Compare 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2017 Ford Transit Connect vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
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2017 Ford Transit Connect
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
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FWD Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Touring 19 28 $30,131 $30,995
FWD Touring Plus 19 28 $33,851 $34,995
FWD Touring-L 19 28 $33,851 $34,995
FWD Touring-L Plus 19 28 $36,920 $38,295
FWD Hybrid Premium N/A N/A $41,895 $41,995
FWD Limited 19 28 $41,198 $42,895
FWD Hybrid Platinum N/A N/A $44,895 $44,995
2017 Ford Transit Connect
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Standard Roof 126" Wheelbase Worker
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Standard Roof 126" Wheelbase Worker 21 24 $24,175 $25,995
Standard Roof 126" Wheelbase 21 24 $26,924 $28,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,131
N/A
$24,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,995
N/A
$25,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
N/A
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.3
6.4
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plays to all the traditional minivan strengths, while it strikes out in exciting new directions in styling and in plug-in hybrid technology. Roomier inside than you might expect, the Ford Transit Connect makes a terrific cargo hauler and a decent option for those looking for a minivan alternative. The Mercedes-Benz Metris hits the sweet spot of the commercial van segment as it's just a bit bigger than the Ford Transit Connect, but it's a lot smaller than the big Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg - 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg - 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans - -
Rear Door Type
- - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
39 - -
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 - 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
64.8 - -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
165 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 - -
Third Leg Room (in)
36.5 - -
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 - -
Third Hip Room (in)
49.6 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63 - -
Passenger Capacity
7 - 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 - 35.8
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
59 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - -
Wheelbase (in)
121.6 - 126
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 - 75.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
68.3 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.6 - 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
68.3 - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - 3.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - 3.8
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- - 202.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
32.3 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
47.8 - 55
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
87.5 - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.8 - 50
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
140.5 - -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - 186
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 105.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 - 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 - 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc - 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 - 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 - 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion - Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TMK - RG7
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR17 - P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TMK - RG7
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR17 - P225/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 - 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 - 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4330 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - 3417
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- - 6724
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- - 11724
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- - 850
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI - Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4000 - 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
ERC-B - MM1
Displacement
3.6 L/220 - 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6400 - 208 @ 5500
Engine Oil Cooler
- - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 - 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - 2.86
Trans Order Code
DFH - G42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 - 1.37
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 - 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - 0.73
Trans Type
9 - 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA - NA
Transfer Case Model
- - None
Trans PTO Access
- - No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Pacifica - Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van
Body Style
Passenger Van - Worker Cargo Van
Body Code
- - V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm - Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Trailing Arm - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - 3.47
Axle Type - Front
- - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - 3.47
Axle Type - Rear
- - Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 - 8.0
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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