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Selected Style SWB XL w/Rear Liftgate
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
SWB XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
LWB XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
SWB XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
LWB XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
RWD 2500 144"
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Cab Size

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
$20,515
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,000
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Transit Connect takes some baby steps away from its almost purely commercial root -- and ends up with a nimble, appealing Wagon that will remind some of when minivans weren't so big, bloated, and expensive. 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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 -
Passenger Capacity 2 12
Front Head Room (in) 46.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 23.4 27.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6 -
Wheelbase (in) 104.8 144.3
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 96.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 79.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 71.5 128.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 49.6 63.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.2 53.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 105.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 32.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 47.6
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1425 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2590 3970
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2080 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5020 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2755 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 590 850
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 265 @ 1400
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
Engine Oil Cooler None None
Fuel System Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.38
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans PTO Access No No
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
Transfer Case Power Take Off No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style Cargo Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Independent Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.92
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.21 3.92
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3970
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding Sliding
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 (Est) -
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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