Ford Transit Connect review

Category: Small Van

Section: Performance & drive

Ford Transit Connect 2021 rear cornering
  • 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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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The latest Ford Transit Connect has a downsized engine, but the 1.5-litre diesel unit is an ideal match for the small city van. Of the three power outputs available, the 118bhp is definitely our preferred choice.

While the two smaller engines are both well suited to the Connect, the addition of the six-speed manual gearbox in the range-topping engine transforms the van. While the Powershift automatic is also well regarded, the manual gearbox has a smooth and pleasing action that complements the car's driving characteristics.