2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo vs 2016 Ford Transit Connect
Both the 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo and the 2016 Ford Transit Connect are part of a new breed of commercial vehicles that provide efficiency and as much utility as old-school full-size cargo vans. These two midsize vans will appeal to businesses that need to maneuver in tight urban environments, where sheer size isn’t necessarily an asset. Even though these vehicles do have that much in common, you should definitely read on to see how they differ before you head to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Merrillville to see the 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo in person.
Powertrains and Performance
Both of these smaller vans come standard with a four-cylinder engine in order to provide better fuel economy than more traditional truck-based commercial vehicles. The 2016 Ford Transit Connect earns 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates. Meanwhile, the 2016 Chevrolet City Express earns 24 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. While the Transit provides better highway fuel economy, these vehicles thrive on commercial jobs in the city, where the Chevrolet model is far superior, in part because of its continuously variable transmission.
Capacities and Capabilities
So, what about cargo capacity inside the cabin? That’s one of the reasons you’re shopping a commercial cargo van, after all. The 2016 Ford Transit Connect has space for total cargo capacity of 103.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats, while the 2016 Chevrolet City Express can fit up to 122.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the front two seats.
With almost 20 cubic feet more capacity than the Ford Transit Connect, the Chevrolet City Express seems the obvious choice.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Warranty and maintenance coverage are top priorities for buyers of cargo vans, as well. In this respect, the 2016 Ford Transit Connect gets a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, the same amount of roadside assistance, and no included maintenance. The 2016 Chevrolet Cargo Express, on the other hand, gets a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain and roadside assistance coverage, and a full two years of complimentary maintenance service included in the price.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevy of Merrillville to Purchase the 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo
You can find the 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo right now at Mike Anderson Chevrolet. We’re your local Chevrolet dealer near Gary, and we’re easily accessible from anywhere in Northwest Indiana via I-61. Come visit us today at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN or contact us online for more info.