2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Look

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  • Competes with: Minivans and larger vans like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV passenger van
  • Looks like: Minivans may be out, but Ford’s all-in with another seven-passenger people mover
  • Drivetrain: 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an optional turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder
  • Hits dealerships: Late 2013 

Ford may have gotten out of the minivan segment years ago, but it's still solidly in the people-mover market. Its Transit Connect van lineup is growing to include a new seven-passenger version.

Ford expects the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon to be the first seven-seater with an EPA highway rating of 30 mpg. Powertrain options include a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an optional turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The automaker's other people movers include the Flex (18/25 mpg) and the Explorer (17/24 mpg from the 3.5-liter V-6 and 20/28 mpg from the turbocharged 2.0-liter).

Along with the two engines, the Transit Connect Wagon will offer customers plenty of other choices. Trim levels include XL, XLT and Titanium and a short-wheelbase five-passenger version also will be available.

The Transit Connect Wagon features minivan-like sliding doors and a choice of a traditional-style rear liftgate or two side-hinged cargo doors. Inside, there's a choice of cloth, vinyl and leather seating and surfaces. It has fold-flat second- and third-row seats, and Ford says there's more than 100 cubic feet of available cargo space. Ford's Flex offers 83.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in comparison.

Other creature comforts include a full-glass panoramic roof, a backup camera, 6.5-inch touch-screen display with navigation and Ford's voice-activated multimedia system, Sync with MyFord Touch.

The van will go on sale at the end of 2013. We'll see more of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

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2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

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Comments 

Ben

Wow this looks nice. I hope it sells better than the Mazda 5 though.

FlanKitty

Nothing exactly exciting for the average consumer (apart from good fuel economy numbers), but I can see hotel and taxi fleets jumping over this (compared to the awful fuel economy in the E series).

Tech_Support

My 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager got 32mpg with a v6 engine. How is 30mpg something to be proud of 15 years later? I had the premium sound system, 100 amp alternator, power everything, heated mirrors, dual climate control and a very comfortable ride. This vehicle bores me.

Tom

Can you fit a bicycle (for a tall person (6'3") upright in the back without removing the wheels? If not, will there be a high roof version? The current transit connect is tall enough but not long enough.

lori

wait. did that say
compares to a mercedes?!? yea, no!
panoramic sunroof = fixed, resulting in :(
how does a 4 cyl pull 7 passengers AND cargo? can you say: "strainnnn"
and yes, i agree with 'Tech_Support' - 30MPG isnt something to be proud of!

Mark

@Tech_Support, your 1997 Plymouth Voyager v6 is rated SIGNIFICANTLY lower than 32 mpg.

MPG varies by driver and conditions. So if you achieved 32 mpg from your V6 Voyager, imagine how much better you may be able to achieve from this vehicle if it's rated at least 30 mpg.

Ben

The 1997 Voyager is rated at 22 mpg highway. YMMV of course but 25% is a huge improvement for fuel economy. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=13905

jerry

tech support i just checked the epa on the97 voyager you are way off it get 25mpg even plus its a 97 so it been driven for 15 years which means now it get less look up your facts on that van before you assume

Volume Van

Excellent vehicle. Very functional and good looks.

First 7 seater Van with 30 MPG. I hope its priced lower than other vans on the market.

Troy S.

I hear rumor that this van is imported to the states. Why is Ford importing instead of building in their own backyard?

jerry

first off lori this van lighter then most minivans plus they have a turbo charge
version that has more torque and most the wait of this van with a for is equal to today v6 minivans

I purchased one two years ago. Worst vehicle I've owned. Doesn't get anywhere near gas mileage advertised. Very unreliable. Only one replacement tire available it has low tread life and one blew out on me. Ties are pricey.Vehicle is crap. Mine for sale.

Danny J

I sure hope this one has more driver room than the Mazda5. The Mazda doesn't have 6way seats and the seat doesn't go back far enough. I can't buy a vehicle that makes me feel as though I'm in the front seat of a Yugo.

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