2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel
- New gasoline and diesel engines
- New eight-speed automatic
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on most trim levels
- Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection is standard on all trim levels
- Part of the second Ford Transit Connect generation introduced in 2014
- Extremely practical yet compact
- Comprehensive suite of driver assistance technology
- Variety of configurations are available
- More maneuverable than traditional minivans
- Firmer and less isolating ride than with a traditional minivan
- Engines don't have an overabundance of power
2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Transit Connect does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Ford originally introduced the Transit Connect as a cargo van or a bare-bones people hauler best left to cab companies. It was tough to imagine many people seeing the Transit Connect as a viable option for strictly personal use. But Ford believes there's a market for a compact van and is marketing the 2019 Transit Connect squarely at baby boomers looking to rekindle their love affair with the van.
Of course, Ford will still make versions for commercial applications, and indeed, it excels at being a more urban-based runabout for a business that doesn't really need a giant work van (or the heftier fuel bill). Yet, the Transit Connect passenger van sees the biggest benefits from Ford's push to civilize the once industrial runabout. Two new engines are on offer, with one of them being a segment-first diesel. And both engines are backed with new eight-speed transmissions in a bid to improve not only drivability but fuel economy as well.
While the outside receives a more carlike restyling, the inside also sees Ford bring in creature comforts found throughout the rest of its lineup. New seats, better ergonomics and updated technology, such as Ford's Sync 3 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, mean you won't be giving up comfort, convenience and modernity by getting this smaller, cheaper alternative to traditional minivans. Like those vehicles, the Transit Connect passenger van can seat as many as seven people in the longer of its two wheelbase configurations. Also, when properly equipped, the little van can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
So, whether you're considering the Transit Connect as an alternative to a compact minivan or as an addition to a fleet of compact commercial vans, we think it's a compelling choice that has been upgraded for the better.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Transit Connect safety features:
- Pedestrian Detection
- Detects pedestrians in your path and triggers forward collision warnings. Can automatically brake if necessary.
- Side Wind Stabilization
- Helps correct for strong crosswinds to keep the vehicle going in its intended direction.
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Helps to prevent or mitigate an accident by automatically applying the brakes when an obstacle is detected.
Ford Transit Connect vs. the competition
2019 Ford Transit Connect
2018 Chevrolet City Express
Ford Transit Connect vs. Chevrolet City Express
Chevrolet never really had its heart in this little van. It was essentially sourced from Nissan and will now be discontinued after the 2018 model year. Its low price might be the biggest selling point, but you get what you pay for, with fairly basic accommodations and low levels of technology. We'll see if Chevy goes back to the drawing board.
Ford Transit Connect vs. Ram ProMaster City
The ProMaster City is probably the Ford's toughest competition since it can be optioned for either cargo or passengers while being a compact city van. The Ram lacks the optional diesel engine of the Ford but packs a relatively big punch from its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which gives it a terrific payload capacity for the segment.
Ford Transit Connect vs. Mercedes-Benz Metris
Bigger in almost every way yet still considerably smaller than a full-size van, the Metris has the measure of the Transit Connect except when it comes to price. When optioned similarly to the Transit Connect's Titanium trim level, the Metris is pushing $40,000. But its road manners are quite good, and buyers with a bit more money to spend should take a look.
2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel Overview
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel is offered in the following styles: Wagon Titanium SWB 4dr Minivan (1.5L 4cyl 8A), Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate SWB 4dr Minivan (1.5L 4cyl 8A), and Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (1.5L 4cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel and all its trim types. 0 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 2019 Transit Connect Diesel.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Transit Connect Diesel featuring deep dives into trim levels including Wagon Titanium SWB, Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate SWB, Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Diesel here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Ford Transit Connect?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.