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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs. 2018 Ford Transit Connect

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs. 2018 Ford Transit Connect

The commercial segment is full of stylish, spacious vehicles with impressive capacities and features. The first example that springs to mind for many business owners is the 2018 Ford Transit Connect, which is offered as a Cargo Van or Wagon. While the Transit Connect excels in many areas, such as towing and hauling, comfort, and safety, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a strong competitor. Available as a Cargo or Passenger Van, the Sprinter challenges the Transit Connect in virtually every category. Compare the Sprinter vs. Transit Connect and find out how the Sprinter always finds an advantage!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 VS 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL
5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 2,000 pounds
3,501 pounds Payload Capacity 1,470 pounds
Standard Daytime Running Lights Optional
Standard Heated Rear Window Optional

Ford Transit Connect vs. Sprinter: Capacities

Built to accommodate your business’s needs, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Van towing capacity reaches up to 2,000 pounds. If you opt for the long wheelbase configuration, you’ll enjoy 128.6 cubic feet of cargo space, as well as a payload capacity of 1,470 pounds. On the other hand, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van with a standard roof and 144-inch wheelbase tows up to 5,000 pounds without breaking a sweat. The upfitting-friendly cargo area expands to a whopping 319.1 cubic feet, and can haul as much as 3,501 pounds. While the Transit Connect Van’s capabilities max out at its long wheelbase trim, the Sprinter Cargo Van’s payload and cargo area capacities only increase as you move up the line.

2018 Sprinter
2018 Sprinter

Ford Transit Connect vs. Sprinter: Space & Features

If you’re in the business of transportation, chances are you’re looking for a vehicle that seats large groups yet doesn’t skimp on comfort features. Capable of seating six passengers, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon comes equipped with air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo, keyless entry, power windows and locks, privacy glass, and optional navigation. Offering double the seating capacity and all of the above features, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is a shuttling extraordinaire. What’s more, the Sprinter Passenger Van includes a variety of standard and optional features not available on the Transit Connect Wagon, including a partition with sliding door package and heated front seats.

Ford Transit Connect vs. Sprinter: Safety

As a commercial vehicle, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect keeps the safety of you, your passengers, and cargo in mind. For enhanced protection, the Transit Connect Vans and Wagons feature anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, a rack-and-pinion steering system, and an anti-theft system. As is typical of Mercedes-Benz, the Sprinter Vans cut no corners when it comes to safety. In addition to the above features, the Sprinter tacks on standard Daytime Running Lamps and a heated rear window. The Sprinter also offers the following optional safety systems – all of which are unavailable for the Transit Connect:

  • Bi-Xenon headlamps with Highbeam Assist
  • Headlamp cleaning system
  • Mud and snow tires
2018 Sprinter

Find Your New Sprinter Near Murrieta & Sun City!

After comparing the Ford Transit Connect vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Menifee and Lake Elsinore business owners know that opting for the Sprinter instead of the Transit Connect results in higher capacities and a plethora of exclusive features. Check out the Sprinter, and compare it to other top competitors like the Dodge ProMaster at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula. To schedule a test drive, contact our friendly sales team at any day of the week!

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