- Transit Connect is offered in both short and long wheel base
- Combine fuel economy ranges from 23-25 mpg depending on equipment
- MyFord Touch interface and Chew Chief Telematics system are both equipment options
BOURBONNAIS, IL – The first generation of the Transit Connect was strongly aimed for commercial operation. When Ford rolled out the second generation it not only continues to prove itself in the commercial realm, but also appeals to families looking for a vehicle with three rows of seating.
The all new design features many car based features. Including a small turning radius, economical four cylinder engine, and built on the commonly used C-platform. These features are not the only appealing features of the new Transit Connect. Also found on the redesign are an affordable price tag, easily maneuverable size, and practical interior.
In order to bolster consumer appeal, Ford shaved close to seven inches off the total height of the vehicle. With this change, fuel efficiency was an added bonus. In order to compensate for the room that was taken away two wheelbase options are now available. Comparing to the first generation, the shorter wheel base is 6.7 inches shorter in length, and the longer wheel base is 9.1 inches longer than the original Transit Connect. With the option of a long wheel base the third row of seating is now available for added comfort and practicality.
The trim levels that are offered follow along traditionally with other commercial vans that have been offered in the past with the base XL, mid-equipped XLT, and the loaded Titanium. From customer requests the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine was swapped out for two options in the new body style. The standard option is a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine that offers 169 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. In some trim packages an upgrade to a turbocharged 1.6 liter 4 cylinder that offers 178 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Both options offer a drastic improvement in power and performance from the first generation Transit Connect.
With both the van and wagon style and option for buyers the Transit Connect is set to appeal to a wider market. Along with the commercial van that many are familiar with, the wagon will offer up to three rows of seating, accommodating up to 7 passengers, encompassed by windows to benefit visibility. The new wagon design brings back to life the affordable, fuel efficient 3rd row option.
Have more questions on this great new vehicle? Stop in to take a look and possibly a test drive so you can see how this vehicle can meet your needs whether its for commercial or family use!
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