The Transit Connect is engineered with one goal in mind, to keep the customer productive at all times. All Transit Connect models will offer a class leading maximum payload of 1,710 lbs and best in class towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. The customer can choose from van or wagon models in long and short wheelbase configurations with a wide range of upfit options. Dual sliding side doors are standard on all models in order to make loading and unloading cargo much easier.
The Transit Connects are customizable for all of the customer’s needs. It can be equipped with everything from rooftop ladder racks, literature holders, storage cabinets, dividers, double floors, drawers, cargo management packages and many more. For the customer’s convenience, there is also a a front overhead storage shelf with a retaining net for items you need to keep within reach. Also in the Transit Connect there is map pockets in the front door trim panel pockets.
Transit Connects are available in two different wheelbases. The short wheelbase models help the customer maneuver when driving down tight city streets and makes parking in small spots much easier. The long wheelbase van provides 130.6 cubic feet of storage capacity behind the front row seats. The long wheelbase also provides seating for seven passengers.
Another way the Transit Connect is flexible to meet the customer’s needs is there are rear door options. The customer gets to choose what best fits their needs. The XL and XLT models have the option of 180-degree symmetrical rear cargo doors or liftgate. The titanium wagon models have a standard liftgate and do not have the cargo door option.
The Transit Connect can be a mobile business card for the owner. With its modern look the Transit Connect projects a professional image and one that will speak volumes about the business. With its large side panels the owner can proudly display their company name with colorful and effective graphics. The customer can choose from templates and graphics that are professionally designed and installed, the customer can also have their own design created and put onto their Transit Connect.
Inside the Transit Connect is modern and functional. It all starts with the seats, the customer can choose from easy to clean vinyl or cloth seating surfaces.
Every 2013 Ford Transit Connect features a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine good for 136 horsepower and 128 pound feet of torque. The standard safety equipment on every Transit Connect includes four-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, and front side airbags. In the brake test by Edmunds, the Transit Connect came to a stop from 60 miles per hour in 135 feet, which is excellent for a commercial vehicle.