Ford Transit Connect

Used Ford Transit Connect

Another excellent small van in the Ford range, the Connect is a great used buy

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Ford Transit Connect

There's plenty of choice when looking for a used Ford van, and the Transit Connect is yet another decent option, which has used the regular Transit as a springboard to its success.

It sits above the Transit Courier, but below the Transit Custom in terms of size, giving buyers no excuse that they can't find a Transit in the perfect size for them.

Like many Transit models, the Transit Connect is one of the nation's best-selling vans, thanks to car-like driving characteristics and good practicality. The Ford Transit Connect's benefits are listed below.

  • Fantastic economy
  • High payload ratings
  • Drives like a car
  • Plenty of choice
  • Dependable nature
Ford Transit Connect

Depending on the exact spec, you're sure to find decent economy when piloting a Ford Transit Connect.

1.5-litre and 1.6-litre diesel models will see between 60 and 70mpg typically, whilst 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo petrol versions will usually see anything up to 50mpg.

As for driving and performance, the Transit Connect drives like a car, with the petrol engine being more than useful in day-to-day driving. It's nippy enough and is the one to go for if you want a punchier feeling van.

As for towing, heavy duty towing is better left to large vans and pick-up trucks, although that being said the Transit Connect can tow 750kg with an unbraked trailer and up to 1,300kg on the larger models.

Bodystyles, Payload, and Capacity

Ford Transit Connect

Unlike the vans below it in terms of size, that being the Transit Courier and Fiesta Van, the Transit Connect is available with multiple bodystyles.

There's a short wheelbase (SWB) along with a long wheelbase (LWB) meaning L1 and L2 body lengths. There are multiple vehicle weights too, allowing for a range of payload options.

If that wasn't enough, you can also find used Ford Transit Connect models as a Double-Cab with two rows of seats and even a 7-seater Kombi version, which is essentially a basic Ford Tourneo Connect.

There is even an Active model with raised ground clearance for those who need a van to tackle rough terrain.

Due to the multiple versions, payload ranges from 588kg in the L1 Panel van, to 967kg in the 240 High Payload versions.

Capacity wide, max load length is up to 2,153mm and as low as 845mm. Maximum load height is 1,269mm and as low as 1,237mm.

Load width is between 1,268mm and up to 1,538mm.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Ford Transit Connect

The interior of the Ford Transit Connect is very car-like, as is the case with many small Ford vans. This of course is no bad thing, as the layout and features are clean, tidy and ergonomic.

Later models feature crisper dials and better infotainment, so it's worth seeking a used 2018 facelift model if you can up your budget.

Later base models should feature standard tech such as DAB and Bluetooth, whilst Trend models will feature the 4.2-inch infotainment screen.

The Transit Connect was the first van in its class to offer autonomous emergency braking. Elsewhere models can feature blind spot monitoring and side-wind stabilisation.

Is the Ford Transit Connect right for me?

If you're in the market for a decent van that uses characteristics from larger and smaller vans, then a used Transit Connect could well be it.

It faces competition from the Peugeot Partner, Citroën Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo which all have their own pros and cons, but if you want that Transit DNA, a Connect will be more than enough.

Why buy a used van from Evans Halshaw?

Find your perfect used van at Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we stock an exceptional range of used vans, with a comprehensive selection of quality, robust vehicles from compact vans to pickup trucks.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used vans, meaning you never have to wait for the van you want.

If you're still in the market for your perfect used van, our friendly associates at your local Evans Halshaw dealership can help you find the vehicle that's ideal for you.