2018 Ford® Transit Connect Passenger Van Wagon | Smart Technology Features | Ford.com

Intelligent design and smart features

Smart from the start.

Choosing the Transit Connect is a smart move from the get-go. Its compact dimensions, best-in-class maneuverability* and big capacities are perfect for life on the go. Now factor in the intelligent options available like the latest SYNC® 3 connectivity system, FordPass , MyKey®  and a rear view camera — and your decision to go with the Transit Connect becomes just that much smarter.
*Class is Small Vans based on Ford segmentation. 36.1-ft. curb-to-curb turning diameter, short-wheelbase model.
Available SYNC 3


Available SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Experience the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the available navigation. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone.27  SYNC 3 also brings you the power of Apple CarPlay 160  and Android Auto compatibility to your Ford. 161  
Available BLIS with cross traffic alert

BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert

Available BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert helps make driving more convenient.10  It uses radar to identify if a vehicle is detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, you will be audibly and visually alerted. Available on XLT and Titanium.
Available rear view camera

Rear View Camera

The available rear view camera,10  included with optional audio systems, provides a video image on the center stack screen of the area behind your vehicle. The camera is activated when you shift into Reverse and back up slowly. The screen has guides to help you align your vehicle with a trailer or assist you with backing up in tight places. Standard in the Transit Connect XLT and Titanium.
Available Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems

Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems

The available Forward Sensing System10 * warns you about objects in front of the vehicle. The available Reverse Sensing System 10  audibly alerts you to certain objects located directly behind your vehicle when you’re backing up at slow speeds. With both systems, the closer you get to an object, the faster the beeps.
*Requires Reverse Sensing System.
Electric Power Assisted Steering

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

EPAS uses an electric motor instead of a hydraulic pump. This results in control that can be precisely programmed to enable technologies that help steering control, such as pull-drift compensation and active nibble control. The EPAS electric motor operates only when steering assistance is required. This is a better way of managing energy than traditional hydraulic systems, which run continuously.
Man on phone using FordPass app while traveling


FordPass is the one-stop app that can help you move more freely throughout your day.163 Here’s how:

  • Find parking,169 ahead of time
  • Compare fuel prices at stations along your route
  • Receive key vehicle info and schedule service
  • Get FordPass help from a friendly FordGuide

These are just some of the great things you can do with FordPass. And if you haven’t already, download the FordPass app on the App Store®167 or get it on Google Play.43

Available SiriusXM Radio

SiriusXM® Radio

Enjoy more than 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus live sports, news and exclusive entertainment, with a six-month trial subscription to the All Access package included with your new vehicle. You’ll hear every channel available, plus you can listen online and on the SiriusXM app.34
Available MyKey


With personalized settings for two keys, this available smart technology lets you limit top speed to 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph as well as select speed alert chimes at 45, 55 or 65 mph. You can also limit the radio volume to 45 percent and set the Belt-Minder® to chime, while muting the audio system, until the safety belt is buckled.