Ford Transit Connect vs. Chevrolet Express Van

Shadow Black
VS
Woodland Green

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$23,215 - $25,900
$22,855 - $35,500

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.67 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
131 - 341 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L Duratec I4
2.0L DOHC I4 (131 hp [97.7 kW]@ 5200 rpm 139
4.3L V6
2.0L DOHC I4
VORTEC 6.0L V8 SFI FLEXFUEL
6.0L V8 SFI GASEOUS CNG/LPG
2.8L DURAMAX TURBO
CARGO PACKAGE
COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE
SAFETY PACKAGE
ENHANCED CONVENIENCE PACKAGE

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
42.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
46.8 in.
41.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
45.1 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
105.9 - 128.6 cu. ft.
122.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
2 - 7
1 - 2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
185

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.8 - 120.6 in.
115.2 - 155 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 - 40 ft.
36.7 - 54.5 ft.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
68.1 - 79.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3968 - 3993 .lbs
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
131 - 341 hp

Torque

Torque
171 ft. lbs.
139 - 373 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 .lbs
10000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
14.5 - 31 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 - 14 mpg
13 - 13 mpg

City

City
19 - 20 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
25 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Van - Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van - Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

Body Style

Body Style
Cargo Van, Cargo Van LWB, Passenger Wagon LWB
Cargo Van

Body Code

Body Code
V
ZW9

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD
Not Available

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
2, 5, 7
1 - 2

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2590 - 2716 lbs.
4100 - 4300 lbs.

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2755 - 2866 lbs.
5360 - 6084 lbs.

Curb Weight - Front

Curb Weight - Front
2080 - 2160 lbs.
2877 - 3072 lbs.

Curb Weight - Rear

Curb Weight - Rear
1425 - 1448 lbs.
2348 - 2484 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
5020 - 5270 lbs.
4751 - 9900 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 - 23 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 - 20 mpg.
24 mpg.

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
120.7 - 166 ft³.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 mpg.
26 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
6000 - 10000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
600 - 1000 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs.
10000 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
997
L0A, L96, LC8, LV1, LWN

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Gas I4
Gas V6
Gas/Ethanol V8
Gas/Propane/CNG V8
Turbocharged Diesel I4

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.0L/122, 2.8L/, 4.3L/, 6.0L/364

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Direct Injection - Electronic Fuel Injection

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3968 - 3993 lbs.
Not Available

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
446
M5U, MRA, MYD

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1, 6, 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic - Continuously Variable Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
2.63-0.38, 4.03, 4.56

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
2.36 - 2.97

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
1.53 - 2.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
1.15 - 1.69

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.85 - 1.27

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
0.67 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
0.75, 3.06, 3.82

Trans PTO Access

Trans PTO Access
No
Not Available

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
None
Not Available

Transfer Case Power Take Off

Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
Not Available

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590
600 - 770

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
590
770

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 - 8.0
7.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175
105, 150, 220

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
None
Yes

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Coil Spring - MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Hypoid Multi-Leaf - Multi-Stage

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent
Independent

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Independent
Full-Floating - Semi-Floating

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21
Not Available

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21
3.42

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16
185/60R15C, 95/92T TL - LT245/75R16E

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16
185/60R15C, 95/92T TL - LT245/75R16E

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size
Full-Size - LT245/75R16E

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
15 x 5.5 - 16 x 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
15 x 5.5 - 16 x 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in.
15 - 16 x 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electric Rack & Pinion - Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 - 40 ft.
36.7 - 54.5 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Pwr

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
Not Available

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
14.5 - 31 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
46.8 in.
41.70 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
42.60 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.7 in.
54.10 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.2 in.
51.30 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.8 - 120.6 in.
115.20 - 155 in.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21
Not Available

Length, Overall w/rear bumper

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
173.9 - 189.7 in.
186.30 - 244.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in.
68.10 - 79.2 in.

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Coil Spring - MacPherson Strut

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
72 - 72.8 in.
73.70 - 84.6 in.

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Hypoid Multi-Leaf - Multi-Stage

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Not Available

Ground to Top of Load Floor

Ground to Top of Load Floor
23.4 - 23.7 in.
21.1 - 27.8 in.

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Not Available

Ground Clearance, Front

Ground Clearance, Front
6 - 6.3 in.
6.5 - 11 in.

Ground Clearance, Rear

Ground Clearance, Rear
6 - 6.3 in.
6.1 - 7.7 in.

Rear Door Type

Rear Door Type
Liftgate - Split Swing-Out
Dual Swing-out - Swing-Out

Side Door Type

Side Door Type
Sliding
Dual Sliding, Sliding, Swing-out

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
71.5 - 87.3 in.
82.8 - 146.2 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
46.9 - 48.3 in.
48.00 - 52.7 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
42.2 - 49.7 in.
52.9 - 53.4 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
105.9 - 128.6 ft³.
122.7 ft³.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
45.1 in.
Not Available

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.6 in.
Not Available

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58.5 in.
Not Available

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
58.2 in.
Not Available

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
41.3 in.
Not Available

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
35 in.
Not Available

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
56.3 in.
Not Available

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
47 in.
Not Available

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.4 in.
Not Available

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.7 in.
Not Available

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.4 in.
Not Available

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
85.8 in.
Not Available

Liftover Height

Liftover Height
22.7 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
104.2 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
58.9 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
19.8 - 58.9 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Transit Connect
City Express - Express

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Large Van
Large Van

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Cargo Van - Wagon
Cargo Van - Extended Cargo Van

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Cargo Van - Wagon
Cargo Van - Extended Cargo Van

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
2.0, 2.8, 4.3, 6.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC - OHV

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4, 6, 8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
2 - 4