2015 Nissan NV vs. 2015 Mercedes Sprinter
While the 2015 Nissan NV and the 2015 Mercedes Sprinter are similar vehicles, with similar purposes, the NV provides more trim options and there are more upgrades for the 2015 NV models. Residents of Brockton, Randolph and Stoughton, Massachusetts, who are considering both of these models will appreciate the latest from Nissan.
Nissan NV 2015
The 2015 NV is offered in three new versions: NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD. All come with two roof configurations: standard and high.
Technology upgrades for all the 2015 Nissan NV include updated NissanConnectSM with Navigation, mobile apps and 5.8-inch touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link® (separate SiriusXM subscription required) and hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.
For the 2015 Nisson NV Cargo, cosmetic enhancements include addition of new SL trim level (also available in S and SV grades), chrome bumpers, grille, door handles and mirror caps, chrome clad wheels and an 8-way power driver’s seat. Safety upgrades include a theft vehicle security system and first-row side and roof-mounted curtain supplemental side-impact air bags for head protection (with rollover sensor) for the front passenger seat.
For the 2015 NV Passenger, there are technology upgrades for the NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV, and NV3500 HD SL models.
The 2015 NV NV200 Compact Cargo sees some interesting additions. These include a rear Sonar option, a sliding door glass package option and an improved wide-angle convex spotter mirror view. The engine has been upgraded as well. The Compact Cargo now has a next-generation Xtronic transmission and a revised HD alternator that result in a 1-MPG fuel economy increase (now 24 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway). This vehicle is now offered in two new exterior colors: Cayenne Red and Graphite Blue.
For 2015, there are only a few new features in the Mercedes Sprinter. There is a new 4X4 drive system with low-range function that increases its all-weather and all-terrain capability. Activation of the 4×4 system requires a simple button push, which also activates the 4ETS electronic traction system with load-adaptive ESP to help improve the car’s traction.
The rest of the 2015 Sprinter features carry over from 2014. These include the front bumper, higher hood and revised taillights. There are 2014 upgrades to safety technology that are still available, including Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Highbeam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. Brake Assist Pro and Adaptive Brake Assist are two safety options that help with accident avoidance.
Standard features on the Sprinter are still a 5.8-inch color display, Bluetooth connectivity, SD media input, a USB 2.0 connection and auxiliary input. A backup camera is available as an option, as is Parktronic Parking Assist. A navigation system is also still optional, provided by the Becker MAP PILOT system.
For non-4×4 Sprinter models, a 2.1-liter 4-cylinder, 161 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque diesel engine is available.
For 2015, the Nissan NV gets a lot of enhancements and upgrades, especially in the use of technology in the van. The 2015 Mercedes Sprinter isn’t offering as many new features; the company upgraded the drive system and carried over most of the great features from 2014. For people who live in near Nissan 24 in the Brockton, Randolph and Stoughton areas these vans are worth scheduling a test-drive and comparing.