2020 Chrysler Voyager vs. 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Chrysler Voyager are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Ford Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer height-adjustable middle seat belts.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Voyager offers optional Rear Park Assist with Stop that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Voyager and the Transit Connect Wagon have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Engine

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The Voyager’s 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 137 more horsepower (287 vs. 150) and 118 lbs.-ft. more torque (262 vs. 144) than the Transit Connect Wagon’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Voyager’s 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 118 more horsepower (287 vs. 169) and 91 lbs.-ft. more torque (262 vs. 171) than the Transit Connect Wagon’s optional 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Voyager’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Voyager has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Transit Connect Wagon (19 vs. 15.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Chrysler Voyager higher (7 out of 10) than the Ford Transit Connect Wagon (3). This means the Voyager produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Transit Connect Wagon every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Chrysler Voyager, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Transit Connect Wagon.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Voyager has larger tires than the Transit Connect Wagon (235/65R17 vs. 215/55R16).

For better load carrying, ride, handling and brake cooling the Voyager has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Transit Connect Wagon.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Chrysler Voyager has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Ford Transit Connect Wagon has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Voyager has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Transit Connect Wagon’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Voyager’s wheelbase is 16.8 inches longer than on the Short Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon (121.6 inches vs. 104.8 inches). The Voyager’s wheelbase is 1 inch longer than on the Long Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon (121.6 feet vs. 120.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Voyager is 6.9 inches wider in the front and 6.6 inches wider in the rear than on the Transit Connect Wagon.

Chassis

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The Voyager uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The Voyager has 4.8 inches more front hip room, 6.2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.4 inches more rear legroom, 6.5 inches more rear hip room, 4.5 inches more rear shoulder room, 1.5 inches more third row legroom, 2.5 inches more third row hip room and 4.9 inches more third row shoulder room than the Long Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Voyager’s middle and third row seats recline. The Transit Connect Wagon’s middle row seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Voyager’s cargo area provides more volume than the Long Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon.

Voyager

Transit Connect Wagon

Behind Third Seat

32.3 cubic feet

19.8 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

87.5 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

58.9 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

140.5 cubic feet

106 cubic feet

The Voyager’s cargo area provides more volume than the Short Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon.

Voyager

Transit Connect Wagon

Third Seat Folded

87.5 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

46.9 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

140.5 cubic feet

77.6 cubic feet

The Voyager’s cargo area is larger than the Transit Connect Wagon’s in almost every dimension:

Voyager

Short Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon

Long Wheelbase Transit Connect Wagon

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

23.2”/57.5”/92.5”

n.a./54.9”/70.8”

14.5”/45”/85.6”

Max Width

49.3”

n/a

n/a

Min Width

48.8”

45.3”

45.4”

Height

47.6”

49.4”

43.3”

The Voyager has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Voyager’s optional third row seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Voyager. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Voyager’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Transit Connect Wagon’s (3600 vs. 0 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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A maintenance reminder system is standard on the Voyager to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes based on actual driving conditions. This takes the guesswork out of keeping your vehicle in top condition and helps it last longer. Ford doesn’t offer a maintenance reminder on the Transit Connect Wagon.

Ergonomics

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When two different drivers share the Voyager (except Touring/Hybrid Touring L), the memory system makes it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position, outside mirror angle and radio stations. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Voyager Limited non-Hybrid’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Voyager’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Transit Connect Wagon does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Voyager’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Transit Connect Wagon has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Voyager has standard extendable sun visors. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Voyager has standard power remote mirrors. The Transit Connect Wagon only comes with remote mirrors at extra cost. Without them the driver will have to roll down the windows and reach across the car to adjust the mirrors.

The Voyager’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Ford charges extra for heated mirrors on the Transit Connect Wagon.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Voyager Limited keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

On extremely cold winter days, the Voyager LX’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the Voyager LX has standard steering wheel controls for the radio. The Transit Connect Wagon doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Voyager, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Transit Connect Wagon.

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The Voyager was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five/10Best Trucks” for 3 of the last 3 years. The Transit Connect Wagon has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

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