Ford Transit Connect Wagon, The Blue Oval's Newest People Mover

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
ford transit connect wagon the blue oval s newest people mover

Well, turns out I was totally off-base with my prediction of the Ford B-Max coming here. Turns out the new product coming here from Ford was one that exists already. Enter the Transit Connect Wagon. Congrats to commenter Tifighter who got it right.

Power comes from Ford’s ubiquitous 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or a 1.6L Ecoboost motor. Ford claims the Transit Connect Wagon is good for over 30 mpg on the highway and can carry a payload of up to 1,200 lbs. Two wheelbase lengths, two choices of rear doors and five or seven passenger seating can all be specified. In addition to the plebian XL and XLT trims, a fancy Titanium edition is also available. A towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs is also possible. Now, does this seems like a replacement vehicle for Honda Element owners, albeit with more functionality?

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  • MrWhopee MrWhopee on Nov 14, 2012

    *droool...* If only Ford was smart enough to sell that in Indonesia instead of the barely selling Ford Focus... Looks perfect for three-row loving Indonesians. Although the Orlando from Chevy did not sell either. I guess a trusted/familiar brand name just matter too much for the local populace...

  • Richard Chen Richard Chen on Nov 14, 2012

    Tumblehome, who needs it? Interesting that the Transit Connect Wagon is arriving stateside, rather than the originally announced Grand C-Max. As YTD sales current TC sales are almost triple those of the GCW's distant cousin, the Mazda5, so it makes sense to take advantage of economy of scale and introduce a new version of a proven seller.

  • Sayahh Is it 1974 or 1794? The article is inconsistent.
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  • Stuki Moi What Subaru taketh away in costs, dealers will no doubt add right back in adjustments.... Fat chance Subaru will offer a sufficient supply of them.