2014 Ford Transit Connect

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$9,710–$20,878 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2014 Ford Transit Connect exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 ...

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.


2014 Transit Connect Video

From the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Bruzek takes a look at the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon.

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Ford Transit best Family van

by Rachel W from Conway, Missouri on February 26, 2018

We are a family of seven and finding a vehicle that comfortably sits us all while not breaking the bank at the gas station is a must. The Ford Transit van is that vehicle. It gets excellent gas ... Read full review

(2.0)

TITANIUM CHEAP-CHEAP-CHEAP

by Very disappointed from Bethel, Ohio on February 20, 2018

Don't waste your money! Don't waste your money! Cheaply made with plastic and below average accessories. Road noise is almost unbearable, be sure to turn radio on loud. Seats plastic mould keeps ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect currently has 9 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford Transit Connect XL

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
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.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Transit Connect received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker