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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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 4.1
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


terrible transmission

would never recommend buying one the transmission does not know what gear it should be in. to maintain 70 mph on a 6% grade the engine rpm is at 5400 , fuel millage is out the window at that rpm also when the engine is cold the throttle touchy and the van lurches. dealer says it checks out ok . the stop run also is a pain in the @#$%


Very pleased with the transit connect

We really like the transit, we didn't want too many bells and whistles and the XLT offered all that we needed. Keeps the price down a little and we really like the styling. Lots of head room. Back seats look a little stiff for long trips but we haven't tried them yet. Like the styling and we are looking for some aftermarket wheels to make it unique.


Reliability, Safety and Economy: All Five Stars!

This vehicle was purchased as a Handicapped/Wheelchair lifestyle transportation platform, and it has exceeded my expectations for ease of entry/exit, comfort, safety and reliability. I had the Third Row of seats removed, and installed a [Bruno] Electric Wheelchair Lift device for my "Scooter." The ENHANCED PERSONAL MOBILITY satisfaction of this 2019 Ford Transit Connect 'Titanium' makes it the best vehicle I've ever owned.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
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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Compare the competitors


Chevrolet City Express


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Nissan NV200


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RAM ProMaster City


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