2014 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT: Success has not spoiled the Ford Transit Connect, but allowed the global commercial vehicle to become an even better cargo van for cost-conscious company fleets and small business owners. Redesigned from the ground up, the ’14 Transit Connect wagon can seat up to seven passengers, while the Transit Connect cargo van hauls more payload than some full-size pickups. We’re talking up to a 1,600 pound payload and more than 130 cubic feet of cargo space. Both versions maneuver and park as easy as driving a car, and capable of delivering 30+ mpg on the highway. To meet the needs of North American customers, the ’14 Ford Transit Connect van is offered in two wheelbase lengths, in XL and XLT series levels, with up to a 1,600-pound payload and more than 130 cubic feet of cargo space. Plus, for the first time, this versatile compact van is approved to tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. This stylish, contemporary cargo van is available with or without second-row seating, and offers useful options like rear view camera, 6.5-inch touch screen display with navigation, and SYNC with MyFord Touch voice-activated mobile communications and entertainment system. There is a choice between a standard 2.5-liter and an optional 1.6L EcoBoost four cylinder engines that are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, geared for around-town responsiveness and low-rpm highway cruising. The 2.5L engine can be specified with compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas preparation package. Chicago Auto Show Fact: Ford selected the 2008 Chicago Auto Show for the American debut of the Transit Connect commercial vehicle, and two years later at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, introduced the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric.
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