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

2014 Ford Transit Connect
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL
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
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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
$20,515
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,000
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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
City
21 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
29 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Passenger Capacity
2 12
Front Head Room (in)
46.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
23.4 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
49.6 63.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.2 53.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
105.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.5 128.5
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 - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 47.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
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
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1425 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
590 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 200
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
997 MG3
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.38
Trans PTO Access
No No
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Cargo Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
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
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Rigid Axle
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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