017 Nissan NV Passenger is a full-size van with seating for up to 12 passengers. It is offered in three trim levels (S, SV and SL) with a choice of two engines. The base engine is a 4.0-liter V6 (261 horsepower, 281 pound-feet of torque) paired with a five-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. A 5.6-liter V8 (375 hp, 387 lb-ft) is available as an option on S and SV trims and standard for the SL and comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The base S trim is about as basic as it gets with 50/50-split rear cargo doors, front and rear air-conditioning, four-way manually adjustable front seats, three rows of configurable bench seats, and a four-speaker stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input.

The SV adds some chrome exterior accents, a security system, rear parking sensors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, power front windows, power door locks, an eight-way power driver seat, a center console, four 12-volt power outlets throughout the cabin, overhead lighting for the passenger rows, audio controls on the steering wheel and an upgraded six-speaker stereo.

S and SV models with the V8 engine also get extendable tow mirrors and a Class IV tow hitch with a brake controller.

The top-of-the-line SL trim is only available with the V8 engine and comes with foglights, front parking sensors, leather upholstery for all rows, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control for the front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system with real-time traffic, a rearview camera, a hands-free texting assistant, iPhone-USB input and satellite radio.

Some features are available on supporting trims as options.

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Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 12
7-speed shiftable automatic
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 12
7-speed shiftable automatic
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 12
5-speed automatic
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 12
5-speed automatic
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
See all 2017 Nissan NV Passenger features & specs


Our experts’ favorite NV Passenger safety features:

Front/Rear Parking Sonar
Gives the driver an audible warning if the van is approaching a fixed object.
NissanConnect with Apps
Provides automatic crash notification and roadside assistance at the ready.
Rearview Camera
Provides a live video feed from the rear of the vehicle so the driver can see better when backing up.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover2 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover30.6%

2017 Nissan NV Passenger for Sale

Nissan NV Passenger 2017 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
New 2017
Nissan NV Passenger
3500 SL
Tri-State Nissan
36.4 mi away
Edmunds Suggested Price$37,982
Est.Loan: $707/mo
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Dealer Notes
What a great deal on this 2017 Nissan! It delivers an exhilarating ride without compromising safety and comfort! Nissan prioritized comfort and style by including: front fog lights, an overhead console, and leather upholstery. It features an automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, and a powerful 8 cylinder engine. We know that you have high expectations, and we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding them! Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

MSRP: $42,780

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More about the 2017 Nissan NV Passenger

The 2017 Nissan NV Passenger van represents a sort of missing link in the evolution of the full-size, people-hauling van. It has the tougher, trucklike construction and burly V8 power of traditional work vans of the past, but its long nose makes it feel like a truck from the driver's seat. The result is a uniquely capable vehicle that represents an alternative van choice for those who can utilize the NV's distinctive array of capabilities.

With its tough construction and available V8, the NV can haul and tow considerable weight, while also feeling less taxed when fully loaded with its maximum of 12 passengers. However, compared to other brands' passenger vans, the NV does fall a bit short, as Nissan doesn't offer 15-passenger capacity or a High Roof option that would allow people to walk around comfortably upright. The latter is a bit disappointing given that the cargo version of the NV is available with such a body style.

Its engines are also less efficient. Now, true, the EPA does not list fuel economy figures for commercial vans, but we don't need an official testing regimen to know that the NV's engines (a 4.0-liter V6 good for 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque and a 5.6-liter V8 good for 317 hp and 385 lb-ft) would fall short of the smaller gasoline V6's and diesel engines found in competitors.

Three trim levels are available: S, SV and SL. Standard equipment includes front and rear air-conditioning, a four-speaker stereo, a four-way adjustable driver seat and three rows of rear bench seats. If you want something less overtly spartan, stepping up to the SV is a must because it adds power accessories, keyless entry, a power driver seat, interior power outlets, overhead lighting and more speakers. The top-of-the-line SL, meanwhile, only comes with the V8 and slathers on luxurious equipment such as leather upholstery, a rearview camera, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control up front, Bluetooth, a touchscreen interface, navigation and a USB port.

That's a decent amount of creature comforts, but ultimately the NV isn't as comfortable or accommodating as more modern, tall-roof competitors. It feels more like a cargo van called into passenger duty. There's no doubting its burlier capability, though, so for certain buyers the 2017 NV could be the right fit. If that sounds like you, make sure to do more research about it here on Edmunds, including using our pricing information and looking at inventory near you.

2017 Nissan NV Passenger Overview

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

What do people think of the 2017 Nissan NV Passenger?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan NV Passenger 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 Passenger.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Nissan NV Passenger and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 NV Passenger 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 2017 Nissan NV Passenger?
2017 Nissan NV Passenger 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2017 Nissan NV Passenger 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,780. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan NV Passenger 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $3,347 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,347 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$39,433.

The average savings for the 2017 Nissan NV Passenger 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is7.8% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Nissan NV Passenger?

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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