2019 Ram ProMaster City vs 2019 Ford Transit Connect

2019 Ram ProMaster City vs 2019 Ford Transit Connect comparison image

When it comes to finding the right midsize van for a small business, commercial shoppers can struggle to find the perfect model that can offer the right powertrain and capacity options. We are naturally a fan of any Ram model, but how the does ProMaster City really stack up against the new Transit Connect? While the ProMaster City received only minor improvements for the 2019 model, the 2019 Ford Transit Connect received significant changes. Will that be enough?

Both models in this 2019 Ram ProMaster City vs 2019 Ford Transit Connect comparison seek to offer commercial shoppers the most value, and keep costs down. While the Ford van is offering new driver assistance technology, the Ram model will deliver practical capability for owners who want custom upfitting options. With Ram Telematics, business owners who want to track the performance of their fleet models and streamline or address new business challenges, have more options.

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2019 Ram ProMaster City vs 2019 Ford Transit Connect
$24,195 Starting MSRP $24,100*
Cargo Van, 5-Passenger Wagon Body Styles Cargo Van, 7-Passenger Wagon
2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 9-speed automatic transmission Base Powertrain 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and 8-speed automatic transmission
131.7 cubic feet Max. Cargo Space TBA (105.9 cubic feet in 2018)

Powertrains and Capabilities of the 2019 Ram ProMaster City

How do the engine options stack up between the two models in this 2019 Ram ProMaster City vs 2019 Ford Transit Connect comparison? While Ford hasn’t been forthcoming about their new model’s capability at this time, we do know that many features that earned the 2019 Ram ProMaster City a best-in-class designation are returning for the new model year.

For example, the 2019 Ram ProMaster City’s tried and true 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine will return offering 178 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The base engine of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Official output numbers are not available, but based on previous spec for that engine we believe it will offer just 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque*. The 2019 Ford Transit Connect will also be available with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel powertrain that may offer 125 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque*.

Interior dimensions of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect are not yet available, but the 2019 Ram ProMaster City continues to offer up to 131.7 cubic feet of cargo space, 1,885 pounds of payload capacity, a 122.4-inch wheelbase, and 448 miles of driving ranging with its standard engine. If you would like to learn more about this practical midsize van in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center sales team in Lake Elmo MN today.


*This statistic for the 2019 Ford Transit Connect is estimated based on past information about the model and announced changes. It will be updated when official information is available toward the end of 2018.

 

side view of a 2018 Ram ProMaster City
2018 Ram ProMaster City loaded with supplies in the back
2018 Ram ProMaster City dashboard and main window
2018 Ram ProMaster City rearview camera

 

 

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