Nissan NV vs. Ford Transit

If you're looking into upgrading your workday with a new cargo van, you've likely seen both the 2018 Nissan NV and 2019 Ford Transit. The team at Youngblood Nissan has compared both of these vans to help Springfield, MO drivers know exactly what to expect when they get behind the wheel.

For this comparison, we're looking at the Nissan NV3500® HD SL, starting at $37,370, and the Ford Transit, starting at $38,415. To learn more about the Nissan NV, head to our hub page. There, you can find details about the NV1500, NV2500, and the compact NV200, as well as comparisons with other commercial vans.

If you still have questions after reading our Nissan NV vs. Ford Transit comparison, fill out our online form or give us a call at (866) 534-2093, and a Youngblood representative will be happy to help!


Equipped with a 5.6L V8 engine, the Nissan NV3500 greatly outperforms the 3.7L V6 that powers the Ford Transit. Springfield, MO drivers can surely take advantage of the more than 3,000 lbs. of towing capacity that the Nissan's V8 produces.

Nissan NV3500 HD SL
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Ford Transit Cargo
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5.6L DOHC V8


3.7L Ti-VCT V6

375 HP


275 HP

387 lb.-ft.


260 lb.-ft.

Up to 9,400 lbs.

Towing Capacity

Up to 6,200 lbs.

Interior & Comfort

With more adjustable driver and passenger seats, you'll be far more comfortable inside the NV3500. Additional features that aren't included with the Transit, like water-repellent seating and a multi-functional center console, pack even more value into the Nissan NV.

NV Interior

Nissan NV3500 HD SL
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Ford Transit Cargo
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  • Water-repellent seating surfaces
  • 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with manual lumbar
  • 4-way manual passenger's seat
  • Three cargo area work lights
  • Rear cargo floor protector
  • Multi-functional lockable center console with file and laptop computer storage with built-in clipboard holder
  • Driver's under-seat slide-out storage tray

Key Interior Features

  • 2-way manual driver & passenger seats with manual lumbar
  • Cargo area LED load compartment lighting


When you compare the technology packages of the Nissan NV and Ford Transit, the choice is clear. While upgraded tech isn't as common in cargo vans as it is in modern sedans or SUVs, the NV3500's 5-in. color display and Bluetooth® connectivity will make the drive between job sites much more enjoyable.

NV Interior

Nissan NV3500 HD SL
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Ford Transit Cargo
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  • Bluetooth® Hands-free
  • RearView Monitor
  • 5.0-in. color display with AM/FM audio system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming

Key Technology Features

  • Rear View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist
  • AM/FM stereo

Commercial Van Warranty

Drivers want to keep their vehicles operating at peak performance for as long as possible. Knowing this, Nissan offers America's best commercial van warranty. When you purchase a new Nissan NV, it will be backed by a 5-year/100,000-mile warranty. The Ford Transit can't stack up, offering only a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

Available Nissan NV models Near Me

It's clear to see that the Nissan NV offers more versatility and comfort, while also being the more affordable option. At Youngblood Nissan, we have a wide selection of Nissan NV cargo vans on our lot. Browse our NV inventory to see what we have at our dealership. To get in touch with our dealership in Springfield, MO, call (866) 534-2093 or use our online form.

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