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As it was just introduced last year, this newest generation of the Transit Connect has only minor updates. For 2015, Ford's small van gains a new color (Magnetic Metallic) and a rear cargo cover for short-wheelbase models with a liftgate.
The only thing the 2014 Ford Transit Connect shares with the model it replaces is the name. It uses a new platform, has slick new styling, two new engines backed by a new transmission, it's now available with two wheelbase lengths, and there are new tech infotainment options.
The 2015 Ford Transit Connect minivan comes in two flavors: as the passenger-hauling wagon that seats up to seven, or as a cargo van ready for commercial service. Each is available in two lengths. But even in long-wheelbase (LWB) form, the Transit Connect is rather small, roughly the length of a midsize sedan. This makes the Transit Connect easy to maneuver in parking lots and bustling city confines. While a LWB Transit Connect is larger than a Mazda5 minivan and small cargo haulers like the Nissan NV200, it doesn't offer the spaciousness of a full-size van like the Honda Odyssey or its own big brother, the Ford Transit. But for families and businesses looking for a roomy-yet-not-big van, the Transit Connect could be their Goldilocks.