2014 Ford Transit Connect Fuel Economy Reaches 30 MPG Hwy

By | February 03, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency has now posted official fuel economy information for all models in the 2014 Ford Transit Connect lineup. The most fuel-efficient version of the van features a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. With two-wheel drive, the cargo model achieves 22/30 mpg city/highway. The Transit Connect is also available with a slightly less powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which maxes out at 21/29 mpg city/highway. The passenger XL Wagon and XLT Wagon versions of the Transit Connect are slightly less fuel efficient. With the EcoBoost engine, the van puts out 22/29 mpg city/highway, and with the 2.5-liter, the van only produces 20/28 mpg city/highway.
Thanks to its small engines, the 2014 Ford Transit Connect achieves better maximum fuel economy than two of its main competitors, the Chevrolet Express two-wheel-drive cargo van and the Nissan NV200 cargo van. All of these models beat out the Ram C/V, which receives the worst fuel economy of all at 13/18 mpg. According to FuelEconomy.gov, Transit Connect drivers can save $1,750 in fuel costs over the course of five years when switching from the C/V. Source: FuelEconomy.gov