Compare 2016 Ford Transit Connect vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs 2015 Nissan NV200

2016 Ford Transit Connect
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris
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2015 Nissan NV200
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Select style
LWB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Transit Connect LWB XL 20 28 $22,610 $23,675
Transit Connect LWB XL w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $22,610 $23,675
Transit Connect LWB XLT 20 28 $24,066 $25,200
Transit Connect LWB XLT w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $24,066 $25,200
Transit Connect SWB XL 20 28 $21,655 $22,675
Transit Connect SWB XL w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $21,655 $22,675
Transit Connect SWB XLT 20 28 $23,111 $24,200
Transit Connect SWB XLT w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $23,111 $24,200
Select style
RWD 126"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Metris Cargo Van RWD 126" 21 24 $26,924 $28,950
Select style
I4 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NV200 I4 S 24 26 $19,855 $20,720
NV200 I4 SV 24 26 $20,804 $21,710
NV200 Taxi I4 23 26 $29,371 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,610
$26,924
$19,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,675
$28,950
$20,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$483 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Transit Connect eschews the ungainly mass and size of traditional commercial vans, while the nimble, appealing Wagon that will remind some of when minivans weren't so big and bloated. Splitting the difference between the large Sprinter and smaller competitors like the Ford Transit Connect, the mid-size 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris will have an entire commercial van segment to itself.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Split Swing-Out Split Swing-Out Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - 51.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2 2
Front Head Room (in)
46.8 39.6 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 - 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 - 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
23.7 - 21.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6 4.3 6.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
189.7 202.4 186.3
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 75.2 73.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6 4.3 6.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.6 126 115.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 75.9 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
87.2 105.4 82.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
49.7 55 53
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.2 50 48
Cargo Volume (ft³)
130.6 186 122.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 66.3 54.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA 9
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 36.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P225/55HR17 P185/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RG7 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P225/55HR17 P185/60TR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA RG7 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 496 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 496 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4960 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4960 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 4960 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5270 6724 4751
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2866 3417 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1448 - 1272
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2716 3417 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2160 - 1980
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11684 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 175 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 760 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
590 760 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 258 @ 1300 139 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
997 NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Engine Oil Cooler
None None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6000 208 @ 5500 131 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.86 -
Trans Order Code
446 G42 NA
Transfer Case Model
None None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.38 2.35 - 0.39
Trans PTO Access
No No No
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.92 -
Trans Type
6 7 1
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73 -
Summary
Body Code
V V V
Body Style
Cargo Van LWB Cargo Van Compact Cargo Van
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van Nissan NV200
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Independent Non-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.47 5.41
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 3.47 5.41
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Trailing Arm Leaf
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding Sliding
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.0 7.0 (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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