2018 Ford Transit Connect

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(4.4) 8 reviews
Key Specs
Our Take
Safety & Recalls
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Key Specs

of the 2018 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

Notable Features of the 2018 Ford Transit Connect

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

2018 Ford Transit Connect Overview

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Vehicle Overview

What it is: Available in cargo- and passenger-carrying forms, the Transit Connect is Ford's compact van. A short-wheelbase model has room for five people in two rows, while the longer-wheelbase model has three rows and room for up to seven. The van has minivan-style sliding side doors and is powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Competitors include the Ram ProMaster City, Nissan NV200 and Chevrolet City Express.

New for 2018

There are no significant changes.

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Consumer Reviews

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What Drivers Are Saying


just what I need

by transit girl from Afton Va on August 8, 2018

This car has the right amount of room where I need it for my family and my show dogs. It is a pleasure to drive, easy to park and make a u turn when I need to. Gas milage is good too. Read full review


I love my 2016 titanium version so much!

by Tutu lulu from Florence, OR on July 14, 2018

Great family ride and converts easily to haul stuff. Love the attention it gets because it looks so unique. European hipster! Super fun to drive and great on gas. It handles well. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Ford Transit Connect currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect has not been tested.

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.

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