Ford Transit Connect 2016 Car Review

Ford Transit Connect 2016 Car Review

Review 2016 ford transit connect what’s new for 2016 other than a few new available features for upper-level dreams the 2016 transit connect is basically unchanged from last year introduction ford transit connect has long been a hit outside the united states where small vans are among the most popular vehicles these vans make it fairly easy to cope with crowded

Narrow streets cramped parking spaces and fuel prices that would make most us motorists plunge now state to side shoppers are beginning to discover the virtues of small the several years ford was pretty much alone in offering its compact transit connect cargo van and passenger wagon several competitors arrived last year but the 2016 ford transit connect van

And wagon remain excellent choices for families and for small brezina stone is looking to downsize from a full size van families needing to carry people will find a 2016 ford transit connect wagon pretty useful it can seat five or seven depending on which wheelbase you select and headroom and legroom are plentiful even for adults it’s a great option if space

And affordability are your priorities but compared with more conventional minivans the transit connect is bound to feel a bit bare-bones whether you’re looking at its so-so interior plastics or its relatively modest list of amenities commercial users will find more to like the transit connect van comes in several different configurations with two available wheel

Bases and two available moderately fuel-efficient engines ford has pre-drilled holes to allow for easy setup of shelving and storage units and if you have a lot of cargo the transit connect can haul up to 1600 pounds or tow up to 2,000 pounds that’s not much compared with full-sized cargo vans including ford’s full-sized transit van but for smaller businesses this

Might be just enough capability plus even when carrying a full load the chance it connect feels agile and easy to maneuver of course if comparing the ford transit connect run to those large cargo vans its sacrifices in power space and overall capability are obvious the channels it connects more direct competitors of the nissan nv200 and its chevrolet sibling the

City express van in the ram promaster city meanwhile torque rated minivans like the honda odyssey and toyota sienna are far more comfortable and spacious than the transit connect wagon but era also quite a bit larger and more expensive overall we think the 2016 ford transit connect is an excellent choice body styles trim levels and options the 2016 ford transit

Connect is a compact commercial minivan offered in cargo van and passenger wagon body styles each with two different wheel bases there are three available trim levels excel xlt and titanium we’re gonna only the xlt wagon seats five or seven depending on which wheelbase you select while saverin passenger seating is standard on the xl and titanium all versions have

Dual sliding rear doors and give you a choice between swing out cargo doors or an overhead lift gate base standard equipment on the xl cargo van includes 16 inch steel wheels grey grille bumper side moldings keyless entry air conditioning vinyl upholstery and floor coverings built in cargo tie-down hooks an overhead storage shelf a fold flat front passenger seat

A tilt telescoping steering wheel power front windows power door locks and the top speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio input jack the xl wagon version comes with the same standard equipment but his long wheelbase only and adds second and third row seats to rear speakers for the stereo rear climate controls and power second row windows stepping up to the

Xr t cargo van gets your body colored bumpers fog lights power adjustable heated mirrors rear privacy glass cloth upholstery driver lumbar adjustment a passenger vanity mirror a multi-function display cruise control and a cd player the xlt wagon comes in short or long wheelbase styles mirrors the xr t car goes equipment and adds a rear view camera and a thicker

Acoustic windshield rear climate controls are available on a short wheelbase xlt wagon the top-of-the-line titanium wagon adds 16-inch alloy wheels automatic headlights adaptive cornering fog lights rain sensing wipers power folding mirrors chrome exterior trim do alt zone automatic climate control leather upholstery a 6 way power driver seat heated front seats an

Auto dimming rear view mirror with built-in compass for front speakers for the sound system and ford’s voice second child sync system many of the features that come standard on the upper trim levels are also available on other models other major options include 16 and 17 inch alloy wheels a compressed natural gas engine prep package front and rear parking sensors

A towing package a fixed panoramic sunroof a roof rack satellite head radio the myford touch electronics interface includes a 6.5 inch touchscreen display and a navigation system and the four telematics system designed for fleet operators power chains and performance the 2016 ford transit connect comes with two engines choices 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine that

Delivers 169 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque is standard in all models a turbocharged 1.6 liter 4-cylinder good for 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque is an option on all variants except the long wheelbase wagon power from either engine is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission the epa’s estimated fuel economy for the cargo van

With the 2.5 liter engine is 23 miles per gallon combined 20-city 28 highway the wagon is rated lower at 22 miles per gallon combined in 1927 which is only barely better than you’ll get with a larger v6 equipped minivan opting for the turbocharged 1.6 liter engine gets you an estimated 25 miles per gallon combined 2230 with both the cargo van and the wagon safety

The 2016 ford transit connect standard safety features include anti-lock brakes traction and stability control hill start assist and front seat side and side curtain airbags front and rear parking sensors daytime running lights a blind spot and cross traffic warning system and the rear view camera are available as options on various models the option of ford sync

And sync with myford touch systems includes an emergency crash notification feature that automatically dials 911 when paired with a compatible cell phone they arendt as good as the new sync 3 system being introduced on new and redesigned ford models but it a lots more refined than when first introduced ford’s mykey system which can be used to set certain parameters

For various drivers think teens valets or employees is also optional in governments crashed tests the 2016 transit connect wagoner and five out of five stars for overall crash protection with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side crash protection interior design and special features with the transit connect flexibility is paramount the

Wagon particularly the saverin passenger long wheelbase model can be used as a family vehicle granted the second row seat doesn’t recline or slide and folding both the second and third rows of seats takes an extra step compared with most minivans but space in both rows is just as good and sometimes better especially the headroom though not objectionable the quality

Of plastics is adaptive ford’s current standards the titanium trims leather upholstery and advanced technology should please its owners at a price point that significantly indicates similarly priced rivals if its cargo looking to haul a short wheelbase cargo van offers 103.9 cubic feet behind the front seats while the long-wheelbase versions larger cargo hold can

Swallow one hundred and twenty eight point six cubic feet this is less than a regular minivan but still much better than a large cross over even more capacity is available thanks to the fold flat front passenger seat cargo room in the wagon models is reduced but if the seats are folded the short wheelbase swaggin offers a maximum of 77.1 cubic feet and the long

Wheelbase models offer 104 point two cubic feet although the transit connect has a much larger windshield and dashboard than its siblings the ford escape and max from the driver seat it could easily be either the distinctive dash design is virtually identical with climate controls below clearly separated from the infotainment controls above the optional myford

Touch system has received its fair share of complaints but its usability and electronic glitches but these have mostly been corrected with software updates and my for touch is now easier to use than in years past the same can’t be said however for the standard stereo interface which consists of a small central screen controlled by many buttons behind the driver

However things get considerably different and vary considerably depending on the wheel based on whether harrying people or cargo the xl cargo van for example is a bare-bones workhorse with vinyl upholstery and floor coverings with mounting points for customizable shelves and whatever a business might need put trim levels especially in the wagon models add creature

Comforts but the van is still very much a dedicated work vehicle driving impressions although the 2016 ford transit connect lacks the get shoop and go of v6 powered traditional minivans it feels much lighter and a lot more agile around town those are characteristics that are equally useful for large families and for delivery drivers needing to get in and out of

Tight spaces they may even trump the regulation minivans greater power if you live in the city or frequently travel in tight rural roads the transit connect will feel like an athlete compared with a honda odyssey we recommend getting the panjshir and more efficient turbocharged engine but unfortunately it isn’t available on a saverin passenger wagon models that

Are most attractive to non-commercial buyers the steering is particularly praiseworthy offering the gist rights effort and impressive road feel found in of their ford vehicles on the other hand the ride can be bumpy over rough roads and suspension transmitted noises tend to make their way into the cabin much as they can on smaller sportier vehicles that may be

Fine for those transitioning from something like a focus but many van drivers may find the transit connect suspension doesn’t provide the suppleness and isolation that i’ve come to expect you

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