2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs 2017 Ford Transit Connect
When you think of Mercedes-Benz, it’s impressive line of commercial vehicles probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. That being said, Mercedes-Benz offers versatile commercial vans like the Sprinter and Metris that are go-to’s for many businesses. Here we’ll show you how the 2017 Mercedes-benz Metris takes on another popular fleet vehicle, the 2017 Ford Transit Connect to show you how the Metris fares against its competition.
While both vans offer cargo and passenger configurations, we’ll focus on the cargo-based models and base trims for the purpose of this comparison.
For interior space, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris has the clear advantage, as it offers up to 186 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 2017 Transit Connect can only boast up to 103.9 cubic feet in its short wheelbase version and 128.6 cubic feet in its long wheelbase version.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris||2017 Ford Transit Connect|
|2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder (208 hp)||Base Engine||2.5-liter 4-cylinder (169 hp)|
|Available Parallel Parking||Parking Features||Available Parking Sensors|
|186 cubic feet||Max cargo capacity||128.6 cubic feet|
Advantages of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
The advantages of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris don’t end with its more spacious interior when compared to the Ford Transit Connect. In fact, the lone powertrain option for the Metris offers a more powerful driving experience, increasing the van’s payload and towing capability. Running on a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the Metris is able to produce 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. And while the Transit offers two engine options, a 169-horsepower 2.5-liter and a 178-horsepower 1.6-liter, neither come close to the power and performance you get from the Metris.
The 2017 Metris is able to combat the Transit’s mileage and price advantage by offering superior towing and payload capability. The Metris offers a maximum payload of 2,502 lbs as well as a maximum towing capacity of 4,960 lbs.
For more information on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris, contact us here at Loeber Motors either online on our website or by giving us a call.