2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

#13
in Midsize wagons
2017 MODEL

$25,695 - $30,325

7.1

Overall Rating

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Overview

Be it an early morning ride in the winters or a beach day in the summer, be it dropping your kids at school or taking them out for a birthday party, a minivan always comes in handy. The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Passenger falls under this series of minivans that become your companion for day to day needs.

Starting at a base price of $25,695 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is powered by a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder Inline engine which is mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission. This engine empowers the vehicle with 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft torque. It is available in three trims and all of them have a front wheel drive.

The 2017 Transit Connect wagon is fully equipped with all the qualities that one would expect in a minivan. This makes it stand in line with its competition i.e., Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger worker van, Ram ProMaster city wagon and Kia Sedona.

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Pros

Easy to configure according to necessities

Available in three body lengths with plenty of cargo space

Economic and maneuvers with ease

Cons

Payload and towing capacities are limited

Second row doesn't slide or recline

Poor performance and fuel economy

What's New?

Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder

Titanium trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25695

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

7

top speed

110 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu. in.

horsepower

169 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

171 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.1 in. ventilated disc brakes/12.1 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

120.6 in.

length

189.7 in.

width

72.2 in.

height

72 in.

curb weight

3968 lbs.

ground clearance

6.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

165.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

4400 lbs.

payload capacity

1270 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/27 mpg

highway range

426.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon in Magnetic Metallic color  2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon in Guard Metallic color  2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon in Frozen White color  2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon in Deep Impact Blue Metallic color  2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon in Dark Blue color
Magnetic Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.9

Engine

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.1

Exterior

7.3

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Wagon XL

Wagon XL

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 6

$25,695

Configurations
Wagon XL w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 7 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)
Wagon XL w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 7 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)

 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Wagon XLT

Wagon XLT

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 6

$25,700 - $27,700

Configurations
Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)
Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)
Wagon XLT w/Rear 180 Degree Doors LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 7 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)
Wagon XLT w/Rear Liftgate LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 7 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)

 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Wagon Titanium SWB

Wagon Titanium SWB

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 6

$28,325

Configurations
Wagon Titanium SWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 5 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)

 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Wagon Titanium LWB

Wagon Titanium LWB

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 6

$30,325

Configurations
Wagon Titanium LWB 4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Seating: 6 HP: 169-hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 171 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/22/27)

Expert Review


carhp editor October 18, 2018

7.1

Overall Rating


6.9/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine

 

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

7.3/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Be it an early morning ride in the winters or a beach day in the summer, be it dropping your kids at school or taking them out for a birthday party, a minivan always comes in handy. The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Passenger falls under this series of minivans that become your companion for day to day needs.

Starting at a base price of $25,695 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is powered by a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder Inline engine which is mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission. This engine empowers the vehicle with 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft torque. It is available in three trims and all of them have a front wheel drive.

The 2017 Transit Connect wagon is fully equipped with all the qualities that one would expect in a minivan. This makes it stand in line with its competition i.e., Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger worker van, Ram ProMaster city wagon and Kia Sedona.

Features

6.9/10

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is available in three trims namely XL, XLT and Titanium. All the trims are available with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with 6 automatic speed transmission with a front wheel drive.

The pricing of ranges from $25,695 to $30,325 though all the three trims are equipped with the same powertrain. This price difference is due to the difference in design and features available in all the three trims.

Trim Wagon XL LWB Wagon XLT LWB Wagon Titanium LWB
MSRP $25,695 $27,700 $30,325
Key

 

Features

  • 4 Total Speakers
  • AM/FM Stereo W/CD Player/SYNC/My Ford/Rear View Camera
  • Power Adjust, Heated Exterior Mirrors with Manual Fold - Black
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems
  • Rear Cargo Area Light \u2013 LED
  • Remote Keyless-Entry with 2 Key Fobs
  • XLT Premium Package
  • 6 Total Speakers
  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Power Adjust, Heated Exterior Mirrors with Manual Fold - Black
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems
  • Rear Cargo Area Light \u2013 LED
  • Remote Keyless-Entry with 2 Key Fobs
  • Titanium Premium Package
  • 6 Total Speakers
  • Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Power Adjust, Heated Exterior Mirrors with Manual Fold - Black
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems
  • Rear Cargo Area Light \u2013 LED
  • Remote Keyless-Entry with 2 Key Fobs

Engine

7.0/10

"Although the 2017 Ford Transit Connect lacks the get-up-and-go of V6-powered traditional minivans, it feels much lighter and a lot more agile around town."-Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is equipped with a 2.5 liter i-VCT 4 cylinder engine. This engine makes the wagon run with a horsepower of 169 hp and 171 lb-ft. Though this power is not much, but it is enough to make this minivan to run around for your day to day needs.

Models Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
MSRP $25,695 $29,995 $24,595 $27,850
Engine 2.5L l4 2.0L l4 2.4L l4 3.3L V6
Transmission 6-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 9-speed automatic CVVT automatic
Horsepower 169 hp @ 6000 rpm 208 hp @ 5500 rpm 178 hp @ 6400 rpm 276 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 171 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm 258 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm 174 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm 248 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

Apart from that its engine is paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive that helps the driver a much agile drive around the town.

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect wagon is not as power packed as its competitors i.e., Mercedes-Benz Metris, Ram ProMaster city wagon and Kia Sedona. Although when compared to the V6 Sedona, it feels a lot more light and glides with ease.

Acceleration

The acceleration of the 2017 Ford transit Connect Wagon is quite stranded due to a sluggish start. The 2.5 liter I4 engine takes 9.1 seconds to make the van run at a speed of 60 mph. However it picks up the speed and decently finishes a quarter mile within 16.8 seconds.

Models Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
0-60 MPH 9.1 8.4 8.3 7.4 sec
Quarter mile 16.8 16.5 16.3 16 sec
Engine 2.5L 2.0L 2.4L 3.3L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0 8.4 7.4 8.8

As compared to its competitors, it reaches the 60mph milestone late due to its sluggish start. However, it finishes its quarter mile on par with them.

Braking

The size of the brakes of 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not available. However, they make this 3,968lbs heavy vehicle come to halt at a distance of 124ft while moving at a speed of 60mhp.

Model Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
Brake Front (in.) N/A 11.8 12.0 12.6
Brake Rear (in.) N/A 11.0 10.0 11.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,968 4,850 3,512 4411
60-0 MPH (ft.) 124 126 N/A 122

The braking performance looks fair when compared to its competitors. However, when we take its weight into consideration, it can be considered a poor performer on this platform.

Ride and Handling

Though the 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon has a sluggish start, its steering is quite smooth like all the other ford vehicles. Apart from that it has an enhanced vehicle stability in a range of conditions.

Its AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) selectively applies individual brakes and modifies engine power to help glide around the town, while keep all 4 wheels firmly planted to the ground. This makes it a smooth and comfy drive for a family living in a town or a city. However the ride gets a little uncomfortable on bumpy roads due to its poor and grumpy suspension.

Fuel Economy

7.1/10

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon gives an average of 22 MPG which makes it an economic option. It gives a mileage of 19 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. This becomes one of the points that any family would consider as a preference.

Model Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker passenger Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
MPG (city) 19 19 21 18
MPG (highway) 27 23 28 24
MPG (combined) 22 21 24 20

The Fuel Economy of the Ford Transit Connect Wagon is quite good when compared to the Mercedes Metris and Kia Sedona. However it loses the competition with the ProMaster which runs 2 miles extra compared to the Transit Connect Wagon.

Interior

"With the Transit Connect, flexibility is paramount. The wagon, particularly the seven-passenger long-wheelbase model, can be used as a family vehicle."-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

It's quite surprising that this compact 7 seater package is very much spacious on the inside. Although the shoulder room might be a little tight, it has quite extruding headroom and leg room.

Model Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
Passenger capacity 7 7 5 7
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 46.8/57.7/41.5 39.6/-/35.8 46.0/59.3/40.8 39.8/63.9/40.9
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 45.1/58.5/37.6 41.4/64.9/35.8 44.0/58.0/38.1 39.4/63.1/41.1
Third

 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.3/56.3/35.0 40.5/61.2/35.8 N/A 38.9/59.4/34.8

Infotainment System

The 2107 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is fully equipped with quite adequate tech that will keep your family fully infotained a through your drive. The good part is you don't have to move your hand while driving.

  • SYNC 3
  • Voice-Activated Navigation System
  • SYNC AppLink
  • Siri Seamless Integration
  • Automatic Updates Over Wi-Fi
  • SYNC 3
  • Voice-Activated Navigation System
  • SYNC AppLink
  • Siri Seamless Integration
  • Automatic Updates Over Wi-Fi

Cargo volume

This 7 Seater Passenger Wagon has a poor cargo space. Its total cargo capacity with both the 2nd and the 3rd rows folded goes up to 104.2 cu.ft. It decreases to 58.9 cu.ft when only the 3rd row is folded and 19.8 cu.ft when none of the rows are folded.

Model Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
Cargo Volume with 3rd row up (ft.3) 19.8 38.0 N/A 33.9
Cargo Volume with 3rd row folded (ft.3) 58.9 97.3 N/A 78.4
Cargo Volume with 2nd row folded (ft.3) 104.2 186.0 101.7 142

The cargo capacity of the 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is very much less compared to the Metris and Sedona. Here the Promaster doesn't comes into the competition due to its different interior styling.

Towing Capacity

The Transit Connect Wagon can tow up to 2000lbs with ease. Apart from that its Torque Vectoring Control, Curve Control and trailer sway control, add an additional level of driver and trailer-towing confidence.

Model Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
Maximum Towing Capacity 2000 lbs 5000 lbs 2000 lbs N/A

Though its towing capacity is less than that of Metris, it's on par with Promaster in this aspect. However, the towing capacity of Kia Sedona is not yet available.

Exterior

7.3/10

When it entered its second generation four years ago, the Ford Transit Connect said goodbye to the high-top sneaker shape of its predecessor and hello to a far more stylish aesthetic.-KBB

Size and Dimension

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is quite compactly packed from the outside. It is 189.7inches long, 72.2 inches wide and 72 inches tall. That's quite less than the Metris and Sedona. However its compatible to the ProMaster.

Model Ford transit connect wagon XL Mercedes-Benz Metris

 

Worker passenger

Ram ProMaster city wagon Kia Sedona
Curb weight (lbs.) 3,968 4,850 3,512 4411
Length(in) 189.7 202.4 187.5 201.4
Width(in) 72.2 75.9 72.1 78.1
Height(in) 72.0 74.4 74.0 68.5
Ground clearance (in) 6.4 3.8 5.1 6.7
Wheelbase (in) 120.6 126.0 122.4 120.5
Track width (in) F/R 61.4/61.7 N/A 60.0/60.9 68.7/69

Exterior Features

  • Electric Rear Window Defroster

  • Roof Rails with Crossbars

  • Front License Plate Bracket

  • Daytime Running Lights

  • Front And Rear Splash Guards/Mud Flaps

  • Roof Rails

  • Privacy Glass

  • Power Adjustable Heated Exterior Mirrors

  • Quickclear Windshield Defroster

  • Tire Repair Kit

Safety

Safety Features

The 2017 Transit Connect Wagon is not yet been rated by IIHS. However the NHTSA has given it an all over. Here are a list of safery features that the Transit Connect Wagon is equipped with:

  • Side Curtain Airbags (covers all rows in wagons, depending on number of rows)
  • Airbags, frontal: Driver and Front Passenger
  • Front Seat Side Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Curve Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Torque Vectoring Control

NHTSA Rating

Overall rating 5 star
Overall frontal barrier crash rating 4 star
Overall side crash rating 5 star
Overall side barrier rating 5 stat
NHTSA rollover resistance rating Not rated

IIHS has not yet rated

Competition

Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker passenger

The 2017 Mercedes Metris Worker Passenger is one of the 9 types of the Mercedes Benz Minivans, which have been specially curated for commercial purposes. This is the reason for its high capacity cargo space, fair performance and fuel economy, and such high towing capacity.

On the other hand, The Transit Connect Wagon is a family minivan specifically curated for sprinting around the city. Although it's less powerful and compact in size, it has a fair fuel economy and a spacious seating arrangement when compared to the Metris. In fact, even after having a sluggish start, it crosses the quarter mile with a very less time gap when compared to the Metris.

Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Ram ProMaster city wagon

The 2107 Ram ProMaster City Wagon might look much similar to the Transit Connect Wagon. However, at the end of the day, it's a 5 seater wagon, whereas the Transit Connect is a 7 Seater Wagon. This makes it a better performer in most of the aspects. Still, it lacks the spaciousness of the wagon which gives the Transit Connect an upper hand.

Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs Kia Sedona

The 2017 Kia Sedona is also a Family type Minivan, but with a very high power and performance due to its powerful 3.3L V6 engine. Apart from that, it has a better cargo capacity and also an Impressive braking for its heavyweight.

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon still has a better fuel economy and spacious interiors. However, all the other drawbacks might give an upper hand to the Sedona, which is costs just about $2,000 more than that of that of the Transit Connect Wagon.

Final Verdict

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon can be described as a full time family wagon and a part time commercial wagon. Its subpar power and performance becomes a drawback while its fuel economy becomes an advantage. However with a more powerful wagon available at a tad higher price might become a point to reconsider.

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