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2017 Ford Transit Connect


City 19 - 20 MPG Hwy 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.9
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
Very comfortable and practical van

by Transit from Washington | July 05, 2019

This car exceeds all expectations. It gets amazing gas mileage and provides ample power considering its 4 cylinder engine. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who is operating a small business.

Glad I came back to Ford.

by Mister E from Erie, PA | April 18, 2018

I hadn't had a Ford in years but I'm happy with my Transit Connect Wagon. Previously owned a Honda Element but the Connect has done its job.

Excellent handling and quiet on the highway

by Joanne P. from Riverview, FL | February 02, 2018

Ease to get into the seats. Comfortable bucket seats. Spacious storage ability. Wide doors. I feel very safe driving this vehicle. Ford Motor Company has always been the #1 product for my family. My husband loves the extra leg room provided by this model and we enjoy bringing our family with us to restaurants and shows. The seats are easily lowered to provide extra storage space.

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2017 Ford Transit Connect Overview


The 2017 Ford Transit Connect is a city-friendly, compact cargo van with a maximum payload/towing capacity of 1,620/2,000 pounds. It has a regular wheelbase for maneuverability and an extended wheelbase for more cargo room. A wagon model for additional passengers is available.
The Transit Connect has two available trims: the XL and XLT.

The sporty, zippy appearance of the Transit Connect matches its purpose as a city-driver. Loading and unloading is convenient with standard dual sliding doors and available rear liftgate or 180-degree swing-out rear doors. The wagon configuration has door windows for increased passenger visibility. This year, roof rails and a roof rack are available for both trims.

Two engine options are available: a 169-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and a 173-hp, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 20/28 mpg city/highway for the Transit Connect with the 2.5-liter. It increases to 22/29 mpg for the Transit Connect with the 1.6-liter.

Inside, the Transit Connect is outfitted with a standard audio system with a 4.2-inch multifunction display. It can be upgraded to the SYNC 3 multimedia system that includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, satellite radio, information updates, and climate control. Remote keyless entry, power front windows, air conditioning, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel come standard. The extended wheelbase van has a maximum cargo capacity of 128.6 cubic feet. The wagon model can seat up to seven passengers across three rows.

The Transit Connect Wagon earned a full 5-Star overall crash test safety rating from the NHTSA. The optional MyKey system alerts the driver when a preset vehicle speed and stereo volume are surpassed. Other available features include rain-sensing wipers, a backup camera, a blindspot warning system with cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. Standard features include front airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.