Ford Transit Connect
Ford Transit Connect

2018 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: The 2018 Ford Transit Connect shuffles some equipment. Automatic headlights are now standard on XLT and Titanium. A new option package for XLT and Titanium includes a SYNC3 control system and a rearview camera. 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 included 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. There is also a short-wheelbase version with seating for five passengers. Available safety features include blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a 6-speed automatic transmission is the sole drivetrain. 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 Manufacture Spain
Base Prices XL LWB: $27,020
XLT: $27,025
XLT LWB: $29,025
Titanium: $29,650
Titanium LWB: $31,650

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

2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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