2010 Ford Transit Connect

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2010 Ford Transit Connect Review

Unique compact work van

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Ford Transit Connect is a new type of compact work van that is available as a two- passenger cargo vehicle or a five-passenger wagon in two trim levels: XL and XLT. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a mandatory four-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Transit Connect has front-wheel drive and a maximum payload of 1,600 pounds.

Small but versatile, the Ford Transit Connect combines a compact body size, cargo-moving capabilities, and good fuel economy (22 mpg city / 25 mpg highway), making it the best small van for many businesses. Of special note, the Transit Connect has a customizable cargo area that can be specially configured. Often used for public transport purposes, the Ford Transit Connect is can be converted into a taxi with a spacious interior. Although the van lacks superior styling, it is extremely versatile, functional, and practical.

New for 2010

The 2010 Ford Transit Connect is an all-new compact work van designed for small businesses that don't need a larger, full-size V-8 vehicle.

Essentials

Engine: 2.0L I-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Body Style: Van
Trims: XL Cargo Minivan, XL Passenger Minivan, XLT Cargo Minivan, XLT Passenger Minivan

On the Outside

Sporting a short wheelbase and a tall cargo area, the Ford Transit Connect may look a bit awkward. Cargo configurations have steel panels in place of rear-side and rear windows.

From the Inside

When configured as a passenger wagon, the Ford Transit Connect accommodates five passengers comfortably. In the panel van, there is one row of seats and 135.3 cubic-feet of cargo space.

Driving Performance

Powered by a 136 horsepower 2.0-liter I-4 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Transit Connect is a bit low on power and short on gears, but it delivers good gas mileage.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Ford Transit Connect includes dual front and front side-impact airbags, traction control, roll stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Optional is a reverse sensor system.

Gas Mileage

22 mpg city/25 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Outstanding versatility
  • Good gas mileage

Minuses

  • Four-speed automatic transmission

Rating

Unique compact work van

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