2019 Ford Transit Connect

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2019 Ford Transit Connect
2019 Ford Transit Connect

Key specs

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The good:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Second- and third-row space
  • Overall cargo volume
  • Low load floor, ride height
  • Convenience features

The bad:

  • Awkward looks
  • Difficult-to-fold seats

5 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Ford Transit Connect trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Passenger or cargo van
  • Short- and long-wheelbase versions
  • Seats up to seven
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2019 Ford Transit Connect review: Our expert's take

By Cars.com Editors

What Is the 2019 Ford Transit Connect?

Offered in cargo- and passenger-carrying forms, the Transit Connect is Ford’s compact van. A short-wheelbase version has room for five people in two rows, while the long-wheelbase model has three rows and room for up to seven. The Transit Connect has minivan-style sliding doors and can be powered by a gas four-cylinder or a turbo-diesel engine. Competitors include the Ram ProMaster City.

What’s New on the 2019 Ford Transit Connect?

The Transit Connect has been refreshed for 2019. Changes include a new standard 162-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A new turbo-diesel four-cylinder is available. Front-end styling changes include a new grille and headlights.

What Features in the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Are Most Important?

Standard features on the XL passenger van include air conditioning, cloth upholstery, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and rear parking sensors.

Available features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, navigation, wireless device charging, leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, push-button start, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

Should I Buy the 2019 Ford Transit Connect?

Even in passenger-carrying form, the Transit Connect more closely resembles a utility van than one of the minivans offered by competing automakers. It’s not as easy as a traditional minivan to convert from passenger- to cargo-carrying duty, but it does offer good passenger space, a low load floor and numerous versions to fit specific needs.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews


Purchased to transport Disabled Vet & medical eqt

My biggest peeve is the tailgate isn’t powered. Ordered the top of the line mr Model sight unseen because my dealership didn’t carry them. I wanted all the bells and whistles. Powered lift gate isn’t an option. It is painful to my injured spine to lift it and manually move the rear seats. The grandkids love the 3rd seat and I love the storage space behind it. I have made a Sam’s run for the month and able to pack everything behind the 3rd seat. The inside is great for human comfort but not for shopping or I should say storing packages. To be honest, my front seats are ALL THE WAY back. I have plenty of room and that’s a lot. I don’t like being close to the steering wheel in case of an accident. I wish the slots for charging my devices weren’t so close to the driver’s cup holder. It’s too easy for liquids to Spill in them. The only other item I wish was different is I miss a hard copy manual. There are options I still don’t know how to use. My GPS is not updated because of that. I like the van. My grandkids and dogs like it. Tomorrow I will get up, remove the two blankets I have protecting them floors and spend hours vacuuming the dog hair out the fabric on the back of the seats and floors. I have leather seats but there’s still Too much surface that holds onto my Husky’s and Belgian Shepherd’s ‘Glitter’. I do have to double check my doors are locked when I leave them in the car with the AC running. I have to use the remote because the double tap of the horn alert is deceiving. It doesn’t mean the door is locked. I do appreciate how easy it is to unlock the car without having the remote in my hand. All in all, it served the reasons I purchased it. I do wish I had paid the extra money for the Sprinter. But it would not have fit in my garage nor my budget.


2013 ford transit connect (BAD NEWS)

I've own one at sayville ford brand new transmission burnt out at 52,000 miles start stop switch is defective the van has hesitation at 140,000 miles car kept shutting off while driving changed alot of sensors didn't help tow truck driver said maybe a defective temperature gauge because it will swing up to (H) but the van never ran hot I was getting stuck for week after week no one new what was doing it maybe a bad computer I've repossed it what a waste and all the car rentals ford didn't want to pay for the van lunges while picking up high way speed


Poor performance with a lack of repair help.

The day I received my vehicle, I noticed a vibration in the steering wheel. The dealership was contacted and I took the van to them to assess the problem. I was assured that it was the tires. Three sets of new tires later, the repair shop said they didn’t know what the problem was. I took the van to another dealership per Ford Customer Care and they could feel the vibration but could not find the cause. I was then told that it didn’t meet the specifications for a vibration issue. They couldn’t provide the specs to me. I drove the vehicle for the next year and then had the transmission go out. It has been rebuilt three times and eight months later I still haven’t received my vehicle and neither the dealership nor Ford has any idea on when I will get my vehicle or if it is even repairable. There’s nothing like being left in the dark with Ford.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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