Ford Transit Connect
Ford Transit Connect

2017 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; cargo van origins are apparent, both in looks and cargo flexibility

CG Says: A reverse sensing system is now standard on the 2017 Ford Transit Connect wagon. The optional turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine has been discontinued. 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, and heated leather seats. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. All Transit Connects are front-wheel drive. 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: $25,695
XLT: $25,700
XLT LWB: $27,700
Titanium: $28,325
Titanium LWB: $30,325

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