2013 Ford Transit Connect Tech Specs

Compact Transit Connect is versatile and logical.

The Ford Transit Connect is a compact van, built in Turkey and imported to the United States. This vehicle offers excellent value in price, maintenance and portability, a front-wheel-drive vehicle with a 1,600 pound payload limit. Sold in van and wagon configurations, Transit Connect is prized by contractors and families alike, with standard seating capacity of 2 for the van or 5 seats for the wagon.

Powerplant Possibilities

Powered by a 2.0-liter 16-valve engine, Transit Connect is paired with a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. This engine is of aluminum block and head construction, and has a cast iron crankshaft. The TC engine measures 3.44 bore by 3.27 inches stroke and has a 10.0 to 1 compression ratio.

Ford states that the TC makes 136 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 128 foot-pounds of torque at 4,750 rpm. This vehicle runs on regular grade gasoline and has a 15.4-gallon fuel tank.

Model Dimensions

Transit Connect sits on 15-inch wheels set within P205/65R15 black sidewall tires. This model makes use of Independent MacPherson strutters with a stabilizer bar up front and multileaf spring with a stabilizer bar in the ear. Rack and pinion steering, power assisted brakes with disc brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear mark the Transit Connect.

TC sits on a 114.6-inch wheelbase and is 180.6 inches long by 70.7 inches wide by 79.3 inches tall. Front head room measures 51.1 inches to 50.5 inches in the rear. Leg room comes in at 40.5 inches up front and 36.2 inches in the second row. Shoulder room is 54.4 inches in the front row and 59.6 inches in the back row. Hip room measures 50.8 inches up front and a generous 59.8 inches in the back.

Total passenger volume measures 132.1 cubic feet in the wagon and 65.1 cubic feet in the van. Cargo volume is 78.4 cubic feet in the wagon and 129.6 cubic feet in the van. The latter allows TC owners to haul an assortment of goods up to its payload limit.

Model Highlights

Transit Connect is sold in Van XL, Van XLT, Wagon XLT and XLT Premium Wagon editions. Priced from $22,265, this model comes equipped with roll stability control, first row airbags front and side, a tire pressure monitoring system and an electronic passive anti-theft system.

Ford says that TC can be converted to serve as mobility assist vehicle for physically challenged drivers and passengers. It can also be converted to run on CNG or LPG fuels.

Matthew C. Keegan is a freelance automotive writer. Matt is also a contributing writer for Andy's Auto Sport and affiliated websites, an aftermarket supplier of quality auto parts including Magnaflow Exhaust and H&R Springs.