Compare 2014 Nissan NV vs 2014 Ford Transit Connect

2014 Nissan NV
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Standard Roof 1500 V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Standard Roof 1500 V6 S N/A N/A $24,725 $26,000
Standard Roof 1500 V6 SV N/A N/A $25,666 $26,990
Standard Roof 2500 V6 S N/A N/A $25,676 $27,000
Standard Roof 2500 V6 SV N/A N/A $26,617 $27,990
Standard Roof 2500 V8 S N/A N/A $26,817 $28,200
Standard Roof 2500 V8 SV N/A N/A $27,758 $29,190
High Roof 2500 V6 S N/A N/A $28,101 $29,550
Standard Roof 3500 V8 S N/A N/A $28,433 $29,900
High Roof 2500 V6 SV N/A N/A $29,042 $30,540
High Roof 2500 V8 S N/A N/A $29,242 $30,750
Standard Roof 3500 V8 SV N/A N/A $29,375 $30,890
High Roof 2500 V8 SV N/A N/A $30,182 $31,740
High Roof 3500 V8 S N/A N/A $30,859 $32,450
High Roof 3500 V8 SV N/A N/A $31,799 $33,440
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SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
SWB XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
LWB XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
SWB XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
LWB XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,725
$20,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,000
$22,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect takes some baby steps away from its almost purely commercial root -- and ends up with a nimble, appealing Wagon that will remind some of when minivans weren't so big, bloated, and expensive.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Split Swing-Out Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
42.8 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
60.6 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
28.5 23.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.1 6
Wheelbase (in)
146.1 104.8
Height, Overall (in)
83.9 72.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.1 6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
120 71.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
54.3 48.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
234.1 105.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
70.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
55.8 49.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 15.8
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70SR17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
LT245/70SR17 P215/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4648 2590
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8550 5020
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
7140 2755
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13400 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2080
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1425
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 590
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
4.0 L/241 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 169 @ 6000
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.94
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.58
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.91
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Summary
Body Style
Cargo Van Cargo Van
Vehicle Name
Nissan NV Ford Transit Connect
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Torsion Beam
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Semi-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.36 3.21
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.36 3.21
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
- --

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