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2016 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Transit Connect than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Transit Connect, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Transit Connect is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Transit Connect will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Ford Transit Connect takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Transit Connect is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Transit Connect and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Transit Connect will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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Compare the 2016 Ford Transit Connect and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2016 Ford
Transit Connect

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MSRP*: $24,825 - $29,300

2016 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $59,900 - $104,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 15 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 21 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,708 - $27,982 $55,707 - $96,999

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