2018 Ford Transit Connect Review

Finding the perfect fleet vehicle for your business takes plenty of time and research. At Peacock Ford, we want to make things easier for you with this 2018 Ford Transit Connect vehicle review.

If you're considering adding the 2018 Transit Connect to your Maitland, Orlando, or Winter Park fleet, you can learn all about the Passenger Wagon and Cargo Van variations, so you can decide if either meets your needs. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

2018 Transit Connect: Body Styles

The Transit Connect Passenger Wagon is built for moving people. If you need to shuttle your employees to different sites for business or conferences-or perhaps your business is a shuttle service-you'll enjoy that the Passenger Wagon has room to accommodate up to seven people in the long-wheelbase version.

On the other hand, if you need to transport work materials between sites, the Transit Connect Cargo Van has plenty of space available. Short-wheelbase versions offer 124.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while long-wheelbase versions expand that volume to 149 cubic feet. You'll have room to outfit it for your business's needs.

Safety & Technology Features

Every vehicle in your fleet needs to prioritize employee safety, which is why the Ford Transit Connect has many available driver-assist features. The XLT trim offers Blind Spot Monitoring, which will warn you of any vehicles detected in your blind spot when you're trying to change lanes.

Meanwhile, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (also offered in the Transit Connect XLT) will alert you of approaching traffic as you back out of a parking space or driveway at slow speeds. These two driver-assist technologies will help keep your team (and vehicle) more secure.

You'll need entertainment even during work travels, which is why the Transit Connect Platinum (Passenger Wagon only) offers the SYNC® 3 infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for smartphone integration. Hook up a phone and use music or map apps from the 6.5-inch touchscreen!

Engine Performance Specs

Under the hood of the 2018 Transit Connect, you'll find a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine powering this vehicle forward. It pairs exclusively with a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque to get you around town.

The Transit Connect boasts impressive fuel economy ratings. For the Cargo Van body style, EPA estimates will have you seeing 20 city and 27 highway MPG, while the Passenger Wagon gets 19 city and 27 highway MPG. Figures like that will help you cut down on fuel costs and allocate funds where your business needs them most.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Transit Connect

Do you like what you've seen so far in our 2018 Ford Transit Connect review? If you need a fleet vehicle with even more space for people or cargo, you may want to consider the larger Ford Transit 150.

However, if the Transit Connect seems like a solid fit for your business needs, feel free to schedule a test drive. You can do it right here at Peacock Ford, your dealer serving Maitland, Orlando, and Winter Park!

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