Compare 2013 Ford Transit Connect vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2013 Ford Transit Connect
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL 21 27 $20,911 $22,425
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $21,084 $22,610
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $21,149 $22,680
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 21 27 $21,901 $23,485
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $22,217 $23,825
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $22,283 $23,895
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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
$20,911
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,425
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
21 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Dual Swing Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 -
Passenger Capacity
2 12
Front Head Room (in)
51.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
36.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
23.1 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
180.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
79.3 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
52.1 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
29.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
81.0 128.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 53.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
129.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A 662
Spare Tire Size
P205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
N/A RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A 662
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 LT245/75R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1896 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5005 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2740 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 13550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1464 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2491 3970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 200
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6300 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4750 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
99N MG3
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.1 L/131
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.86
Trans Order Code
442 G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Summary
Body Code
114.6 -
Body Style
Cargo Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
NA 3.92
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Beam Axle Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.96 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3970
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA Sliding
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 -

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