2021 Ford Transit Connect

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starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Cargo Van

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

174.2” x 72”


Front-wheel drive



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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Ford Transit Connect trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Cargo Vans for 2024

Notable features

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

2021 Ford Transit Connect review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Ford Transit Connect?

Offered in cargo- and passenger-carrying forms, the front-wheel-drive Transit Connect is Ford’s compact van. The long-wheelbase passenger version has three rows and room for up to seven people. The Transit Connect has minivan-style sliding doors and is powered by a choice of four-cylinder engines. Competitors include the Ram ProMaster City

 What’s New on the 2021 Ford Transit Connect?

There are no significant changes this year. 

 What Features in the 2021 Ford Transit Connect Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking 

Available features include:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Wireless device charging
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2021 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 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Good Little Van

Good little van for maintenance work. Wont haul all my tools, but enough to get most jobs done, including a 5x10 trailer on the back with no issues.


New van

The van is pretty solid for a van. Seems to handle well and has a ton of space. The ability to lay the seats down to create room is great.


Great for Kids, adults , dogs and Travel

With grandchildren dogs, and a husband who uses a walker, they all fit. The new feature of the Overhead airplane bins is really handy. Phone charger, front leg room, and fold done seats make It very versatile for our family. We love it!

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Based on the 2021 Ford Transit Connect base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
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
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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