Compare 2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door Wagon XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon XLT 22 27 $22,041 $23,660
4-Door Wagon XLT Premium 22 27 $22,177 $23,810
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RWD 2500 144"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,041
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,660
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're supporting a small business and need a scaled-down van to fit its needs, the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon fits the bill. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter now offers 4x4 for improved all-weather and all-terrain ability, building on its proven strengths as a flexible business vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 12
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
51.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
50.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
23.1 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
52.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
79.3 96.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
78.4 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59.8 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
53.7 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
118.7 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 47.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3503 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4750 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
99N MG3
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6300 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.86
Trans Order Code
442 G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Spring Leaf
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Doors
Side Door Type
- Sliding
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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