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

Compare the Ford Transit Connect against the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Transit Connect, Sprinter and NV 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 Transit Connect, Sprinter and NV. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2012 Nissan NV
2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2012 Nissan NV
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"
Standard Roof V6 S
  • Standard Roof V6 S
  • Standard Roof V6 SV
  • High Roof V6 S
  • High Roof V6 SV


MSRP $22,035 $36,290 $25,050
Invoice $20,562 $33,750 $23,560
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

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

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Good handling
  • Powerful V8 engine option
  • Lots of interior storage space
  • Relatively comfortable seats
  • 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
  • Lacks all-wheel drive option
  • Odd exterior style
  • Other vans can seat more passengers

General Specs

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



Body Style Cargo Van 2500 Standard Roof Cargo Van


Wheelbase(in) 114.6 144.3 146.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 79.7 79.9
Height, Overall (in) 79.3 96.3 83.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD - 18.0
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - 19.4

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional

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 Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
HID headlights Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
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 2
Front Head Room (in) 51.1 - TBD - 42.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 - TBD - 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 - TBD - 65.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 - TBD - 60.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 129.6 318 234.1


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

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
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Fixed Bench Seat 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 Standard Optional 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 I4 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182 4.0L/241
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 6300 188 @ 3800 261 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 4750 325 @ 1400-2400 281 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 - TBD - 45.2


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) 15.4 25.0 28.0


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


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.