Review: Nissan Primastar (2002 – 2015)


Nissan version of the Renault Trafic, good quality ride and comfortable cabin, handles well, refined dCi engine.

Starting to feel dated now, reports of gear linkage problems.

Recently Added To This Review

3 November 2017

Report of Nissan Primastar van developing a " really low biting point on the clutch" making it almost impossible to get a smooth change. Garage found no leak in the hydraulics, so removed gearbox and... Read more

20 December 2007 Nissan launches Good-To-Go range

For the Primastar this means new chiller and freezer versions with Carrier products – either Viento 200, 300 and 350 units or the Xarious range featuring a power standby for added convenience.... Read more

25 October 2006 Nissan Primastar launched

Nissan's Primastar range was given a fresh look, even more convenience features, and most significantly a range of engines that not only enhance driveability, but are Euro 4 compliant too. Customers... Read more

Nissan Primastar (2002 – 2015): At A Glance

As with the NV400, Nissan teamed up with Renault when it came to developing its medium-sized panel van - the Primastar. It's the equivalent of the Renault Trafic and also the Vauxhall Vivaro and like its counterparts there are a wide range of versions available. It was facelifted in 2010 with a fresher look and improvements to engines and refinement.

The cabin was overhauled with more car-like features including a revised dashboard with new instruments and some snazzy new colour accents. All models got improved upholstery fabrics and higher quality panels and coverings.

Alongside the standard panel van there's a crew van, launched in 2007, based on the SE low roof van, but with the benefit of three additional seats in the rear. And as part of Nissan’s Good-To-Go ‘off the peg’ range, the Primastar is available with a choice of chiller and freezer conversions.

The Primstar's load bay is reached either through the standard nearside sliding door or twin rear doors which open to 180 degrees. SE grade models offer an optional offside sliding door and rear doors opening out to 250 degrees (on LWB, low roof versions only). Six lashing rings help keep everything in place, while load bay lamps activated by the doors shed some useful light on proceedings during nocturnal loading. Load bay dimensions are 2.4m long and 1.38 m high increasing to a maximum 2.8m by 1.91m.

What does a Nissan Primastar (2002 – 2015) cost?

Real MPG average for a Nissan Primastar (2002 – 2015)

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29–45 mpg

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