Ford Transit Connect review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 side door open
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 right tracking
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 badge detail
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior front seats
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 rear doors open
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 side door open
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 right tracking
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 badge detail
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 interior front seats
  • Ford Transit Connect 2021 rear doors open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Blind-spot warning systems, Active City Stop to prevent slow speed bumps and adaptive load control that manages the Electronic Stability Control when unladen, partially loaded or totally full is available on the Transit Connect. There’s also a standard driver’s side airbag, emergency brake assistance and Trailer Sway Control. Rounding off the package are rear parking sensors on top-end Limited vans, an optional rear camera and optional lane-keeping assistance.

If your budget can stretch to it, Limited vans really are the best value for money for their high equipment levels. Ford allows most of its options to be specified on all vehicles regardless of trim, though, so you can customise your vehicle. One novel feature is that if you have the automatic gearbox, the FordPass app lets you remotely start the van to pre-heat or cool the interior, or defrost the windscreen.

Overview

The Transit Connect is one of the best-driving and smartest-looking vans around – you really can't go far wrong with one.

  • Great connected features
  • High weight carrying abilities
  • Excellent seating and interior
  • Steering controls require familiarisation
  • Sync 3 system prone to errors