Consumer Reviews Summary
6 of 7 (85%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Ford Transit Connect Overview
- Available in both Cargo and Wagon (passenger) versions
- Two new four-cylinder engines
- Big updates for Wagon models
The flexible 2014 Ford Transit Connect gets big updates to its passenger carrying versions for the new model year which make it a legitimate people carrier, not just a cargo van with a few extra seats bolted in.
Ford has replaced last year’s four-cylinder engine with a pair of new engines. The new base engine is a 169-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder that has 33 more horsepower than last year’s engine, while also being more fuel efficient. Also new is an optional 173-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed automatic. Cargo van models, thanks to their lighter weight, get slightly better gas mileage: 21/29 mpg city/highway with the base engine and 22/30 mpg with the EcoBoost engine. Wagon versions come in slightly behind that with 20/28 mpg (base engine) and 22/29 mpg (EcoBoost).
The 2014 Transit Connect’s interior changes drastically depending on its configuration. Cargo models have more sparse furnishings, with an open floor plan that emphasizes flexibility and storage. Features include sliding side doors, windows or solid panels, and side-hinged rear cargo doors which conveniently open wide for easy loading/unloading. Cargo van models also offer an optional second-row if you don’t want to compromise between people and cargo carrying.
Wagon models get a large set of updates for 2014 that includes features, new upholstery and seating options for backseat passengers. The Transit Connect Wagon seats up to seven passengers across three-rows of seats, and instead of threadbare walls and floors there is now carpet and even available heated leather seats. The dual-sliding doors makes ingress and egress quick and painless, and with both back rows folded there is still 100 cubic feet of cargo space. Ford’s passenger car tech goodies are also optional, including MyFord Touch multimedia and SYNC voice commands, along with a 6.5-inch touchscreen in the center console. Passenger models also add standard side curtain airbags across all rows for added safety.