Review Summary of the 2017 Ford Transit Connect
If you are one of the many business owners or busy moms out there who is in need of a vehicle to transmit your precious cargo without having to drive one of those less than attractive minivans, then it is time to take a look at the 2017 Ford Transit Connect.
Powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder inline internal combustion
engine with twin overhead camshafts the Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon
produces 169 HP and an estimated fuel savings of 22 MPG city/highway combined.*
Currently the best-selling compact cargo-van on the market, the Ford Transit Connect offers a myriad of possibilities and potential uses.
While you can let us tell you why you should check out Ford’s salute to the modern day salute man or woman who can do it all with a little help, we thought you might enjoy hearing why others are choosing the 2017 Ford Transit Connect over the competition.
As Motorists.org put it, “the Transit Connect is a modern take on the original minivan idea — and a counterpoint to the modern not-so-mini-van idea. Like the ’80s-era vans, they have a not-too-thirsty four-cylinder engine as well as dual sliding doors — standard in the Ford — and the low floor height and comparatively huge (vs. a same-size car) interior volume that made the ‘80s-era vans so useful and popular.”
Along with becoming the new in-style ‘mom mobile’ the experts at Car and Driver also agree that the Transit Connect Wagon was appropriately named for its multisize and multifunctional purpose. “At Ford, the name Transit is a trunk from which many branches grow, which is why the formula aims to provide a wide range of possibilities for how the van is used and who uses it, ranging from a contractor to a large family.”
As the Buyers Guide at Motor Trend suggests “the 2017 Ford Transit Connect provides surprising verve as a work vehicle. As easy to drive as a Ford Focus, given their shared architecture, the Transit Connect is not a luxury vehicle by any stretch of the imagination, but can easily be equipped like a compact adventure machine for small families and couples and spec’d like an appliance with hard-wearing, easy-to-clean vinyl seating, and two sliding doors, which provide easy access to cargo from either side of the vehicle.”
Need another reason to check out the smaller version of Ford’s Transit vehicle? Take another piece of advice from Motorists.org – “the Transit Connect is nicer and more versatile than its rivals. With the ability to tow up to 2,000 lbs., which is 2,000 lbs. more than the Nissan NV200 can tow.”
Find out more about each of the all-new 2017 Ford passenger wagon models, including the Ford Transit Connect, at many of our Southern California Ford Dealers.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.