The EPA has released official fuel economy stats for the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon with the 2.0-liter gas engine, with the small van managing 29 mpg on the highway.
The van is rated at 24 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway for a total of 26 mpg combined. The powertrain is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine mated to an eight-speed automatic that includes stop/start. Official power numbers still haven’t been revealed, but in the Focus sedan, the powerplant makes 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.
The Transit Connect beats out the Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van’s 21 mpg combined, the Ram ProMaster City’s 24 mpg combined and the Nissan NV200’s 25 mpg combined, though those final two models don’t offer passenger configurations.
The short wheelbase models of the Transit Connect Passenger Wagon are rated at 2 mpg worse on the highway, bringing the combined average down to 25 mpg.
A new 1.5-liter diesel engine is also coming to the van in 2019, with Ford claiming it will be rated at 30 mpg on the highway.
Fleet models can also be had with A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 169 hp and is rated at 20 mpg city, 26 highway and 22 mpg combined.
Other big upgrades for the 2019 Transit Connect include a 6.5-inch floating touchscreen (standard on XLT and Titanium, optional on XL), and lots of new safety technology like blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.
Five new 16-inch wheel designs are available and a few new colors have been revealed as well: Kapoor Red, Blue Metallic and Diffused Silver.
The 2019 Transit Connect can be had as either with seven seats in long-wheelbase form of just five seats. With the tow package, the Transit Connect Passenger Wagon can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
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