2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van

What’s new

  • 7-inch display screen and voice controls are now standard
  • Part of the first NV generation introduced for 2012

Pros & Cons

  • 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
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Which NV Passenger does Edmunds recommend?

If you plan on regularly hauling a van full of people and their luggage, we'd skip the V6 and go straight for the V8. This engine is optional for the S and SV trims and standard for the SL. Nissan doesn't offer nearly as much customization possibility as other automakers do for their full-size vans, but the upside is that it's easy to pick one — just select the trim level that has the type of features you want.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Nissan NV Passenger van, with its heavy-duty body-on-frame construction and available V8 power, is a bit of a throwback when it comes to full-size vans. Yet it offers a strong mix of rugged practicality, good road manners and modern technology to satisfy a wide variety of needs.

On the downside, the NV lacks a high-roof option, which makes it possible to stand up in the van. Also, there's no extended-wheelbase version capable of carrying up to 15 passengers. For either of these qualities, you'll need to look at a rival van such as the Ford Transit or the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. But the NV's core attributes are still quite solid, and it should absolutely be considered if you're in the market for a large van.

2019 Nissan NV Passenger models

The 2019 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 S and the SV use a 4.0-liter V6 (261 horsepower, 281 lb-ft of torque) paired with a five-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Standard on the SL is a 5.6-liter V8 (375 hp, 387 lb-ft) that is mated to 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 7-inch display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker stereo with a CD player.

The SV adds some chrome exterior accents, a security system, rear parking sensors, an eight-way power driver's seat, a center console, additional 12-volt power outlets, overhead lighting for the passenger rows, audio controls on the steering wheel, and an upgraded six-speaker stereo.

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, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Oddly, the SL reverts to a smaller 5.8-inch touchscreen, but it does come with a navigation system, NissanConnect mobile apps and satellite radio. The outside mirrors are heated and extendable for towing, and there's the addition of a Class IV receiver hitch, front tow hooks, pre-wiring for a seven-pin connector, and a brake controller.

Just one option is available, the Navigation package, which upgrades the SV with the SL's navigation system, a 5.8-inch display, NissanConnect and satellite radio.

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.


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There's no confusing the Nissan NV Passenger for anything other than a giant van. The V6 engine produces satisfying enough performance, even with cargo on board. The V8 is even better.


The ride quality on the NV Passenger is decent whether the van is unloaded or full, and noise levels within the cabin are surprisingly low at freeway speeds. The seats were designed with daylong road trips in mind, and there's excellent legroom up front thanks to the forward engine placement.


The Nissan NV's interior is highly functional, with little nooks and crannies to store stuff, including a handy pullout drawer under the driver's seat. The gauges and controls are straightforward and easy to use. Just keep in mind that it's a utilitarian cabin with minimal luxury touches to be found.


There's 28.9 cubic feet of cargo room behind the NV Passenger's fourth row. But if you need to haul a bunch of cargo, you can remove seats to open up 218.9 cubic feet of space. In addition to the sliding side door, access to the cargo area is aided by rear doors that swing open 243 degrees.


Standard equipment for the NV Cargo includes a rearview camera, a 7-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

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    5.6L 8cyl 7A
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 12
    Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower375 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    Transmission5-speed automatic
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    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 RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
    Side Crash RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
    Rollover2 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover30.6%

    Nissan NV Passenger vs. the competition

    Nissan NV Passenger vs. Ford Transit Passenger Van

    The Transit Wagon has a few advantages over the NV, and some of them could easily sway buyers looking to make the most of their van for passenger transport. For example, the Transit can be configured to hold anywhere between five and 15 passengers and can be had with an extended wheelbase and even a high roof.

    Compare Nissan NV Passenger & Ford Transit Passenger Van features

    Nissan NV Passenger vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Decidedly more upscale than the more utilitarian Nissan NV, the Sprinter is still quite capable and can transport up to 15 passengers. There are two wheelbase options and a standard high roof as well as an efficient diesel engine and optional four-wheel drive. But the base price of a Sprinter is nearly equal to the maximum price for a V8-equipped NV.

    Compare Nissan NV Passenger & Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features

    Nissan NV Passenger vs. Chevrolet Suburban

    If you don't need to carry more than seven passengers at a time and don't want to sacrifice drivability and maneuverability to do it, the Chevrolet Suburban could be a good alternative. Though considerably more expensive (especially when well-equipped) than a fully loaded NV, the Suburban can do double-duty as a daily driver and a passenger shuttle.

    Compare Nissan NV Passenger & Chevrolet Suburban features


    Is the Nissan NV Passenger a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 NV Passenger 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 the NV Passenger has 28.9 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 Passenger. Learn more

    What's new in the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger?

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

    • 7-inch display screen and voice controls are now standard
    • Part of the first NV generation introduced for 2012
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    Is the Nissan NV Passenger reliable?

    To determine whether the Nissan NV Passenger is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the NV Passenger. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the NV Passenger's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 NV Passenger 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 Passenger?

    The least-expensive 2019 Nissan NV Passenger is the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger 3500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $35,760.

    Other versions include:

    • 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $42,510
    • 3500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $37,710
    • 3500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $35,760
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    What are the different models of Nissan NV Passenger?

    If you're interested in the Nissan NV Passenger, the next question is, which NV Passenger model is right for you? NV Passenger variants include 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and 3500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A). For a full list of NV Passenger models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger

    2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van Overview

    The 2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van is offered in the following styles: 3500 SL 3dr Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A), 3500 SV 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and 3500 S 3dr Van (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

    What do people think of the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van 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 Passenger Van.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 NV Passenger Van featuring deep dives into trim levels including 3500 SL, 3500 SV, 3500 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 2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van here.

    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.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2019 Nissan NV Passenger Van?

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