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2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. 2018 Ford Transit

2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. 2018 Ford Transit


In their search for the perfect commercial van, many Chicago business owners put affordability, efficiency, and comfort at the top of their list. High-performing, spacious, and reliable, the new Mercedes-Benz Metris overshadows the Ford Transit with specs and features like:

  • Lower starting MSRP
  • Towing capacity that outdoes many Transit models
  • Greater fuel economy
  • Wider selection of standard features

For more details, check out Mercedes-Benz of Chicago’s below comparison of the 2018 Metris vs. the 2018 Ford Transit!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris VS 2018 Ford Transit
$25,995 MSRP $32,285
21 City MPG 14
24 Highway MPG 19
7-speed automatic $25,995 6-speed automatic
Standard Multi-Function Steering Wheel Optional

Performance & Handling

Let’s begin by comparing the Metris and Ford Vans’ performance:

  • Engine: The Transit comes with a 275-hp 3.7L V6 engine rated at 260 lb-ft of torque, while the Metris gets a 208-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine rated at 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: While the Transit offers greater horsepower and torque, it’s EPA-estimated 14 city/19 mpg rating doesn’t measure up to the Metris Van’s astounding 21 city/24 mpg highway rating.
  • Transmission: With a broader gear range, the 7G-TRONIC® connected to Metris Van’s engine offers smoother, more intuitive handling than the Transit’s 6-speed automatic transmission.
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Configurations, Towing, & MSRP

The capacities of the Ford Transit depend on the configuration—of which there are many. You can choose between a regular, long, or extended wheelbase, as well as a low (56.9 inches), medium (72 inches), or high (81.5 inches) roof. Available in just two simple yet heavy-duty configurations—Cargo and Passenger—the Metris Van measures in with a 126-inch wheelbase.

With a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the 2018 Metris Cargo and Passenger Vans tow more than almost all of the low, medium, and high-roof Transit Wagons. Not to mention, the Metris tows more than many of the 2018 Transit Vans equipped with the optional 3.2L I5 diesel engine, which kicks the base starting MSRP of $32,285 up to $36,280 on the spot. The new Metris Cargo Van starts at a much more cost-effective $25,995.

Utility & Safety Features

On the Ford Transit, you’ll find 16-inch steel wheels, a hinged passenger-side door (low-roof configurations only), and air conditioning. The Mercedes-Benz Metris, however, introduces a little extra convenience and peace of mind into your workday with the following exclusive features:

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Sliding door on the right
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Mud and snow tires
  • Optional partition with sliding door package

While the Transit includes a rearview camera, the Metris counters with Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Rescue AssistSM, and a Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program—all standard.

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Choose the Best for Your Business!

Less expensive than the Ford Transit, yet convenient to its core, the Mercedes-Benz Metris is a given for Chicagoland business owners. Step inside the Metris at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago near Evanston and Oak Park! To learn more about what you can expect from the 2018 Metris vs. the 2018 Ford Transit, contact our sales department to schedule a test drive!

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