Ford Transit Connect Wagon Unveiled With Seven Seats

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: This vehicle establishes a new segment of fuel-efficient people-movers, combining seven-passenger capacity with up to 30+ mpg.

Ford has just unveiled its newest people or cargo hauler, the Transit Connect Wagon, capable of seating seven passengers and rated to haul 1,200 pounds of payload.

Ford claims that the Transit Connect Wagon will get better than 30 mpg on the highway when equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder, that makes around 173 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The only other engine option is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out about 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque, both of which are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Transit Connect Wagon offers the choice of two wheelbase lengths, five or seven passenger seating and a maximum payload rating of 1,200 lbs. To fit the payload, the interior offers more than 100 cubic feet of cargo space, and if that’s not enough, when properly equipped the Transit Connect Wagon is rated to tow a 2,000 lb. trailer.

Three trim levels will be offered with the wagon, XL, XLT and Titanium. Some features that will be available with the Transit Connect Wagon are a full panoramic glass roof, Sync with MyFord Touch, rear-view camera and a 6.5-inch touch screen.

The all new Transit Connect Wagon will be on sale by late 2013.

GALLERY: Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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