Its 2021 Ford Transit Connect has the versatility to suit professionals as well as people who appreciate the flexibility. The city van is equipped to carry up to seven passengers or hollowed out to carry things in the event that you choose the cargo wagon or passenger wagon is chosen. Ford also provides the option of a shorter or longer wheelbase, rear doors that are symmetrical and a back liftgate and two four-cylinder powertrains. Despite its functional design and comfortable ride this compact van is equipped with the agility of a car that are enjoyed in restricted areas. With its numerous possibilities of configurations and an extensive list of choices The 2021 Transit Connect proves it’s quite an efficient tool.
What’s New for 2021?
Apart from the removal of some options and revising certain packages and packages, in 2021, Transit Connect hasn’t undergone any significant changes when compared to the model year prior.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The appeal of this Transit Connect is that it is able to be configured and equipped to satisfy a range of requirements. We believe that the mid-priced XLT model offers the greatest price. When compared to the basic model, it includes an infotainment touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with built-in navigation as well as an internet hotspot. Each XLT also comes with blind-spot tracking and rear cross-traffic alert. The only additional options we’d recommend adding is adaptive cruise control rear and front park sensors as well as lane-keeping assistance and the passive entry. The trailer Tow Package is worth the upgrade as it increases the van’s 2000-pound towing capacity.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Transit Connect is available with front-wheel drive. Transit Connect is only offered with front-wheel drive. However, it comes with two four-cylinder engines available. The 2.5-liter version is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This setup isn’t the most efficient particularly when trying to get on the highway. It also has the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is coupled with an 8-speed auto however we haven’t yet tested one using this setup. Its Transit Connect can tow up to 2000 pounds and have up to 1570 pounds. The previous model with a long-wheelbase that we tested was extremely agile in the city thanks to its precise steering and well-controlled body movements. It was however unsteady when driving over uneven pavement , and it had irregular tracking on highways.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
It is estimated that the EPA believes that Transit Connect’s turbo 2.0-liter will yield as much as 24 miles per gallon in city and 27 mpg when on the highway. Its 2.5-liter is rated 20 mpg city as well as 27 highway. The Ford’s other direct rival comes from its rival, the Ram ProMaster City, which is estimated at 21 mpg in the city, and at 28 miles per gallon on on the highway. Since we haven’t tried either the Ram and Ford Ford in our highway 75-mph fuel-economy road that is part of our exhaustive test program, we’re not able to evaluate their actual mileage.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Its forward seat is a familiar sight whatever the vehicle is the passenger or cargo van. This model comes by adding a 3rd row which can accommodate up seven. Each model comes with an extremely low seat height that mimics the look of a car instead of the truck or crossover. The dashboard has an ergonomic middle stack which features physically controlled controls to the climate control as well as the infotainment system. The cargo van can hold an impressive 127 cubes of storage space and the passenger van offers up to 105 cubes when the third and second rows folded. The most sought-after options are dual-zone automated climate control as well as wireless charging.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The base model features an old-fashioned infotainment device that has just one USB port, each Transit Connect comes with an updated touchscreen which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. If you want to upgrade, the features can upgrade to a higher-quality music system and a single disc CD player, or wireless charging for their devices.