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2014 Ford Transit Connect Passenger KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $24,313 - $24,904.

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MSRP $25,995

Fair Purchase Price $24,609
Fair Market Range ($24,313 - $24,904)

Invoice $24,308
"What Others Paid" is based on the last 90 days within the U.S.

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Vehicle Details Interior  Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo

The new Transit Connect has a higher roof than other small vans. That, combined with the large side windows and the fixed glass panorama moonroof in the passenger Wagon, makes the cabin feel airy and spacious. The dash uses hard-touch plastics, but also incorporates Ford's Sync infotainment system, which is very easy to use. A 4.2-inch screen makes it easy to note fuel economy and towing information. If so equipped, the 2nd-row seat is roomy and the third row is surprisingly spacious. The colors and materials are several steps up from the previous model and competitive within the segment as well.

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Cool exterior style – now looking more like a big Kia Soul than a warmed-over European utilitarian van – should appeal to younger buyers, as should unique colors like Solar (yellow) and Burnished Glow (brown). This is one of the few small vans that offers the choice of a traditional liftgate or split cargo doors that open up to 180 degrees, and both styles are offered with both wheelbases on the passenger and cargo models. The Focus-like nose and new design of the Transit Connect make this a fresh alternative in a traditional market.

Notable Standard Equipment

Overhead storage like you would find in an RV (above the sun visors) comes standard, as do dual heated outside mirrors. A rearview camera comes standard on every passenger Wagon, but it is optional on cargo Vans. There is no extra charge for choosing a liftgate or cargo doors.

Notable Optional Equipment

This van is available with additional overhead storage above the middle row. The options list also includes front and rear parking sensors, a fixed-glass panorama moonroof and leather seats (passenger Wagon only), and a towing package that allows the new Transit Connect to haul up to 2,000 pounds.

Under the Hood

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect comes with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines, either a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter with 169 horsepower, or a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that puts out 178 horsepower. The engines are backed by the same 6-speed automatic. But there are some ordering limitations: If you want a 7-passenger (long-wheelbase) passenger van, you can only get the 2.5-liter. If you are looking at the 5-passenger (short-wheelbase) model, you can get either engine. When it comes to the cargo van, you can get either engine with either wheelbase.

2.5-liter inline-4
169 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
171 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28 mpg

1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4
178 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
184 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 mpg

Pricing Notes

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect starts at $22,995 for a short-wheelbase XL (cargo) Van, adding $1,000 more for the long-wheelbase version. A 5-passenger XLT Wagon costs $25,520, and the 7-passenger XLT costs $27,520. The starting price of the 7-passenger Transit Connect is within a few hundred dollars of the Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest. The 7-passenger top-of-the-line Titanium with every single option maxes out at $34,955. Other minivans, such as the Toyota Sienna, top out at right around $50,000. To get a better idea of what people in your neighborhood or business community are paying for their Ford Transit Connect vans, check out the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price on KBB.com. And while the Transit Connect is all-new for 2015, the passenger and cargo vans have historically held their resale value quite well over time.


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