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2021 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review

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2021 Ford
Transit Connect

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2020 Volvo
V90 Cross Country

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MSRP*
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$27,400 to $31,600
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$54,550
Invoice* $26,304 to $30,336 $51,277
MPG - City 24 20
MPG - Hwy 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
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 Volvo V90 Cross Country. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo V90 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 V90 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 V90 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 V90 Cross Country.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Transit Connect is much slimmer than the Volvo V90 Cross Country, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Transit Connect is slightly shorter than the Volvo V90 Cross Country, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford Transit Connect has much less torque than the Volvo V90 Cross Country, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has about the same turning radius as the Volvo V90 Cross Country, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Transit Connect is significantly less powerful than the Volvo V90 Cross Country. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo V90 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 V90 Cross Country.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo V90 Cross Country.