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Comparing the Safety, Fuel Economy and Cargo Space of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon and the 2019 Ram ProMaster City WagonBy Product Expert | Posted in Ford Transit on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6:52 pm
When it comes to tracking down the right passenger vehicle for your ever-growing family, sifting through the nitty-gritty specs and details can be confusing. Today, we’ve broken it down to the facts for you. See how the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger and the 2019 Ram ProMaster City Wagon compare when they go toe to toe in this comparison.
2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon vs 2019 Ram ProMaster City Wagon
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon comes standard with Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic Emergency Braking. The system uses combined camera and radar technology to detect potential forward collisions with cars or pedestrians. If a collision risk is detected, the system will warn you with an audible warning and a row of red flashing lights on the windshield. The system will also precharge the brakes and can even automatically apply the brakes if no corrective action is taken.
Also available on the Transit Connect Wagon are the optional lane departure warning, reverse sensing, cross-traffic warning, and driver alert systems. None of these listed driver-assistance features are available on the Ram ProMaster City Wagon.
Available with 5-passenger seating with the short wheelbase (SWB) or 6-passenger and 7-passenger seating on the long wheelbase (LWB) models, the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon provides no shortage of options when deciding how to choose your space. Stuck to one single two-row, five-passenger configuration, the Ram model should bring in a better fuel economy, right? Well, that’s not the case. Ram’s ProMaster City Wagon brings in a fuel economy of 21 city/28 highway mpg. Even with its three-row configuration, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon’s standard engine brings in 24 city/29 highway mpg gives it an impressive 3 city/1 highway mpg lead.
Ram isn’t winning the competition for cargo space either. If you’re looking at the SWB Transit Connect Wagon, the Ram ProMaster Wagon falls behind with 1.3 cubic feet less space behind the rear seats (46.9 vs 45.6) and 8.9 cubic feet less space with the second row folded (77.6 vs 68.7). With the third-row seats removed on the LWB Transit Connect Wagon, the Ram ProMaster Wagon fails embarrassingly with 13.3 cubic feet less space behind the second-row seats (58.9 vs 45.6) and 37.3 cubic feet less space with the second row folded (106 vs 68.7).
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