2010 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs. Its Competition

2010 Ford Transit Connect

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
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.
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.
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  
Gas Mileage  
22 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
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
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Passenger Van4 Door4 Door
Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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