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2021 XL Cargo Van
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Price:   -  From $24,655
2021 XL w/Rear Liftgate Cargo Van Price:   -  From $24,655
2021 XL Cargo Van LWB Price:   -  From $25,655
2021 XL w/Rear Liftgate Cargo Van LWB Price:   -  From $25,655
2021 XLT Cargo Van Price:   -  From $27,080
2021 XLT w/Rear Liftgate Cargo Van Price:   -  From $27,080
2021 XL Passenger Wagon LWB Price:   -  From $27,400
2021 XL w/Rear Liftgate Passenger Wagon LWB Price:   -  From $27,400
2021 XLT Cargo Van LWB Price:   -  From $28,080
2021 XLT w/Rear Liftgate Cargo Van LWB Price:   -  From $28,080
2021 XLT Passenger Wagon LWB Price:   -  From $29,515
2021 XLT w/Rear Liftgate Passenger Wagon LWB Price:   -  From $29,515
2021 Titanium w/Rear Liftgate Passenger Wagon LWB Price:   -  From $31,600


What's New

Cargo vans that measure anything less than full-size are in short supply these days. If you're put off by the big vans, one of the more viable options is the Ford Transit Connect. With a wide range of body styles and options, it can be configured to suit the needs of any small business.

This year, Ford was content to merely add a few new colors and shuffle around some optional equipment. Other than that, the Transit Connect is unchanged.

Choosing Your Ford Transit Connect

The Transit Connect isn't quite as customizable as the full-size Transit, but it comes close. Buyers can opt for either a cargo or passenger version, with two wheelbase choices available for the cargo variant and a choice of five-, six-, or seven-passenger seating on the passenger variant. Three trims are available, though the fanciest of those - the Platinum - is reserved for the passenger model. Pricing ranges from about $28,000 to $33,000.

Engine Choices

The base powertrain is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that hooks up to an eight-speed automatic. For those who want to convert to CNG, Ford offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that brings with it a propane conversion kit. It's optional on all cargo van models and the base passenger van.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0-liter 4-Cylinder162 hp144 lb-ft25 mpg
2.5-liter 4-Cylinder169 hp171 lb-ft22 mpg

Despite the various body styles and wheelbases available, all versions with the 2.0-liter engine return either 25 or 26 mpg combined. Highway mpg reaches as high as 29 mpg in the passenger variants; cargo vans only can muster 27 mpg. In the city, all vans get 24 mpg with the 2.0-liter engine and 22 mpg with the 2.5-liter.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

In passenger form, the Transit Connect is offered with five, six, or seven total seats. The five-seater uses a typical rear bench; the six-passenger version uses two rows of captain's chairs. Seven-passenger models come with a bench for the middle row and two seats in the way back.

Legroom in row two measures 38 inches; that figure gets cut down to 35 inches in row three.

Cargo space is unsurprisingly massive. On passenger models, up to 25 cubic feet of cargo is found behind the third row and up to 106 cubic feet is available in total. Long-wheelbase cargo vans feature 127 cubic feet of total area, while the standard wheelbase versions are good for 104 cubic feet of total area.

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Safety Features

The only standard driving aid on the Transit Connect is automatic emergency braking. Anything more advanced is optional - but only on the upper trims, not the base XL. The XLT and Platinum offer adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alert. Parking sensors and active parking assist are also available on these trims.


The standard infotainment system comprises a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Ford's Sync 3 software. It gets Bluetooth functionality but no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. That luxury requires stepping up to the XLT trim, which also throws in SiriusXM and satellite radio.

Navigation is found on the Platinum trim but is optional on all models. If you were hoping for a bigger touchscreen, you're out of luck: all models use the same 6.5-inch unit.

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XL - From $28,795

The base Transit Connect doesn't outdo itself for features. 16-inch steel wheels and black trim visually distinguish it as the base model from the outside; on the inside, its lowly status is enforced by the vinyl upholstery, manual climate control, a manual six-way driver's seat, and four-speaker audio.

Options include functional items like heavy-duty alternators and batteries, a composite bulkhead, dark-tinted windows, and Flex Fuel capability. On the amenities side, there's an available wireless device charger, cruise control, blind-spot monitors, an electric windshield defroster, and a CD player.

XLT - From $30,910

Moving into the XLT sees certain optional features become standard, such as the wireless charger, cruise control, and blind-spot monitors. Other standard features include cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, painted body trim, dual-zone climate control (passenger vans only), and two smart-charging USB ports.

HID headlights, adaptive-cornering fog lights, and heated front seats are among the available options.

Platinum - From $32,995

While the XL and XLT come as both cargo or passenger vans, the Platinum is limited to the people-carrying variant. It showers occupants with features such as dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, nine-speaker audio, heated front seats, and a power driver's seat. Outside, there's heated and power-folding mirrors and HID headlights surrounded by chrome trim.

Options are few at this price point. The most notable include an overhead storage console and parking sensors front and rear.

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CarsDirect Tip

If we were recommending a cargo van, the hardy, affordable XL would be sufficient for any business owner. Those hauling passengers will want to start at the XLT trim, as its additional niceties and safety equipment go a long way when there's a gaggle of people riding along.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 162 HP / 144 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.5L I-4 / 169 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd SelectShift w/OD
Available: 6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 27 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 162 HP / 144 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.5L I-4 / 169 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 27 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
15.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
123.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
174.2 "
Exterior Width
72.2 "
Exterior Height
72.0 "
Front Headroom
46.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.5 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,581 Lbs. / 3,583 Lbs. / 3,582 Lbs. / 3,604 Lbs. / 3,588 Lbs. / 3,587 Lbs. / 3,584 Lbs. / 3,606 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 16.0 " Painted Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver / Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Ford Co-pilot360 - Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Ford Co-pilot360 - Blis (blind Spot Information System) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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