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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

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MSRP Range :
$25,295 - $28,240
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Combined Fuel Economy
22 MPG
Horsepower
150 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.3 
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Pros

…you want flexibility without the bulk. When full-size vans are too cumbersome, perhaps too expensive and too industrial, the 2019 Transit Connect is still capable, versatile, roomy, comfortable and accessible.

Cons

…you prefer a higher driving position, and you need accommodation for a lot of people and/or things. The 2019 Transit Connect’s compactness can be an asset, but it has its limitations. Bigger alternatives are the midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris or the full-size Ford Transit.

What's New For 2019

The 2019 Transit Connect offers a turbocharged 1.5-liter diesel engine. A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder standard gasoline engine is also new. Both are paired with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The front seats have been upgraded, forward-collision mitigation becomes standard, along with crosswind stabilization and a rearview camera. The front end receives minor styling revisions (LED fog lights join the options list), and there are new paint colors and fresh wheel designs.

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Pricing

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Expert Review

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect is perfect for families and florists. Or even florists with families. Because it’s a compact van and available in either panel-van guise with 128.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, or as a passenger wagon with seating for up to seven. It’s not just those who sell sweet peas who can find the Transit Connect useful, it can lend itself to many applications. And it’s good at what it does, with a ready maneuverability and useful fuel economy. This model year sees substantial improvements (more details below). The 2019 Transit Connect comes with a regular wheelbase length or a longer wheelbase, yet it can still fit in the average residential garage. The Cargo version comes in XL and XLT trims; the Wagon comes in XL, XLT and Titanium trims. Buyers have a choice of side-hinged double rear doors or a tailgate.

Driving the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

From the driver’s seat, the front-drive 2019 Transit Connect compact van feels like a car. It will buzz around city streets with ease, helped by a tight turning circle. A standard 4G LTE modem brings the ability to keep in touch with the office and traffic conditions via Wi-Fi (for up to 10 devices). And the improved front seats should help keep fatigue at bay. Fuel economy is another highlight. As a complement to several larger commercial vehicles, or a downsized alternative, the Transit Connect could be ideal. Maximum towing capacity is 2,000 pounds; the more powerful (and more expensive) Mercedes-Benz Metris van can handle 5,000 pounds. The Ford’s commercial payload capacity is 1,620 pounds. Again, the Metris comes out tops with 2,502 pounds (cargo) or 1,874 pounds (passenger). The passenger version isn’t quite as cozy and feature-rich as minivans like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, but it will tackle the school run just as effectively.

Favorite Features

FORD TELEMATICS
Keep a virtual eye on the workforce with this system: It tracks vehicle location, speed and idling time, and could therefore help improve efficiency. It might also keep a virtual eye on teenage drivers.

SYNC 3
Ford keeps improving its Sync 3 infotainment system. It’s now reached the point where it’s one of the easiest to use. The 6.5-inch touch screen even allows for phone-style navigation gestures like pinch-and-swipe, while Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration is standard in all but the lowest trim level.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Interior

Just as the new Transit Connect drives like a car, its cabin feels like a crossover SUV’s -- the wagon version in particular. The version with the short wheelbase (SWB) has five seats in the usual 2-row manner, while the long-wheelbase (LWD) variant sports a third row. The seats in the back rows can flip, fold or even be removed, so this passenger version still offers a lot of cargo/people flexibility. However, the top Titanium trim has a pair of captain’s chairs in the second row (optional in the XLT), reducing the occupant count to six. Cargo versions have two front seats. Behind them, SWB models offer 103.9 cubic feet of storage area; LWB versions have 128.6.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Exterior

Minor tweaks to the nose notwithstanding, the 2019 Transit Connect looks a lot like a van with a car’s front end. Which isn’t necessarily a negative judgment. It brings a little style, which is then followed by a boxy body that provides all that cargo space and/or headroom enjoyed by those within. A short-wheelbase Transit Connect is 173.9 inches long; long-wheelbase versions measure 189.7 inches. Choose a version with split rear doors and they will open up to 180 degrees to take a fork-lifted 48-inch pallet.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Standard Features

The most basic version, the 2019 Ford Transit Connect cargo van in XL trim, makes do with things like vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, manually adjustable (6-way) driver’s seat, tilt/telescope steering wheel, AM/FM/auxiliary audio input, two speakers, cargo-area light, rear parking sensors, and the new safety features mentioned above. We’d recommend going up to at least XLT for cloth upholstery and a CD player.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Options

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and the well-regarded Sync 3 infotainment system are optional in the XL, standard in the top two trims. Other extras include new high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights, wireless device charging, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control. A 2019 Transit Connect wagon in Titanium trim comes with leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, panoramic moonroof and a self-dimming rearview mirror. Cargo models can be configured to accommodate a variety of commercial/delivery requirements.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Engine

The 2019 Transit Connect receives new drivetrains, both of which feature automatic stop/start to save a little fuel while idling. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline unit making 162 horsepower, delivering better city mileage than its predecessor. A 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine is scheduled for early 2019. There were no official fuel-consumption estimates when writing this review, but Ford is aiming for 30 mpg on the highway. Fleet buyers may also choose a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, aka propane). A new 8-speed automatic transmission is linked to both gasoline and diesel engines, and front-wheel drive is the only configuration.

2.0-liter inline-4
162 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
144 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/27 mpg (cargo van), 24/29 mpg (passenger wagon)

1.5-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4 (available early 2019)
N/A horsepower @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A mpg (cargo van), N/A mpg (passenger wagon)

2.5-liter inline-4
169 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
171 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/27 mpg (cargo van), 20/26 mpg (passenger wagon)

How Much Does the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Cost?

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $24,100, plus a $1,995 destination charge, adding up to $26,095 for an XL cargo version with the shorter wheelbase. Passenger versions begin at $28,840, which is a few thousand below larger mainstream minivans like the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. A loaded, 7-passenger Ford Transit Connect Titanium wagon can creep toward the $35,000 point. At its starting price, the Transit Connect begins above the Nissan NV200 cargo van and close to the Ram ProMaster City. The larger Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker base model looks attractive with 208 horsepower and a starting price of $27,565. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Ford Transit Connect. The Transit Connect's resale value is expected to hold up fairly well.

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Consumer Reviews

4.3 

Overall Rating

5 star

67%

4 star

17%

3 star

0%

2 star

11%

1 star

6%

Value
4.2 
Performance
4.2 
Quality
4.2 
Comfort
4.1 
Reliability
4.3 
Styling
4.3 

Dave
01/03/2019
2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

"Air conditioner and throttle body issues"

Vehicle looks cool, 6 speed transmission is smooth
Throttle body and A/C system
It had been many years since I had purchased a new Ford product. This may very well be my last purchase of a Ford product, new or old. I deeply regret not having purchased a Mercedes Metris for just $4,000 more than what I paid for my Transit Connect. The first year, the throttle body left me stranded and had to be replaced. And at only 58.500 miles, the A/C compressor and expansion valve had to be replaced at a cost of $2,100. I never expected the A/C system to give out so quickly. I got no assistance from Ford on this repair. I am dropping this vehicle like a hot rock and getting someone more reliable, and with a better guarantee.Read less
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FocusRush
12/25/2018
2016 Ford Transit Connect Passenger

"HIGHLY UNDERRATED"

Bargain and Versatile with European Styling
Could use more horsepower.
So much bang for the buck with this "Wagon". The gas mileage is decent, the utility is unmatched, and it makes me realize that the "soccer mom" stereotype dosen't apply to this "wagon" at all. I've taken it on long distance road trips, and it's my daily driver and it has never once failed me. I have the short wheelbase 5-Seater, and it's just the right amount of space for me and my German Shepherd. Only gripe is that it could really benefit from a larger Ecoboost motor like the 2.0L, but my 1.6L is adequate. It's fun to drive and I'll probably keep this thing forever.Read less
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GreyGhost
08/02/2018
2015 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

"Excellent little cargo van."

Excellent electronics and driving.
Poor rear visibility.
Used it mostly for fishing and it proved to be very reliable and ideal for what I used it for. Only drawback is the limited visibility when you are driving and you need to look in mirrors to see behind you.
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Mediokerjoker
06/13/2018
2015 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

"Worst Vehicle ever owned .Buyer Beware"

They good at taking your money
Vehicle not worth money paid New ..BEWARE
Junk FORD found the problem they put a circle around it in 80s Just never learned how to fix it . Now any one who buys one should use the Buyer Beware there not worth price of one bolt on it .Warranty written on paper they dont honor @ 7000 miles the spring collapse they dont warranted them unless they Break , Kept vehicle for 5 days and did 20 minutes worth of work.
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Q
01/13/2018
2015 Ford Transit Connect Cargo

"easy to drive...economical and comfortable with gr"

easy ride
needs 1 more seat
Easy pick up and comfort .doors make for easy loading n unloading great mileage n only local use so all i have is 7000 miles on it
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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • # of Speakers - 4 speaker
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 24 mpg
  • EPA Class - Special Purpose Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 27 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 25 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 150 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.27 inches
  • Torque - 144 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4500 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/55HR16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Wheel Type - Steel with Covers
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 150 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.80
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.44 inches
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 8 speed
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 800 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Manual Mode - SelectShift
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Torque Vectoring

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3581 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 63.2 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.8 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 46.9 inches
  • Height - 72.0 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.5 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.4 inches
  • Overall Length - 174.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.6 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 104.8 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 38.3 feet
  • Wheel Base - 104.8 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 84.1 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1510 pounds
  • GVWR - 5130 pounds
  • Width without mirrors - 72.2 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 54.2 inches
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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Safety

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Warning System
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Parental Control System
  • Pedestrian Detection System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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