The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon a five-star Overall Vehicle Score. This was part of the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. Ford also released its five-star Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) score from last year on the European version of the Ford Transit Connect.
These scores show the 2014 Ford Transit Connect as a safety leader in this class.
“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.”
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect is a multipurpose platform that can hold from five to seven passengers and a great deal of cargo. Compared with last-year’s Ford Transit Connect, this new model has a much more advanced architectural design. We have yet to test it in Colorado; but, with our difficult environment and challenging weather – we’re ready to put it to the test.
According to Ford: “Transit Connect Wagon’s driver and passengers are protected by its body structure – more than half of which is built with high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steels, including 16 percent boron steel. Transit Connect Wagon features driver and passenger side airbags for front-row occupants, as well as side curtain airbags for all seating rows.
Customers looking for a flexible people mover benefit from stringent testing conducted during the development of Transit Connect Wagon. The vehicle has been designed and engineered to meet rigorous global commercial vehicle durability standards – the equivalent of more than 3 million miles. This includes more than 250,000 miles of demanding on-road conditions.”
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect is on sale now.
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