The Ford Transit Connect can tow 2000 lbs. This is just enough to pull a small popup.
With slight changes in the packages and the removal of some traditional features, you will not find many changes in the 2021 version of Ford Transit Connect. The best thing to know about this vehicle is that it can be configured to serve a variety of purposes with ease. Most people consider mid-level XLT as the best model as it comes with a standard touchscreen infotainment system powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Few other attractive features are a Wi-Fi hotspot and a built-in navigation system. All the XLT models are also leaded with a rear cross-traffic alert system and blind-spot monitoring features. Other than this, users will be able to access lane-keeping assist systems, sensors for front and rear parking, adaptive cruise control, and passive entry.
Some of you may also love to include the Trailer Tow package which unlocks the extended 2000-pound towing capacity of this van.
Transmission, engine, and performance
The transit connect is loaded with front-wheel drive and it is currently loaded with two four-cylinder engines that are optional in the Ford Transit Connect model. The 2.5-liter model of this van comes with a six-speed automatic transmission system; however, the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder vehicle is designed to serve users with an eight-speed automatic setup.
The Transit Connect vehicle is capable enough to town up to a maximum range of 2000 pounds; whereas its maximum payload carrying capacity is 1570 pounds. The long-wheelbase model of Ford Transit Connect leads to very agile performance with well-controlled motions and an accurate steering wheel.
Fuel economy, comfort, and safety features
As per EPA ratings, the Transit Connect comes with a turbo 2.0 liter that can reach up to 27 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on city roads. On the other side, the 2.5-liter version serves users with a 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city rating. The transit connect has spacious interiors even after the addition of the third row that accommodates a total of seven passengers in this vehicle. The dashboard also comes with the ergonomic center stack system that provides enhanced control for the infotainment system and climate control.
The cargo van is expected to deliver cargo volume up to 127 cubic feet. Whereas the passenger van can have this space up to 105 cubes only; that too with the folding of the second and third row. Few other desirable options available with Ford Transit Connect models include wireless charging and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. The standard forward-collision warning system and automated emergency braking further promise a cost-effective solution for routine travelers.