The 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is our pick for power, thanks in part to its impressive engine options. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generates 169 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, enough power to easily haul heavy passenger loads. It's also fuel efficient, achieving 20 city/28 highway mpg. For greater heft, shoppers can choose the available turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. It makes 178 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque. On the road, drivers can expect 22/30 mpg. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon comes with one engine, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 178 horses and 174 pound-feet of torque. Properly equipped, both the ProMaster and Transit Connect can tow up to 2,000 pounds. The ProMaster can haul a slightly greater payload of 1,883 pounds. The Transit Connect's maximum payload is 1,620 pounds.