Your Look at the 2017 Ford Transit Connect

If you're actively seeking a cargo van to help you with your work around the Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, and Montclair areas, you may want to consider the 2017 Ford Transit Connect. This reliable van has helped drivers transport a decent amount of cargo over time, but how can you tell if this is the van that's going to help you out with your workload?

Our team at Wayne Ford will help you figure that out by giving you a closer look at the 2017 Ford Transit Connect. We'll show you what's under the hood. We'll give you a glimpse of the spacious interior. And we'll explain the different technology features that'll keep you entertained and safe.

By reading our review of the 2017 Ford Transit Connect, you can decide if this is the cargo van that you've been looking for. And if you have any questions while reading, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

2017 Ford Transit Connect Power, Performance & Handling

The Ford Transit Connect gets its abilities on the road from its 2.5L Duratec® 4-cylinder engine. This engine, paired with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, can easily reach 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The transmission lets you transition between driving modes to help give you an added push if you're transporting a lot of cargo.

And transporting cargo is easy for the 2017 Ford Transit Connect, as it can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Cargo Space & Capacity

This cargo van comes in a variety of styles to fit your needs. If you need a crew with you, you can easily opt for a second row of seating. You can also select a Ford van with a more spacious cargo area. The Short and Long Wheelbase Vans open with 63.2 cubic feet of passenger space, with 103.9 cubic feet and 128.6 cubic feet of cargo space, respectively. The Short Van has a payload capacity of 1,470 pounds, while the Long Van increases its payload to a capacity of 1,610 pounds.

If you need the extra room for passengers, the Short Wheelbase Passenger Wagon offers 120.7 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Long Wheelbase model features a spacious 166 cubic feet for its passengers.

Technology & Safety Features

The 2017 Ford Transit Connect features a variety of systems to add security and agility to your driving. Hill Start Assist is a feature that prevents the van from rolling back when you're stopped on an incline. AdvanceTrac® is an active safety system that aids you when you're driving on slick roads. If a wheel endures slip, this system will provide brake pressure while sending torque to the wheels with the most traction so the van can stay on track. This system also features Roll Stability Control, which utilizes braking to help prevent a rollover.

Other safety features in this Ford Transit Van include:

  • Curve Control: The system can sense if you're traveling too fast on a curve and will slow you down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking.
  • Electronic Emergency Brake Assist: If this system thinks you're not applying the brakes firmly enough in a hard-stopping situation, it'll supply the amount of force needed to reduce the stopping distance.
  • Electric power-assisted steering: Offsets pulling or drifting on unstable or twisting roads to improve handling and maneuverability. It does this by providing a fluid feel of the wheel during low-speed maneuvers, which becomes firmer as speed increases.

In addition to making you feel safe, the features in the Ford Transit Connect make your drives more enjoyable.

It comes standard with a 4.2-inch LCD multi-function display with steering wheel controls, an AM/FM radio with a CD player, and an audio input jack to connect an external device.

But the most prominent entertainment feature in this Ford van is the available SYNC® 3 system. This system encompasses all the available technology options in one convenient spot. Adjust temperature settings, select a radio station, or make phone calls by either using the touchscreen or enhanced voice recognition.

And with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, you can connect your smartphone to:

  • Listen to voice mails
  • Read and reply to text messages
  • Access music playlists
  • Get turn-by-turn directions to easily reach your destination

Learn More About the 2017 Ford Transit Connect

In this review, we gave drivers a better look at the 2017 Ford Transit Connect. We showed you what this vehicle can do on the road, how it can help carry your cargo, and the technology features it offers to keep you safe and connected.

While reading all about this Ford passenger van/cargo van was extremely helpful, it's nothing like experiencing the vehicle in person. You can find out even more about the van's capabilities by taking it out on the road.

Schedule your test drive with us at Wayne Ford today, the dealership that's always helping Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, and Montclair business owners succeed.

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