The 2022 Ford Transit Connect receives an updated color pallet and minor equipment revisions. The midsize van is otherwise unchanged.
The full-size Ford Transit is covered in a separate entry.
Choosing Your Ford Transit Connect
The 2022 Transit Connect once again comes in Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon versions. The Cargo Van is offered in XL and XLT trims, priced from $30,760 and $32,935 including destination, respectively. The Passenger Wagon comes in XL, XLT, and Titanium trims, priced from $33,255 to $37,455.
Most 2022 Transit Connect models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic are available on the Cargo Van at no cost. Every model comes with front-wheel drive.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0-liter 4-Cylinder||162 hp||144 lb-ft||25/26 mpg (Van/Wagon)|
|2.5-liter 4-Cylinder||169 hp||171 lb-ft||22 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Cargo Van provides seating for two, along with up to 104.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the passenger seat opens up 123.2 cubic feet. With the optional long wheelbase ($1,000), the Cargo Van offers 127.4 cubic feet of space, or 135.8 with the passenger seat folded. Dual sliding side doors and swing-out rear cargo doors are standard. A rear liftgate is available at no charge.
The long wheelbase is standard on the Passenger Wagon, which seats up to seven across three rows — or six with the available no-cost second-row captain's chairs. With all rows in use, cargo capacity is a trunk-like 16.3 cubic feet. The loadspace expands to 60.1 cubic feet with the second row folded. With both rear rows folded, buyers have 106 cubic feet to work with. The liftgate is standard on the Wagon, and the swing-out cargo doors are available on the XL and XLT at no extra cost.
The Cargo Van XL comes with automatic emergency braking, and rear parking sensors can be added for $295. The Cargo XLT is also available with adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assist ($795) and front and rear parking sensors bundled for $495.
As for the Passenger Wagon, rear parking sensors are standard, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic is optional on the XL ($575) and standard on the XLT and Titanium. Adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors ($200) remain optional on the Wagon trims. Automatic high beams and an available automated parking system ($895) are exclusive to the Titanium.
Both XL models come with a 4.2-inch display screen, four speakers, and a USB port. For $595, buyers can get a more advanced system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, a second USB port, Sync 3 voice controls, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Navigation can be added for an extra $995. The upgraded system is standard on the XLT trims, along with wireless device charging and, for the Wagon, six speakers. Navigation drops to $495 on the XLTs.
The Titanium Wagon gets all these features as standard and a total of nine speakers.
The XL reports for duty with automatic wipers, manual climate control, vinyl front flooring, vinyl or cloth seats, and 16-inch steel wheels will full covers. The Wagon also receives full carpeting and automatic dual-zone climate control, neither of which are available on the Cargo Van. The Trailer Tow Package ($395) permits towing up to 2,000 pounds.
The XLT offers an upgraded cloth interior, heated power-folding side mirrors, body-color body trim, fog lights and standard manual cruise control. The Wagon also tacks on a chrome grille surround.
The Titanium Wagon features leather upholstery, dark aluminum wheels, and the nine-speaker infotainment system.
The 2022 Ford Transit Connect in XL trim is the natural choice for commercial use. For mixed driving, upgrading to the XLT is worth the bump in price. The Titanium Wagon works as a cost-effective alternative to conventional family-style crossovers.