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2021 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Review

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2021 Ford
Transit Connect

MSRP*: $24,655 to $28,080
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
Metris

MSRP*: $31,390 to $35,580
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Invoice* $23,669 to $26,957 $29,350 to $33,267
MPG - City 24 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 seats 2 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 123.2 - 145.8 ft3 97.3 - 199.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 169 hp 208 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 174.2 - 190.0 in 202.4 - 211.4 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 75.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear info not available
Front 35.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 46.9 in
Rear info not available
Front 39.6 in
Rear 41.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz Metris.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Transit Connect as you will with the Mercedes-Benz Metris, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Clearly, the Ford Transit Connect is a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz Metris, 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. The Destination Charge for the Ford Transit Connect is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz Metris.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Transit Connect is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, 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 Metris.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz Metris 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 Metris.

Powertrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz Metris, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Transit Connect and the Mercedes-Benz Metris. The Ford Transit Connect has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz Metris.

Warranty
The Ford Transit Connect comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz Metris.