2018 TRANSIT CONNECT
CAPABILITY THAT MEASURES UP BIG.
The Ford Transit Connect is engineered to deliver the capability you need in a big way. Carry cargo with a payload rating up to 1,610 lbs. Or transport people in the passenger wagon that offers the most seating flexibility in its class — five, six or seven passengers. Need to pull a trailer or rec vehicle? The maximum 2,000-lb. tow rating is unsurpassed, when properly equipped. Beyond these impressive numbers, Transit Connect measures up very well with safety and available driver-assist technologies.
CARGO VAN VOLUMES AND PAYLOADS
Maximize your workday in a Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van in one of two wheelbases. The long wheelbase model has 128.6 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the front seats, or 149 cu. ft. of storage with the passenger seat folded. Easily load cargo up to four-feet wide, four-feet tall and seven-feet long. Maximum payload rating is 1,610 lbs. The short wheelbase model has 103.9 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the front seats, or 124.3 cu. ft. with the passenger seat folded. Maximum payload rating is 1,470 lbs.
UNSURPASSED TOWING CAPABILITY
When the task at hand calls for towing, the Transit Connect comes through with an unsurpassed towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. when equipped with the Trailer Tow Prep Package. Among the included features is Trailer Sway Control (TSC) linked to the technology of the standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™ ).
2.5L iVCT I-4 ENGINE
The 2.5L iVCT engine delivers power ratings of 169 horsepower, 171 lb.-ft. of torque, and features computer-controlled intake variable cam timing (iVCT). iVCT varies the cam timing across the entire power band to match the driving condition, optimizing power and fuel efficiency from low-end acceleration to high-end cruising. The 2.5L offers a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package† that converts use of regular gasoline to either compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas.
The Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, especially the short-wheelbase model, is a natural when maneuvering into small parking spots or navigating tight spaces. The short-wheelbase models have a best-in-class 36.1 feet curb-to-curb turning diameter, while the long-wheelbase model has a turning diameter of 40.0 feet.
TWO BRAKING TECHNOLOGIES
The Transit Connect comes with two technologies you'll find reassuring:
When applied brake pedal pressure is insufficient to control a hard stopping situation, Emergency Brake Assist10 automatically supplies the amount of force needed to reduce the stopping distance. When you're stopped on an incline, Hill Start Assist automatically holds the brake to help prevent backward roll while you're going from the brake pedal to the accelerator. This is especially helpful when hauling a heavy load.
IDEAL FIT FOR YOUR BUSINESS PLAN.
Its compact size and maneuverability make the Transit Connect Cargo Van ideal for working in tight spaces and congested areas. A wide variety of vocational upfits are available to match precisely the business you're in. Whether you're an independent owner-operator or the manager of a corporate fleet, going with the Ford Transit Connect is all about working as productively as you can.
TRANSIT CONNECT CARGO VAN
The 2018 Transit Connect Cargo Van is your ideal business tool with its compact size and best-in-class* maneuverability. Seating comfort makes it easy to spend hours a day at the wheel. It is also easily accessible from the side and rear doors to the cargo area, which has a best-in-class 87.3-in. flat load floor length (long wheelbase), a low floor height (under two feet), near-vertical walls, durable vinyl floor covering and cargo tie-down hooks. What's more, the passenger seat back folds flat to serve as a writing surface or a platform for your laptop when the vehicle is properly parked.
TRANSIT CONNECT PASSENGER WAGON
The Transit Connect Passenger Wagon provides comfortable and efficient service on any length of trip. It offers the most flexible seating in its class—plus optional BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert (XLT and Titanium). Rear seats in the second-row, five-passenger short-wheelbase model can be folded or even removed for cargo space. The long-wheelbase model carries six or seven people, with foldable rear seat backs for cargo. Also, the first-row passenger seat back folds flat - to serve as a platform for a laptop when the vehicle is properly parked. Third-row seat delete is available for fleets.
Convenience-oriented interior design starts with ergonomic instruments and controls. Tachometer and trip computer are standard, plus cruise control and a tilting/telescoping steering wheel. Places to put things include a first-row full-width overhead storage shelf, spacious glove box, and a front center console with cupholders and storage bin. Optional features include MyKey (which lets you customize vehicle settings such as speed and low-fuel warning), second-row aircraft-style overhead storage console (passenger wagon), and rear view camera available with select audio systems.
TESTED AND BUILT FOR HARD WORK.
The Ford Transit Connect is engineered to stringent Ford Light Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards — tested to 150,000 customer-equivalent miles — and Built Ford Tough to meet your requirements for hard work and reliability, all day, every day. Whether your business is carrying cargo or transporting people, the Transit Connect is a vehicle you can depend on to get the job done.
TESTED AND BUILT FORD TOUGH
Commercial vehicles have to withstand the severity of everyday on-the-job duty. That's why the Transit Connect was vigorously tested to 150,000 customer-equivalent miles. Simulated models were put through extensive durability, crash, NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) and vehicle dynamic tests. Also, doors and attached hardware underwent 250,000 opening/slamming cycles. Plus, chassis components and underbody structure were tested at the proving grounds under extreme road conditions to help structural integrity.
Efforts to minimize noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) helped create a comfortable riding environment. For instance, the camshaft drive belt system of the 2.5L iVCT engine features a low-noise design. Individual parts were subjected to extensive vibration testing.Vehicle parts underwent extensive vibration testing under the worst road conditions and the windshield's acoustic-laminated design reduces wind noise (XLT and Titanium passenger wagon). Also, instead of the hydraulic steering system with its belt-driven pump, Transit Connect features the quieter operation of electric power-assist steering (EPAS).
The value of a great commercial vehicle is its ability to put in a solid day's work, every day. That's why the 2018 Ford Transit Connect is designed to spend the most time possible on the job and the least time necessary in the shop - a commitment to reliability backed by years of Built Ford Tough commercial service.
SMART FROM THE START.
Choosing the Transit Connect is a smart move from the get-go. Its dimensions, best-in-class maneuverability and big capacities are perfect for the business plan that doesn't require the size and cost of a full-size cargo van or passenger wagon. Now factor in the intelligent options available like the latest SYNC® 3 connectivity system — and your decision to go with the Transit Connect becomes just that much smarter.
FORWARD AND REVERSE SENSING SYSTEMS
The available Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems use ultrasonic sensors in the bumpers to audibly alert you to certain objects when you're moving forward or backing up at a slow speed. The closer you get, the quicker it beeps.
REAR VIEW CAMERA
The maneuverable Transit Connect is designed to work efficiently in tight places, especially when you're making deliveries in congested areas. So the available rear view camera10 is a feature you won't want to be without. When you shift into Reverse, it displays a video image of what's behind your vehicle in the screen on the center stack. It also provides guidelines to help you align your vehicle trailer hitch with the trailer's hitch receiver. The rearview camera is available with select entertainment systems.
Available SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Experience the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the available navigation. You'll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. SYNC® 3 also brings you the power of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to your Ford
With personalized settings for two keys, this available smart technology lets you limit top speed to 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph as well as select speed alert chimes at 45, 55 or 65 mph. You can also limit the radio volume to 45 percent and set the Belt-Minder to chime, while muting the audio system, until the safety belt is buckled.
All Transit Connect models are equipped with front- and side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger. And the Safety Canopy System with side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor helps protect front seat occupants, as well as passenger wagon rear seat outboard occupants. Located in the roof side rail behind the headliner, the side-curtain airbags are designed to stay inflated longer for added protection in a rollover or in multiple side impacts.