CHANGES FOR 2013:

– None.

With a redesigned 2014 Transit Connect waiting in the wings, this little workhorse wagon moves into 2013 with no notable changes. It’s a versatile little truck that can be kitted out to carry five people, or seat two and haul up to 1,600 lbs (727 kg). It owes its car-like width to its European heritage; a high roof creates a cargo area that’s larger than the Transit Connect’s size suggests. This is not an exciting vehicle in the conventional sense; rather, it’s built to excite delivery drivers and fleet operators, who like this truck’s combination of versatility and lower operating costs.

The Transit Connect comes as a two-seat cargo van or five-passenger wagon. It uses a 2.0-litre Duratec four-cylinder engine with four-speed automatic transmission.

Features on the base Cargo 110 A van include 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, dual sliding cargo doors with no glass, dual rear cargo doors with no glass, six-way driver and four-way passenger manual seat adjustment, driver’s armrest, full width overhead storage shelf, CD stereo with auxiliary input, cruise control, full-length cloth headliner, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power locks with keyless entry, power front windows, vinyl flooring, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The Cargo 210A van adds dual rear cargo doors with glass, rear defroster, rear wipers and heated power mirrors.

The XLT Wagon adds second-row 60/40 flip-and-fold split bench seat, sliding doors with privacy glass, carpeted front area, rear vinyl floor, engine block heater, reverse parking aid, and electronic stability control.

The XLT Premium adds swing-out rear windows, two extra speakers, rear wheelhouse cover and upper pillar trim.

Type 4-door, 2-passenger compact cargo van
  4-door, 5-passenger compact wagon van
Layout Front engine/front-wheel drive
Engine 2.0-litre I4, DOHC, 16 valves
Horsepower 136 @ 6300 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 128 @ 4750 rpm
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Tires P205/65R15 all-season
Curb weight 1573 kg (3470 lbs)
Wheelbase 2912 mm (114.6 in)
Length 4588 mm (180.6 in)
Width 1796 mm (70.7 in)(w/out mirrors)
  2134 mm (84.0 in)(w/mirrors)
Height 2013 mm (79.3 in)
Ground clearance 216 mm (8.5 in)
Cargo capacity van 3830 L (135.3 cu.ft.)
Cargo capacity wagon 2212 L (78.1 cu.ft.)(seats up)
  3361 L (118.7 cu.ft.)(seats folded)
Towing capacity N/A
Payload capacity 728 kg (1605 lbs)
Fuel consumption
Van (L/100km) EnerGuide City: 9.9; Highway: 7.4
EPA City: 11.2; Highway: 8.7; Combined: 10.2
Wagon (L/100km) EnerGuide City: 9.5; Highway: 7.4
EPA City: 10.7; Highway: 8.7; Combined: 9.8
Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 yrs/60,000 km
Powertrain warranty 5 yrs/100,000 km
Side airbags Standard
Curtain airbags N/A
Additional airbags N/A
Anti-lock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Assembly location Kocaeli, Turkey

Trim Transmission MSRP* Destination**
XLT Cargo Van w/out rear glass Automatic 4 Speed $27,599 $1,600
XLT Cargo Van w/rear glass Automatic 4 Speed $28,099 $1,600
XLT Cargo Van w/rear and side glass Automatic 4 Speed $28,199 $1,600
XLT Wagon Automatic 4 Speed $28,799 $1,600
XLT Wagon Premium Automatic 4 Speed $28,999 $1,600

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