2021 Nissan NV Passenger Safety and Reliability

Nissan NV Passenger Reliability Rating

2021 NV Passenger Safety

Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive or new Nissan NV Passenger safety review available. The van hasn't been comprehensively tested by either the NHTSA or the IIHS, which is rather worrisome considering its people-carrying purpose, although the NV3500 did score a poor two stars for the rollover test in 2020. Nissan has ensured that there are ample airbags and additional electronic assistance features to keep things relatively safe in case of a serious accident. Unlike its cargo-carrying counterpart, the NV Passenger Van takes rear passengers into account with additional rear passenger protection included in the overall design of the safety plan.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Rollover Rating

2021 NV Passenger Key Safety Features

Every NV Passenger Van model gets a standard airbag system with dual-stage front and side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags with rollover sensors for all outboard passengers. There are pipe-style steel side-door guard beams in place to keep things secure in case of a serious side impact, and you also get front and rear crumple zones with hood-buckling creases and safety stops. Brake-away engine mounts, a slide-away brake pedal assembly, and tire-pressure monitoring system all help add to the overall safety of the NV. SV and SL models come equipped with an immobilizer security system. Driver assistance features include standard cruise control, a rearview monitor, and electronic traction control. Both SV and SL variants get a rear sonar system, but only SL models get the same in the front. Nissan also offers an optional vehicle tracking and recovery system for $500. Unfortunately, more advanced driver aids like adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning aren't offered at all.

Nissan NV Passenger TrimsNV3500 HD S V6NV3500 HD SV V6NV3500 HD SL V8
Back-Up CameraSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidN/ASS
Blind Spot MonitorN/AN/AN/A
Lane Departure WarningN/AN/AN/A
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2021 NV Passenger Reliability

A strong platform, basic gas-powered engines, and simple engineering in general means the Nissan NV Passenger Van should stand up to a ton of abuse without breaking a sweat. The NHTSA records that the NV was last recalled in 2019 for an issue with the back-up camera, but other than that, the ugly duckling has proven to be a reliable workhorse. To sweeten the deal even further, Nissan offers a highly competitive five-year/100,000-mile basic warranty which includes a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty as well as roadside assistance for 100,000 miles or five years.


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
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