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Vehicle Comparisons:
2015 Nissan NV1500 vs. 2015 Ford Transit Connect

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At Nissan 24, we provide workers and businesses from Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton with useful vehicle information, including this review comparing the 2015 Nissan NV1500 SV with the Ford Transit Connect.

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We believe that finding a vehicle to fit your business needs should be easy. That’s why we put the latest vehicle comparisons at your fingertips, so you can find out what sets two similar models apart. By knowing what vehicles offer the features your business requires, you can be sure you make the right decision when it comes to making a selection.

In the case of the 2015 Nissan NV1500 SV and the Ford Transit Connect, we found that the NV1500 offers great cargo and passenger space while still delivering exceptional engine performance.

Available Passenger and Cargo Room

When it comes to professional transporting, cargo volume is especially important. In the Nissan NV1500 SV, you’ll get two available seats in the first row. Featuring 68.3 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Nissan NV comfortably fits the driver as well as a front passenger when needed. The NV1500 also features a maximum cargo volume of 234.1 cubic feet, which means more room for carrying tools, supplies, or whatever else the job calls for.

The Ford Transit Connect offers available seating for two, but the passenger volume is only 63.2 cubic feet. Unfortunately, that loss of passenger volume isn’t transferred to cargo volume as we might have thought. In addition, the max cargo room of the Ford is actually drastically less than the cargo space in the Nissan NV.

With the front passenger seat fully upright, the Ford Transit Connect offers 103.9 cubic feet of cargo volume. That’s less than half the room available in the NV1500. And even if the front passenger seat is folded down, cargo volume in the Transit Connect only increases slightly to 124.3 cubic feet.


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The Nissan NV1500 provides the power you need with its 4.0-liter V6 engine. Housing 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, the NV1500 can tow up to 7,000 lbs when equipped with a tow hitch receiver.

The Ford Transit Connect has two available engine options, both of which are four-cylinder engines. The 2.5-liter Duratec engine offers 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost raises horsepower to 178 and torque to 184 lb-ft.

When equipped with the trailer tow package, the Transit Connect can tow up to 2,000 lbs. Coincidentally, that’s the same amount of towing capacity as the Nissan NV1500 when the NV is equipped with just the standard rear bumper.

After comparing the 2015 Nissan NV1500 SV to the Ford Transit Connect, we found that the NV1500 has more available cargo room and engine power than the Connect. If you’d like more information about this vehicle comparison, feel free to call of visit us at Nissan 24. We can also schedule an appointment for you to test drive the 2015 Nissan NV so you can experience the powerful V6 engine for yourself.