2023 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Safety and Reliability

Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Reliability Rating

2023 Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Safety

The 2023 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon attained a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA for crashworthiness. Broken down further, this includes four stars for the frontal and rollover tests and the maximum five stars for the side crash test. The IIHS hasn't evaluated the Transit Connect.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Key Safety Features

The Transit Connect comes standard with ABS, stability and traction control, side-wind stabilization, hill-start assist, a rearview camera, and six airbags: dual front, front side, and side curtain. Forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights, and rain-sensing wipers, and rear sonar are also included, with the XLT adding blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto high beams, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Available features include automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert on the XL, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control on the XLT and Titanium, and Enhanced Active Park Assist on the Titanium.

Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon TrimsXLXLTTitanium
Back-Up CameraSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertOSS
Rear Parking AidOOO
Blind Spot MonitorOSS
Lane Departure WarningN/AOO
Lane Keeping AssistN/AOO
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSOO
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2023 Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Reliability

J.D. Power has not rated the 2020-2023 Transit Connect, but the authority scored the almost-identical 2019 iteration at 67 out of 100 overall and only 63 for quality and reliability. The NHTSA recalled the Transit Connect three times in 2020 and twice in 2021; the 2021 recalls were for the vehicle possibly rolling away unintentionally due to a detached shift cable and for a malfunctioning seatbelt locking retractor. No recalls are listed for the 2022 model and at the time of writing, the 2023 model was recall-free as well.

Ford offers a 36,000-mile/36-month bumper-to-bumper warranty on new purchases, along with a powertrain and roadside assistance plan, both of which are valid for 60,000 miles/60 months.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
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