Passenger vans aren't designed to look pretty, so it's not surprising that the new Ford Transit Connect isn't a head-turner. It gets plain 16-inch steel wheels as standard, with utilitarian black front and rear bumpers. The XL gets a three-bar black grille with black surround, while the upper trims get a five-bar black grille with chrome surround. Automatic halogen headlights curve upwards from the grille, with halogen fog lights embedded low within the bumper on the XLT. The fog lights are upgraded to LED variants on the Titanium. The top-tier trim also gets HID headlights with chrome bezels, and chrome bumper molding. The XL and XLT offer a choice of a rear liftgate or symmetrical rear doors, while the Titanium is restricted to a liftgate.
While smaller than the regular Ford Transit, the Connect still has fairly considerable dimensions. The Passenger Wagon doesn't get the option of the short wheelbase found on the Transit Connect Cargo Van, so the length for all models is 190 inches with a 120.6-inch wheelbase. Without accounting for mirrors, the small van is only moderately girthy at 72.2 inches wide. Only one roof height is available, too, with the Transit Connect standing 71.6 inches tall. It weighs in at 4,019 pounds with the base 2.0-liter engine, while the 2.5-liter engine adds around 32 pounds. The ground clearance isn't overly high at 5.7 inches, making loading passengers and cargo a little easier.
|Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Trims||XL||XLT||Titanium|
|Max Width||72.2 in.||72.2 in.||72.2 in.|
|Length||190 in.||190 in.||190 in.|
|Height||71.6 in.||71.6 in.||71.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||120.6 in.||120.6 in.||120.6 in.|
|Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
There are nine colors available for the Transit Connect Passenger Wagon in 2022. Sedona Orange and Solar Silver were added last year and the selection of colors has remained untouched this year. The other color choices are Frozen White, Dark Blue, Race Red, Magnetic, Agate Black, Silver, and Blue Metallic. None of these colors will add anything to the cost of the Ford. The mid-range XLT and pricier Titanium lose access to Dark Blue. The darker shades give this rather plain-looking van a classier appearance.