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). Clearly, the Ford Transit Connect is a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, when considering MSRP. 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 Transit Connect and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Ford Transit Connect is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Transit Connect, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
The Ford Transit Connect has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Ford Transit Connect has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is clearly the choice over the Ford Transit Connect for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Transit Connect has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Ford Transit Connect more than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Ford Transit Connect has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
The Ford Transit Connect comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Compare the 2014 Ford Transit Connect and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
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MSRP*: $22,000 - $29,000
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MSRP*: $35,920 - $45,500
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 1.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.63%||--|
|City MPG:||20 - 21||--|
|Highway MPG:||28 - 29||--|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 7||3 - 12|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$20,515 - $27,043||$33,406 - $42,315|
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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.