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2020 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2020 Ford Transit Connect

2020 Ford
Transit Connect

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$27,020 to $32,250
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$66,100
Invoice* $25,939 to $30,960 $62,134
MPG - City 24 19
MPG - Hwy 29 N/A
Engine(s) 1.5-liter I-4 (diesel), Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class requires fewer visits to 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). 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Transit Connect is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Ford Transit Connect is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

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.

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.