2020 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs. 2020 Ram ProMaster City Wagon

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Safety

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The Transit Connect Wagon has standard Automatic Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Transit Connect Wagon has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

To help make backing safer, the Transit Connect Wagon’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The Transit Connect Wagon offers optional 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Transit Connect Wagon and the ProMaster City 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, rearview cameras and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

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There are over 25 percent more Ford dealers than there are Ram dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Transit Connect Wagon’s warranty.

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Transit Connect Wagon has a standard 220-amp alternator. The ProMaster City Wagon’s 160-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Transit Connect Wagon has a standard 800-amp battery. The ProMaster City Wagon’s 700-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Ram vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 22 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ram is ranked 21st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Ram vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in reliability. With 25 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ram is ranked 26th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Transit Connect Wagon with its standard engine gets better fuel mileage than the ProMaster City Wagon (24 city/29 hwy vs. 21 city/28 hwy).

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Transit Connect Wagon 2.0’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 ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Transit Connect Wagon has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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For more complete vehicle control the Transit Connect Wagon has a manually controlled automatic, with the available convenience of an automatic transmission and the complete gear control of a manual transmission without the inconvenience of a clutch. A manually controlled automatic allows the driver to eliminate unwanted shifts and maximize engine braking by down shifting while cornering. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a transmission that allows complete gear control.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Ford Transit Connect Wagon has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the ProMaster City Wagon. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes that work much harder than conventional brakes.

Tires and Wheels

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The Transit Connect Wagon has a standard full size spare so a flat doesn’t interrupt your work or a trip. A full size spare costs extra on the ProMaster City Wagon. Without the option you must depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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

The Transit Connect Wagon’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Transit Connect Wagon is 1.4 inches wider in the front and .8 inches wider in the rear than on the ProMaster City Wagon.

For better maneuverability, the Transit Connect Wagon’s turning circle is 2 feet tighter than the ProMaster City Wagon’s (40 feet vs. 42 feet).

Chassis

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The front grille of the Transit Connect Wagon XLT offers available electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Transit Connect Wagon offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the ProMaster City Wagon can only carry 5.

The Transit Connect Wagon has 50.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the ProMaster City Wagon (167.1 vs. 116.8).

The Transit Connect Wagon has .9 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more front legroom, 1.4 inches more front hip room, 1.7 inches more rear headroom, .8 inches more rear legroom and .5 inches more rear shoulder room than the ProMaster City Wagon.

Cargo Capacity

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The Transit Connect Wagon’s cargo area provides more volume than the ProMaster City Wagon.

Transit Connect Wagon

ProMaster City Wagon

Third Seat Removed

60.1 cubic feet

45.6 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

106 cubic feet

68.7 cubic feet

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Transit Connect Wagon easier. The Transit Connect Wagon’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 22.5 inches, while the ProMaster City Wagon’s liftover is 23.8 inches.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s liftgate lifts up in one piece, completely out of the way of loading and unloading, while sheltering the cargo loading area. The ProMaster City Wagon’s two swing out doors impair rear visibility, need a lot of clearance, and can block loading in tight quarters.

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Ram ProMaster City Wagon is limited to 1867 pounds. The Transit Connect Wagon offers up to a 2000 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Transit Connect Wagon’s optional front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The ProMaster City Wagon’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

Passive Entry/Passive Start optional on the Transit Connect Wagon (except XL) allows you to unlock the driver’s door, cargo door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Ram ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The ProMaster City Wagon’s fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Transit Connect Wagon to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Transit Connect Wagon has a standard rear wiper. A rear wiper costs extra on the ProMaster City Wagon.

The Transit Connect Wagon has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. When the ignition turns off, the headlights turn off after a delay timed to allow you to securely get to your front door. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer automatic headlights.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Transit Connect Wagon detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Transit Connect Wagon offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s optional rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

The Transit Connect Wagon’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Transit Connect Wagon has standard rear a/c vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer rear vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Transit Connect Wagon XLT/Titanium offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

The Transit Connect Wagon has a 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Transit Connect Wagon Titanium’s optional Enhanced Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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The Ford Transit Connect outsold the Ram ProMaster City by over three to one during 2019.

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