Compare 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door Wagon SWB XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 20 28 $22,870 $24,525
4-Door Wagon SWB XLT 20 28 $22,870 $24,525
4-Door Wagon LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 20 28 $23,313 $25,000
4-Door Wagon LWB XL 20 28 $23,313 $25,000
4-Door Wagon LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 20 28 $24,735 $26,525
4-Door Wagon LWB XLT 20 28 $24,735 $26,525
4-Door Wagon LWB w/Rear Liftgate Titanium 20 28 $27,043 $29,000
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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
$22,870
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,525
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$409 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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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
20 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
28 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 12
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
46.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
58.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
45.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
120.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
23.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
173.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.6 96.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.8 144.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
77 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.8 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
46.8 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.9 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
70.8 128.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
49 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 70.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 47.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3668 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Engine Order Code
997 MG3
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6000 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 265 @ 1400
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.86
Trans Order Code
446 G42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.92
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 (Est) -
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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