2019 Ford Transit Connect review

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Ford Transit Connect highlights

Customer rating


  • Compact
  • Lots of different configurations
  • Gas or diesel engine options


  • Lackluster engines
  • Firm ride
  • Less cargo space than other vans

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 27 highway, 25 combined

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Versatile van looking for a good home!

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.

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What is new for the 2019 Ford Transit Connect?

  • Transit Connect trims have been upgraded with Quad Seats and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, DVD Video System, Running Boards, and Conversion Van features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The XLT trim now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The XL trim now comes with Rear View Camera, Bluetooth Technology, Rear Air Conditioning, Fold-Away Third Row, and Sync System as standard equipment.
  • The Titanium trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

2019 Ford Transit Connect trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Ford Transit Connect

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.

2. Standard features galore

2019 Ford Transit Connect: Backseats | CarMax

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.

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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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Ford Transit Connect an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Ford Transit Connect 3rd out of 24 among Commercial Vans.

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Ford Transit Connect features and specs

XL 2WD 4D Cargo Ext Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Diesel Engine

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size


Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.5"

Head room

F 46.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




2019 Ford Transit Connect FAQ

More about the 2019 Ford Transit Connect

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Blue

  • Dark Blue

  • Diffused Silver

  • Frozen White

  • Guard

  • Kapoor Red

  • Magnetic

  • Race Red

  • Shadow Black

  • Silver

Interior colors:

  • Dark Palazzo Gray

  • Ebony

  • Palazzo Gray

Interior details

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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