The 2023 Ford Transit Connect is available in XL cargo/passenger, XLT cargo/passenger and Titanium trims. 2 engine offerings include a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that produces 162 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque.
The 2023 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van is available as a cargo van or passenger wagon, you can order your Transit Connect with split rear doors (which open 180 degrees and will accept a 48-inch pallet) or an upward-rising liftgate.
It has a maximum payload capacity of 1510 pounds for both SWB and LWB models while both are able to tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds.
At its most basic, a Transit Connect XL cargo vans includes a 6-way manual adjust driver's seat, vinyl seats, a 4.2-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and USB port. Base XL passenger models come with cloth interior and cruise control.
The base trim - XL cargo van features a 4.2-inch LCD multi-function display with steering wheel controls and four speakers in the front. Ford also offers AM/FM radio with Bluetooth and one USB port as standard. Moving up the trim tale, The XLT gets Ford's excellent SYNC 3 infotainment system, a 6.5" touchscreen, two smart-charging USB ports, the 911 Assist feature, along with advance equipment such as Applink, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a wireless charging pad.
Additional features to the XLT model include a better infotainment system that's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, has heated exterior mirrors, and in passenger models has dual-zone climate control a 6-way power seat. The total cargo volume in the LWB Transit Connect is rated at 127.4 cu-ft while it drops to 104.8 for the SWB model.
While XL and XLT wagon trims echo their cargo van counterparts, the top-level Titanium trim adds a considerable dose of luxury to the Transit Connect lineup. The Titanium edition's add leather upholstery, heated front seats, navigation, keyless entry with push-button start, power-folding side mirrors, voice-activated navigation and high-intensity headlights
All Transit Connect vans feature front and side airbags for the first row as well as side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system, Blind-spot monitoring complemented by Rear Cross-Traffic alert and Adaptive cruise control / lane-keeping assist. Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technologies compliment the long list of safety options.
Cargo Capacity And Flexibility
Maneuverability And Parking Ease
The Ford Transit Connect carries over with minimal changes for 2023, although the 2.5L engine is no longer available.
The Ford Transit Connect is a small passenger wagon that makes the most of its size to haul up to seven passengers. Ideal for small urban businesses or for families who want a solid alternative to the traditional minivan. It has tall windows and small blind-spot which makes the outward visibility significantly better than the rivals competing against a similar concept small vans like Mercedes-Benz Metris, Nissan NV200, and the Ram ProMaster City.