Designed to be a work van, the Ford Transit Connect can also work well as a family vehicle for those looking for a nontraditional option. No matter the use you have in mind, Lexington drivers can find the Transit Connect at Glenn Ford.
Engine, Power, and Towing
The standard engine in the Transit Connect is a 2.5-liter Duratec delivering 169 horsepower to work with 171 pound-feet of torque. It works with the 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and gets 28 mpg on the highway. You can also equip the engine with a CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package to let it work with compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas fuel systems.
The other engine choice is a 1.6-liter EcoBoost that generates 178 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine stands out with its best-in-class 30 mpg on the highway and comes with the same 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission to work with low-end torque and haul heavy loads.
When equipped properly, the Transit Connect van can tow up to 2,000 pounds and carry 1,620 pounds of maximum payload. The wagon has similar numbers, with 2,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity and 1,270 pounds of maximum payload.
Interior and Features
The Transit Connect can be equipped as either a van or a wagon depending on the purpose. The van is designed for cargo use while the wagon focuses on seating. The Transit Connect Wagon can seat seven passengers in a class-exclusive configuration that helps it appeal to larger families as well as businesses. The wagon version also has the most configurations to select from of its entire class, beating out the other small vans.