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2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2021 Ford Transit Connect Review

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2021 Chrysler
Pacifica

MSRP*: $35,820 to $54,095
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2021 Ford
Transit Connect

MSRP*: $24,655 to $28,080
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Invoice* $34,756 to $51,935 $23,669 to $26,957
MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 140.5 ft3 123.2 - 145.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 287 hp 169 hp
Towing Capacity 3,600 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 174.2 - 190.0 in
Exterior Width 79.6 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.6 in
Front 46.9 in
Rear info not available
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
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 Chrysler Pacifica.

Convenience
The Chrysler Pacifica 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 Chrysler Pacifica will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Transit Connect, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chrysler Pacifica will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Ford Transit Connect.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler Pacifica 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 Chrysler Pacifica, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Transit Connect.

Handling
The Chrysler Pacifica has the same turning radius as the Ford Transit Connect, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chrysler Pacifica more than the Ford Transit Connect, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chrysler Pacifica as you will in the Ford Transit Connect.

Warranty
The Chrysler Pacifica comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Transit Connect.