2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

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$24,525-$29,000
$22,870-$27,043
21 CITY / 28 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2014:
  • Redesigned cargo van and passenger wagon configurations
  • Short- and long-wheelbase versions
  • Choice of two 4-cylinder engines
  • Optional compressed natural gas (CNG)/liquid propane gas (LPG) prep kit
  • EPA-estimated to achieve up to 30 mpg
  • Available MyFord Touch system
  • 1,710-lb. payload capacity

Introduction
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect is a front-wheel-drive (FWD) cargo van or passenger wagon offering seating for up to 7 occupants, as much as 130 cu. ft. of cargo space, EPA-estimated 30 mpg, an available turbocharged engine, short- and long-wheelbase body styles, and three trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet City Express, Mazda 5, and the Nissan NV 200.

Models and Features
The most basic of 2014 Ford Transit Connect models is the 2-passenger XL cargo van, featuring standard vinyl flooring, fold-flat front passenger seat, gray exterior trim, dual sliding doors and swing-out rear cargo doors, and 16-in. steel wheels. A passenger wagon version of the XL adds a second-row 60/40 split-folding bench seat, sliding and folding third-row seat, rear climate controls, power windows, rear defroster, and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Ford follows the XL with the XLT. Vans are upgraded with front carpeting, keyless entry, front overhead storage, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated power mirrors, fog lights, body-color exterior trim, single-disc CD player, and more. The Transit Connect XLT wagon removes a bit more of the work-truck persona by fitting the interior with full-length carpeting.

At the top of the 2014 Transit Connect lineup is the 7-passenger Titanium, available in wagon form only. This is where shoppers will find standard heated front seats with 6-way power adjustment for the driver, dual-zone climate control, infotainment system, 16-in. alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Options and Packages
In addition to a panoramic glass-panel roof, towing package, 6.5-in. touch-screen navigation system, and front and rear park-assist sensors, the 2014 Transit Connect can be ordered with what Ford calls the Crew Chief option. Designed for fleet operators, this technology allows owners to monitor when maintenance is required and track how efficiently the van is being driven.

Under the Hood
Standard on all versions of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 169 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. With assistance from a 6-speed automatic transmission, which delivers output to the front wheels, the van can tow up to 2,000 lbs.

Those who opt for the XLT trim level have the option of selecting a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine that generates 178 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.

Fuel Economy
In stripped-down van form, the 2014 Ford Transit Connect earns EPA estimates of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway when equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Figures for the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder are similar: 21 mpg and 29 mpg, respectively.

Not surprisingly, the Transit Connect wagon, with its fully trimmed interior, takes a small hit on the efficiency front. In this case, the EcoBoost engine reaches a peak of 29 mpg on the highway, while the 2.5-liter engine is expected to reach 28 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Ford Transit Connect wagon received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. The Transit Connect van was not tested. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect.

In terms of features, each version of the 2014 Transit Connect is fitted with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, hill-start assist, and 6 air bags. XLT and Titanium wagons also boast a standard rearview camera.

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