2010 Ford Transit Connect Review

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Cargo XL
Avg. Price: $12,623
Cargo XLT
Avg. Price: $13,846
Wagon XL
Avg. Price: $13,101
Wagon XLT
Avg. Price: $14,779

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4.95 stars

Based on 7 reviews

The Ford Transit Connect Is The Perfect Vehicle For Commuting, Sports, Fun And More! by Mark9522
 — For me, the Ford Transit Connect is a perfect match of a fuel efficent vehicle capable of daily commutes, with enough space for recreational activities. I can commute to work daily, then use the vehic... Read More
Love My Transit by Daniel
 — Build Quality and excellent to work out of. Reliable and fun to drive. This vehicle is better than every other van I have ever used. I don't know what took Ford so long to bring it to the States fr... Read More
Love The Room For The Driver, Lots Of New Gadgets, Great New Ways To Help You Drive. by jimflo
 — I use it for transporting my power wheel chair. Getting in and out is the easiest with the wide doors, front or back, the chair loads with only a ramp, no lift needed. Driving a Transit is fun, fun... Read More

2010 Ford Transit Connect Overview

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Based on 7 reviews

2010 Ford Transit Connect

Just like fashion, it seems that what starts in the old world is coming to the new - finally. In a land where it’s widely considered that if a little is good, more must be better, the Ford Transit Connect seems to stand alone. Cargo-oriented vehicles in North America usually mean a big V8, or diesel power. The Transit takes the more European approach, with a 138-hp, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine mated to a four-speed automatic that transmits power to the front wheels.

This means an EPA-certified efficiency estimation of 20/25 mpg, numbers that represent a 40% increase over average full-size vans. Sound like a new concept? Actually, the Transit Connect has been sold in Europe for eight years, based on the Focus platform. Here, you’ll get the choice of Van or Wagon, in XL or XLT trim. Wagons seat five and sport side windows, while the Van instead provides 135 cubic feet of cargo room, more than Ford’s flagship SUV, the Expedition. This means cargo space that’s 77 inches deep and 60 wide. While the Wagon comes standard with stability control, it’s merely an option for the Van. Choosing the XLT trim will get you power windows and locks, a CD player, and slight visual differences, like color-matching bumpers. Other small visual changes have been made that distinguish American from Euro models, namely to the front grille and bumper, as well as a refresh of the interior, previously a stickaround from 2002.

In keeping with its European heritage, the Transit Connect is only 180.7 inches long and sports a 39-foot turning diameter. This means easy parking for city deliveries. When you get where you’re going, the rear barn door opens with a standard 180-degree hinge, and if that’s not enough, there’s an optional 255-degree hinge as well. Ford is targeting the small-business owner with the Transit Connect, the first vehicle imported to the U.S. from Ford’s plant in Kocaeli, Turkey. We have yet to see if it’s the kind of thinking that can turn Ford around here in the U.S.

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A CarGurus contributor since 2008, Michael started his career writing about cars with the SCCA - winning awards during his time as editor of Top End magazine. Since then, his journalistic travels have taken him from NY to Boston to CA, completing a cross-country tour on a restored vintage Suzuki. While his preference is for fine German automobiles - and the extra leg room they so often afford - his first automobile memories center around impromptu Mustang vs. Corvette races down the local highway, in the backseat of his father's latest acquisition.

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