2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Pros: Impressive passenger and cargo hauling capabilities in a relatively small, economical package; spectacular headroom for all occupants; competitive array of comfort and convenience features

Cons: Acceleration is rather sluggish, particularly with base engine; cargo van origins are apparent, both in looks and cargo flexibility

CG Says: Ford’s utilitarian “unminivan” sees no changes of note for 2015 after its redesign last year. Previous-generation Transit Connects were typically intended primarily for light commercial use; they were usually sold as 2-passenger cargo vans with no side windows. The 2014 redesign brought a much more “civilian-friendly” Transit Connect that includes a long-wheelbase 7-passenger version with side windows along with a host of convenience features, such as a panoramic sunroof, navigation system, MyFord Touch infotainment system, and heated leather seats. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission is standard; a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is optional. For some off-the-beaten-path shoppers, this unconventional, space-efficient people mover could be a compelling alternative to the traditional minivan or compact/midsize SUV.

The Facts
Class Minivan/Van
Body Style(s) 4-door van
Passenger Count 5 or 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacturer Spain
Base Prices XL LWB: $25,130
XLT: $24,655
XLT LWB: $26,655
Titanium LWB: $29,130

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
169
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
178
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30

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2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon