2020 Mercedes Metris Cargo vs. 2020 Ford Transit Connect Van

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Safety

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Both the Metris Cargo and the Transit Connect Van have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Mercedes Metris Cargo weighs 496 to 641 pounds more than the Ford Transit Connect Van. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Metris Cargo has a standard 175-amp alternator. The Transit Connect Van’s standard 150-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Mercedes vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Mercedes 1 place higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine

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The Metris Cargo’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 46 more horsepower (208 vs. 162) and 114 lbs.-ft. more torque (258 vs. 144) than the Transit Connect Van’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Metris Cargo’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 39 more horsepower (208 vs. 169) and 87 lbs.-ft. more torque (258 vs. 171) than the Transit Connect Van’s optional 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the Metris Cargo’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Metris Cargo has 2.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Transit Connect Van (18.5 vs. 15.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Metris Cargo has larger tires than the Transit Connect Van (225/55R17 vs. 215/55R16).

For better load carrying, ride, handling and brake cooling the Metris Cargo has standard 17-inch wheels. Only 16-inch wheels are available on the Transit Connect Van.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Mercedes Metris Cargo 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 Van has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Metris Cargo’s wheelbase is longer than on the Transit Connect Van:

Metris Cargo

Transit Connect Van

SWB Van

126 inches

104.8 inches

LWB Van

135 inches

120.6 inches

For better maneuverability, the Metris Cargo’s turning circle is tighter than the Transit Connect Van’s:

Metris Cargo

Transit Connect Van

LWB Van

38.7 feet

40 feet

Passenger Space

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The Metris Cargo has 4.7 inches more front hip room and 4.6 inches more front shoulder room than the Transit Connect Van.

Cargo Capacity

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The Metris Cargo Standard WB has a much larger cargo volume than the SWB Transit Connect Van (183 vs. 104.8 cubic feet).

The Metris Cargo Long WB has a much larger cargo volume than the LWB Transit Connect Van (199 vs. 127.4 cubic feet).

The Metris Cargo’s cargo area is larger than the Transit Connect Van’s in every dimension:

Metris Cargo

Standard WB

Metris Cargo

Long WB

SWB Transit Connect Van

LWB Transit Connect Van

Length

111.5”

120.5”

71.8”

87.6”

Max Width

66.3”

66.3”

n/a

n/a

Min Width

50”

50”

48.7”

48.7”

Height

55”

55”

49.7”

49.8”

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Metris Cargo. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Payload and Towing

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The Metris Cargo’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Transit Connect Van’s (5000 vs. 0 pounds).

The Metris Cargo Standard WB has a much higher standard payload capacity than the SWB Transit Connect Van (2425 vs. 1270 lbs.).

The Metris Cargo Standard WB has a much higher optional payload capacity than the LWB Transit Connect Van (2425 vs. 1550 lbs.).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Metris Cargo is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Transit Connect Van. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

A maintenance reminder system is standard on the Metris Cargo to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals based on odometer mileage. 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 Van.

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Mercedes service is better than Ford. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes fifth in service department satisfaction. With a 59% lower rating, Ford is ranked 24th.

Ergonomics

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The Metris Cargo’s front power windows 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 Transit Connect Van’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically.

If the front windows are left open on the Metris Cargo the driver can close them from a distance using the remote (remote must be aimed at door sensor). On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Transit Connect Van can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Metris Cargo has a standard locking fuel door. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Metris Cargo offers optional heated front seats, which keep the driver and front passenger extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated seats aren’t available in the Transit Connect Van.

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

The Metris Cargo’s optional Active Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Transit Connect Van doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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