2010 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs. Its Competition

2010 Ford Transit Connect
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

Ford believes the most likely Transit Connect buyers are owners of the discontinued 1985-2005 Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari vans, many of which are still in use today.

The Chevrolet HHR Panel Van is closest in size, but it's adapted from a small minivan, so its cargo space is compromised by the rear-seat platform.

The Transit Connect holds twice the HHR's cargo volume.

The Honda Element is the nearest compact boxy crossover.

Beyond that, the only other alternatives are full-size vans from Chevrolet and Ford, with V-8 engines and gas mileage around 15 mpg.

The Dodge equivalent, the Sprinter, is now becoming a Mercedes-Benz, so its future positioning remains unclear.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2010 Ford Transit Connect is unique in the market. Small-business owners will find it far more fuel efficient and maneuverable than a full-size van. The range of optional custom fittings lets users tailor it to their tasks.
7.4
The 2010 Chevrolet HHR has love-it-or-hate-it styling, but it should appeal to those who want good cargo capability in an economical ride.
8.0
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient.
MSRP From  
$21,540$18,720$20,525
Gas Mileage  
22 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas/Ethanol I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
Special Purpose Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility
Style Name  
4-Door Wagon XLFWD 4-Door LS2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Passenger Van4 Door4 Door
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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