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2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Preview

Note: This preview doesn't include the Transit Connect Van.

Pros: The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon basically takes the torch left by the Freestar minivan in 2007. Its convenient size makes driving through traffic easier, while the interior offers seating for up to seven along with tremendous versatility. A selection of fuel-efficient engines and modern technologies will attract buyers, while the short turning radius and easygoing nature will please drivers.

Cons: In this people-hauler segment, the Transit Connect Wagon's MSRP is pretty high. Furthermore, styling is a case of function over form, so polarized reactions are expected.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Price: There are three trim levels on the menu including XL at $30,499, XLT at $31,899, and Titanium at $35,699.

Ford Transit Connect Wagon 2014
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2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Fuel Economy: The official ratings are 10.5L/100km in the city and 6.1L/100km on the highway with the 2.5L engine, and 9.5/6.7L/100km with the optional 1.6L EcoBoost.

Improvements and Changes: This model is all-new, meaning a significant departure from the previous business-oriented Transit Connect.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: Under the hood is a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. You can also get a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine with direct injection that puts out 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Cargo Capacity: The Transit Connect Wagon can hold up to 2,951 litres of cargo behind the front seats.

Safety: Front, front-side and side curtain airbags come standard with the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon, along with AdvanceTrac stability control, traction control, ABS, and brake assist.

Comparing the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: If you like this model, you may also be interested in the Chevrolet Orlando, Dodge Journey, Mazda5, and Kia Rondo.