2014 Ford Transit Connect

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2014 Ford Transit Connect
2014 Ford Transit Connect

Key specs

Base trim shown

Cargo Van

Body style

24

Combined MPG

2

Seating capacity

173.9” x 72.5”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Optional engine's 30 mpg estimate
  • Second- and third-row room
  • Overall cargo volume
  • Low load floor, ride height
  • Convenience features

The bad:

  • Awkward looks
  • Difficult to fold rows
  • No captain's chairs for easy third-row access

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Passenger version of commercial van
  • Five or seven passengers
  • Available turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

2014 Ford Transit Connect review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect wagon is a people-carrying version of Ford’s Transit Connect cargo van. The small Transit Connect wagon can carry up to seven occupants in three rows and has new conveniences similar to a minivan or crossover SUV. 

A short-wheelbase model has room for five occupants in two rows, while the longer-wheelbase model has three rows and room for seven. The Transit Connect wagon features sliding doors like a minivan, has a payload capacity of up to 1,200 pounds and is powered by a choice of two engines offering up to an estimated 30 mpg on the highway.  

New for 2014
The Transit Connect wagon is more than a cargo van with seats for 2014. An all-new interior and redesigned exterior give the wagon a less-commercial look compared to previous wagon versions. It now features some of the conveniences of a minivan or crossover, such as available navigation, advanced multimedia systems, big sunroofs and different trim levels. Newly available is a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with estimated mileage up to 30 mpg on the highway. 
Exterior
With a utilitarian box shape, the Transit Connect wagon still has the profile of a commercial vehicle with a tall roof to fit as much inside as possible. Seven-passenger models are about as long as a Toyota Highlander at 189.7 inches, while five-passenger models measure 173.9 inches, which is shorter than a Honda CR-V.

Available exterior features include rain-sensing wipers, heated washer jets, panoramic sunroof, and a choice of a rear liftgate or symmetrical hinged doors. Wheel choices are 16 or 17 inches, and the wagon can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
Interior
Inside is where Ford makes the biggest transformation of the Transit Connect wagon. A fully-trimmed interior has carpet, available heated leather seats and other conveniences new to the Transit Connect wagon, which previously was similar a commercial van with seats mounted in the cargo area. The dashboard and other interior trimmings mirror what non-commercial family offerings from Ford.  

In seven-passenger models, the second and third rows fold flat for an estimated 100-plus cubic feet of cargo volume, which is more than Ford’s own Flex at 83.2 cubic feet. Available interior options include MyFord Touch multimedia system with 6.5-inch touch-screen, voice-activated Sync multimedia system and navigation.

Under the Hood
The standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Optional is a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
The Transit Connect wagon features six standard airbags, including side curtain airbags for all three rows of seating, plus standard electronic stability system, antilock brakes and available MyKey system that can limit the vehicle speed and stereo volume for other drivers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 3.7
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Best Vehicle I've Owned

I've owned a 2010 Transit Connect since 2014 and it has been the best vehicle I've owned. I use it for work and haul a lot of movie production gear in it. Most of the time it stays half full and I drive it that way. It's been reliable and only needed standard maintenance, except for the transmission. I knew the transmission was a weak link when I bought it at 94,000 mis. It bit the dust at 120,000 mis. I had a rebuilt one installed and was assured that it'll be good for another 120,000 mis. I'm at 160,000 and it is still going strong.

2.0

Staty away from the Transit Connect AT ALL COSTS!

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect is, by far, the WORST van you'll ever buy, whether it's for work or leisure - in my case, for work. The seats are awfully uncomfortable, the backup camera is faulty at times (it tells you to see a dealership), the transmission went out within 4 years of buying this car NEW, I've gone through 3 batteries with this van, the tail lights are blowing out once a year, control arm went out... For the price of this car, you'd think technologies like collision avoidance or power seats would be standard, but nope! Buy this under-equipped and high-maintenance car and let it eat your pockets. It'll leave you with nothing to eat, anyways! My advice to you is this: if you're looking to get a work van, DO NOT BUY AN AMERICAN-BRANDED CAR. This car has close to 300,000kms on it.

2.0

FORD CAN DO BETTER!

I'm a second owner, received 2 recalls for locks and drivecaround with "bungied" tied down doors.the battery keeps dying out overnight needing a jump 8 times this year (2ice a week now). I noticed (4nights ago) the display panel area is HOT to the touch through the night with NOTGING turned on! I've woken up multiple times to a kida "Morse code/water dropping sounds) 3 times before the battery went dead....if I try cranking the car it won't start by this time, though the display panel feels warm. I AM A SENIOR (70yr old) disabled person on a fixed income and state displaced during COVID and practically "live" in my vehicle so I don't see how I can leave my vehicle for an extended period if time. ....the retail offered us half what I'm paying for it.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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