2017 Ford® Transit Connect Passenger Van & Wagon | Capability Features That Measure up Big | Ford.com

Capability that measures up big

Capability that measures up big.

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. in the van. 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.
*Class is Small Vans based on Ford segmentation.
Payload rating up to 1,610 lbs.

Cargo Van Volumes and Payloads

Maximize your workday in a Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van in one of two wheelbases:

• 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. Easily load cargo up to 4-feet wide, 4-feet tall and 7-feet long. Maximum payload rating is 1,610 lbs.

• 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.

Towing capacity up to 2,200 lbs

Unsurpassed Towing Capability

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. 
Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)

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.
Standard Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

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.
Standard Electronic Emergency Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist

Electronic Emergency Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist

The Transit Connect comes with two technologies you’ll find reassuring:
• When brake pedal pressure applied is insufficient to meet a hard stopping situation, Electronic Emergency Brake Assist* automatically supplies the amount of force needed to reduce the stopping distance.
• When you’re stopped on an incline, Hill Start Assist* 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.
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle.
Standard electric power-assisted steering

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) operates more efficiently than conventional steering with an electric motor instead of a power-draining hydraulic pump. Its speed-sensitive technology adapts to changing conditions to improve maneuverability and handling. EPAS provides an easy, fluid feel of the wheel during low-speed maneuvers, which becomes firmer as speed increases. That’s not all. EPAS can offset pulling or drifting caused by steady crosswinds or crowned road surfaces and can also damp wheel vibrations.
Responsive 2.5L iVCT I-4 Engine

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.

*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<sup>®</sup> automatic transmission

6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission


The 6-speed automatic transmission has wide-ratio gearing for responsive low-end performance and high-end efficiency. Plus convenient SelectShift®  and Tow/Haul features:
• SelectShift modes: 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.
• 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 brake pressure to slow down.