The 2019 Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter are two commercial vans with a modern kick, delivering a wide range of configurations and high-tech business solutions. But choosing between them isn’t as tough as it might seem. Take a closer look with our comparison guide.
Business-Friendly Price Tag: 2019 Nissan NV
When you’re stocking your fleet, it’s an important to keep an eye on your budget. The Nissan NV helps you do exactly that. These vans start at just $29,440, so you can get the job done without digging deep into your company coffers. But even if you’re in need of the line’s most expensive model, you’ll be pleased to learn that it starts at just $42,510.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter starts at $33,790. However, depending on configuration, that price can quickly rise. Sprinter starting prices range all the way up to $61,490. If your budget is weighing on your mind, you may want to skip the Sprinter altogether.
Biggest Cargo Hold: 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
For sizeable deliveries, the Sprinter has you covered. In its largest configuration, this van offers 533 cubic feet of cargo space (and passenger vans can fit up to 15 passengers). With the high roof option, you can configure the 2019 NV for up to 323 cubic feet of cargo space (passenger versions seat up to 12). If size is all that matters to you, the Sprinter certainly has the potential to be the biggest.
Most Robust Towing Performance: 2019 Nissan NV
If you need your commercial van to tow some heavy-duty machinery, the NV is your best option. With the V8 engine, NV cargo models can tow a maximum of 9,400 pounds. (With the V6, that figure drops to 6,900 pounds.) The Sprinter tows far less, maxing out at just 7,500 pounds.
Raw Power: 2019 Nissan NV
Having the roomiest cargo hold (or passenger compartment) is nice, but having the power to move heavy loads is ultimately better. The Nissan NV not only comes standard with an impressive powertrain, but you also have the option of adding an even more powerful one. The 4.0-liter V6 engine produces 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. If you need more power, check out the 5.6-liter V8. Its 375 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque help you move maximum weight.
Under the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter hood, you’ll find one of two engines. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter automatic transmission rated for 188 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful option is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, which increases heft with 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. We won’t say these engine options are underpowered, but the Nissan NV definitely gives you a smoother, sturdier performance.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter might offer the most gigantic cargo hold, but the 2019 Nissan NV bests it in every other capacity. If you’re looking to expand your business fleet, this work van has the best price tag, most impressive towing capacity, and an abundance of power.