Used 2014 Ford Transit Connect
Newly redesigned for Used 2014, the Ford Transit Connect is a compact commercial minivan. It's the smart alternative to the large cargo or passenger van. Smaller than a full-size van but bigger and hardier than the average mini-van, the Transit Connect is in a class of its own. Drivers can choose between two fuel-efficient engines. The cargo area can be tailored to suit individual needs. Outside, the new Transit Connect is sleek and modern.
The Used 2014 Ford Transit Connect is an excellent option for small business owners who need to transport either groups of people or loads of cargo but don't require a huge van. Its smaller stature means the Transit Connect is more fuel-efficient than larger cargo haulers. However, the Transit Connect is still large enough to pack in a max payload of 1,600 pounds. It also packs enough power to tow up to 2,000 pounds.
With this new second generation, drivers can choose between two powerful, fuel-efficient engines. They can also select the body style that suits their needs. The Wagon is configured to transport passengers. A new, long-wheelbase version of the Wagon offers three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. Businesses can choose the two-seat cargo van to transport delivery items.
Both Transit Connect body styles are highly configurable. Buyers can select either a rear liftgate or twin barn-style doors that open a full 180 degrees for easy loading and unloading. They can also choose the side- and rear-window glass configurations that suit their personal preferences.
The Transit Connect comes in three different trims: the XL, XLT, and Titanium. The base XL seats up to seven passengers. A standard tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel means it's easy for drivers to get comfortable behind the wheel. Keyless entry makes it easy for drivers to get in and out of their Transit Connect. A fold-flat front passenger seat increases loading space in the cargo van. Power front windows are easy to roll down on the go.
The long-wheelbase XL comes with a few standard features that the standard wheelbase XL lacks. It's ready for passenger transport with both a standard second-row and third-row seat. Power second-row windows make it easy for passengers to get some fresh air. The front-seat center console provides front-row passengers with additional storage space.
The midlevel XLT cargo van is slightly more luxurious. Its 4.2-inch multifunction display offers even more infotainment options. Cloth upholstery adds an additional touch of comfort. A front overhead storage shelf gives passengers an extra place to store their sunglasses and wallets.
The XLT wagon is available with either the standard or long-wheelbase and offers enough space for either five or seven passengers. Rear privacy glass gives back-row passengers an added sense of security. A standard rearview camera helps drivers back up in safety. Rear climate controls ensure that all passengers maintain a comfortable environment.
This latest redesign offers a few newly available options. Drivers can choose engines that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) to maximize fuel costs. The available MyFord Touch system provides a wide range of infotainment options. An optional panoramic fixed sunroof fills the cabin with light.
Many features that are standard for upper trims are also options for the lower-level trim models. An optional roof rack provides extra space for equipment like ladders. The towing package equips the Transit Connect to tow heavy loads. An optional Crew Chief telematics system allows drivers to coordinate with other vehicles in a fleet. The optional MyFord Touch electronics interface comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display; it can be configured to offer hands-free controls and a navigation system.
Inside, the long-wheelbase Wagon models are so comfortable that they could potentially double as family vehicles. The standard-wheelbase model provides 105.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. The long-wheelbase version offers 130.6 cubes.
Transit Connect Titanium
The Used 2014 Transit Connect Titanium is only offered in the Wagon body style. The top-trim Titanium is the line's most luxurious passenger model. Leather upholstery adds both style and comfort. Dual-zone climate control means allows passengers to maintain the perfect temperature. Heated front seats are the perfect answer to winter weather. An auto-dimming rearview mirror reduces nighttime glare. Ford's voice-controlled Sync system gives drivers hands-free access to infotainment options.
The Used 2014 Ford Transit Connect is the perfect alternative to the large cargo van, especially for businesses that don't require the extra space. Still, the Transit Connect provides plenty of space for cargo or passenger transport. Both engine options are powerful and fuel-efficient to maximize hauling capabilities and gas costs. Convenience features offer passenger comfort and a touch of luxury. Drivers can customize the Transit Connect to meet individual needs.