Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan NV200 VS 2017 Ford Transit Near San Antonio, TX

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2017 Nissan NV200

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2017 Ford Transit

Safety Comparison

The NV200 has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the NV200 and the Transit Connect Van have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

The NV200 comes with a full 5-year/100,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire van and includes free 24 hour roadside assistance. The Transit Connect Van’s 3-year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64,000 miles sooner.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 11th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 27th in reliability. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the NV200 gets better city fuel mileage than the Transit Connect Van (24 city vs. 20 city).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the NV200’s wheelbase is 10.4 inches longer than on the Short Wheelbase Transit Connect Van (115.2 inches vs. 104.8 inches).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan NV200 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 350 pounds less than the Ford Transit Connect Van.

The NV200 is 3.4 inches shorter than the Long Wheelbase Transit Connect Van, making the NV200 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the NV200 easier. The NV200’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 21.1 inches, while the Transit Connect Van’s liftover is 22.5 inches.

The NV200’s cargo area is larger than the Transit Connect Van’s in almost every dimension:



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Ergonomics Comparison

The NV200’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Transit Connect Van’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically.

The NV200 has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the NV200 offers optional steering wheel controls for the radio. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

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