2020 Nissan NV3500

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  • Seating configuration versatility
  • Spacious cabin, high passenger capacity
  • High towing and payload capacity


  • Powerful engine affects fuel economy
  • Modest in-cabin tech offering
  • Difficult to maneuver in small parking lots

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Four rows of people-hauling versatility.

Whether you drive large groups for work or volunteering or you have a big family of your own, take a look at the 2020 Nissan NV3500. This full-size passenger van is ideal for carrying a lot of people, with a four-row design offering seating for 12 occupants. With seemingly endless cabin configurations, you can cater the interior to fit your needs. This people hauler also comes with the choice of two powerful engines that offer strong towing abilities for boats, trailers, and other toys. It's an incredibly versatile passenger van that's as rugged and practical as some pickup trucks, yet it delivers seating space and comfort in spades. While we currently do not have many 2020 Nissan NV3500s on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider other model years of the Nissan NV3500 with similar features.

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What is new for the 2020 Nissan NV 3500?

  • DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Nissan NV 3500 trims

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  • Includes 17-inch steel wheels, black folding sideview mirrors, cloth upholstery with a water-repellent feature, seven-inch AM/FM audio display, four speakers, and more

  • View all Nissan NV 3500 Ss in stock


  • Adds 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, power door locks and windows, center console with sliding table and lockable storage, eight-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar support, six rear personal overhead lamps, and more.

  • View all Nissan NV 3500 SVs in stock


  • Adds fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-appointed seats for all rows, front dual-zone automatic temperature control, 5.8-inch color touchscreen display, and more.

  • View all Nissan NV 3500 SLs in stock

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan NV 3500

1. Two powertrain options

2020 Nissan NV3500: Engine | CarMax

The 2020 Nissan NV3500 offers two powerful engine options to meet the performance requirements of big groups, large families, and commercial operators. The base is a 261-hp 4.0L V6 engine with 281 lb-ft of torque and a five-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive, which is ideal for shuttling youth groups to activities or taking family road trips. The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD SL, on the other hand, uses a 375-hp 5.6L V8 engine with 387 lb-ft and includes a seven-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. This V8 is well-suited for heavy-duty jobs and is the same engine that delivers exceptional muscle in the Nissan NV Cargo Van, Titan, Titan XD, and Armada models.

2. Strong towing abilities

2020 Nissan NV3500: Exterior side view | CarMax

If you're shopping for a full-size van to carry 12 people and haul a boat or trailer, you'll be impressed by the NV Passenger Van. 2020 Nissan NV3500 V6 towing capacity is an estimated 6,200 lbs., when properly equipped, which can manage anything from a lightweight toy hauler to a single-axle camping trailer.

 If you're hauling a larger ski boat or recreational vehicle, the 2020 Nissan NV3500 V8 towing capacity is a solid choice, with an estimated towing capacity of 8,700 lbs., when properly equipped.

3. Rugged design

2020 Nissan NV3500: Front exterior view | CarMax

The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD features a heavy-duty, fully boxed ladder frame that can handle the rigors of busy commercial fleet operators and large families. This full-size van uses the same body-on-frame construction found in other Nissan full-size pickup trucks, including the Titan. The NV3500 also includes pickup-inspired styling, with a truck-style front-end design, large windows with privacy glass, and a Nissan truck twin-strut signature grille. This passenger van is built to perform—and look the part, too.

4. Interior versatility

2020 Nissan NV3500: Bench seats | CarMax

There are many reasons to love the 2020 NV3500—324 reasons, in fact. That's how many seating configurations this 12-passenger van can accommodate within its four rows. With removable and repositionable 65/35-split bench seats in the second and third rows, you can customize the interior to fit your people-hauling needs. The fourth row also features a 50/50-split bench seat that can be removed to carry more cargo, like hockey equipment and luggage for an out-of-town tournament. With all rows in place, the 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD delivers 28.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.

5. Appealing packages

2020 Nissan NV3500: Touchscreen display | CarMax

If you need a family hauler or work vehicle with modern connectivity features, the 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HS SV model offers an optional Navigation package. Adding this suite enhances the van with NissanConnect®, which boasts a navigation system to help you find the best routes. A 5.8-inch color touchscreen display is also included, along with voice recognition for the navigation and audio systems to keep your focus on the road.

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The Chevrolet Express 2500 is a full-size van that can carry a large crowd. 2017-2021 models come standard with a 12-passenger interior and a 50/50-split fourth-row bench seat. A 4.3L V6 engine is standard on 2017-2021 Express 2500 models, or you can choose from two available engines: a 6.6L V8 or a Duramax® 2.8L turbodiesel.

Standard features on the base 2017-2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 include:

  • 16-inch steel wheels

  • Vinyl upholstery

  • Two-speaker audio system

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RepairPal gave the Nissan NV 3500 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan NV 3500 2nd out of 24 among Commercial Vans.

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Nissan NV 3500 features and specs

SV 2WD 3D Cargo Ext Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Barn Doors
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

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Color options

2020 Nissan NV3500: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Arctic Blue Metallic

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic

  • Cayenne Red Metallic

  • Glacier White

  • Pearl White TriCoat (Premium)

  • Super Black

Interior colors:

  • Gray

Interior details

2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD models provide seating for 12 passengers across four rows. Premium cloth upholstery with a water-repellent feature comes standard on S and SV trims, while the 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD SL includes leather upholstery and heated front seats. The second and third rows use a 65/35-split bench, which is removable and repositionable, and the 50/50-split fourth-row bench seat can also be removed.

This interior versatility allows the 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD to offer 324 seating configurations for maximum flexibility. Legroom is equally generous, with 42 inches in the first row, 33.9 inches in the second row, 38.5 inches in the third row, and 37.4 inches in the fourth row.

Child seat details

The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD passenger van features four rows of seating for 12 occupants. The middle seat in the second, third, and fourth rear rows includes lower anchors and tether anchors for LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. However, the second- and third-row passenger-side rear outboard seats only include tether anchors, limiting the installation of certain child seats. Booster seats may be installed in any rear seating position using a three-point seat belt. It may be challenging to buckle in young children in the fourth row.


The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD offers two powerful engines. The S and the SV come standard with a 261-hp 4.0L V6 engine with 281 lb-ft of torque that pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD SL features a 375-hp 5.6L V8 engine with 387 lb-ft and a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

Towing capacity is robust—the 4.0L V6 achieves an estimated towing capacity of 6,200 lbs. when properly equipped, and the 5.6L V8 can pull an estimated 8,700 lbs. when properly equipped.

 The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD can cover zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds with the V6 or V8 (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Year comparison

2012-2021 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD (first generation)

The 2020 Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD's first and only generation made its debut in 2012, offering a 4.0L V6 or 5.6L V8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. 2014 saw the addition of tow hooks, heated mirrors, and upgraded trailering equipment on V8 models, while the 2015 model year was enhanced with an available 5.8-inch touchscreen display, more voice control abilities, and integrated smartphone apps.

In 2016, the SL Technology package became standard on the Nissan NV Passenger NV3500 HD SL to include navigation, a rearview camera, and more. 2017 models received a more powerful V8 engine, while a seven-inch display and voice controls became standard on all models in 2019. During its final year of production in 2021, the NV3500 SV came equipped with standard navigation.

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