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

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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Nissan NV
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Nissan NV
2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 3500 144"
  • 2500 170"
  • 2500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"
  • 3500 170"
  • 3500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"
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
Standard Roof V6 S
  • Standard Roof V6 S
  • Standard Roof V6 SV
  • High Roof V6 S
  • High Roof V6 SV


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

U.S. News Scores

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

Pros & Cons

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

General Specs

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



Body Style Passenger Van Cargo Van Standard Roof Cargo Van


Wheelbase(in) 144 114.6 146.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.7 70.7 79.9
Height, Overall (in) 96.3 79.3 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
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Rear Defrost Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Optional Optional
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 Optional Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard 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 12 2 2
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 51.1 42.8
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 40.5 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.4 65.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.8 60.6
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.) 129.6 234.1
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 Optional Standard
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 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.0L/121 4.0L/241
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 188 @ 3800 136 @ 6300 261 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 325 @ 1400 - 2400 128 @ 4750 281 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 39.0 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) 25.0 15.4 28.0


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