2016 Ford Transit Connect

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Ford Transit Connect. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Fuel efficiency
  • 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

Notable Features of the 2016 Ford Transit Connect

  • Passenger or cargo van
  • Up to seven seats
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine available
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

2016 Ford Transit Connect Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Transit Connect wagon is a people-carrying version of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van. 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 and is powered by a choice of two four-cylinder engines.

New for 2016
There are no significant changes.

Significant Standard Features

  • 169-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Choice of a rear liftgate or symmetrical hinged doors
  • Second and third rows of the seven-seat model fold flat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 173-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • MyFord Touch multimedia system with 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • MyKey system can activate an alarm when a preset vehicle speed and stereo volume are surpassed
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Transit Connect wagon is a people-carrying version of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van. 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 and is powered by a choice of two four-cylinder engines.

New for 2016
There are no significant changes.

Significant Standard Features

  • 169-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Choice of a rear liftgate or symmetrical hinged doors
  • Second and third rows of the seven-seat model fold flat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 173-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • MyFord Touch multimedia system with 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • MyKey system can activate an alarm when a preset vehicle speed and stereo volume are surpassed

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very Reliable Fun to Drive, Comfortable

by Rick W from Alamogordo, New Mexico on August 19, 2018

The Transit Connect has been great, comfortable, reliable, fun to drive ( a van fun to drive) YES. Very good fuel mileage, smooth transmission, accurate cruise control, precise steering, comfortable ... Read full review

(5.0)

The best van i ever had

by Rweber13 from San Pedro on May 24, 2018

Drives like a small car. Very nice to drive. It hauls all my tools with a breeze. Looks great when you arrive at a customers house. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Ford Transit Connect currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Ford Transit Connect has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Ford
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.

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