Neither the NHTSA nor IIHS has comprehensively tested the Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van for safety, but the NHTSA did give it a decent four stars out of five for the frontal crash and a perfect five stars for the side crash test. The IIHS has never tested this vehicle and, at this late stage of its model life, probably won't.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
As far as safety features go, there aren't many. All models come with traction, torque vectoring and stability control, side-wind stabilization, ABS brakes, a tire-pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing wipers, and a rearview camera. You also get emergency brake assist, curve control, hill start assist, and a grand total of six airbags. The range-topping XLT also includes cruise control, cross-traffic alert, and blind-zone alert.
|Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van Trims||XL||XLT|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
There has been one recall for the 2023 model year, for HVAC controls that may fail, disabling the windshield defogger and affecting visibility. You'll have to travel back quite a few years to find any other issues.
Ford covers the Transit Connect Van with a basic three-year/36,000-mile warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/unlimited-mileage rust-perforation warranty, and a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain and roadside-assistance plan.
This Ford cargo van is relatively safe according to the partial NHTSA crash tests.
There are a total of six airbags onboard the 2023 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van - the driver and passenger both get a front, side, and curtain airbag.