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Nissan NV vs. Mercedes Sprinter

Nissan's work van does more for your money!

In the battle of the commercial vehicles, the new Nissan NV work van is quickly making a name for itself. Electricians, plumbers, delivery drivers and workers of all types from all over San Diego are finding the Nissan NV to be a reliable, rugged, versatile work van. It's also extremely customizable! Owners can get custom order their Nissan NV with an array of shelves, bins, rack and containers. The NV can even be configured to be everything from a passenger van, to a delivery vehicle or even a rolling office - complete with desk workspace! This gives the Nissan NV big advantages over competing commercial vehicles- including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, previously known as the Dodge Sprinter.

Let's look at how a base model Nissan NV Standard roof SV 2500 out performs the Mercedes Sprinter 2500 Standard roof in several key areas:

Pricing

With a base model MSRP starting at around $11,000 MORE than the base model Nissan NV* the Mercedes will definitely make a big dent in your wallet. That means you'll be putting in plenty of overtime to pay for that fancy Mercedes hood emblem!

Handling

The Nissan NV Passenger has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance

When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan NV will be able to pull heavier loads than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Sprinter's 3.0L engine puts out a paltry 188 hp. The Nissan NV Cargo's powerful 4.0L engine delivers 261 hp., and the NV Cargo's optional 5.6L V-8 engine provides a whopping 317 hp.

Dimensions

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a bit longer than the NV, making it more difficult to park. So, if you go with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as your commercial vehicle choice, you may be circling the block looking for a parking spot more often than with the Nissan NV Cargo.

Turning Radius

For such a large van, the Nissan NV has a very small turning radius! On a fairly narrow street, the Nissan NV can do a complete 180 without having to back up, impressive considering the NV boasts a 146.1-inch wheelbase and measures more than 20 feet from stem to stern.

Features

Here's how a well-equipped Nissan 2013 NV3500 HD SV High Roof Cargo Van compares with a top of the line (but much more expensive!) 2013 Mercedes Sprinter High Roof van.

 

Feature

Nissan NV 3500 HD

SV High Roof

Mercedes Benz

Sprinter High Roof

Driver mirror

Power remote

Manual

Passenger Mirror

Power remote

Manual

Rear Bumper Step

YES!

NONE

Daytime running lights

YES!

NONE

AC power outlets

2 AC OUTLETS

NONE

Cruise Control

YES!

NONE

Front reading lights

YES!

NONE

Front passenger seats folder down

YES!

NO

Low Tire Pressure Warning

YES: tire specific!

NO

Rear mounted parking sensors (warns if vehicle is too close to an object during parking)

YES!

NO

Vehicle Security System

YES!

NO


It's easy to see that when it comes to work vans, the Nissan NV line of commercial vehicles definitely does more for less! If you are interested in finding out more about these amazing commercial vehicles and how they can help you take care of your San Diego business, contact Chris Vedenoff in North County at cvedenoff@mossy.com or Karl Kirker in South County at kkirker@mossy.com



Footnotes:

Comparison at: http://compare.nissancommercialvehicles.com/commercial_compare/NNAComparator/IFCompare.jsp?locale=en_US

*Price resource: http://compare.nissancommercialvehicles.com/commercial_compare/NNAComparator/IFCompare.jsp?locale=en_US

  2013 NV1500 S V6Standard Roof Cargo Van $25,420.

2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Normal Roof MSRP: $36,290

MSRP sources

http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/mercedes-benz/sprinter

http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/nissan/nv1500-2500-3500

 

Turning radius source

http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/nissan/2012-nissan-nv-review-1578.html 

Categories: Hot New Nissans

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