New 2022 Ford Transit Connect Reviews, Pricing & Specs | Kelley Blue Book (2023)

Price: The 2022 Ford Transit Connect Cargo begins at $24,925, while pricing for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon starts at $29,065.

The 2022 Ford Transit Connect compact van comes as a Cargo version or a multi-passenger Wagon model. Both variants are easy to drive and easy to live with. They fit in a regular home garage, yet can still handle many work duties.

Don’t confuse the Transit Connect with the Transit. The latter is a full-size van. Still good at what it does, just bigger. The Transit Connect has been around in this second generation since 2014. Admittedly, the work it’s used for hasn’t changed much in that time, but an updated-for-2022 Ram ProMaster City is also worth considering. Likewise, the newer Mercedes-Benz Metris midsize van.

2022 Ford Transit Connect Pricing

At its most basic, the 2022 Transit Connect Cargo in XL trim has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,925. This is subject to a $1,395 destination charge, bringing the amount to $26,320. The cost of the longer wheelbase is $1,000.

The Wagon starts out at $29,065. Taking Titanium trim and packing it with a few options like adaptive cruise control puts the final amount at around $34k.

Rivals are fewer this year, now the Nissan NV200 has been discontinued. But the newest Ram ProMaster City provides stiffer competition than before, at prices similar to the Transit Connect. If greater capability is required, the midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris should start in the $34k region.

Before buying, check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area paid for their new Transit Connect.

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Driving the 2022 Ford Transit Connect

There isn’t a lot of engine power to enjoy in the 2022 Transit Connect. This is especially noticeable when there’s a load on board. However, a well-tuned chassis gives the van a certain nimbleness while still keeping the ride quality bearable for the whole of the working week. And the turning circle is street-friendly.

Potential buyers who aren’t that tall should pay attention during a test drive, though. They might find the driver’s seat is set too low.

On the work front, the Cargo van’s payloads are 1,510 pounds (short wheelbase) and 1,550 pounds (long wheelbase). Compare that with the Ram ProMaster City’s 1,883 pounds. This may or may not be an issue, depending on each buyer’s requirements.

Interior Comfort

The quality of plastics in the cabin isn’t exactly high, but the 2022 Transit Connect is a working vehicle, not a status symbol. It’s absolutely ready for work. The business area of the Cargo van is wide enough to take a standard pallet. How much space does the Transit Connect Cargo have? It ranges from 104.8 cubic feet in the regular version with both front seats in place to 145.8 cubic feet in the longest variant with the front passenger seat folded.

The Wagon accommodates seven unless it’s in Titanium trim, where the 2nd-row captain’s chairs reduce the occupant count to six. Behind the third row is 16.3 cubic feet of luggage space. That’s slightly more than the trunk of a Toyota Camry midsize sedan.

Exterior Styling

We’ll leave the visual pluses and minuses to personal taste. And it’s hardly a surprise that a commercial vehicle comes standard with utilitarian steel wheels. The things to really know about the 2022 Transit Connect include the fact that the Cargo version comes with a choice of lengths.

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The short-wheelbase (SWB) model has a total length of 174.2 inches and a wheelbase of 104.8 inches. The long-wheelbase (LWB) counterpart is 190 inches long, with a distance between the axles of 120.6 inches. The Wagon model comes solely in LWB form.

The Transit Connect also offers split rear doors or a roof-hinged tailgate at no extra cost. XL vans have black bumpers; the XLT brings body-colored bumpers. All versions are eligible for dual sliding side doors.

Favorite Features

We realize the Cargo version of the 2022 Transit Connect can provide ideal service for many businesses. But you can fold the Wagon’s extra seats for added versatility. It might also work as a family vehicle in a pinch. And the XLT trim brings a lot of desirable standard equipment for just over $2,000 more than its XL sibling.

This larger display comes with the Sync 3 infotainment system in the XLT, including smartphone integration. It doesn’t feel cost-cutting like the 4.2-inch screen in the XL.

Standard Features

Things are kept simple at the XL entry-level. For example: 16-inch steel wheels, manually adjustable side mirrors, vinyl cabin flooring and seating surfaces, manually adjustable front seats, and air conditioning.

The infotainment system is based around a relatively small 4.2-inch screen and includes Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, a USB port, and Wi-Fi.

Standard driver assistance features in the 2022 Transit Connect include forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, side-wind stabilization, and hill start assist.

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The Wagon version comes with side glass (with power-operated 2nd-row windows) and seating for seven. It also gains rain-sensing wipers and rear parking sensors.

Factory Options

Both versions of the 2022 Transit Connect are also available in a better-equipped XLT trim. This adds a nicer center console, cloth upholstery, carpet flooring, mirrors for the sunshades, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, and fog lights. An upgraded infotainment system, called Sync 3, brings a 6.5-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, another USB port, wireless charging, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

This trim is also where more of the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety features come on board. Specifically, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high beams.

The Wagon version adds dual-zone automatic climate control, carpeted seating area, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. This model can be even posher in Titanium trim, which includes high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, LED fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry/ignition, leather seating surfaces, 2nd-row captain’s chairs, navigation, and a 9-speaker audio system.

Some of the features in the higher trims are available as options further down. Other extras include adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, roof rails with crossbars, a 110-volt outlet, an alarm system, and a trailer tow package. Plus a fixed glass panoramic roof for the Wagon.

Engine & Transmission

The main engine in the 2022 Transit Connect is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit developing 162 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque. This output goes to the front wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

A slightly more muscular alternative is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. That setup generates 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. With either engine, maximum towing capacity is 2,000 pounds.

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How economical is the 2022 Transit Connect? That depends on body style and powerplant. The smaller engine is naturally more economical. In the Wagon, it averages around 26 miles per gallon — one mile per gallon better than the Cargo. Compare that with the 2.5-liter option, which averages 22 mpg in both versions. But this latter engine can be converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

2.0-liter inline-4
162 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
144 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/27 mpg (Cargo), 24/28 mpg (Wagon)

2.5-liter inline-4
169 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
171 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/26 mpg (Cargo), 20/26 mpg (Wagon)

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How much does a new Ford Transit Connect cost? ›

Price: The 2022 Ford Transit Connect Cargo begins at $24,925, while pricing for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon starts at $29,065. The 2022 Ford Transit Connect compact van comes as a Cargo version or a multi-passenger Wagon model.

What is the difference between Transit Connect XL and XLT? ›

The XL trim comes with 16-inch styled steel wheels in painted shadow silver whereas the XLT trim has aluminum wheels painted in sparkle silver. XLT trim also has dual-zone front automatic temperature control available which is not the case in the XL trim.

How many miles to the gallon does a Ford Transit Connect do? ›


*EPA-estimated rating of 24 city/27 hwy/25 combined mpg, 2.0L engine.

Is Ford discontinuing the Transit Connect? ›

Ford to suspend Transit Connect van sales in U.S. by end of 2023 - Automotive News. Aug 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) will stop selling the Transit Connect van in the United States by the end of next year and has scrapped plans to build the vehicle's next model in Mexico, Automotive News reported on Tuesday.

What is the wait time for a 2022 Ford Transit? ›

In mid-2022, a company spokesperson told Wheels more than 17,000 customers had ordered a 2023 Ranger, including approximately 4000 orders for the Ranger Raptor.
Ford average model wait times 2022.
ModelWait time for new order
Transit CustomMore than two months
TransitNew orders paused
12 more rows
3 Nov 2022

How much is a 2022 Ford Transit Connect van? ›

As Shown $33,115 8 . 2022 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Passenger Wagon and other optional equipment included.

What is the top of the range Transit Connect? ›

Transit Connect offers buyers lots of choice

At launch there were three standard trim levels: Base (sometimes referred to as Leader), Trend and Limited, with a few fuel-saving Econetic variants also offered. Following the 2018 facelift, the range expanded to four trim levels with the addition of Sport at the top.

What to look for when buying a Transit Connect? ›

Other things to look out for
  1. Inspect tyres for splits, bulges or uneven wear on the treads. ...
  2. Check the load area. ...
  3. Ensure basics such as the door handles and radio work. ...
  4. Get a feel for the brakes to rule out any squeaking or grinding noises. ...
  5. Seatbelts all need to be working for the van to be road legal.

Can you stand up in a Ford Transit High Roof? ›

The Ford Transit is a pretty standard cargo van you can stand up in available in three different sizes: low, medium, or high. You'll only be able to completely stand up in the high-top version. However, keep in mind that you can add storage compartments on the roof to make the van even more accommodating.

What is the life expectancy of a Ford Transit Connect? ›

The Ford Transit has an expected mileage of around 150,000 miles. However, if you take good care of your van and ensure that it gets all the regular maintenance it needs, you can expect a mileage of around 300,000 miles. Some van owners have reported actively using their vehicles for 10 to 15 years.

Which is better NV200 or Transit Connect? ›

Compared to the 2021 Nissan NV200, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity, more available safety technology and more power from either of its four-cylinder engine options. Coming in passenger or cargo van models, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect is available in XL, XLT and Titanium trim levels.

Does Ford Transit Connect take regular gas? ›

Your Ford Transit takes 87-octane fuel, which is the standard-grade gasoline available at virtually all gas pumps. A mid-grade or premium fuel can enhance the fuel efficiency of your vehicle—but you don't have to spend the extra money on a higher-octane fuel (unless you want to!).

What problems do Ford Transit Connect have? ›

Here are the most common problems found across Ford Transit Connect's model years:
  • Transmission Failure. Transmission problems are not uncommon for the 2012 Ford Transit Connect. ...
  • Engine Failure. ...
  • Loose Panoramic Roof Panel. ...
  • Loose Door Latch. ...
  • Faulty Air Conditioning (A/C) Unit.
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What is Ford replacing the Transit Connect with? ›

The third electric vehicle from Ford, the E-Transit looks to be an environmentally friendly way for businesses to ship their goods around cities. Granted, the E-Transit will arrive with a price tag that's about $20,000 more than the Transit Connect, but the electric van is bigger and saves money by not needing gas.

Is there a new Ford Transit Connect coming out? ›

The All New 2022 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL Has Arrived. Load up and get going in the all new 2022 Ford Transit Connect XL! This easily maneuverable Cargo Van features sliding doors coming standard, room for seven passengers, a 2.0L GDI I-4 Gas engine, and so much more.

How long does it take to order Ford Transit from factory? ›

We suggest you build and price your new Ford. If there are any restrictions or items that will extend your delivery time beyond the average 6-8 weeks, we make you aware. Then we provide alternatives and options for your consideration.

Does Ford Transit Connect have transmission problems? ›

Ford is recalling more than 192,000 Transit Connect vans from the 2013 through 2021 model years because a faulty part in the transmission could allow the vehicles to roll away even though the shifter appears to be in Park. The problem is with the connection between the shifter cable and the transmission.

When can you order 2023 Ford Transit? ›

When Can I Order A 2023 Ford Transit Connect? Many people have been asking, "When can I order a 2023 Ford Transit Connect?" and the answer is right now. The 2023 Ford Transit Connect order banks are now open, and you can customize your ideal Ford Transit Connect right here at Hoffman Ford.

How much should I pay for a Ford Transit? ›

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2022 Ford Transit Cargo Van starts at $41,665 for the 150 Low Roof base-level trim with destination fee and popular options. Prices will increase as you add options or choose a trim with more features.

Where is 2022 Ford Transit Connect built? ›

For the second generation, Ford of Europe shifted production to its Ford Valencia Body and Assembly facility (Almussafes, Valencia, Spain). For 2022, a third generation of the Tourneo Connect was released; based on the Volkswagen Caddy, the model line is assembled by Volkswagen in Poland.

What is the difference between a Ford Transit and a Ford Transit Connect? ›

The Transit can seat from five to 15 passengers or provide 246.7 to 487.2 cu. -ft. of maximum cargo space, while the 2020 Transit Connect can seat five, six, or seven passengers or provide 104.8 to 127.4 cu.

What does XLT mean on Ford Transit Connect? ›

The XLT has all the same equipment as the XL but adds a few more upgrades such as body-color front and rear bumpers, fog lights, heated power-folding side mirrors, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen.

Are Ford Transit Connect vans any good? ›

Overview. The 2022 Ford Transit Connect's maneuverability and versatility make it a great city van, but its unrefined nature and unremarkable engines leave a lot to be desired. However, for the various tradespeople who will find it most useful, those demerits should be easier to stomach.

Is Transit Connect big enough? ›

Very small: There isn't much living space in a Ford Transit Connect. This van is best suited for one person or a couple on a budget who doesn't mind being in very tight quarters.

Are Ford Transit Connects good in the snow? ›

The smaller all-new Ford Transit Connect was ranked top or joint-top in seven categories, and particularly impressed for its handling and stability in icy conditions, against rivals from Citroen, Renault and Volkswagen.

Can you sleep in a Transit Connect? ›

The Ford Transit Connect is pretty small by campervan standards. You can't quite stand in it, and the LWB model is JUST long enough to sleep in for most normally proportioned people.

Which engine is better in Ford Transit? ›

Which Ford Transit engine is best? Both the original 2.2-litre and the later 2.0-litre engines offer a good driving experience – but though the 2.0-litre motors have been experiencing some issues (see the Reliability section), they are also more refined and have greater low-down torque. Which makes them nicer to drive.

Which Ford Transit Connect has the highest roof? ›

while the Transit provides a choice between three different dimensions. The Low roof uses 83.6 in., the Medium sports 100.8 in., and the High provides 110.1 in.

How much is a new Ford Transit High Roof? ›

350 High Roof 3dr Van AWD w/148" WB (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $53,100. 350 High Roof 3dr Van AWD w/148" WB, 9,950 lbs. GVWR (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $53,640.

Which van has the highest interior height? ›

The Ford Transit high-roof is the tallest interior height van in production. At an impressive 81.5 inches, a converted high-roof Transit can accommodate someone up to about 6'7″ tall.

How often change oil Transit Connect? ›

An oil change is one of the most basic and crucial services for your car. Synthetic oil ordinarily should be changed each 7,500 - 10,000 miles. Ford advises getting your 2022 Ford Transit Connect oil & filter changed each 3,000-5,000 miles for conventional oil.

How often should you service a Ford Transit Connect? ›

How often should I service my Ford Transit? The service intervals for this vehicle are every 12,000 miles or once every 12 months - whichever comes first. The Transit has a service light on the dashboard that indicates when to schedule an appointment with your local Ford dealership for a routine service.

Which van is most reliable? ›

The Most Reliable Vans In 2021
  • The Madness In The Method. ...
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  • Medium Van: Ford Transit Custom. ...
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  • Large Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. ...
  • Large Van: Volkswagen Crafter. ...
  • Pickup Truck: Toyota Hilux.

Which is better RAM ProMaster City or Ford Transit Connect? ›

Compared to the 2022 Ram Promaster City, the 2022 Ford Transit Connect offers more seating capacity and a lower starting price. The new Ford van stands out with 24 city / 28 highway fuel economy and 145.8 cu. ft. cargo space.

Which van is best on fuel? ›

The Mercedes Citan is the best small van for mpg, returning up to 62.8mpg. The Citan and the Nissan NV250 are very closely matched when it comes to fuel economy. This isn't too surprising, considering both the Mercedes and Nissan use what is ostensibly the same 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Does Eco Mode save gas Ford Transit? ›

Eco mode puts less strain on a car's engine, resulting in several benefits such as: Improved fuel economy: While the change in fuel economy isn't drastic, your car will use less gas and get more miles per gallon when you use eco mode correctly.

What oil does the Transit Connect use? ›

Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 5W-30. Content [litre]: 1. Specification: ACEA A1/B1, ACEA A5/B5, API SN, ILSAC GF-3, ILSAC GF-4, API CF. Product line: Longlife.

What is the difference between Ford Transit Connect and XLT? ›

The 2021 Ford Transit Connect XL trim has features like SYNC® 3, 911 Assist®, SYNC® AppLink®, SiriusXM®, and wireless charging available optionally. Whereas they all come standard in the XLT trim of the 2021 Ford Transit Connect.

How much does it cost to replace a transmission in a Ford Transit Connect? ›

On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between $2500 and $5500 for a Ford Transict Connect transmission replacement. This cost varies depending on your van's model year, your location, and your local auto shop prices. You'll also have to pay for labor, which will cost an additional $1000.

Why is Ford discontinuing the Transit Connect? ›

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will reportedly stop selling the Transit Connect van in the United States by the end of next year after seeing sluggish sales. The model was being built in Spain.

Will there be a 2023 Ford Transit Connect? ›

Order Your 2023 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon

Get a head start on making the 2023 Ford Transit Connect yours. Fill out this order form, and your Ford Dealer will contact you. Available for retail order.

Why did Ford discontinue the Transit Connect? ›

Ford will reportedly discontinue the Transit Connect from the US after 2023, as the automaker dropped initial plans of producing the van in Mexico. According to the same report, the all-new third-gen Ford Tourneo Connect that was unveiled in Europe late last year based on the VW Caddy won't be offered stateside.

Where are Transit connects built? ›

Ford currently imports every Transit Connect model from their assembly plant in Spain, which has to be more expensive than relying on the busy Hermosillo Assembly Plant. What's the Coolest Van Ever Made?

Are Transit Connects any good? ›

The Transit Connect is already arguably the sweetest van to drive in the small van sector. Probably not your top priority in a van, where load capacity, payload rating and practicality are likely more important, but if you're going to be in it all day, every day, it might as well be fun. And these things are fun.

Are Ford Transit Connect good? ›

Overview. The 2022 Ford Transit Connect's maneuverability and versatility make it a great city van, but its unrefined nature and unremarkable engines leave a lot to be desired. However, for the various tradespeople who will find it most useful, those demerits should be easier to stomach.

What are common problems with a Ford Transit? ›

The Most Common Problems Found With The Ford Transit
  • 1 – Loss Of Power. ...
  • 2 – Premature Brake Wear. ...
  • 3 – Below Average Cooling From Your AC. ...
  • 4 – Smoking Diesels. ...
  • 5 – The Temperature Sensor Cuts Out. ...
  • 6 – Cuts Out & Restarts.

What is the best Ford Transit? ›

We voted the Ford Transit Custom Van of The Year and Best Medium Van winner in the 2021 and 2022 Parkers awards. This 2022 Transit Custom review deals with the whole range, including the 2018 facelift and the 2019 engine upgrades.

What is the best Ford Transit engine? ›

Which Ford Transit engine is best? Both the original 2.2-litre and the later 2.0-litre engines offer a good driving experience – but though the 2.0-litre motors have been experiencing some issues (see the Reliability section), they are also more refined and have greater low-down torque. Which makes them nicer to drive.

Is there a new Transit Connect coming out? ›

Transit Connect Trims

Load up and get going in the all new 2022 Ford Transit Connect XL! This easily maneuverable Cargo Van features sliding doors coming standard, room for seven passengers, a 2.0L GDI I-4 Gas engine, and so much more.

Is Ford Transit Connect big enough? ›

A Ford Transit Connect camper is a good choice for van life if you're looking for an affordable, fuel-efficient rig that's compact and easy to drive. Keep in mind that these vans are truly tiny, so you won't be able to fit as much inside as you would with a larger Ford Transit camper.


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