2020 Mercedes Metris Passenger vs. 2020 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

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2020 Mercedes Metris Passenger

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Safety

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Both the Metris Passenger and the Transit Connect Wagon 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 Passenger weighs 821 to 852 pounds more than the Ford Transit Connect Wagon. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Reliability

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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 Passenger’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 Wagon’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Metris Passenger’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 Wagon’s optional 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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

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

Tires and Wheels

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

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

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Mercedes Metris Passenger 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.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Metris Passenger’s wheelbase is 5.4 inches longer than on the Transit Connect Wagon (126 inches vs. 120.6 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Metris Passenger’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Transit Connect Wagon’s (36.4 feet vs. 40 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Metris Passenger offers optional seating for 8 passengers; the Transit Connect Wagon can only carry up to 7.

The Metris Passenger has 4.7 inches more front hip room, 4.6 inches more front shoulder room, 7.2 inches more rear hip room, 6.4 inches more rear shoulder room, .8 inches more third row legroom, 9 inches more third row hip room and 4.9 inches more third row shoulder room than the Transit Connect Wagon.

Cargo Capacity

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The Metris Passenger’s cargo area provides more volume than the Transit Connect Wagon.

Metris Passenger

Transit Connect Wagon

Behind Third Seat

38 cubic feet

16.3 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

97.3 cubic feet

60.1 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

186 cubic feet

106 cubic feet

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

Metris Passenger

Transit Connect Wagon

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

27.5”/111.5”

14.5”/45”/85.6”

Max Width

61.1”

n/a

Min Width

47.4”

47”

Height

52.4”

43.3”

Payload and Towing

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

The Metris Passenger has a much higher standard payload capacity than the Transit Connect Wagon (1896 vs. 1270 lbs.).

The Metris Passenger has a much higher optional payload capacity than the Transit Connect Wagon (1896 vs. 1420 lbs.).

Servicing Ease

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

A maintenance reminder system is standard on the Metris Passenger 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 Wagon.

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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If the front windows are left open on the Metris Passenger 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 Wagon can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Metris Passenger 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 Wagon doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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

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