If you are looking for a small van that is both economical and also practical, then the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon might just be what you’re looking for. This Ford minivan comes in two versions, a long wheel base one with seven seats in three rows and a short wheel base model with five seats on two rows. Both of them share the same basic platform with a few minor differences.
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon changes
The exterior is even more special. The Transit actually looks current rather than an old car with a facelift. The aggressive front with Xenon in the headlights and the LED in the tail lights as well as the aggressive front and rear bumper make for a unique impression. Even the long wheelbase one looks great. Both of them come as standard with 16 inch alloy wheel while 17 inch wheels are available. The more expensive models even come with a special front bumper with black accents and fog lights.
For example, inside the Transit Connect you will have all the commodities of a larger family car rather than a small minivan. There is air conditioning, a premium audio system with a MP3 player and also iPod connectivity. The seats are comfortable, offer great lateral support without being too hard. Options include a dual zone climate control for the short wheel base version and a triple zone system for the long wheel base one, a 6.5 inch satellite navigation system that also doubles as an infotainment system and a better audio system that will surround you with the sound.
Ford Transit Connect minivan mpg
Engine wise, the car is really competitive. The stock 2.5 liter Duratec engine is plenty powerful for most people and actually offers really good performance and fuel consumption. It is able to offer up to 169 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this Ford minivan is rated around 27 mpg on average. The other option is a more powerful and also much more fuel efficient engine. This is a 1.6 liter EcoBoost that is turbocharged up to 179 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to clever electronics it is able to offer up to 35 MPG on average!
Both engines come as standard with a 6 speed automatic transmission with a sport shifting mode that will improve the response of the gearbox and it will make it a bit harsher on the changes.
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon price
Firstly, the long wheelbase model comes with more interior equipment as well as better materials thanks to a higher price. It is around 2000$ more expensive than the base short wheel base version that comes at a price of just over 23.000$. It is a bit more expensive than the competition but it also is a bit more upmarket. Both models of 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon will be launched at the end of this year!