2010 Ford Transit Connect

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19 reviews
Available Price Range $5,048-$14,636 Trims8 Combined MPG 23 Seats 2-5

Our Take on the 2010 Ford Transit Connect

Our Take

Ford's "One Ford" strategy — which refers to the company's plan to leverage its global product lineup to spread models across new markets — is responsible for bringing the Tra... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest acceleration on highway
  • Panel van's rear visibility
  • Noisy cabin at highway speeds
  • Diesel engine not offered
  • Parking sensors not standard on panel van
  • No backup camera available

Notable Features

  • New for 2010
  • Hails from Europe
  • Passenger and cargo versions
  • Optional on-board computer
  • Optional tool locator
  • Front-wheel drive


Our Expert Reviews

I'm a little guy who normally hauls little stuff. I often look foolish in big trucks with big engines, especially in city traffic. But I get paid to drive them. What I've noticed in my years of writing about cars and trucks is that lots of little guys worldwide spend their workdays hauling little stuff -- usually in congested cities where big pickup trucks and vans make little sense. ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

Based on 19 reviews

Perfect Utility Vehicle

by bmulligan from Brighton, MI on April 6, 2010

I run a small remodeling business and used to drive A full size E series to carry all my tools and a Jimmy to cart the family around. I'm glad I waited for the Ford Transit Connect to arrive. I dumped... Read Full Review

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Transit Connect XL

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Transit Connect XL

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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