2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van vs. 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

2017 Chevrolet City Express comparison

2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van

2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van


When choosing between the 2017 Chevy City Express Cargo Van and the 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van, Florence and Covington, KY drivers have a lot to consider, including safety, efficiency, convenience, and capacity. We’ve asked the experts at Tom Gill Chevrolet to help us sort out all of that information so that you can make an informed decision about your next vehicle purchase. Look over our findings and, when you’re ready to test-drive a van from an award-winning brand, come see us first.

Safety

When it comes to keeping occupants and equipment intact, the 2017 Chevy City Express Cargo Van has a leg up on the 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van:

  • 2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van: The Chevy City Express is equipped with active head restraints that move with the occupant in the event of a rear-end collision. This flexibility helps to minimize whiplash as well as potentially serious neck and spinal injuries in a crash.
  • 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van: The Ford Transit Connect doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system. Instead, the van’s seats are rigid. Should the vehicle be struck from behind, occupants are at a much greater risk of serious spine injury.

Warranty

Chevy stands behind each of its vehicles with giving owners impressive warranty and service protections that Ford doesn’t match:

  • 2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van: The Chevy van offers six years of corrosion perforation protection, which is ideal for colder climates where salt is used to make roads safe in the winter. Chevy also provides two years of complimentary basic maintenance to ensure the van continues to run as well as it did the day it left the lot.
  • 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van: The Ford van gives drivers just five years of corrosion perforation protection coverage and, when it’s time for scheduled maintenance, drivers will have to pay any costs out of their own pockets.

Fuel Efficiency

Cargo vans spend much of their time traveling from place to place delivering goods or carrying equipment. The fuel from all this travel can add up. The Chevy Express Cargo van is designed to help minimize those high costs with a more efficient engine than the Ford Transit Connect:

  • 2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van: In recent EPA testing, the Chevy City Express van offered drivers up to 24 mpg/city fuel efficiency – nearly equal to many cars on the road. With the 14.5-gallon fuel tank, this gas-sipping van can take drivers up to 348 miles between fill-ups.
  • 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van: The Ford Transit Connect delivered just 20 mpg/city fuel efficiency in the same EPA testing, meaning it will cost drivers as much as 20 percent more while only taking them 316 miles on a full tank of gas.

Cargo Volume

Even with better fuel economy, the Chevy Express still delivers a much larger payload than the Ford can:

  • 2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van: The Chevy Cargo Express offers drivers as much as 122.7 cubic feet of customizable rear cargo space behind the two front seats. With abundant aftermarket accessories, this allows businesses to carry all the goods they want and still have room to spare.
  • 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van: Depending on the configuration chosen, drivers could see just 103.9 cubic feet of cargo volume from their Ford Transit van.

Loading Convenience

When it comes to accessing the rear cargo area, Chevy engineers have given more thought to what business owners really need:

  • 2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van: The Chevy City Express has a low loading deck – just 21.1 inches off the ground, making it easy to slide heavy parcels in and get on the road.The Express also offers a 53-inch high interior space, to make it easier to accommodate large loads, or just enter the vehicle and access the tools needed.
  • 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van: The Ford Transit Connect’s loading deck is 22.5 inches off the ground – a significant difference when loading heavy parcels. The lower interior ceiling, which measures just 49.7 inches high, also only allows for smaller loads and makes accessing them inconvenient. 

The 2017 Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van Outperforms the Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van in Florence and Covington, KY

To see for yourself why the 2017 Chevy City Express Cargo Van outperformed the 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van to give Florence and Covington, KY drivers the capacity they need, contact Tom Gill Chevrolet at 859-371-7566 or visit us at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY.