Ford Transit Connect Wagon Scores Top Safety Marks

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Ford Transit Connect Wagon is as safe as can be, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA has awarded the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon with a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program. The European version of the Transit Connect Wagon, known as the Tourneo Connect, previously earned a five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program. The Ford Transit Connect Wagon is available in either five- or seven-passenger form and went on sale in the U.S. earlier this year.

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The Transit Connect Wagon features driver and passenger side air bags for front-row occupants along with side curtain air bags for all seating rows. More than half of the Transit Connect Wagon’s body structure is built with high-strength and ultra high-strength steel, including 16-percent boron steel.

“Transit Connect Wagon gives people on the go a unique-looking, fuel-efficient vehicle that also provides a high level of safety,” said Steve Kenner, director of Ford’s global automotive safety office. “The suite of safety and driver-assist features available on Transit Connect makes it a great choice for families and businesses.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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