Ford decided to launch Transit Connect 2019 which is updated to a very specific market: aging baby boomers who maintain a very active lifestyle and the need for carts around their offspring now and then but do not want to break the bank on a larger minivan or SUV than they want or usually need. Transit Connect reaches dealers in the fall of 2018.
2019 Transit Connect Exterior
For 2019 Transit Connect Wagon, Ford takes a conservative approach “if it’s not damaged, don’t fix it” to refresh. Exterior styling is slightly different, with a new grille and optional xenon lamp, and fits the recently updated Ford Fiesta styling (which is likely not to be sold in the US anymore) and the new Ford Focus (which may not, between). Behind there are a few different taillights, and your choice of vertical double doors or single large hatches is still available. Minivan style sliding doors are still standard, and two more wheelbases are available.
2019 Transit Connect Interior
Inside, Transit Connect gets a slightly dashed dashboard with an optional 6.5-inch tablet-style touch screen that features standard FordPass connectivity and optional Synchronization 3 technology. Three trim levels will be available on carts: XL, XLT and Titanium, with more features and optional leather surfaces. The seats are for five standards with a short wheelbase model while the long-wheelbase version gets standard six-person accommodations and second-row bench choices to make room for seven.
The FordPass system allows 4G LTE connectivity for as many as 10 personal electronic devices, while the two USB ports in the front are accompanied by a pair of 12-volt power sockets for the second and third lines. The second and third lines fold flat to open wide cargo space and the Transit Connect load rating is 2,000 pounds.
2019 Transit Connect Engine
The biggest change to Transit Connect is in the powertrain department. There are three engine options, but which one is standard depends on the version of Transit Connect you are looking for.
The short wheelbase wagon gets a new turbocharged 1.5 liter EcoBlue four-cylinder diesel engine that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Choose a six-wheeled six-wheeled long cart and you get a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine – or you can choose diesel as an option.
If you get a long wheelbase with seven seats, you can’t have diesel; This is only due to the problem of packaging with a diesel system. A 2.5 liter gas-powered powertrain is also optional, but only for fleet buyers who run their vehicles on natural gas or compressed propane.
2019 Transit Connect Security
Ford has improved Transit Connect safety meat with a new standard front collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Optional systems include automatic cruise control, blind spot warning, track departure warning and lane keep assist, and rear parking sensors with cross-traffic warnings.