The Transit Connect, not to be confused with the larger Transit van, is Ford’s compact commercial van. One of the best-selling vans in the segment, the Transit Connect will carry over mostly unchanged from 2019.
Three engines are available: a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 150 horsepower, an optional 1.5-liter diesel, and an optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 169 hp. An eight speed automatic transmission is standard, and a six-speed gearbox comes with the 2.5-liter engine.
The new vans will come with automatic headlights, standard rain-sensing wipers, and Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Advanced safety tech is optional. The system includes auto high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitors, lane-keeping assist, a pre-collision assist system, and a rearview camera.
A variety of door, window, and interior configurations are available. The cargo area can be upgraded with a composite bulkhead, LED lighting, and a special wiring harness for upfitting the rear with various work equipment.
The Transit Connect competes with the Nissan NV200, Ram ProMaster City, and Chevrolet City Express. Pricing starts at $24,100 before destination, taxes, or options.