|2016 Ford Transit Connect|
|178-hp 2.4-L 4-cylinder||Engine Options||
169-hp 2.5-L 4-cylinder
173-hp 1.6-L 4-cylinder
|21/29 mpg||Mileage (city/highway)||20/28 mpg|
|1,883 pounds (standard)||Payload||1560 pounds (available)|
|131.7 cubic feet||Cargo Space||105.9 cubic feet|
2016 Ram ProMaster City vs 2016 Ford Transit Connect
When a small business needs serious cargo hauling power, but doesn't quite have the need for a full-size van, the ideal choice is one of the new commercial minivans that are making their mark across the country. In this 2016 Ram ProMaster City vs 2016 Ford Transit Connect comparison we will look at two of these great new vehicles, both of which are available on the lot here at Akins. While the full-size Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster are fairly well matched, it is safe to say that the smaller ProMaster City exceeds the Ford in multiple categories.
Starting with straight-up measurements, the 2016 Ram ProMaster City offers more cargo space and payload capacity than the Ford Transit Connect. The ProMaster City has over 25 cubic feet more maximum cargo space compared to its competitor, which is the equivalent of an extra full-sized refrigerator. It can also carry 323 more pounds of payload when compared to the Transit Connect. An extra cubic foot of passenger space in the ProMaster City also means that the driver and passenger can be more comfortable even as they fit more cargo into the back.
Power and Torque on the 2016 Ram ProMaster City
When comparing the powertrain of the 2016 Ram ProMaster City vs 2016 Ford Transit Connect, once again the Transit doesn't match the City's power or capability. The Ford is available with two engine options compares to the Ram's single powertrain, but even the most powerful engine on the Transit Connect does not deliver as much horsepower as the standard option on the ProMaster City. The 2016 ProMaster City also offers 174 pound-feet of torque compared to the Ford Transit Connect's 171 pound-feet, and better mileage for both city and highway driving. The Ford Transit delivers a somewhat smoother driving experience, but if power is your measurement, it's clear which van pulls ahead.
Even when it comes to standard cabin amenities, the 2016 Ram ProMaster City often delivers where the Ford does not. It has standard cloth (rather than vinyl) upholstery, arm rests for both the driver and front passenger instead of a single central armrest, and two extra 12-volt DC power outlets when compared to the Ford Transit Connect. For those in the market for a reliable, spacious, powerful, and well-equipped commercial minivan, the 2016 Ram ProMaster City is an excellent choice. Contact Akins today, online or by phone at 866-625-1965 to learn more about either of these vehicles.