2020 Nissan NV Passenger vs. 2020 Ford Transit Wagon

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Safety

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

Warranty

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The NV Passenger 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 Wagon’s 3-year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64000 miles sooner.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 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 15th in reliability. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 5 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine

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The NV Passenger’s standard 4.0 DOHC V6 produces 19 lbs.-ft. more torque (281 vs. 262) than the Transit Wagon’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6. The NV Passenger’s optional 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 65 more horsepower (375 vs. 310) than the Transit Wagon’s optional 3.5 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The NV Passenger has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Transit Wagon’s standard fuel tank (28 vs. 25 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the NV Passenger’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Transit Wagon:

NV Passenger

Transit 350 LWB

Transit Wagon

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

11.8 inches

12.1 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.3 inches

12.1 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the NV Passenger has larger tires than the Transit Wagon (245/70R17 vs. 235/65R16).

For better load carrying, ride, handling and brake cooling the NV Passenger has standard 17-inch wheels. Only 16-inch wheels are available on the Transit Wagon.

The Nissan NV Passenger’s wheels have 8 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Ford Transit Wagon only has 6 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling

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The NV Passenger has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the NV Passenger flat and controlled during cornering. The Transit Wagon’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The NV Passenger has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Transit Wagon doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the NV Passenger’s wheelbase is 16.2 inches longer than on the Transit 150 MWB Low Roof (146.1 inches vs. 129.9 inches).

Chassis

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The NV Passenger is 1 foot, 11.3 inches shorter than the Transit 350HD LWB-E, making the NV Passenger easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The NV Passenger has 2 inches more front headroom, .7 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more rear legroom, .8 inches more rear hip room and 2.9 inches more third row legroom than the Transit 350 LWB.

Cargo Capacity

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The NV Passenger has a much larger cargo volume than the Transit 350 LWB with its rear seat up (218.9 vs. 124.5 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

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The NV Passenger uses gas struts to support the hood for easier service access. The Transit Wagon uses a prop rod to support its heavy hood. It takes two hands to open the hood and set the prop rod, the prop rod gets in the way during maintenance and service, and the prop rod could be knocked out, causing the heavy hood to fall on the person maintaining or servicing the car.

Ergonomics

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The NV Passenger’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Transit Wagon does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The NV Passenger’s optional power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Ford does not offer a locking feature on the Transit Wagon’s standard power windows.

The NV Passenger’s available driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Transit Wagon’s power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The NV Passenger’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Transit Wagon’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

The NV Passenger SL’s standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Transit Wagon doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

The NV Passenger SL’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Transit Wagon doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

The NV Passenger SL’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Transit Wagon doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the NV Passenger, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Transit Wagon.

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