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2021 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country Review

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2021 Ford
Transit Connect

MSRP*: $27,400 to $31,600
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2021 Volvo
V60 Cross Country

MSRP*: $45,450
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Invoice* $26,304 to $30,336 $42,723
MPG - City 24 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 106.0 ft3 50.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 162 - 169 hp 258 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 190.0 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 46.9 in
Rear 45.7 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Volvo V60 Cross Country. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo V60 Cross Country.

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 Volvo V60 Cross Country, 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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Transit Connect is clearly a better financial choice over the Volvo V60 Cross Country. 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 Volvo V60 Cross Country.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is about the same width as the Volvo V60 Cross Country. When looking at overall length, the Ford Transit Connect takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo V60 Cross Country.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has a larger turning radius than the Volvo V60 Cross Country, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Transit Connect is significantly less powerful than the Volvo V60 Cross Country. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much less torque than the Volvo V60 Cross Country, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo V60 Cross Country, 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 Volvo V60 Cross Country.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo V60 Cross Country.