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2014 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2014 RAM Cargo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Transit Connect will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the RAM Cargo.

Convenience
The RAM Cargo requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Transit Connect, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Ford Transit Connect is somewhat more expensive than the RAM Cargo. 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 RAM Cargo have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Transit Connect is much slimmer than the RAM Cargo, 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 RAM Cargo.

Drivetrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much lower torque than the RAM Cargo, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has a larger turning radius than the RAM Cargo, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM Cargo is clearly the choice over the Ford Transit Connect for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Transit Connect has a lot less horsepower than the RAM Cargo.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Ford Transit Connect more than the RAM Cargo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Ford Transit Connect has significantly less cargo capacity than the RAM Cargo.

Warranty
The Ford Transit Connect comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM Cargo.

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2014 Ford
Transit Connect

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MSRP*: $22,000 - $29,000

2014 RAM
Cargo

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MSRP*: $21,825
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 20 - 21 18
Highway MPG: 28 - 29 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 7 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $20,515 - $27,043 $20,690

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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