The 2023 Ford Transit Connect is back in the headlines, and it's even more capable than previous models. This vehicle isn't your average van because it's loaded with a range of utility features. The new Ford Transit Connect is generally used for commercial purposes, and it has been around since 2002. Changes to its exterior includes reimagined body cladding and updated lights. A total facelift is constructed for a more modern look. The vehicle's body has also been reconfigured via changes to height and wheelbase. In 2022 and 2023, the Ford Transit Connect won the "Best CPO Value Award."
|Specs||2023 Ford Transit Connect XL Cargo Van|
|Standard Engine||2.0L GDI I-4|
|Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||24 city / 26 hwy mpg|
|Max Payload||1,510 lbs|
|Max Towing||5,130 lbs|
|Transmission||8-Speed SelectShift® Automatic, FWD|
The 2023 Ford Transit Connect is fully capable to meet your performance needs. Under the hood sits a 2.0-liter GDI engine that produces 144 pound-feet of torque and 162 horsepower. This progressive powertrain tows a maximum of 2,000 pounds when you opt for the brand's Trailer Tow Prep Package. The van's payload management is listed at 1,570 pounds. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control is also built in to enhance stability and handling.
The powerhouse engine is equipped with Auto Start/Stop technology, which helps the vehicle conserve fuel. In addition to that, this four-cylinder engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission for smoother shifts. The steering is very accurate to further improve body motions. Better maneuverability is available if you opt for the shorter wheelbase model, which provides 38.3 curb-to-curb turning diameter. The long wheelbase delivers a turning diameter of 40.0 diameters. Drivers get 28 mpg on the highway and 24 mph in the city.
The interior of the 2023 Ford Transit Connect won't leave you disappointed thanks to its seating capacity and load volume. Your choice of cargo van and passenger wagon dictates the seating options. A maximum of seven individuals can fit if you use it as a passenger van thanks to its three rows of seats. Occupants can expect a low seating height that mimics the seating height of a sedan. Of course, the rear seats can be folded flat for better accessibility to cargo items.
There's a four-spoke steering wheel that's wrapped in leather for better comfort. Optional interior features are Dual-Zone Auto Temperature Control and all-weather floor mats. The van's glove box, center console, and door pockets offer plentiful storage. Interior comfort comes via vinyl, cloth or leather-trimmed upholstery, but your model choice determines the exact fabric type. The new Ford Transit Connect also comes with cupholders and 127.4 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the front seats for the long wheelbase. The short-wheelbase model provides 104.8 cubic-feet of cargo space behind its front seats.
A number of tech features are incorporated to help you complete tasks or used for better passenger enjoyment. Wi-Fi hotspot provides access to the internet, and there's a 4.2-inch center display. Voice-activated navigation comes in handy while on the job, and multiple USB ports are ready for use. SiriusXM radio and wireless charging are also available.
This van uses driver-assistance features to keep you, your passengers, and your cargo secure. There's a rearview camera and tire pressure monitoring. Safety prevention comes in the form of Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist.
Test drive this vehicle today at Marshal Mize Ford, or just stop by to consult with a knowledgeable rep!