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2018 Ford Transit Connect

Original MSRP Range
$23,215 - $30,530
Available Style(s)
Van
MPG
19 - 20 MPG City / 27 - 27 MPG Hwy
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2018 Ford Transit Connect

What We Like

Small and nimble package; reasonably priced; two wheelbase lengths

What We Don't

Lower trim levels are sparsely equipped; so-so fuel economy; no slide or recline function for the second-row seats

Ratings

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Ford Transit Connect?

Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert becomes available, and the Sync 3 infotainment system upgrade comes with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

Which Transit Connect is the Best?

It might seem like hedging one's bets to recommend the middle-range XLT trim, but the XL is a bit on the sparse side. Once we get to the Titanium price level, something like a Honda Odyssey minivan might be a smarter call, not only from an equipment point of view, but also from a resale value angle.

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How Much Does a 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cost?

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is a passenger vehicle based on the Transit Connect cargo van with full windows all around, dual sliding side doors and a choice of rear cargo doors (that open 180 degrees) or a tailgate. It's offered with a short wheelbase (104.8 inches) or a long wheelbase (120.6 inches).

The short-wheelbase Wagon has five seats, while the long-wheelbase Wagon adds a third seating row for 7-passenger capacity. Both the second-row and third-row seats fold flat and can be removed.

XL trim ($27,020) comes only with the long wheelbase, along with three seating rows, power second-row windows, rear climate controls and rear parking sensors. Other equipment includes 16-in steel wheels, remote keyless entry, cruise control, power windows, air conditioning, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a folding front passenger seat and an AM/FM stereo with an auxiliary input, plus a couple of rear speakers.

XLT comes with either the short wheelbase ($27,025) or long wheelbase ($29,025). It has a self-dimming rearview mirror, fog lights, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, roof rails, a 4.2-in driver information display with steering wheel controls, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, cruise control, a CD player, four speakers at the front, Ford MyKey with programmable usage restrictions, voice control, a rearview camera and an upgraded driver's seat with manual lumbar adjustment. There are no rear climate controls with the short-wheelbase XLT.

Titanium, available as a short-wheelbase ($29,650) or long-wheelbase model ($31,650), brings 16-in alloy wheels, adaptive fog lights that follow the steering, power-folding side mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, separate manual rear climate controls, Sync voice command functionality and the Sync 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-in touchscreen.

Some of the higher-end standard features are available as options on lesser models. Other options -- depending on trim and configuration -- include navigation, 17-in alloy wheels, a fixed panoramic sunroof, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, satellite/HD radio and front parking sensors.

When the second-row seats in the short-wheelbase version are folded down, cargo space measures 77.1 cu ft. If the seats are in place, there's still a considerable 46.9 cu ft.

Long-wheelbase versions can accommodate 104.2 cu ft. of cargo space behind the front seats. Behind the second row, it's 58.9 cu ft. With the third row set as far forward as it will go, there's 19.8 cu ft.; when it's moved back as far as possible for legroom, there's 15.7 cu ft.

In both versions, the back seats fold down to form a completely flat load floor.

Transit Connect Trims

VanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Transit Connect Van XL LWB w/Rear Liftgate$24,215 / $23,1254 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XL LWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$24,215 / $23,1254 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XL SWB w/Rear Liftgate$23,215 / $22,1704 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XL SWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$23,215 / $22,1704 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XLT LWB w/Rear Liftgate$25,740 / $24,5814 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XLT LWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$25,740 / $24,5814 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XLT SWB w/Rear Liftgate$24,740 / $23,6264 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Van XLT SWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$24,740 / $23,6264 Cylinder16920 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon Titanium LWB w/Rear Liftgate$30,530 / $29,1564 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon Titanium SWB w/Rear Liftgate$28,530 / $27,2464 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon XL LWB w/Rear Liftgate$25,900 / $24,7354 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon XL LWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$25,900 / $24,7354 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon XLT LWB w/Rear Liftgate$27,905 / $26,6494 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon XLT LWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$27,905 / $26,6494 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon XLT SWB w/Rear Liftgate$25,905 / $24,7394 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Transit Connect Wagon XLT SWB w/Rear Symmetrical Doors$25,905 / $24,7394 Cylinder16919 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Ford Transit Connect Safety

Is the 2018 Ford Transit Connect a Safe Car?

Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, hill-start assist, stability control, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags for each seating row. Ford's Curve Control is also standard. This feature is essentially a more sophisticated form of stability control, where it can cut engine power and apply the brakes automatically if necessary.

In government crash tests, the Transit Connect Wagon received an impressive five stars out of five overall, including four stars for front impacts and five stars for side impacts. It hasn't been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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5 Year Cost to Own

$38,301 ($0.51 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • XLT Premium Pkg
  • Payload
  • XLT Premium Pkg Discount
  • Smoker's Pkg
  • Trailer Tow Pkg

Competition

2018 Ford Transit Connect vs the competition

2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van -- Bigger and more expensive, but still a useful, well-judged size and perfectly capable. Now comes with the choice of a longer wheelbase.

2018 Ram ProMaster City -- Also based on a European van, with class-leading power. No option for a third row, though.

Used Toyota Sienna -- Spacious, comfortable and more family-friendly. It's also the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive.

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