2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van
- Simple model and options 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 on armrest areas
2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which NV Passenger does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2018 Nissan NV Passenger is a heavy-duty van that offers the choice of a V6 or a V8 engine and highly configurable seats. It's a good option for commercial users who need a flexible shuttle vehicle.
Although the NV Passenger is obviously meant for people transport, underneath it's still a rugged, full-size van with many of the capabilities that buyers demand from this type of vehicle. With the standard V6 engine, payload capacity is up to 2,800 pounds and towing capacity tops out at 6,200 pounds. Specify the V8 and you'll get up to 8,700 pounds in towing ability.
The NV comes with some downsides, such as subpar fuel economy and no option for a 15-passenger configuration. But if you're in the market for a large van that can do double duty carrying a sports team or a load of cargo, the 2018 Nissan NV Passenger is definitely worth a look.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 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 the S and SV trims, standard for the SL, and comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The base S trim is outfitted with three rows of configurable bench seats, front and rear air conditioning, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 5-inch color display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a two-speaker stereo with a CD player.
The SV adds some chrome exterior accents, a security system, rear parking sensors, 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 towing hitch with a brake controller.
The top-of-the-line SL trim is only available with the V8 engine. It adds 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, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, NissanConnect mobile apps and satellite radio.
Just one option is available, the Navigation package, which fits the SV with the SL's navigation system, a 5.8-inch display, NissanConnect and satellite radio.
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.
2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van for Sale
The 2018 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 the 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 choice for those who can use the NV's distinctive array of capabilities.
With its tough construction and available V8, the NV can haul and tow considerable weight. Yet it feels less taxed when fully loaded with its maximum of 12 passengers. However, compared to other brands' passenger vans, the NV falls a bit short because 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. 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 that produces 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 engines and diesels found in competitors.
Three trim levels are available: S, SV and SL. Standard equipment includes three rows of configurable bench seats, front and rear air conditioning, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a two-speaker CD player. Stepping up to the SV adds features including a security system, rear parking sensors, an eight-way power driver seat, a center console, and an upgraded six-speaker stereo. The top-of-the-line SL only comes with the V8 and slathers on luxurious equipment such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control up front, and a navigation system.
That's a decent amount of creature comfort, 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 2018 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.
2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van Overview
What do people think of the 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 NV Passenger Van 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.Read our full review of the 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van here.
Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van?
2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,655. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $2,513 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is5.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.