2018 Ford Transit Connect

2018 Ford Transit Connect
Save up to $7,835
MSRP range
$23,215 - $30,530

Pros

  • Offers many configurations
  • Two available body styles and lengths
  • Comfortable seating

Cons

  • Wagon's second-row seating doesn't slide or recline
  • Unimpressive performance and fuel economy
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Ford Transit Connect.

Only fair
John Harper, 6/18/2018
Overall this vehicle has been only fair. The fuel economy sucks to say the least.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$24,215
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,740
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$23,215
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,905
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Transit Connect safety features:

Forward and Reverse Sensing System
Alerts the driver to obstacles when parking.
Blind-Spot Information System
Detects vehicles in your blind spots and signals an alert when you try to change lanes without using the turn signal.
Sync 3 w/Rearview Camera
Bundles a rearview camera with the Sync 3 infotainment system and includes a crash notification feature that automatically dials emergency services.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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More about the 2018 Ford Transit Connect

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect minivan is designed to appeal to two types of shoppers. The two-seat cargo van is aimed at small businesses, while the multipassenger Wagon model caters to the consumer market.

Some interesting, useful options are offered, depending on how much a buyer is willing to spend. The Wagon can be outfitted with overhead bins like those found in an airplane or a panoramic glass roof. The cargo van comes standard with LED lights in the cargo area to aid in loading and unloading. Rear access can come either via a liftgate or swing-out cargo doors that open 180 degrees.

The highest Wagon trim level offers leather seats, dual-zone climate control with separate rear climate controls, and a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation. Buyers looking for bare-bones practicality get durable and easy-to-clean vinyl upholstery and floor coverings. The Transit Connect even offers the Ford Telematics system for fleet operators.

The only powerplant on offer for the Transit Connect is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which makes 169 horsepower and returns a maximum of 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway). It's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Though not the most powerful van, the Ford can carry up to 1,610 pounds of cargo or seven passengers with ease, and it gets praise for feeling lively and capable around town. Thanks to fold-flat seats, even buyers who elect to add extra passenger capacity can take advantage of up to 128.6 cubic feet of storage in the long-wheelbase model. Towing capacity for the Transit Connect is up to 2,000 pounds.

The version of the Transit Connect that targets families isn't as luxurious as some regular minivans. After all, to keep the cost down enough to appeal to businesses, Ford builds the basic platform to a budget. But it offers impressive headroom and more cargo capacity than more than a few SUVs.

Ford has done a nice job of making one product serve two very different markets. If you need a vehicle that can move a lot of cargo, a lot of people, or a combination of both, the Transit Connect should be on your short list. Edmunds can help you sort through the trims and options to find the right 2018 Ford Transit Connect at the right price for you.

2018 Ford Transit Connect Overview

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Cargo Van XL w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon Titanium SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon Titanium LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Cargo Van XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Cargo Van XLT w/Rear Liftgate SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Wagon XL w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Cargo Van XL w/Rear Liftgate SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Ford Transit Connect?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Transit Connect 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Transit Connect.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,860. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,710 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is25% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,335. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,835 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is30.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,335. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,731 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is27.7% below the MSRP.

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The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Titanium LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,650. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Titanium LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,407 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Titanium LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is23.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,025. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,274 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,274 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,751.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is25.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,025. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $3,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,500 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,525.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is12.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,860. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,919 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,919 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,941.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is22.9% below the MSRP.

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