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Nissan Primastar Review 2023

The Primastar is Nissan’s new medium size van. With its impeccable blend of comfort, utility, and modern features, the Primastar takes the concept of a commercial van to new heights.

Rivals to the Nissan Primastar include the Peugeot Partner, Volkswagen Transporter and Toyota Proace.

Our Nissan Primastar review covers:

Nissan Primastar Key Features

  • Sleek lines, refined curves, and stylish front exterior
  • Impressive interior with comfort and attention to driver and passenger ergonomics
  • Loading capacity: 8.6M³ of cargo
  • Range of efficient and powerful engines that cater to various driving needs
  • Four trim levels are available: Visia, Acenta, Tekna and Tekna+

Nissan Primastar Pros and Cons:


  • Agile Handling
  • Comfortable Interior
  • Versatile Cargo Space


  • Payload Limitations
  • Limited Towing Capacity
  • Limited Engine Options

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the new Nissan Primastar is a blend of modern aesthetics and functional elements. Its exterior exhibits sleek lines and refined curves that contribute to both its visual appeal and aerodynamic efficiency. The front fascia features a prominent grille flanked by stylish LED headlights, giving the van a distinctive and attractive look. The attention to detail is evident in the well-integrated design elements, making the Primastar stand out in its class.

Inside, the cabin offers a comfortable and ergonomic layout. High-quality materials are used throughout, creating a sense of sophistication and durability. The interior design is not only visually pleasing but also practical, with well-placed controls, intuitive instrumentation, and ample storage options for both the driver and passengers.

Nissan Primastar Exterior

The practicality of the new Nissan Primastar is a defining feature that caters to a variety of business and personal needs. The van's versatile cargo area can be configured to suit specific requirements, making it adaptable for various types of cargo and transportation tasks. The low load height and easily adjustable tie-down points contribute to the van's practicality when it comes to loading and securing cargo. Additionally, the Primastar's interior provides ample headroom, legroom, and overall space for both driver and passengers. This enhances comfort on longer journeys and ensures that occupants can travel in comfort even when the van is fully loaded.

The boot space in the new Nissan Primastar is substantial and can be configured to accommodate different cargo sizes and shapes. Nissan Primastar Panel Van is a capable, roomy and reliable partner for your projects. It can take up to 8.6M³ of cargo loading capacity. The Primastar offers a variety of options for shelving, dividers, and storage solutions to optimize the use of the cargo area according to the user's needs.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the new Nissan Primastar is designed to provide comfort, functionality, and a modern aesthetic. The focus is on creating a welcoming and ergonomic space for both the driver and passengers, ensuring a pleasant driving experience even during long journeys.

The cabin is spacious, allowing occupants to move around comfortably. There's ample headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers, enhancing overall comfort. Depending on the trim level and options, the Primastar might offer seating for two to three occupants in the front row.

Depending on the trim level, the Primastar can feature a modern infotainment system with touchscreen controls, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports. These features not only enhance convenience but also improve connectivity for both work and leisure purposes.

Four trim levels are available: Visia, Acenta, Tekna and Tekna+.

The Visia trim of the new Nissan Primastar offers a range of practical features designed to enhance your driving experience. LED front headlights illuminate your path while cruise control provides convenience during longer journeys. Remote central door locking adds an extra layer of security, and the inclusion of a full-size spare wheel ensures peace of mind on the road. The AM/FM/DAB audio system with Bluetooth telephone integration keeps you connected, and the blind spot mirror in the passenger sun visor aids in safer lane changes. The driver's airbag contributes to the safety of both you and your passengers.

Building upon the Visia grade, the Acenta trim introduces additional features that enhance comfort and convenience. Manual air conditioning for the front cabin ensures a pleasant driving environment regardless of the weather. Rear parking sensors make manoeuvring easier, while front fog lights improve visibility in adverse conditions. Full wheel covers add a touch of style, and the load-through facility in the bulkhead makes transporting longer items more manageable. The fold-down central seat with a detachable A4 clipboard and under-seat storage enhances versatility, and the inclusion of a passenger airbag adds an extra layer of protection.

The Tekna trim takes the Acenta's features a step further by introducing advanced technology and comfort enhancements. The rear-view camera assists in parking and manoeuvring, while the MediaNav 8" touchscreen with satellite navigation ensures you stay on track. With Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, you can seamlessly connect your smartphone for navigation and entertainment. The 17" alloy wheels not only enhance the van's aesthetics but also contribute to a smooth ride. Front parking sensors provide added convenience, and electric folding door mirrors offer enhanced visibility.

The top-tier Tekna+ trim offers a comprehensive suite of advanced safety and convenience features to elevate your driving experience. Lane Departure Warning enhances your awareness, while auto high beam headlights adjust to changing lighting conditions. Blind spot detection helps you make safer lane changes, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) keeps you informed about tire health. Driver attention alert ensures you stay focused on the road, and traffic sign recognition assists in staying compliant with road regulations. Keyless entry and go offer convenient access, and forward emergency braking adds an extra layer of safety by assisting in potential collision scenarios. The Tekna+ trim truly exemplifies cutting-edge technology and safety features.

Power and Performance

The new Nissan Primastar offers an exceptional blend of power and performance, ensuring that it's well-equipped to handle a range of driving scenarios while optimizing fuel efficiency.

The Primastar's engine line-up is designed to deliver power precisely when you need it, while also incorporating fuel-saving technology to make the most of every drop of fuel. These engines are fully Euro6D-compliant, meeting stringent emissions standards while providing optimal performance. With power ratings ranging from 110 to 170 horsepower, the Primastar provides a diverse selection of options to suit various driving needs. Whether you're navigating city streets or cruising on the highway, the Primastar offers ample power to confidently tackle any situation.

Nissan Primastar Interior

Drivers have the choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed (DCT) automatic transmission. Both transmission options are designed to provide smooth and fast gear shifts, enhancing the overall driving experience and adaptability of the Primastar to various driving situations.

Whether you're a business owner in need of a reliable workhorse or an individual seeking a versatile and comfortable vehicle, the Primastar's exceptional qualities make it an outstanding choice. Nissan has truly hit the mark with this remarkable vehicle, and it's clear that the Primastar is poised to redefine the standards of commercial vans for years to come.

Leasing vs Buying

The Nissan Primastar is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £36,708.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from Price On Request.

If you're considering leasing a Nissan Primastar, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Nissan Primastar can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.