2010 Ford Transit Connect
Returning once again to the Ford family of vehicles, our next set of keys belongs to the very global 2010 Transit Connect delivery van. Although over 600,000 Transit Connects have sold around the world since 2003, it’s only now coming to the U.S., following a path pioneered by the larger Mercedes-Benz designed Dodge Sprinter.
This smartly-packaged carryall was developed to meet the needs of the small business owner, and easily navigate often narrow city streets.
Its sliding doors, 6 foot load floor, 135 cubic feet capacity, 1600 pound payload rating, and numerous shelving and storage systems make the Transit Connect the perfect solution for a wide range of businesses from caterers and florists to electrical contractors.
And depending on the configuration, the well-equipped Transit Connect offers van and wagon seating for 2, 4, or 5 occupants.
While most Transit Connects abroad use diesel power, U.S. models will us a 2.0-liter I4 gas engine with a 4-speed automatic. Front-drive power equals 136 horsepower, with Government Fuel Economy ratings of 22 city/25 highway. An all electric version arrives next year.
The mantra of the Transit Connect is: “it drives like a car, works like a van, and is engineered to be as tough as a truck.” The fact that the Sprinter has done so well in the full-size van market bodes well for the parking garage friendly Transit Connect.
It’s on sale now starting around $21,500.
2.0-liter I4 gas engine
Starting around $21,500