The Ford Transit Connect shares its platform with the Focus, The wagon is available in XL, XLT and Titanium trims, while the van comes only in XL and XLT. A 2.5L 4-cylinder is standard across the lineup, while a 1.6L turbocharged four is available in the XLT wagon and in both van trims. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with the 1.6L turbo, the Transit Connect is capable of up to 30 mpg on the highway -- excellent for a vehicle with such practical utility.
The Transit Connect wagon features large rear windows and rear seats for hauling passengers. It can be had in both short- and long-wheelbase versions, with long-wheelbase wagons available with third row seating, making them roomy enough for up to seven passengers. Other utility options include the choice between a rear liftgate or rear symmetrical opening doors.
Interior options are also plentiful and run anywhere from basic vinyl upholstery all the way up to panoramic sunroofs and complex in-car entertainment systems, complete with Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera.
The XL is the most basic variant, while the XLT includes a 4.2-inch screen, cruise control and a Smart Key entry system. While XL and XLT wagon trims echo their cargo van counterparts, the top-level Titanium trim adds a considerable dose of luxury to the Transit Connect lineup. The Titanium edition's interior is upholstered in leather, while the stereo makes use of Ford's Sync system. A set of fog lamps sharpen up the exterior.
All Transit Connect vans feature front and side airbags for the first row as well as side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Cargo Capacity And Flexibility
Maneuverability And Parking Ease
The Ford Transit Connect is unchanged for 2016.
The Ford Transit Connect is a small commercial van or passenger wagon that makes the most of its size to haul up to 1,600 pounds of cargo in commercial guise or, when configured for people moving, up to seven passengers. Ideal for small urban businesses or for families who want a solid alternative to the traditional minivan, the Transit Connect starts at just over $22,000 (around $25,000 for the passenger version,) about the price of a compact car. In addition to its low price of entry, the Transit Connect promises to be inexpensive to run as well, with both available engines being efficient four-cylinder types. The Transit Connect is extremely configurable, offering a choice of interior appointments and wheelbases, making it the right vehicle for a wide range of jobs.
Engine: 2.5L Duratec I4 -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system (FFV system not available w/code 425 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations)
Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
3.21 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 5,280 lbs
Transmission w/SelectShift Sequential Shift Control
60-Amp/Hr 590CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
150 Amp Alternator
1270# Maximum Payload
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Steering
15.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Steel w/XLT Full Wheel Covers
Tires: P215/55R16 97H XL AS -inc: full-size spare
Steel Spare Wheel
Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Gray Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Black Door Handles
Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Sliding Rear Doors
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single CD & Rear View Camera -inc: 4.2-LCD multi-function display w/steering wheel controls, audio input jack, 2 front speakers and 2 rear speakers
Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System
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