2021 Nissan NV3500

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2021 Nissan NV3500 Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: December 16, 2020

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The Nissan Cargo Van is made for commercial use and offers great build quality and a muscular design. The Nissan NV Cargo Van is here for the last time in 2021. After 10 years of service, the Nissan NV Cargo will no longer be available. For 2021, the sales will continue till the end of the year. The all-new NV Cargo gets an updated design and styling.

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Pros

Sturdy V8 engine

The tall-roof configuration makes it flexible for usage

Impressive long warranty schemes

Cons

Diesel engine option is not available

No all-wheel drive configuration

Fuel economy takes a hit

Not the technologically vanced van

What's New?

No major changes



Colors and Styles

2021 Nissan NV3500 in Brilliant Silver Metallic color 2021 Nissan NV3500 in Arctic Blue Metallic color 2021 Nissan NV3500 in Glacier White color 2021 Nissan NV3500 in Cayenne Red Metallic color 2021 Nissan NV3500 in Super Black color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Nissan NV3500 SV

SV

power
375 hp
fuel
Regular gas
mpg
TBD

$36,230


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 3dr Cargo Van (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $36,230 MSRP TBD 375 hp, 5.6 L, V-8, Regular gas
TBD rear wheel drive TBD

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Nissan NV resembles the Nissan Titan pickup truck for it shares the same platform. The NV 3500 Cargo Van is the top-end model of the NV Cargo Van line-up. It comes in three trim levels with different roof styles. It rivals the likes of Chevrolet Express 3500, GMC Savana 3500, and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500. The price starts from $36,230 for the standard roof trim and it goes all the way up to $39,460 for the high roof trims.

2021 Nissan NV3500 front view
2021 Nissan NV3500 rear view

2021 Nissan NV3500 Pricing and Features

The all-new NV 3500 Cargo Van gets three trim levels for 2021. The trim levels comprise SV Standard Roof, SV High Roof, and the SL High Roof. The all-new NV Cargo Van offers amazing performance and capabilities. 

All the trims have advanced features for comfort and safety. The entry-level trim, SV standard roof is priced at $36,230. The middle trim, SV high roof gets a price tag of $38,380, and the top-end trim, SL high roof is priced at $39,460.

Trim

S

SL

SV

MSRP (RWD)

$30,140

$31,130

$36,410

Key Features

Air conditioning

Adds/Upgrades to S

Adds/Upgrades to SL

 

Tilt steering column

17-inch styled steel wheels

Rear parking sensors

 

Four cup holders

Cruise control

Four-speaker stereo system

 

Remote keyless entry

Hardboard interior cargo panels

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

 

Bluetooth hands-free phone

Rear cargo floor protector

Power-adjustable mirrors

The SV standard roof trim, priced at $36,230 gets a standard Nissan navigation system and a rearview camera for reverse parking. There are speed-sensitive wipers for proper visibility. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 three quarter view

The SV high roof trim, priced at $38,380 has a full-length overhead cabin storage space. There are roof rack mounting points. For entertainment, you get a SiriusXM radio subscription. 

The SL high roof trim, priced at $39,460 is a high-end trim. It gets chrome styling with the grill, bumpers, door handles, and wheels also. For comfort, 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Nissan is a Japanese brand. And everyone knows the level of quality and reliability they offer. For decades, Nissan has been making amazing vehicles of all sorts. Nissan cars are capable of delivering great performance for longer periods. 

The Nissan NV Cargo Van has been around for 10 years and has given fierce competition to the home brands as it offers better capacity and a practical design. Also, the service and maintenance costs aren't that high. The complimentary maintenance package changes the whole deal in your favor.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

The Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van is a masterpiece for the ones who want outstanding performance and reliability on the road. With superior ride quality and spacious cargo space, the NV 3500 Cargo Van is suitable for heavy hauling and towing. 

On the other hand, It is easy to maintain as the service cost is lower than expected. The build quality will make sure that your NV Cargo Van stays in its shape. We don't have the reliability score from J.D Power, still, various customer satisfaction reports ensure that the Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van is a reliable van.

On average, the 2021 NV 3500 Cargo Van will cost around $36,000. In different states of the USA, tax, and insurance varies. Some of the states enjoy minimum prices for a new NV Cargo Van.

State

Price

Washington

$36,930

California

$36,850

Florida

$36,530

New Jersey

$36,290

Arizona

$36,230

The all-new Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van is good enough for the long routes. It offers the best in class power and performance with minimum maintenance cost. Although it hasn't been rated yet by the NHTSA it is pretty much loaded with safety and advanced tech.

To own a brand new NV 3500 Cargo Van, you have to pay at least $38,000 for 5 years. It is comparatively lower considering the rivals and the value for money it offers.

Warranty 

Warranty Coverage of a vehicle is an important aspect. Buyers consider how much the company will cover and when it will cover. It is different in the case of Nissan. No doubt Nissan offers best in class warranty with its vehicles. 

With a brand new Nissan NV Cargo Van, you'll get a standard warranty of whopping 100,000 miles with 5 years of coverage. This sounds really crazy as rivals over literally one-third of that. Accompanied by available complimentary maintenance, the Nissan NV Cargo Van.

Criteria

Coverage

Basic Warranty

60 months/100,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

60 months/100,000 miles

Roadside Assistance

60 months/60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months/unlimited miles

Being one of the most reliable brands, Nissan offers the best warranty with its van. We have amazing coverage for a minimum of five years. Where rivals offer 60,000 miles basic warranty, Nissan offers 100,000 miles and for corrosion the miles are unlimited. The warranty coverage enhances the reliability of the NV Cargo Van.

Miles per Dollar

The NV 3500 Cargo Van is the top end van by Nissan. It is powered by a V8 engine. That's why the fuel MPG isn't that great. The V8 engine runs on regular gasoline that costs around $2.2 per gallon. It offers a combined 12 MPG. If we calculate the MPD for the NV 3500 Cargo Van, it comes out to be 5.4, which is satisfactory for a V8 powered Cargo Van.

2021 Nissan NV3500 Buying Advice

Buying a van is generally a matter of practicality. The buyers consider their requirements for the van and choose the trim accordingly. We have three trim levels and two roof size options with the NV Cargo Van. 

The price ranges from $36,000 and after paying an extra $1500-$2,000, you can get the higher trim. So it is easier for you to choose the trim according to your requirement. For better storage, you can get the high roof Trims and for better comfort, the SL high roof trim is the best. 

Is buying a used Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van a good idea?

If you are getting a sweet deal for an old Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van, you should definitely take it. As they offer an amazing warranty, even your 2-3 year old van will come under warranty. They offer longer usability and performance. The rugged design and build quality will keep the van good as new for longer. 

The NV Cargo Van has the usability of more than 10 years if you keep it well maintained. So yes, you should get a 2-year-old NV Cargo Van at a lower price and can still avail of the value it offers. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 Engine and Performance

What powers the all-new NV 3500 Cargo Van is a mighty V8 engine. With its 5.6L capacity, that engine churns out 375hp of peak power. The torque output is up to 387lb-ft @4,000 rpm. The V8 engine is mated with a 7-Speed automatic transmission that offers smooth shifting. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 engine

All the trims come standard with the same V8 engine. The engine delivers a great performance that includes upto 3,450lbs of payload capacity and a towing capacity of 9,400lbs. With that, the Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van is the most capable van in the segment.

Models

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

2021 Ford Transit 3500 Cargo Van

MSRP

$36,230

$35,600

$35,600

$46,935

Engine

5.6L V8

6.0L V8 

6.0L V8 

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic 

Power 

375 hp @ 5,800 rpm

276 hp @ 5,200 rpm

276 hp @ 5,200 rpm

164 hp @ 3,500 rpm

Torque 

387 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

298 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

298 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

286 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm

The 2021 NV Cargo Van is offered at a very competitive price. The regular gasoline-powered V8 engine is the most powerful among the rivals. All the vans have similar RWD configuration. But Nissan outruns all of its rivals with its performance and capability as it has the best in class standard engine

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van Acceleration and Braking Performance

V8 engines are the most fun to drive with their massive power output and performance. The V8 motor under the hood allows the NV 3500 Cargo Van to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 8.3 seconds.

2021 Nissan NV3500 hits 0-60 mph just in 8.3 sec

To complete a quarter-mile run, it takes upto 17.0 seconds. Proper braking is also necessary for the van. That's why Nissan has made sure that the NV 3500 Cargo Van stops in nearly 125 feet of distance.

Models

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

2021 Ford Transit 3500 Cargo Van

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.3 

9.2 

9.2

10.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.8 

16.9

16.9 

18.1

Top Speed (MPH)

100 

98 

98 

90 

60-0 MPH (feet)

130 

132 

132 

128

Being the most powerful of all, the Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van offers the best numbers in the performance game. The speed of all the vans is electronically limited. The braking performance is good enough considering the size of the van.

2021 Nissan NV3500 Fuel Economy

Like most of the heavy hauling vehicles, the NV 3500 Cargo Van is also focused on power and performance. That's why it offers just a satisfactory fuel economy. With up to 10 MPG in the city and 15 MPG on the highway, the Nissan NV 3500 has a combined 12 MPG. It has a fuel capacity of 28.0 gallons which allows it to deliver a range of more than 400 miles for long hauls.

Models

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

2021 Ford Transit 3500 Cargo Van

MPG (City)

11

14

14

21

MPG (Highway)

15

18

18

24

MPG (Combined)

12

16

16

22

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

28.0 

31.0 

31.0 

24.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

280/420/336

434/558/496

434/558/496

514.5/588/539

V8 engines have no regard for fuel economy. That's why Nissan has 28.0 gallons of fuel capacity. Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savana have better fuel economy plus a bigger tank with their humble engine. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 has the best fuel economy but a smaller tank. With that V8, at least the performance is great.

2021 Nissan NV3500 Interior

The NV 3500 cargo has a sophisticated interior that can accommodate a good amount of stuff inside its massive cabin. There's just 2 person capacity in the front row. Other than that, the interior is dedicated to storage. The cabin is finished with good quality material. We have vinyl and cloth upholstery for the cabin. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 front seat

We have two roof options where the high roof enhances the storage capacity of the vehicle. It is 6 feet tall that an average person can stand and work easily inside the cabin. It has a simple and elegant dashboard that has the proper placement of all the functions.

2021 Nissan NV3500 roof storage

The comfort levels are good enough as they offer up to 8-way power adjustments and driver lumbar support. The adjustable steering wheel is easy to adjust for your convenience. There are charging ports and power outlets.

For storage, they offer a good amount of space all over the cabin. There are cup holders for your drinks. The air-conditioning works really great. Other miscellaneous features are there on option as well.

Models

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

2021 Ford Transit 3500 Cargo Van

Seating Capacity

2

2-5 

2-5

2-5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

42.8/65.7/42.0

40.9/68.9/41.3

40.9/68.9/41.3

47.3/67.4/38.9

The Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van gets the best in class pace inside the cabin. It offers great seating and comfort as well as convenience features for long rides and for a whole day of work. There's ambient lighting inside. The styling and design are simple still it has a unique experience other than the rivals. However, it couldn't match high-end Mercedes-Benz Sprinter but gives a tough competition to the American players.

How's the 2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van's infotainment system?

The NV 3500 Cargo Van gets a basic infotainment system. It is a 5.8-inch touch display with high resolution. It is powered by the latest Nissan Connect system and works with voice recognition. It has the Nissan navigation system as standard. Nissan's mobile partner helps you to connect your phone with the display. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 dashboard

We have Bluetooth and USB audio connectivity with a hands-free Bluetooth interface. You can avail of smart device integration such as Apple car play and Android auto for your smart devices. There's an available subscription for SiriusXM satellite radio. The infotainment is connected to 4 speakers which are good enough for a Cargo Van to keep you entertained with your jams.

2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 interior images

2021 Nissan NV3500 Exterior

At first glance, the NV Cargo Van will look like a pickup truck. It has a massive front fascia and a stylish front grille with available chrome accents. The exterior design is classic and isn't the best still it looks rugged. It has a great road presence.

2021 Nissan NV3500 three quarter view

The NV 3500 Cargo Van is comparatively bigger in size than its rivals. The SL trim offers better chrome styling. Other than that, the high roof design increases the height of the van. The rear door is big enough and helps to put massive cargo inside. 

Models

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

2021 Ford Transit 3500 Cargo Van

Curb weight (lbs)

6,042

5,288

5,288

6,097

Length (inches)

240.6

224.1

224.1

233.5

Width (inches)

79.9

79.3

79.3

79.5

Height (inches)

84.9

84.8

84.8

96.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.1 

7.1

7.1

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

146.1

135.2

135.2

144.0

Nissan NV 3500 is one of the heaviest Cargo Vans after the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. In terms of size and dimensions, the NV 3500 Cargo Van is the biggest. However, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has a better height. Ground clearance is 8.1 inches which makes it suitable for any sort of terrain. The wide wheelbase of the NV 3500 divides the weight properly upon the wheels.

2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images
2021 Nissan NV3500 exterior images

2021 Nissan NV3500 Safety

The Nissan NV is structured to last. It has a zone body construction where the structure gets rigid and strong design to deal with impacts and collisions. The massive bumpers add extra safety to it where it protects the van from other vehicles during a collision. There are six standard airbags for the passengers including front and side curtain airbags. We have a rearview monitor with SONAR to reverse park easily.

The Nissan NV 3500 gets an anti-lock braking system for proper braking. The ABS is accompanied by electronic brake distribution and brake assist. There's vehicle dynamic control to provide stability to the vehicle on sharp curves or uneven terrain. The traction control system senses wheelspin and reduces the engine's power and applies brakes to stop it. The tire pressure monitoring system keeps you updated about your tire pressure.

2021 Nissan NV3500 Competition

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van vs 2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

Chevrolet Express offers different engine options and a true van design. It offers better seating capacity and long term performance as it has easy maintenance and repairs.

2021 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van

Still, the Nissan NV 3500 offers better styling and performance on the road. Plus it has a competitive price and has a much powerful standard engine.

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van vs 2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

GMC Savana is a premium version of the Chevrolet Express. It gets better comfort as well as better quality of materials inside the cabin. It has similar styling and performance.

2021 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo Van

As compared to the Nissan NV 3500, the GMC Savana looks outdated. Nissan has a better reputation in the market in terms of powertrain and performance.

2021 Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Cargo Van

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a premium van. With ultimate luxury and comfort, the Sprinter is way ahead of other vans in the segment. It is much more expensive than the NV 3500.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Cargo Van

Sprinter has advanced systems for entertainment and safety. If we compare it with the NV 3500 Cargo Van, Nissan offers the best value for money in the segment with great power and amazing capabilities. 

2021 Nissan NV3500 Final Verdict

Nissan is a one-off brand. It offers unique performance and design with its cars. In terms of utility, the NV 3500 cargo has proved its worth. It offers true value for the national consumer with everything you need inside one single package. The price starts at $36,230 which is really competitive. You have different roof options that enhance your storage capacity with roof rack mounts. 

Nissan NV 3500 has the most powerful standard engine where the V8 outputs 375hp power. It can haul heavyweights inside and can tow heavy as well. It offers good enough safety for the passengers. There's entertainment for you at one touch. The warranty coverage is the best in the segment. Choosing another over the Nissan NV 3500 Cargo Van is definitely a bad idea.

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