2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. 2021 Ford Transit Connect

MB Metris vs Ford Connect

Is your Cincinnati-area business ready to invest in a new cargo van? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van and the 2021 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van are popular models you’ve probably seen making deliveries around Oxford. From the outside, they may appear to be two standard work vans, but there’s so much more to know when you investigate beyond the surface level! In the guide below, Mercedes-Benz of West Chester compares the Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Ford Transit Connect to help you make the best decision for your growing company. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van


2021 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

$31,390 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$24,694 MSRP
183 - 199 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

104.8 - 145.8 cubic feet
2,425 pounds

Max. Payload Capacity

1,550 pounds
5,000 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

Crosswind Assist


Driver Attention Monitor


Mercedes-Benz Metris Price vs. Ford Transit Connect Price

When it comes to your company’s finances, every dollar counts. You want to be sure you’re making smart investments. In terms of pricing, the Mercedes-Benz Metris does come in a bit higher than the Ford Transit Connect. However, as you’ll see in the upcoming points of comparison, you’re going to get a lot more capabilities and features for your money, making the Metris a better overall value. So, how much is a Mercedes-Benz cargo van? Let’s find out:

2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Price

  • Metris Cargo Van w/ Standard Roof & 126-in Wheelbase: $31,390 MSRP*
  • Metris Cargo Van w/ Standard Roof & 135-in Wheelbase: $31,910 MSRP*

2021 Ford Transit Connect Price

  • Transit Connect Commercial Cargo XL Van: $24,694 MSRP
  • Transit Connect Commercial Cargo XLT Van: $27,119 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Transit Connect: Cargo Space

If you’re buying a cargo van, you expect it to have plenty of cargo space. Depending on the configuration, the Mercedes-Benz Metris cargo space ranges from 183 – 199 cubic feet. This is significantly more than what’s offered from the Ford Transit Connect Cargo Vans:

2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Space

  • Metris Cargo Van w/ Standard Roof & 126-in Wheelbase: 183 cubic feet
  • Metris Cargo Van w/ Standard Roof & 135-in Wheelbase: 199 cubic feet

2021 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Space

  • Transit Connect Commercial Cargo Van w/ Standard Wheelbase: 104.8 – 123.2 cubic feet
  • Transit Connect Commercial Cargo Van w/ Long Wheelbase: 127.4 – 145.8 cubic feet

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Transit Connect: Performance

Both the Metris and the Transit Connect are equipped with a base 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, but the Mercedes-Benz Metris engine specs outshine those of the Ford Transit Connect on Monroe highways. Learn more about their respective outputs, here:

2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Engine Specs

  • 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine
  • 208 hp 
  • 258 lb-ft of torque

2021 Ford Transit Connect Engine Specs

  • 2.0L GDI I-4 gas engine
  • 162 hp
  • 144 lb-ft of torque

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Transit Connect: Capability

The impressive Mercedes-Benz Metris engine specs allow this cargo van to carry more equipment, tools, packages, and whatever else your business needs to take on the road. Compare the Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Transit Connect cargo van towing and payload capacities to learn more:

2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Towing & Payload

  • Metris Cargo Van w/ Standard Roof & 126-in Wheelbase: 2,425-pound payload capacity/5,000-pound towing capacity
  • Metris Cargo Van w/ Standard Roof & 135-in Wheelbase: 2,370-pound payload capacity/5,000-pound towing capacity

2021 Ford Transit Connect Towing & Payload

  • Transit Connect Commercial Cargo Van w/ Standard Wheelbase: 1,510-pound payload capacity/2,000-pound towing capacity
  • Transit Connect Commercial Cargo Van w/ Long Wheelbase: 1,550-pound payload capacity/2,000-pound towing capacity

Connectivity in Ford Transit vs. Connectivity in Metris

When your crew is traveling around different areas of West Chester all day, it’s important to stay connected to each other. So, how is connectivity in the Ford Transit vs. connectivity in the Mercedes-Benz Metris? Your cargo van choices are on-par with each other in this category. The Metris Cargo Van offers optional Mercedes-Benz PRO Connect, while the Transit Connect offers optional Ford SYNC® 3. Both systems provide smartphone connectivity and LTE internet services. 

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Transit Connect: Safety

Both cargo vans are equipped standard with a Rear View Camera and collision avoidance. However, only the Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van comes with this additional standard equipment:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Hill-Start Assist

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Transit Connect: Warranty Coverage

The last thing you have time for is worrying about maintaining your commercial fleet. With more comprehensive warranty coverage, the Mercedes-Benz Metris makes service appointments more convenient and affordable:

  • Metris Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles
  • Transit Connect Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles

Upgrade Your Transportation at Mercedes-Benz of West Chester

Will you be growing your business with a new Mercedes-Benz Metris? Visit Mercedes-Benz of West Chester to see the Metris Cargo Van up close today! Our van center is here to support you every step of the way, with flexible financing options and expert upfit jobs. Contact us for more information, and don’t miss out on our commercial van offers!

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer. Optional and European model shown. Optional equipment availability may vary.

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