2019 Ford Transit & Transit Connect Model Review

8,550  lbs
GVWR
400  lb-ft torque
Best-in-Class (V6)
4
Doors
2-15
Seats
246.7 - 542.2  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For The 2019 Transit & Transit Connect

Both of the 2019 Ford Transit and Transit Connect get some nifty updates for the new model year. The Transit, a full-size commercial cargo van, features new door hinges on its long-wheelbase models. These make for wider door openings and easier access to cargo items. The feature lineup has also been shuffled around a bit compared to previous model years.

In the Transit Connect, a compact commercial cargo or passenger van, you'll find even more updates. Most trim levels now feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, so you can use your smartphone without getting distracted from traffic. Shoppers can also choose from new gas and diesel engine options. A new eight-speed automatic transmission offers improved fuel economy at high speeds. This year, every Transit Connect comes standard with forward collision warning, safety technology that warns you of imminent danger. This system can even detect pedestrians in your path.


2019 Ford Transit & Transit Connect Interior

Which Trims & Features are Available for 2019?

The Transit and Transit Connect differ in terms of trim structure. The full-size Transit comes in one single trim. The standard lineup includes utility-friendly features like cargo area tie-downs and full power accessories. Comfort features, like front air conditioning and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, help you get situated for the long haul. Every Transit comes standard with a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist. This cargo van also offers a long list of options, including both option packages and standalone features. Some highlights include rear parking sensors and leather upholstery.

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect comes in three trim levels: XL, XLT, and Titanium. Each comes standard with a longer list of comfort and convenience features. The Transit Connect is available as a Cargo Van and Wagon model, the latter of which is designed to transport people. The XL features power accessories and air conditioning. Upgrade to the XLT for an increasing amount of options. It also features standard dual-zone front climate controls and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Note that only the Transit Connect Wagon is available as the Titanium, with extra comforts like leather upholstery and standard safety gear like blind spot monitors.

A Perfect Blend of Power and Fuel Efficiency

2019 Ford Transit & Transit Connect Exterior FrontThe 2019 Ford Transit offers plenty of utility with its three engine options. The base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that generates 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Next up is the optional turbocharged 3.2-liter diesel inline five-cylinder engine, which cranks out 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This diesel engine offers both impressive fuel economy and hauling capabilities. The other engine option is a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. It's rated for 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque for the line's most powerful performance.

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect offers two engine options. The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 162 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque for a smooth, powerful performance. The newly optional 1.5-liter EcoBlue turbodiesel engine is also available, though its output figures have yet to be released.

2019 Transit Safety Features

2019 Ford Transit & Transit Connect Exterior RearBoth the Transit and the Transit Connect have your safety in mind. In the bigger Transit van, you'll find a range of high-tech safety gear. The lane keeping alert system helps you stay on the right track. Thanks to the side wind stabilization technology, it's safer to travel on highways and windy bridges. Ford's Safety Canopy system inflates the side curtain airbags during a side collision.

This year, every Transit Connect comes standard with a forward collision warning system that can even detect pedestrians in your path. High-tech safety options, such as blind-spot monitoring and lane keeping assist, help you stay out of trouble on the highway. You can even add adaptive cruise control, which automatically adjusts your speed according to traffic flow.


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