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2013 Ford E-250 vs. 2014 Ford Transit Connect Review

Comparison Review

The Ford Transit Connect will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Ford E-250.

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford E-250, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Transit Connect.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford E-250 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Transit Connect. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford E-250 and the Ford Transit Connect have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Ford E-250 is much wider than the Ford Transit Connect, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford E-250, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Transit Connect.

Due to its much higher torque, the Ford E-250 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Transit Connect.

The Ford E-250 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Ford Transit Connect, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the Ford E-250 is clearly the choice over the Ford Transit Connect for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford E-250 greatly out-muscles the Ford Transit Connect.

The Ford E-250 has less seating than the Ford Transit Connect, making the Ford Transit Connect the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With the Ford E-250, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Transit Connect.

The Ford E-250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Transit Connect.

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2013 Ford

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MSRP*: $28,785 - $32,185
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Transit Connect

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MSRP*: $22,000 - $29,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 13 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 17 28 - 29
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 5 2 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $26,555 - $29,691 $20,515 - $27,043

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.