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2021 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2020 MINI Clubman Review

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2021 Ford
Transit Connect

MSRP*: $27,400 to $31,600
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2020 MINI
Clubman

MSRP*: $30,900 to $39,400
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Invoice* $26,304 to $30,336 $28,630 to $36,450
MPG - City 24 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 30 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 106.0 ft3 47.9 ft3
Engine 162-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Flex Fuel Capability) 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 301-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 162 hp 189 - 301 hp
Exterior Length 190.0 in 168.3 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.3 in
Head Room Front 46.9 in
Rear 45.7 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
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 MINI Clubman. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the MINI Clubman.

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 MINI Clubman, as they get the same number of miles per 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Transit Connect will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI Clubman. 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 MINI Clubman.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is a little wider than the MINI Clubman, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Ford Transit Connect, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI Clubman.

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

Performance
The Ford Transit Connect has less horsepower than the MINI Clubman, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much less torque than the MINI Clubman, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Transit Connect and the MINI Clubman. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Transit Connect will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI Clubman.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI Clubman.