2018 Ford Transit ConnectXL w/Rear Liftgate Passenger Wagon

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12.4

Litres / 100 Kms
HWY

8.8

...headroom and legroom are plentiful, even for adults.
- Edmunds.com

A standout in the small commercial van segment the award winning Transit Connect combines flexibility, functionality, and reliability. The Transit Connect presents a unique and versatile answer for the business owner who needs a vehicle for delivery, service, or small work crews. The Transit Connect is available in two wheelbases and with one standard powertrain.

Available as a short- or long-wheelbase van or wagon, the front-wheel drive Transit Connect standard engine is a 169-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. Sliding side and split-opening back doors are available with or without windows. Both vans and wagons are available with a liftgate instead of the split-opening back doors. The two-seat van is available as an XL or XLT and the wagons come in XL, XLT, and Titanium trims. The long-wheelbase Titanium wagon seats up to seven people with an optional rear bench seat. Standard features include front and side airbags, anti-lock brakes, vinyl bucket seats, remote keyless entry, and a low maintenance vinyl floor. XLT trims add power heated mirrors, cloth seats, and an LCD multi-function dash display. The Titanium Wagon includes second- and third-row bucket seats and upgraded audio. Ford Works Solutions include Mobility Packages, Taxi Packages, an In-Dash Computer, and interior shelving options.

The Ford Transit Connect is a carryover for 2018.

Introduction

When it debuted in the U.S.as a 2010 model, Ford's European-derived cargo van and passenger wagon promised practical virtues and versatility, aiming mainly at businesses.For family use, the modest-size wagon could substitute for a full-size minivan.

Redesigned for 2014, the Ford Transit Connect added a touch of beauty, compared to the original version's more boxy profile.Modifications for the 2018 model year are limited to minor feature upgrades.Sync 3 infotainment with a 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen and rearview camera now are available for the XLT Van and Wagon.Automatic headlights are newly standard on XLT and Titanium Wagons; optional on XLT Cargo Van.

Cargo Vans come in two trim levels: XL and XLT.Five- and seven-passenger Transit Connect Wagons are offered in three trims, topped by a Titanium version.Five-passenger Wagons ride a shorter wheelbase.

In each Transit Connect, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine makes 169 horsepower, mating with a 6-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive.

Designed for the European market, where compact vans are popular, the Transit Connect may be the most polished compact van on sale in the U.S.Cargo and passenger versions score well for carlike styling, driving ease, capabilities, and features.

Quiet and comfortable, each Transit Connect drives like a passenger car.Compared to a minivan, they're almost fun to operate.

Ford offers a broad range of configurations and features.Owners benefit from the taller stance, while comparative fuel-efficiency makes these Fords excellent alternatives to bigger, heavier full-size vans.Interior space is undeniably tighter than a full-size minivan would provide.

No Transit Connect has been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Wagon five stars overall, with five stars for side-impact collision but only four stars each for frontal-impact and rollover protection (the latter a calculated figure).

Even the two-seat commercial versions contain six airbags.Passenger models have two-row side airbags for the five-seat version and three-row side curtains for the seven-seater.Carlike options abound, but modern active-safety features are absent.

Various rear-body styles and configurations are available for the Cargo Van.With an optional Tow Package, the Wagon can tow up to a ton, though maximum payload is a moderate 1,270 pounds.

Lineup

Transit Connect XL Cargo Van ($23,120) comes with vinyl two-passenger seating, vinyl front floor covering, power front windows, remote keyless entry, 16-inch wheels, cruise control, swing-out cargo doors, and sliding side doors.(Prices are MSRP and do not include $995 destination charge.)

Transit Connect XLT Cargo Van ($24,645) adds heated power mirrors, MyKey personalized vehicle settings, cloth seat upholstery, front carpeting, CD player, driver's lumbar support, and foglamps.A rearview camera and Sync 3 voice-activated infotainment with 6.5-inch touchscreen are optional.

Transit Connect XL seven-passenger Wagon ($25,805) has XL Van equipment, but with three-row seating, a rear liftgate, reverse sensing, and power second-row windows.

Transit Connect XLT seven-passenger Wagon ($25,810) gets XLT Van equipment plus automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, roof rails, a power driver's seat, and rearview camera.A five-passenger, short-wheelbase XL Wagon is available.

Transit Connect Titanium six-passenger Wagon ($28,435) comes with second-row bucket seats and includes dual-zone automatic climate control, cornering foglamps, Sync 3, 16-inch alloy wheels, and leather seat upholstery.A five-passenger, short-wheelbase Wagon is available.

Walkaround

In its second-generation form, the Transit Connect exhibits gracefulness and refinement that were absent from the original version.As a result, it stands above such competitors as the Chevrolet City Express, Nissan NV200, and Ram ProMaster City.

Ford designers managed to achieve a proper balance between functionality and visual flair.Body lines are significantly more stylish than those of rivals.

All vehicles in this category essentially amount to a large box, attached to a carlike front end.Compared to the slab-sided first-generation, which placed practicality above form, the current version exudes considerably greater appeal.

Interior

Excelling in versatility, the 2018 Transit Connect boasts a carlike cabin to complement its attractive exterior.Up front, at least, it feels almost like a compact sedan.

Tight and quiet, the interior is remarkably comfortable for what still amounts to a business-oriented model.The flexibility of the seven-passenger Wagon is especially impressive.

Plenty of buttons dot the dashboard, but overall it's modern and admirably functional.At the same time, controls and displays are appropriate for tougher commercial conditions.Quality of materials is equivalent to a compact car, though some hard plastic components and tough-looking fittings betray its function-focused background.Standard cloth upholstery promises welcome comfort and is breathable,

Because seats are mounted at normal car height, a high step-up isn't needed when entering.However, passengers sit higher than usual.Front seats are comfortable and supportive, while providing more than a foot of head clearance.

Passenger comfort also excels in the rear.Two adults fit easily on the second-row bench, but three will feel more crowded than in a minivan.The backrest of the 60/40-split bench can flip forward, allowing the entire seat to drop into the floor.Two seats in the third row slide and fold flat.

Loading is easier than in any other vehicle of this size, helped by a huge tailgate opening and wide sliding doors on each side.Liftover is comparatively low, too.Twin side-hinged rear doors are available as a substitute for the tailgate, but the doors' central pillars obstruct rearward vision.

Driving Impression

Carlike qualities aren't limited to appearance.Despite its basic identity as a small commercial van, the Transit Connect drives easily and handles like a passenger car.

Though considerably taller than the compact Focus on which it's based, the Transit Connect reflects the responsive handling and well-weighted steering found on that sedan and hatchback.The Wagon, in particular, might well qualify as the more nimble and sporty three-row vehicle on the U.S.market.

Performance isn't as spirited.A Transit Connect can keep up with traffic easily enough, but acceleration falters when it's filled with passengers or hauling heavy cargo.

Fuel economy beats that of full-size vans, but varies depending on wheelbase, configuration, and features.The commercial Cargo Van is EPA-rated at 20/27 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined.The Wagon is EPA-rated at 19/27 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined.That latter rating applies to both standard and long-wheelbase Wagons.

Transit Connects can accept E85 ethanol/gasoline fuel.Commercial users can order versions modified to accept natural-gas and LPG fuel.

Summary

Small businesses still account for most Transit Connect sales.Even so, families searching for a sensible, flexible people-carrier that's smaller than a minivan might consider the Wagon.The lighter five-passenger version, in particular, presents a unique blend of practicality and rather enjoyable driving.Beware, though: the complete lack of active-safety options doesn't bode well for families.

Driving impressions by John Voelcker, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioningManual
Rear air conditioningWith separate controls
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotSYNC
MP3 playerYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Radio Data SystemYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers4
Total Number of Speakers4
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric TypeVinyl
Fabric Type 2Vinyl
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 3Vinyl
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimLeather/metal-look
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet3
12V DC power outlet3
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleFull with storage
Power steeringElectric power steering
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage1
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
3rd Row Head Room1,049 mm
3rd Row Hip Room1,194 mm
3rd Row Leg Room889 mm
3rd Row Shoulder Room1,430 mm
Front Head Room1,189 mm
Front Hip Room1,377 mm
Front Leg Room1,054 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,466 mm
Front track1,560 mm
Overall height1,829 mm
Overall Length4,818 mm
Overall Width1,834 mm
Rear Head Room1,146 mm
Rear Hip Room1,478 mm
Rear Leg Room955 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,486 mm
Rear track1,567 mm
Wheelbase3,063 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeSliding
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeSliding
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportManual
Adjustable lumbar supportManual
Height AdjustableManual
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.21
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio9.70 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement152 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power169 hp
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,500 RPM
Size2.5 L
Torque232 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsSULEV II
Exterior Features
BodysideGrey
GrilleGrey
Fuel Consumption
City12.4 L/100 km
Combined10.8L/100 km
Highway8.8 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Van length4,818 mm
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Third row headrests2
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
ClockIn-radio display
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
TachometerTachometer
Lights
Cornering LightsCornering lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsYes
Exterior entry lightsYes
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Locks
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentManual
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger mirror adjustmentManual
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
FoldingFold forward seatback
Rear heatWith separate controls
TypeSplit-bench
Roof
Roof rackYes
Roof rackRails only
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
FoldingFold flat passenger
FoldingFold flat passenger
Front seat typeBucket
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity7
Total Seating Capacity7
UpholsteryVinyl
UpholsteryCloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationUnderbody w/crankdown
SizeFull-size
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlWith Anti-Roll
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFront
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationSemi-independent
Rear Suspension TypeTorsion beam
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
internet accessSelective service
Satellite communications911 Assist
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Third Row Seat
TypeBucket
Tires
Diameter16.0"
PrefixP
Profile55
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
TypeAS
Width215 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Trailer hitchTrailer hitch
Trailer Sway ControlTrailer sway control
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersGrey
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Engine hour meterEngine hour meter
Vinyl floor coveringVinyl floor covering
Vinyl floor coveringVinyl floor covering
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size4.2"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance100,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place561 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,668 L
Curb weight1,800 kg
Curb weight1,800 kg
Curb weight1,811 kg
Curb weight1,801 kg
Curb weight1,806 kg
Curb weight1,803 kg
EPA interior volume4,701 L
Fuel Capacity60 L
Gross vehicle weight2,395 kg
Gross vehicle weight2,395 kg
Ground clearance163 mm
Max cargo capacity2,951 L
Payload576 kg
Payload576 kg
Towing Capacity907 kg
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter16
Rim TypeNone steel
Wheel CoversFull wheel
Width6.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Heated windshieldYes
Heated Windshield Washer JetsJets
One-touch windows1
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassDeep
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Bodyside mouldings
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Roof rack
Trailer hitch receiver
Trailer sway control
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Power windows
Rear air conditioning
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Turn-by-turn navigation directions
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Compass
Exterior parking camera rear
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Perimeter/approach lights
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Manual driver lumbar support
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Front anti-roll bar
Front wheel independent suspension
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Ford CA Mobility Program
Transit Connect
$1,000 Jan 2, 2019

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Ford CA Standard APR
All Vans
N/A N/A 5.99% 5.99% 5.99% N/A Dec 31, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Transit Connect
N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% 1.99% N/A Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Ford CA Standard RCL
All Vans
8.19% 8.19% 8.19% N/A N/A N/A Dec 31, 2018
Ford CA Residuals
Transit Connect 4DR Wagon XL
50% 42% 33% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Transit Connect
2.99% 2.99% 3.99% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

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