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Nissan Interstar Luton Review

September 26th, 2022

The Nissan Interstar Luton At A Glance

A versatile, practical solution if you’re looking for a large, heavy van, Nissan’s Interstar Luton remains one of the best options on the market. Featuring three different engine specifications, a range of body styles, load volumes and options, the Nissan Interstar is a comfortable, durable commercial van that is ideal for use in everyday business operations.

Engines and Spec

Powered by a four-cylinder, 16-valve twin-turbo diesel engine developed by Renault, capable of generating increased torque at low revs for improved acceleration at city speeds and higher torque and power at increased motorway speeds, the Nissan Interstar Luton is a long-distance driver’s dream van. This increased flexibility allows for fewer gear changes, reducing driver fatigue and enhancing fuel economy.

The Nissan Interstar Luton offers three different versions of its 2.3-litre dCi diesel Euro 6d-TEMP engine and the choice of both front and rear-driven configurations, making it highly versatile and practical for a range of applications and individuals. Fitted with additional hi-tech features, including cruise control, passenger airbags and Nissan’s MediaNav system, this van is available in three trim levels; ‘Visia’, ‘Acenta’ and ‘Tekna’. Let’s take a closer look:

Interstar Visia

The standard, essential range, the Interstar panel van Visia offers the following specifications and features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2.8T, 3.3T
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Engines: 110PS, 135PS
  • Seating Capacity: 3
  • Length: L1
  • Height: H1
  • Driver Seat With Longitudinal & Height Adjustment
  • Nearside Sliding Door
  • Full Steel Bulkhead
  • 50:50 Split 180° Unglazed Rear Doors
  • DAB Radio

Interstar Acenta

The next step-up in the Interstar range, the Interstar Acenta offers a range of additional features and specifications, including the following:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2.8T, 3.3T or 3.5T
  • Front Or Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Seating Capacity: 3
  • Length: L1-L4
  • Height: H1-H3
  • Lumbar Support On Driver’s Seat
  • 105lt Fuel Tank
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
  • Passenger Airbag

Interstar Tekna

The Interstar Tekna offers the same specifications as the Acenta, with the following additional specs:

  • Manual Air-Conditioning With Pollen Filter
  • Automatic Wipers & Headlights
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • 7″ Nissan Connect MediaNav

Available in four forms, the Nissan Interstar is available in a manual gearbox for the 110bhp and 135bhp models but is also available in a robotised semi-automatic gearbox offering both 150bhp and 180bhp solutions.


As well as a large, versatile load area, the new Nissan Interstar also offers a spacious, practical and connected cabin capable of becoming your ideal on-the-go office! Although not particularly revolutionary, (or dare we say exciting), the Nissan Interstar’s interior has benefited from recent improvements, including a restyled dashboard and steering wheel, as well as improved storage and utility, plus the 7” Nissan Connect MediaNav infotainment system available in the Tekna specification.

With adjustable seating and wheel height, the Nissan Interstellar interior offers side door bins, overhead shelves, cup holders, a chilled glove box and cubby holes and compartments for laptops and sunglasses.

Pros & Cons

As with any modern commercial vehicle, the Nissan Interstar van comes with several important pros and cons one must consider. Below, we outline the all-important pros and cons of the Nissan Interstar van, to help you make an informed decision on whether this is the right van for you.


  • High Carriage Capacity
  • Engine Efficiency
  • Three Trim Levels, (Visia, Acenta, Tekna)
  • Three Height Levels
  • Three Wheelbase Options
  • Two Length Specifications
  • Eco Mode
  • Climate Control
  • Driver Seat Lumbar Support
  • Driver & Passenger Airbags
  • Hi-Tech Features (Tekna Specification)


  • Issues With Immobiliser
  • Battery/Issues With Starting Your Vehicle
  • Electrical/Alternator Problems
  • Fuel Injector Problems

The Verdict

Offering similar load capacity to its competitors in the large van market, the Nissan Interstar truly stands out from the crowd when you look closer at the details. With excellent, top-of-the-line additional hi-tech features, including the terrific  7” Nissan Connect MediaNav infotainment system available in the Tekna specification, a vital ECO mode, versatile engine, height and load capacities, and a stylish, if practical interior, it’s in the smaller details where the Nissan Interstar Luton truly shines.

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