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.