2018 Ram ProMaster City vs 2018 Ford Transit Connect

side by side images of white 2018 Ram ProMaster City and 2018 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans

Finding the right small van for a business can make a big difference when it comes to the bottom line. Things like starting price, fuel economy, and sheer capability can be very important. In this 2018 Ram ProMaster City vs 2018 Ford Transit Connect comparison, we will check out a couple compact van options from key manufacturers.

The 2018 Ram ProMaster City has a fractionally higher starting price, but that slight difference can pay off big. The Ram van comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that offers more engine output, with 178 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect offers just 169 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Even offering more engine output, the Ram compact van has a slight advantage in fuel economy. This means that for a slightly higher initial investment businesses can benefit significantly in the long-term.

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2018 Ram ProMaster City vs 2018 Ford Transit Connect
$23,995 Starting MSRP $23,215
2.4-L 4-cylinder (178 hp) Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (169 hp)
131.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 105.9 cubic feet
21/28 mpg Mileage (Highway/City) 20/27 mpg

Space and Capability of the 2018 Ram ProMaster City

Another advantage that the Ram compact van brings to this 2018 Ram ProMaster City vs 2018 Ford Transit Connect comparison is when you look at the available interior space of these two models. Businesses in the market for a commercial van are probably interested in hauling cargo, or creating a custom business asset with upfitting options. The base cargo van model of the 2018 Ram ProMaster City offers up to 131.7 cubic feet for cargo or enhancements, while the base 2018 Ford Transit Connect offers just 105.9 cubic feet. The Ram model also offers up to 1,885 pounds of payload capacity, while the Ford tops out at 1,515 pounds.

Both of these models are available with cargo van and passenger van configurations that can offer commercial shoppers options for what they need. If you are interested in learning more about this comparison, or finding a new 2018 Ram ProMaster City in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center today, or stop by our Lake Elmo MN location to learn more about available models and options.

 

steering wheel and dashboard of the 2018 Ram ProMaster City
glovebox and cubbies of the 2018 Ram ProMaster City
overhead view of the front seats of the 2018 Ram ProMaster City
2018 Ram ProMaster City dashboard and steering wheel

 

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