Ford announced today that its 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon has earned EPA-estimated best-in-class highway and combined fuel economy.
The 2019 Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, which can be converted to a cargo van, has earned EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 24 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. These EPA-estimated highway and combined fuel economy ratings are best-in-class for gas-engine-powered vans.
Transit Connect Passenger Wagon’s class-leading ratings come via a new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine with Auto Start-Stop paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission for responsive in-city performance and low-rpm highway cruising.
For those who need to tow a trailer, Transit Connect Passenger Wagon is expected to offer unsurpassed towing capability of 2,000 pounds when paired with the available trailer tow package.
Transit Connect’s upcoming 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel – the only available diesel in the segment – is targeted to return an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg highway. Final EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2019 Transit Connect Passenger Wagon’s all-new 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel are expected early next year; customer mileage will vary.
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon offers room for five to seven passengers and can be easily converted to cargo duty. The van features new driver-assist technologies, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking.
According to Ford, the van is one of the most affordable seven-passenger vehicles in the U.S. The long-wheelbase model has more interior cargo volume behind the first row than the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe. A turning radius of just 38.3 feet for the short-wheelbase van makes getting around busy streets easier.
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect with 2.0-liter gas engine is on sale now.