2011 Ford Transit Connect  -  $22,115


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,115
Base Invoice: $20,699
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 21 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC SEFI I4 engine

Pros

Interior space; cargo-carrying ability; manageable size; frugal price and good fuel economy


Model News

The Ford Transit Connect is a compact commercial van model. Its smaller size and car-like driving feel are aimed squarely at small-business users. Although the Transit Connect has been sold in Europe for years, it's a relatively new model to the U.S. market, and it's quite unlike anything else sold in the U.S. Late in the 2010 calendar year will see the addition of an all-electric version, which uses a Siemens-built 300V 3-phase electric motor and a 28kWh lithium-ion battery pack, giving a range of 80 miles with a top speed of 75 mph. Parking assist is now an option, and gasoline versions have been given updated fuel economy figures: 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, as compared to 2010's 22 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.


Value Writeup

Tremendous cargo space in a compact, economical vehicle is the main selling point for the Transit Connect. Ford says that it has more than double the cargo-carrying space of the Chevy HHR Panel van, and its short 180-inch length should make it nearly as easy to park as a small car. Low operating costs are a strong reason to consider the Transit Connect, as it has fuel economy ratings of up to 26 mpg and has long--for a commercial vehicle--maintenance intervals of 7,500 miles.


Model Highlights

The front-wheel-drive Transit Connect is powered by a 136-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, hooked up to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The model gets a low 4.20:1 final-drive ratio to aid hauling ability, yet it still carries respectable 21 mpg city, 26 highway fuel economy ratings.

Phenomenal interior space and cargo-carrying ability is what makes the Transit Connect unlike any other vehicle in the U.S. market. It features 135 cubic feet of cargo volume--including more than 59 inches of floor-to-ceiling load height inside and nearly 73 inches of load width. Split cargo doors in back open up to 255 degrees to aid loading, and cargo weight capacity is an able 1,600 pounds.

The Transit Connect promises to drive like a car and has a 39-foot curb-to-curb turning circle. At just 180 inches long, its parking footprint is smaller than that of a mid-size sedan. Underneath, the suspension combines the MacPherson strut front suspension of a car with the load-carrying rear suspension of a cargo van; the combination of leaf springs and a stabilizer bar helps accommodate heavy loads.

Inside, the Transit Connect's driver's seat is 6-way adjustable and comes with an armrest. The steering wheel is adjustable for rake and reach. A standard center console has twin storage bins and cupholders, and there's space for overhead storage. Air conditioning and a 2-speaker radio are standard across the model line. The XLT model adds many of the convenience features of passenger vehicles, including cruise control, remote keyless entry, power windows and locks, heated mirrors and a CD sound system with auxiliary input.

Ford will offer a wide range of accessories and special configurations of the Transit Connect to suit various commercial purposes. Possibilities include a panel-van version or a wagon version with a folding second-row bench seat. All versions come with sliding side doors. The available Ford Work Solutions system helps those who take work on the road with them with navigation and messaging, while Tool Link attaches radio-identification tags to make sure tools aren't left at a worksite. There's also Crew Chief, a tool to help companies with large fleets monitor their vehicles.

Most notable is the addition of an all-electric version for 2011, which Ford says is "perfect for fleet vehicle owners who have well-defined routes of predictable distances and a central location for daily charging." With an 80-mile range and a top speed of 75 mph, it's a "green" alternative that requires fuel, aside from an estimated 6-8 hours of charging time.


Trim Curb Weight
3470.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1909.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1561.00 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1909 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1561 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3470.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1535.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1535.00 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Spring

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.20

Front Tire Size
P205/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Full-size in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.4 gal

Curb Weight
3470.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
5005.00 lbs

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Rear Door Type
Dual Swing-Out

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
323.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
400.40 mi

Engine Order Code
99N

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4750

Trans Order Code
442

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
51.1 in

Front Leg Room
40.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Front Hip Room
50.8 in

Wheelbase
114.6 in

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
180.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
79.3 in

Overhang, Front
36.5 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
23.1 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.9 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Rear Door Opening Height
52.1 in

Side Door Opening Height
46.9 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
72.6 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
56.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
48.1 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
59.1 in

Cargo Volume
129.6 ft³

Side Door Type
Dual Sliding

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
5

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V374000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 30, 2012

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Potential Number of Units Affected
16,330

Summary
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Transit Connect vehicles. The wiper arms may not be adequately riveted resulting in incomplete or inconsistent clearing of the windshield and possible detachment of the wiper arm.

Consequence
If the wiper arm detaches, the windshield wiper will fail and the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side wiper arm and blade assemblies, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, August 13, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12S36. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.0L DOHC SEFI I4 engine

4-speed automatic transmission w/OD

150-amp alternator

114.6" wheelbase

Front wheel drive

3.96 final drive ratio

50 amp-hr, 500 CCA battery

Front independent MacPherson strut suspension

Rear multi-leaf beam axle suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

15" steel wheels w/6-spoke wheel covers

P205/65R15 BSW all-season tires

Full-size spare tire

Grey molded-in-color bumpers w/step

Black bodyside & wheel lip moldings

Grey grille

Rear fog lamps

Rear door privacy glass

Integrated spotter flat-folding mirrors

Front variable intermittent wipers

Locking exterior hood release

180 degree rear cargo doors

Dual sliding cargo doors w/o glass

AM/FM stereo

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver side manual lumbar, 6-way manual driver adjustment, 4-way manual passenger adjustment

Center console -inc: (2) cupholders, (2) stowage bins, (1) folding cupholder, audio input jack

Front overhead storage shelf w/net

Front row carpeted floor covering

Cargo area vinyl floor covering

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, temp, digital clock

Air conditioning

(2) 12V front pwr outlets -inc: 1 power point and 1 cigarette lighter

Ashtray & lighter

Driver/front passenger map pockets

Dual front sunvisors w/passenger-side mirror

Front/middle/rear dome lamps

4-wheel anti-lock (ABS) brakes

Driver/front passenger airbags

Driver/front passenger side airbags

Passenger airbag occupancy sensor

Safety belts w/pretensioners and energy management retractors

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.0L DOHC SEFI I4 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
XL SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
TORCH RED
$0

 
SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PANTHER BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
DARK BLUE
$0

 
FROZEN WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK GREY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FORD WORK SOLUTION TOOL LINK BY DEWALT
$1,220

 
FORD WORK SOLUTIONS IN-DASH COMPUTER BY MAGNETI MARELLI
$1,395

 
FORD WORK SOLUTIONS CREW CHIEF TELEMATICS BY MICROLISE
$550

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
CNG/LPG ENGINE PREP
$315

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$95

 
PASSENGER-SIDE 2ND ROW PRIVACY GLASS
$100

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKETS
$0

 
REAR CARGO DOORS
$240

 
(2) SPARE KEYS
$20

 
FRONT ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$55

 
FRONT PREMIUM CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$50

 
REAR-VIEW CAMERA
$470

 
REVERSE PARK AID (NON-DISABLING)
$280

 
ADVANCETRAC W/ROLL STABILITY CONTROL (RSC)
$545

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$45

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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