Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs 2016 Ford Transit Connect

2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris
2016 Ford Transit Connect
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RWD 126"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 126" 21 24 $26,924 $28,950
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SWB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 20 28 $21,655 $22,675
SWB XL 20 28 $21,655 $22,675
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 20 28 $22,610 $23,675
LWB XL 20 28 $22,610 $23,675
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 20 28 $23,111 $24,200
SWB XLT 20 28 $23,111 $24,200
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 20 28 $24,066 $25,200
LWB XLT 20 28 $24,066 $25,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,924
$21,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,950
$22,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$378 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Split Swing-Out Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 46.8
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
75.2 72.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
4.3 6
Wheelbase (in)
126 104.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
4.3 6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.4 173.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 23.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
105.4 71.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50 48.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
186 105.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
66.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
55 49.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RG7 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
RG7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P215/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4960 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4960 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4960 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
496 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
496 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6724 5020
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11684 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3417 2755
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3417 2590
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2080
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1425
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
760 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 590
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1300 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 169 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.91
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.96
Trans Order Code
G42 446
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van Ford Transit Connect
Body Code
V V
Body Style
Cargo Van Cargo Van
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.47 3.21
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Torsion Beam
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Semi-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.47 3.21
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.7
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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