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2020 Ford Transit Connect

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Ford Transit Connect highlights

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Pros

  • Many configurations possible
  • Agile to drive
  • Cargo or passenger body styles

Cons

  • Lacks a V6 or V8 engine option
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 27 highway, 25 combined

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Sharp compact van for work or play

As you browse for the ideal van for your needs, take a closer look at the 2020 Ford Transit Connect. It comes in a cargo body style for utility purposes or a wagon body style to haul people. Several configurations — including windows, doors, seating, and tech — enhance this versatile ride. New for 2020, the Ford Transit Connect gets rearview cameras on all models and trims as standard to make maneuvering easier in parking lots and tight spaces.

All Ford Transit Connect years

What is new for the 2020 Ford Transit Connect?

  • Transit Connect trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, and Barn Doors as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Titanium trim now comes with Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment.
  • The XL trim now comes with Cloth Seats and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment.

2020 Ford Transit Connect trims

Curious how Ford Transit Connect trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Ford Transit Connect

1. Cargo hauling 

If you need a new van for your small business, or your work requires a new fleet vehicle for several drivers, the compact 2020 Ford Transit Connect cargo style can easily navigate busy city streets and rural gravel driveways. As far as storage space, you have a few options thanks to the two wheelbase choices. The XL and XLT trims come with either a short-wheelbase offering 103.9 cu-ft of storage space behind the front seats or a long-wheelbase with a bigger 128.6 cu-ft of cargo room in the rear. The 2016 Ford Connect Transit can also tow an estimated 2,000 lbs with the standard engine when properly equipped.

2. Passenger transport 

Whether you have a large family or need a van to transport people for work, the 2020 Ford Transit Connect comes in three capable wagon trims: XL, XLT, and Titanium. The XLT trim features either seating for five with a second-row bench behind the front seats on the short wheelbase option or adds third-row seating on the long wheelbase option to accommodate up to a total of seven passengers. The XL and Titanium wagons only come in the long wheelbase, with seating for seven. 

3. Handy driver-assist features 

Is this your first time driving a van? The 2020 Ford Transit Connect's compact style and many handy features will make it simple for you. All models and trims come with a rearview camera to see better when backing up, a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, and automatic headlights so others can see your vehicle more easily. Choose an XLT or Titanium trim to gain advanced driver aids including blind-spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system, and a lane-keeping assist feature. 

4. Loads of standard conveniences 

Both the cargo and wagon XL base trims of the 2020 Ford Transit Connect come with many features to make your time behind the wheel more pleasurable. Cargo van drivers enjoy rain-sensing wipers, air conditioning, power front windows, vinyl upholstery, and a height-adjustable driver's seat. There's also a four-speaker sound system, a USB port, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Going with a wagon? You'll get all of the above and power windows by the second row of seating, cruise control, a rear-window defroster, six cup holders, and cloth upholstery. 

5. Modern tech options 

If you want oodles of tech and connectivity in the wagon-style 2020 Ford Transit Connect, look for the Titanium trim. It comes loaded with remote ignition, keyless entry/ignition, heated front seats, a six-way power driver's seat, HD Radio™, and integrated navigation.

 There's also dual-zone climate control to keep passengers from front to back of the van comfortable. And let's not forget the tunes! There's a nine-speaker sound system and available satellite radio to make time on the highway pass a bit faster.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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Average

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
  • Barn Doors
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.5L

Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity

15.8

Wheelbase

120.6"

Overall length

190"

Width

72.2"

Height

72"

Leg room

F 41.5"

Head room

F 46.9"

Front tires

P215/55HR16

Rear tires

P215/55HR16

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Automatic

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