Compare Nissan NV vs. Ford Transit Connect vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Compare the Nissan NV against the Ford Transit Connect and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the NV, Transit Connect and Sprinter stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new NV, Transit Connect and Sprinter. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2012 Nissan NV 2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2012 Nissan NV 2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Standard Roof V6 S
  • Standard Roof V6 S
  • Standard Roof V6 SV
  • High Roof V6 S
  • High Roof V6 SV
114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XL w/rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XL w/side & rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/side & rear door privacy glass
  • 4dr Wgn XLT
  • 4dr Wgn XLT Premium
2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 3500 144"
  • 2500 170"
  • 2500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"
  • 3500 170"
  • 3500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"


MSRP $25,050 $22,035 $40,320
Invoice $23,560 $20,562 $37,498
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 7.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.6 7.7
Performance 7.5 7.2 7.7
Interior 7.5 7.8 8.0
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Good handling
  • Powerful V8 engine option
  • Lots of interior storage space
  • Relatively comfortable seats
  • More maneuverable than most passenger vans
  • Good fuel economy
  • Helpful high-tech mobile office features
  • Low starting price
  • Class-leading interior height and cargo volume
  • High-quality interior
  • Lots of optional features
  • Many configurations
  • Lacks all-wheel drive option
  • Odd exterior style
  • Other vans can seat more passengers
  • Underpowered engine
  • Others are more comfortable for passengers
  • Less cargo and passenger space than competitors
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Pricier than most other vans
  • Fewer seats than competitors
  • Engine is underpowered

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182
MPG N/A 21 City / 27 Hwy N/A



Body Style Standard Roof Cargo Van Cargo Van Passenger Van


Wheelbase(in) 146.1 114.6 144
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 70.7 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 83.9 79.3 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 19.4 - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Rear Defrost Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
HID headlights Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 2 12
Front Head Room (in) 42.8 51.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 40.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.7 54.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.6 50.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Fourth Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 234.1 129.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 11.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Optional Optional
Rear Head Air Bag Optional
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Optional
Rear Body Air Bag Optional


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Displacement 4.0L/241 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 5600 136 @ 6300 188 @ 3800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 281 @ 4000 128 @ 4750 325 @ 1400 - 2400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 45.2 39.0 - TBD -


Diesel Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 15.4 25.0


Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Multi-Leaf Spring Solid


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.