The 2023 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van brings innovative European styling to the compact-van world, and we're thankful. Gone are the days when vans were supposed to look like utilitarian boxes; this one has a certain charm to it, and we like the fact that its front end is shared with many Ford products in Europe. Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, 180-degree swing-out cargo doors, HID headlights, configurable daytime running lights, and a black finish for its door handles, bumpers, and mirrors. The range-topping XLT features foglights and body-colored bumpers and door handles.
The Transit Connect's dimensions are dependant on whether you specify the short- or long-wheelbase. The wheelbase measures 104.8 inches in SWB configuration and 120.6 inches in LWB. The SWB is 174.2 inches in length or 190 inches in LWB format. With the mirrors included, this van is 84.1 inches wide, and both configurations are 72 inches tall. The SWB model weighs 3,581 pounds, and the LWB tips the scale at 3,713 lbs.
|Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van Trims||XL||XLT|
|Max Width||72.2 in.||72.2 in.|
|Length||174.2 in.||174.2 in.|
|Height||72 in.||72 in.|
|Wheelbase||104.8 in.||104.8 in.|
|Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van Trims||Curb Weight|
|XL||3,581 - 3,689 lbs.|
|XLT||3,581 - 3,689 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
Cargo vans aren't exactly stylish sports car that wants to be shown off; it has a basic job to do, and exterior colors for the 2023 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van are a bit of an afterthought. Ford offers the Connect in Race Red, Dark Blue, Silver, Frozen White, and Agate Black Metallic. We think it looks better in darker colors.
We like Dark Blue or Black, but many owners will prefer Frozen White or Silver for a suitable backdrop for branding purposes.
Being a panel van, a sunroof is not an option on any of the Transit Connect Cargo Van models.
The Transit Connect Cargo Van rolls on 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, but 16-inch alloys are available on the XLT.