2016 Ford Transit Connect XL Cargo Van

2016 Ford Transit Connect XL Cargo Van
  • MSRP$22,675 Invoice$21,655
    • 20 City
    • 27 Hwy
  • Seating2
  • Cargo2,999 L (106 cu.ft.)

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $995 $680 $522 $428 $365 $320

2016 Ford Transit Connect Buyer's Guide

The first of the new breed of compact vans to make their appearance on American roads, models like the Ford Transit Connect have long been favored in Europe for their combination of easy maneuverability on tight city streets, strong fuel economy, and remarkably commodious interiors. A real boon for small business owners, another advantage of the smaller van is its lower operating costs. Ford offers the Transit Connect in a variety of configurations with two wheelbases and a pair of highly efficient engines. There is also a passenger version of the Transit Connect for families, making it something of a mini-minivan capable of seating up to seven people. First and foremost a cargo vehicle though, you’ll likely find a true minivan more of a fit for family duty.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Ford Transit Connect XL
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Vinyl upholstery
  • Power door locks
  • Air conditioning
2016 Ford Transit Connect XLT
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Foglights
  • Cruise control
  • CD player
2016 Ford Transit Connect Titanium
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • SYNC infotainment system

What makes it move?

Power comes from a choice of two four-cylinder engines; the base powerplant is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder with 169 horsepower and 171 ft-lbs of torque. The more powerful of the two is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four with 178 horsepower and 184 ft-lbs of torque. Regardless of the engine choice, you’ll get front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, the long wheelbase Ford Transit Connect is offered only with the 2.5-liter engine. Fuel economy with the 2.5 is rated at 24 mpg overall, while the 1.6 is rated at 25 miles per gallon combined. Yes, the more powerful engine is also more fuel-efficient. Maximum payload is rated at 1,600 pounds, while the maximum tow rating is 2,000 pounds.

Why buy the 2016 Ford Transit Connect?

Cargo capacity for the short wheelbase cargo model is 103.9 cubic feet, while the long wheelbase Transit Connect can handle up to 128.6 cubic feet. The driving experience closely mimics that of one of Ford’s small cars, which is to say the Transit Connect handles easily and offers features like the MyFordTouch infotainment interface. The Ford also comes pre-drilled to accept a wide variety of shelving units and storage cabinets, making it an easily configurable proposition for whatever particular requirements your business needs put forward.

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