Best 8 Passenger Vehicles - 09 - 2012 Nissan NV
The 2013 Nissan NV is another relatively recent effort on our list of the best 8 passenger vehicles. The Nissan NV represents the Japanese automaker's attempt to tap into the semi-commercial market that has traditionally been served by vehicles like the previously-mentioned E-Series. The NV can, in fact, handle up to 12 passengers across four rows, but that's because it only comes in a full ton version, unlike Ford's lighter quarter-ton entry-level full-size van. Nissan makes a couple of engine choices available with the NV, including a 261 horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 or a 5.6-liter V-8 that can produce 317 ponies, and a five-speed automatic transmission is matched with both.