2018 Ford® Transit Connect Cargo Van & Passenger Wagon | Capability Features for Your Business | Ford.com

2018 Transit Connect Titanium with available 17 inch aluminum wheels


The Ford Transit Connect is engineered to deliver the capability you need in a big way. Carry cargo with a payload rating up to 1,610 lbs.* Or transport people in the passenger wagon that offers the most seating flexibility in its class — five, six or seven passengers.** Need to pull a trailer or rec vehicle? The maximum 2,000-lb. tow rating is unsurpassed, when properly equipped. Beyond these impressive numbers, Transit Connect measures up very well with safety and available driver-assist technologies.

*When properly configured.

**Class is Small Vans based on Ford segmentation.

Cargo Van volumes and payloads


Maximize your workday in a Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van in one of two wheelbases. The long wheelbase model has 128.6 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the front seats, or 149 cu. ft. of storage with the passenger seat folded. Maximum payload rating is 1,610 lbs.* The short wheelbase model has 103.9 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the front seats, or 124.3 cu. ft. with the passenger seat folded. Maximum payload rating is 1,470 lbs.**
*Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.
**When properly configured.
Transit Connect with a trailer in tow


When the task at hand calls for towing, the Transit Connect comes through with an unsurpassed* towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. when equipped with the Trailer Tow Prep Package. Among the included features is Trailer Sway Control (TSC) linked to the technology of the standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control ).
*Class is Small Vans based on Ford segmentation.
Available 2.5L iVCT I 4 Engine


The 2.5L iVCT engine delivers power ratings of 169 horsepower, 171 lb.-ft. of torque,*and features computer-controlled intake variable cam timing (iVCT). iVCT varies the cam timing across the entire power band to match the driving condition, optimizing power and fuel efficiency** from low-end acceleration to high-end cruising. The 2.5L offers a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package† that converts use of regular gasoline to either compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas.

* Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93 octane fuel.

** EPA-estimated rating of 20 city/27 hwy/23 combined (van); 19 city/27 hwy/22 combined (passenger wagon). Actual mileage will vary.

†Package includes hardened engine intake valves, hardened engine valve seats and hardened engine exhaust valves.

6 Speed SelectShift automatic transmission


The 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission has wide-ratio gearing for responsive low-end performance and high-end efficiency. Plus convenient SelectShift and Tow/Haul uses SelectShift mode where Progressive Range Select limits the range of gears while in Drive to lock out overdrive for consistent speed over hilly terrain. Full Manual with a toggle switch on the knob lets you shift up and down the gearbox, like operating a manual but without the clutch. In the Tow/Haul mode, on an uphill, it selects the gear that minimizes gear hunting. On a downhill, it keeps the vehicle from upshifting and gaining speed, reducing reliance on braking to slow down.
2018 long wheelbase Transit Connect


The Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, especially the short-wheelbase model, is a natural when maneuvering into small parking spots or navigating tight spaces. The short-wheelbase models have a best-in-class 36.1 feet curb-to-curb turning diameter,* while the long-wheelbase model has a turning diameter of 40.0 feet.
*Class is Small Vans based on Ford segmentation
AdvanceTrac with RSC and Trailer Sway Control


Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC® )39  uses two gyroscopic sensors monitoring yaw and roll rates, helping you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control on road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control,39  which slows the vehicle down when it senses that it’s going too fast for a particular curve—plus Trailer Sway Control,39  included in the Trailer Tow Prep Package.
Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control


When you’re approaching a curve on wet or dry pavement, standard electronic Curve Control39  can sense if you’re going too fast, then slow you down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Once you’re into the curve, g-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Standard Torque Vectoring Control39  enhances that by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.
Emergency Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist


The Transit Connect comes with two technologies you’ll find reassuring:

When applied brake pedal pressure is insufficient to control a hard stopping situation, Emergency Brake Assist10 automatically supplies the amount of force needed to reduce the stopping distance.

When you’re stopped on an incline, Hill Start Assist10 automatically holds the brake to help prevent backward roll while you’re going from the brake pedal to the accelerator. This is especially helpful when hauling a heavy load.10