A head to head comparison of a 2017 Ford Transit Wagon to a 2017 Nissan NV Passenger in Ergonomics near Camp Verde, AZ.

  • Jones Ford Verde Valley Journal
  • Oct 1st 2017 - 207 days ago
  • Camp Verde, AZ
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Compared To Nissan NV Passenger 2017

The Transit Wagon offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver\'s house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The NV Passenger doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The engine computer on the Transit Wagon automatically engages the starter until the car starts with one twist of the key and disables the starter while the engine is running. The NV Passenger’s starter can be accidentally engaged while the engine is running, making a grinding noise and possibly damaging the starter and ring gear.

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Transit Wagon has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The NV Passenger doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

The Transit Wagon’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. Power windows cost extra on the NV Passenger.

The Transit Wagon’s standard power locks allow the driver or passenger to lock or unlock all the doors at a touch without leaning over, or reaching to the back seat. Power locks cost extra on the NV Passenger.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Transit Wagon’s available exterior PIN entry system. The NV Passenger doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.

The Transit Wagon has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The NV Passenger doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Transit Wagon XLT’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The NV Passenger’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Transit Wagon XLT has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The NV Passenger doesn’t offer automatic headlights.

The Transit Wagon has standard power remote mirrors. The NV Passenger only comes with remote mirrors at extra cost. Without them the driver will have to roll down the windows and reach across the car to adjust the mirrors.

The Transit Wagon’s power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The NV Passenger’s optional power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.