The Ford Transit Connect is Ford’s global business vehicle, designed for good gas mileage and hauling capabilities for small businesses. The Transit Connect made headlines a few years ago when Ford launched it on a global scale, one of the few models in Ford’s lineup to be sold in all major worldwide markets. The Transit Connect currently comes in five models – four gasoline-powered versions as well as a full-electric, which oddly enough, isn’t featured on their website. However, the gas-powered version manages 21/27 mpg (city/highway), which is pretty good considering the size and weight of the vehicle.
It’s not meant to be a daily driver – well, at least for commuters. It’s meant for businesses and fleets more than anything, hauling around cargo and delivering it to where it needs to be. It features a pretty weak 112 horsepower and just 128 ft-lbs of torque, but it’s not meant for towing – just carrying things around. The Transit Connect was first introduced in 2009 and has quickly become a go-to vehicle for many new fleet managers due to its low cost (just $23,810 MSRP) and decent gas mileage for a fleet-type vehicle.
Right now the Transit Connect comes in four different models: the XL Van, the XLT Van, the XLT Wagon and the XLT Premium Wagon, The van-type Transit Connects feature 255-degree rear doors for easy loading, while the wagons feature a hatchback-type configuration. Many auto transportation companies use Transit Connect vehicles when ferrying parts across the country, but mainly companies that act as vendors for stores (PepsiCo, Lays, Hostess, brands like that) will use the Transit Connect more than auto transportation companies.
As the vehicle is still relatively new, the Transit Connect has posed difficulties for auto transportation companies in the past, due to its height and weight. However, most auto transportation companies have adjusted their prices to include the Transit Connect, so you shouldn’t have a difficult time getting a decent auto transportation quote. And at American Auto Shipping, we can definitely help you with that. Simply fill out our free online quote request form – or call us toll-free ! – and you’ll receive ten free quotes from auto transportation companies who know what it takes to get your Transit Connect shipped.