Next to trucks, one of Ford's most lucrative product lines is the Econoline vans. Ford sells hundreds of thousands each year to contractors alone. For smaller businesses and companies in urban areas, the Econoline is too large and too expensive to run. For these customers, Ford imports the Transit Connect van. The Transit Connect is a small yet capable van that offered in two- and five-passenger versions. A fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine powers the front-wheel-drive van. The EPA rates the Transit Connect at 21 MPG city, 26 MPG highway. In the front, there is comfortable car-like seating with overhead storage. In the rear, there is a large, tall cargo area accessible via sliding side doors and dual rear side-hinged doors. Most models are unfinished in the rear with exposed metal and no trim. Ford can customize the cargo area to meet a wide variety of needs. On five passenger models, the second row seat is a bench with three separately contoured seating positions and second row windows. Ford also offers an option package that adds third row windows and minimal trim to the cargo area.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||Original MSRP
|Transit Connect Wagon XLT 510A ||2.0l I4 (136-bhp) ||A4 ||FWD ||$23,050|
|Transit Connect Wagon XLT Premium 520A ||2.0l I4 (136-bhp) ||A4 ||FWD ||$23,200|