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2019 Ford Transit Connect | CarMax

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect is an incredibly versatile van with a variety of trims and options. Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder, this Ford van can accommodate five to seven passengers depending on the configuration. This review of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect will give you all the key information you need on this Ford minivan:

Key Specs & Features (2019)

  • 2.0L GDI four-cylinder engine with auto start-stop technology
  • 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive (FWD)
  • Forward collision warning with brake support
  • Rearview camera
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • six- to seven-passenger seating

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5 Reasons to Buy

1. CONFIGURABLE SEATING

2019 Ford Transit Connect: Front Seats | CarMax

Looking for a variety of seating options with your van? The 2019 Transit Connect can accommodate up to five passengers with the short-wheelbase layout. Opt for the long-wheelbase model and you can fit six to seven passengers depending on the configuration. The second-row comes as a bench or as individual seats⁠—that means you can find the Transit Connect to meet your individual needs.

2019 Ford Transit Connect: Backseats | CarMax

2. STANDARD FEATURES GALORE

Even the entry-level 2019 XL trim comes with features you might not expect on the base model; that includes comfort and convenience features like dual-zone front auto temperature control, an eight-speed automatic transmission, rearview camera, and forward collision warning with brake support. Opt for the XLT or Titanium model and you'll find even more great features as standard equipment.

3. PLENTY OF TECH FEATURES

2019 Ford Transit Connect: Tech Dash | CarMax

The Transit was originally built to haul cargo⁠—that doesn't mean it's lacking in technology. Look for optional tech on the 2019 model like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, and the SYNC® 3 infotainment system. The Transit Connect will keep you comfortable and connected.

4. PRACTICAL DESIGN

2019 Ford Transit Connect: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

The Transit Connect has the classic van shape, which means more room for people and stuff. Beyond the six- to seven-passenger layout, there is still loads of room for your stuff. Opt for the 2019 short-wheelbase Transit Connect and you'll get 46.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. That can even be expanded to 77.1 cubic feet with the seats folded. Long-wheelbase versions from 2019 have 15.7 cubic feet of space with all seats in place, 58.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down, and a massive 104.2 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down. That's a ton of versatility!

5. ROAD TRIP READY

2019 Ford Transit Connect: Engine | CarMax

A full-size van may have more room, but it may not get you quite as far. Whereas, a small and nimble option like the Transit Connect can deliver quite a bit more. With an EPA-estimated rating of 24 mpg city and 29 mpg highway from the 2.0L engine, you can go further in your 2019 Transit Connect.1 Delivering a respectable 162 horsepower from its standard 2.0L four-cylinder, the Transit Connect is even more versatile than you expected!


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What You Need to Know

2019 Ford Transit Connect Trims

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect comes in three great trim levels with something for everyone:

XL: The base Transit Connect is still very well equipped. Expect standard comfort and convenience features like:

  • 2.0L four-cylinder with auto start-stop technology
  • Eight-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive (FWD)
  • Dual-Zone front auto temperature control
  • Ford Pass™ Connect with 4G LTE WiFi2
  • Six-way manual driver seat with four-way manual front-passenger seat
  • Forward collision warning with brake support
  • Rearview camera

XLT: The XLT adds features like:

  • Automatic headlamps
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Rain-sensing front wipers
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Rear-seat climate control
  • Power-adjustable, heated exterior mirrors in black
  • Power first- and second-row windows with one-touch up and down

Titanium: The top-of-the-line Transit Connect adds additional features, such as:

  • HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlamps
  • Leather seating
  • Power-adjustable, PowerFold®, heated exterior mirrors in body-color
  • Chrome rear-bumper molding
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with satin chrome accents
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen and navigation
  • 16-inch premium aluminum wheels in dark painted stainless

2019 Ford Transit Connect Interior

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect is available with a variety of features and options. With three interior colors to choose from, as well as a choice between standard vinyl seating or optional cloth or leather, you will definitely find the right Transit Connect for you. The Transit Connect can accommodate five passengers in a short-wheelbase layout. Opt for the long-wheelbase model and you can fit six to seven passengers depending on the configuration.

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Ford Transit Connect Colors

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect is available in 10 great exterior colors including:

  • Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Diffused Silver
  • Frozen White
  • Guard
  • Kapoor Red
  • Magnetic
  • Race Red
  • Shadow Black
  • Silver

The 2019 Transit Connect also features three interior colors:

  • Dark Palazzo Gray
  • Ebony
  • Palazzo Gray

Similar Vehicles

Can't find exactly the right Ford Transit Connect? Check out other great options like the Mercedes Benz Sprinter, which offers a slightly different take on the classic van.

Mercedes Benz Sprinter

The 2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter is a pretty amazing option in the van market. Available in 12- and 15-passenger versions, the Sprinter is up to any task. The Sprinter is powered by a variety of engines, including a four-cylinder gas engine or six-cylinder diesel engine, and is even available in a go-anywhere 4x4 layout! Choose from a dozen exterior colors and three interior colors, plus a massive amount of options and extras. There is truly a Mercedes Benz Sprinter option for anyone.

The Bottom Line

The Ford Transit Connect is a fantastic van for those looking for a versatile family hauler. With a wide variety of trim levels and options, you can't go wrong with the Transit Connect. Looking to learn more about the Transit Connect and similar vehicles? Check out these related resources:

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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