2017 Ford® Transit Connect Passenger Van & Wagon | Durability Features For Hard Work | Ford.com

Tested and built for hard work.

Tested and built for hard work.

The Ford Transit Connect is engineered to stringent Ford Light Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards — tested to 150,000 customer-equivalent miles — and Built Ford Tough®  to meet your requirements for hard work and reliability, all day, every day. Whether your business is carrying cargo or transporting people, the Transit Connect is a vehicle you can depend on to get the job done.
Tested and Built Ford Tough®

Tested and Built Ford Tough®

Commercial vehicles have to withstand the severity of everyday on-the-job duty. That’s why the Transit Connect was vigorously tested to 150,000 customer-equivalent miles.

• Through computer-aided engineering, simulated models were put through extensive durability, crash, NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) and vehicle dynamic tests.

• Doors and attached hardware underwent 250,000 opening/slamming cycles.

• Models were torture-tested in the labs under severe temperature and humidity conditions.

• Chassis components and underbody structure were tested at the proving grounds under extreme road conditions to help ensure structural integrity.

Excellent sound quality


Efforts to minimize noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) helped create a comfortable riding environment. Among them:

• The camshaft drive belt system of the 2.5L iVCT engine features a low-noise design. Individual parts were subjected to extensive vibration testing.

• Vehicle parts underwent extensive vibration testing under the worst road conditions.

• Acoustic-laminated design of the windshield reduces wind noise (XLT and Titanium passenger wagon).

• Instead of the hydraulic steering system with its belt-driven pump, Transit Connect features the quieter operation of electric power-assist steering (EPAS).

Designed for reliable operation


The value of a great commercial vehicle is its ability to put in a solid day’s work, every day. That’s why the Ford Transit Connect is designed to spend the most time possible on the job and the least time necessary in the shop - a commitment to reliability backed by years of Built Ford Tough® commercial service.