2018 Ford Transit Connect vs. Its Competition

2018 Ford Transit Connect - commercial van version

The Ford Transit Connect is clearly the best of a small group of smaller vans.

It pioneered the segment in 2010, and the second generation is simply nicer and better than the two competitors sold under three labels.

The Ram ProMaster City, a Fiat van in drag, is efficient (its 4-cylinder engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission) and cleverly designed, but it simply feels cruder and slightly agricultural.

The Nissan NV200 van is cheaper, as well as narrower, but it feels it.

The NV200 and its Chevy City Express twin, which is identical except for the badge, are the value entries, but buyers will likely enjoy their time behind the wheel in the Ford more.

2018 Ford Transit Connect - commercial van version2018 Ford Transit Connect
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2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van FWD 115" LT Angular Front Exterior View2018 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van
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2017 Ram ProMaster City2018 Ram ProMaster City
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Quick Specs
The 2018 Ford Transit Connect is a practical, versatile small van, while its passenger version, the Wagon, is a smaller, perhaps smarter substitute for a full-size minivan.
The 2018 Ram ProMaster City makes a smart choice for fleet operators based on its low price and high functionality.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
24 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
N/AGas I4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class  
Style Name  
N/AFWD 115" LSTradesman Van
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
N/ACargo VanCargo Van
N/AContinuously Variable TransmissionAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2018 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van2018 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2018 Ram ProMaster City