In 2010, Ford generated a stir in the North American commercial vehicle market with the introduction of their Transit Connect van. In addition to a cargo van, the compact Ford van also came as a passenger version called the Transit Connect Wagon. The Ford Transit Connect Wagon is Fords first small passenger van since the discontinuation of the Freestar minivan.
Powered by a 136-horsepower 2.0-liter Duratec four-cylinder engine linked to a four-speed automatic transmission, the 2010 Transit Connect Wagon could achieve fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway. While a passenger van, the 2010 to 2013 Transit Connect Wagon were unusually equipped for a maximum five-passenger capacity provided with a single rear bench seat.
A four-speaker audio system with CD player came standard on the Transit Connect Wagon while an in-dash Windows CE touch screen unit was optional. Offered as only an XLT model for 2010, the 2011 model year added the XLT Premium to the Transit Connect Wagon line-up. The 2011 Transit Connect XLT Premium came standard with a rear passenger-side door storage pocket and rear quarter flip-open windows featuring privacy glass.
For 2014, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon received a complete array of refinements. Starting an all-new exterior appearance, the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon was also presented with a choice of a short and long wheelbase variant. Connected to a six-speed TorqShift automatic transmission, the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon presented power from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder base engine or an optional turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost powerplant. With the long wheelbase version of the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon, seating was increased to seven-passenger occupancy.
Compact, sleek and improved overall, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon offers a number of noticeable improvements over last year’s model and is ideal for soccer moms and dads who want to get more mpg from their vehicle.