Ford launched the fresh version of Chicago Auto Show from Transit Connect Wagon, a passenger version of the popular Ford Transit Connect van that is often used for commercial purposes. The automaker said it was targeting baby-boomer buyers. With Ford Transit Connect Wagon room interior and new safety features, it is possible to win over grandparents looking for a cheaper alternative minivan. Ford Transit Connect Wagon can accommodate up to seven passengers. The new 2019 Transit Connect Wagon goes on sale in the fall of 2018.
Exterior, Interior Features
The new 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is equipped with automatic emergency braking, a feature that we at CR feel that all vehicles must have, will be standard on all Wagon (XL, XLT, and Platinum) trims. 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon also updates its exterior, with a new grille that says that the van is part of the family – reminiscent of the Fusion grille and several other models. Interior, there is a new center console with a 6.5 inches floating touch screen that accommodates the available Infotainment Sync3 system. It also comes with a standard 4G LTE embedded modem that can provide WiFi connections for up to 10 devices, Ford said. That is a big increase in the current version, which we tap into our road test because even basic electronic connectivity requires additional costs.
Engine, Performance, Specs
The new 2019 Transit Connect Wagon gets two new engines. The first is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that comes with an automatic start / stop as standard equipment. It comes mated to a new eight-speed automatic. The other is a new diesel engine for Ford Transit Connect Wagon 2019. This is a 1.5 liter engine that Ford thinks is targeted to get an EPA rating of 30 mpg on the highway. With the latest records of rather rocky diesel, and relatively inexpensive gas, it will be interesting to see if buyers look there. We hope the new engine and transmission combination increases Wagon acceleration, which we found is only adequate to drive around the city but is challenged when trying to climb a hill or find power passing on the highway, especially when loaded with passengers.