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The Ford Transit Connect is a very useful vehicle in the workplace. Whether the compact vans are transporting materials and a small crew to a construction site, or are being used by small businesses to make deliveries, you will likely see them on the roads of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte. Ford has even made some changes to the new Transit model that will encourage drivers to use it in their personal lives as well! Explore our 2019 Transit Connect review to see whether this car fits your needs.
The Transit Connect has two versions: the short wheelbase and the long wheelbase. The short-wheelbase vans have a new standard engine for 2019. The 1.5L EcoBlue diesel four-cylinder engine produces 120 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. With the long-wheelbase models, the standard engine is a 2.0L flex-fuel (FFV) four-cylinder engine with 162 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque. You also have the option of switching to the diesel engine. Both engines are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
If you need to tow materials for work, consider buying the Transit Connect. When properly equipped, the van can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
The Transit Connect has two body styles to appeal to various drivers. The cargo van models appeal to those drivers who use the vans strictly for business purposes; therefore, their interiors are basic and practical. If you wanted to use the car for both business and personal use, including family road trips, a wagon model is the better option. With the higher-end trims, you can upgrade to more attractive interior features, including leather seats.
The short-wheelbase models seat a maximum of five passengers, whereas the long wheelbase can seat up to seven people with an additional third row. You will find easy access in and out of the van and adequate legroom with each row. Even adults can fit comfortably in the third row.
The cargo van models offer the most cargo space. The short-wheelbase models have a maximum of 103.9 cubic feet of space, and the long-wheelbase models give you up to 128.6 cubic feet. If you prefer the wagon models, they still have sufficient cargo space, as the short wheelbase and long wheelbase offer a maximum of 77.1 and 104.2 cubic feet, respectively.
If you want a little entertainment during your long car ride, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration now come standard with most trims’ SYNC® 3 infotainment systems. You can also connect your devices to the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, which is an available option.
To improve your safety in the Transit Connect, features like Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic Emergency Braking are now standard in all trims. Optional safety features include Front and Rear Parking Sensors, along with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
The Ford Transit Connect is an excellent choice for a compact van that serves as both a work vehicle and a family car. If you live in the Lewistown, State College, or Bellefonte areas, visit us at The Lake Dealerships and check out our selection of Ford vehicles. Test drive the 2019 Transit Connect today.