2022 Ford Transit Connect Exterior

The new Transit Connect from Ford is a two-pronged attack on Ford's different kinds of vehicles and one that should appeal to the younger generation. If you're in the market for a new car and want something economical and easy to park but don't necessarily want to go hybrid or electric, the Transit Connect may be what you've been looking for.

What's new for The 2022 Ford Transit Connect?

We've already seen most of what's new for the 2022 model year in other markets, but now we're also getting it here in North America. The biggest news is hybrid versions of both the cargo and passenger vans. These use an Atkinson-cycle 2-liter gasoline engine paired with an electric motor (with a total output of around 190 horsepower) to deliver up to 40 percent better fuel economy.

Trims & Features

The 2022 Ford Transit Connect will have five trim levels: XL Cargo Van (base), XLT Cargo Van, XL Passenger Wagon, XLT Passenger Wagon, and Titanium Passenger Wagon (the top-level).

The Transit Connect has three different powertrain options, including one hybrid and one plug-in hybrid. The standard engine is a four-cylinder engine with automatic start/stop technology. There are also two gas-electric hybrid options - one that can drive on battery power alone up to 25 miles and another with a larger battery pack that can go up to 50 miles before switching to gas mode. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and have a six-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Ford Transit Connect Interior

Horsepower

The long-wheelbase 2022 Ford Transit Connect Wagon has a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine as standard. It is available with either a naturally aspirated or a turbocharged version of the same engine. The non-turbocharged engine makes 161 horsepower, while the turbocharged engine makes 181 horsepower. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Transit Connect Wagon is front-wheel drive.

Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Transit Connect five stars overall and for frontal and side impacts, but four stars for rollover resistance. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says the Transit Connect is a Top Safety Pick, qualifying with top "Good" scores in all crash tests except the driver-side small overlap test, where it earned an "Acceptable" rating. The headlights are rated as "Marginal," though. The Transit Connect can be equipped with a lot of safety features. Most of them are packaged on the options list, but blind-spot monitors come standard. Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist are also available.

Visit our dealership

It would be versatile if we had to pick one word to describe The Transit Connect. It's a workhorse of a vehicle that seems ready to accommodate most people in most roles and situations. Hopefully, this review will help you decide if the Transit Connect is for you. If not, it'll give you some tips on what else could work for you and your lifestyle. So if you've been considering a Ford Transit Connect, visit our dealership today. We'll be happy to answer all your questions and show you the vehicle for yourself!

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