The 2018 Transit Connect ranges in price from $24,335 for a regular wheelbase XL Cargo Van with only two front seats to over $35,000 for a fully-optioned, long-wheelbase Titanium Passenger model. All are front-wheel drive and equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The usual power features are present along with a reverse sensing system, keyless entry, front and rear air conditioning, overhead shelf storage, and seven-passenger seating on long wheelbase models. On the safety front, a rearview camera is standard while blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional. Advanced features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning are unavailable.
With an eye toward value, we'd pick the standard-wheelbase Transit Connect XLT Passenger Wagon fitted with the rear liftgate for better visibility, and additional equipment that includes a rearview camera, fog lights, body-color bumpers and door handles, power outside mirrors, roof rails, privacy glass, cloth seats (replacing vinyl), a power driver's seat, a 4.2-inch touchscreen with Sync infotainment system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a carpeted floor (again, replacing vinyl).
- Model: 2018 Ford Transit Connect XLT Passenger Wagon
- Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 169 hp / 171 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy
- Options: 17-inch Premium Alloy Wheels ($695), BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert ($575, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert), Panoramic Fixed-Glass Vista Roof ($1,295), Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control ($275).
- Base Price: $27,025 (including a $1,120 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $29,170