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2020 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

New 2020 Ford Transit Connect

2020 Ford
Transit Connect

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New 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2019 Volkswagen
Golf Alltrack

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MSRP*
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$27,020 to $32,250
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$26,895 to $34,995
Invoice* $25,939 to $30,960 $25,819 to $33,595
MPG - City 24 21
MPG - Hwy 29 N/A
Engine(s) 1.5-liter I-4 (diesel), Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, 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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. 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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, 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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Drivetrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Transit Connect has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Transit Connect will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.