The 2015 Ford Transit Connect vs. the 2015 Ram ProMaster City

2015 Ford Transit Connect

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When Chicago and Manteno drivers compare the 2015 Ford Transit Connect to the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, they're looking for a wagon which combines work-ready practicality with a generous level of passenger comfort. The 2015 Ford Transit Connect has always set the standard for both; we conducted a meticulous comparison of the two in order to make sure that that's still the case.

 

Trim Levels and Price

2015 Ford Transit Connect The 2015 Ford Transit Connect offers three trim levels for Chicago and Manteno drivers to choose from.

  • XLT Wagon: The entry-level model starts at just $24,710, and includes premium technology as standard - such as a rear view camera for confident reversing, cruise control for long-distance comfort, and a remote keyless entry system to make access more convenient than ever.
  • XL Wagon: The XL Wagon starts at just $25,185. Unique body additions create a strong visual statement, while the third row is fitted with a manual sliding mechanism to let drivers extend the length of the flat load floor.
  • Titanium Wagon: Starting at $29,185, the Titanium boasts everything you'd expect from an upper level model, including dual-zone temperature control, a 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather trimmed seats - heated in the front - as standard.

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City offers four trim choices - ranging from a $23,130 Tradesman to a $25,655 Wagon SLT. Unfortunately, the Ram is aimed more at budget drivers, so it doesn't provide you with your money's worth like the 2015 Ford Transit Connect does.

 

Powertrains and MPG

2015 Ford Transit Connect The 2015 Ford Transit Connect comes with two engine options, allowing Chicago and Manteno drivers to find the perfect blend of power and efficiency:

  • 2.5L Duratec I-4: The Transit Connect's standard engine produces 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque - more than enough for the majority of drivers. It's paired with a SelectShift automatic transmission to ensure up to 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway.
  • 1.6L EcoBoost I-4: The available EcoBoost takes performance even further. Output is ratcheted up to 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, while mileage goes to 22 mpg in the city and a best-in-class 30 mpg on the highway.

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City comes with just one engine - a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir. At 178 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, it slightly outperforms the Transit Connect when it comes to raw force, but fails to refine its output as effectively. This means that mileage peaks with 21 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

 

Interior Versatility

2015 Ford Transit Connect The 2015 Ford Transit Connect offers a slightly greater level of cargo space than the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, with 131.7 cubic feet edging out 130.6 cubic feet. However, the real difference comes when examining the way in which that interior space can be utilized for various purposes.

To start with, Transit Connect drivers may choose between either a short-wheelbase or a long-wheelbase - the latter of which provides class-exclusive seven-passenger seating. Take the sliding third row into account, and the Ford delivers more available configurations than any other vehicle in its class for Chicago and Manteno drivers.

 

Capability

2015 Ford Transit Connect Despite its slightly higher output, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City fails to outperform the 2015 Ford Transit Connect when it comes to work-ready performance. Towing capacity is equal between the two, with both vehicles enabling you to haul up to an impressive 2,000 lbs.

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect can even carry plenty of heavy cargo, with a maximum payload of up to 1,270 lbs. That might sound like an almost unrealistic rating for a vehicle of this size, but the Transit Connect employs a cutting-edge AdvanceTrac system with Roll Stability Control (RSC) to ensure that all wheels remain on the road.

 

Safety

2015 Ford Transit Connect Both the 2015 Ford Transit Connect and the 2015 Ram ProMaster City offer a number of standard safety devices, such as tire pressure monitoring, anti-lock brakes, and a vast array of airbags.

However, unlike the ProMaster City, each model of the Transit Connect is fitted with a rearview camera as standard, ensuring that you're more protected against collisions while reversing. Such a feature is only ever available at added cost with a ProMaster City, and the Ford's innovative forward and rear sensing system - which uses ultrasonic sensors to alert you of obstructions - isn't available at all.

 

Find Out More at Terry's Ford of Peotone

In terms of safety, efficiency, versatility, and comfort, the 2015 Ford Transit Connect easily outclasses the 2015 Ram ProMaster City. To find out more, just contact one of the team at Terry's Ford of Peotone. We hope to serve our customers from Chicago and Manteno very soon!

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