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Ford Transit Connect Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2015)

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2015 Ford Transit Connect Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Minivan 4dr Minivan, ext.
Wheelbase 104.8 in 120.6 in
Length 173.9 in 189.7 in
Width 72.2 in 72.2 in
Height 72.6 in 72.0 in
Curb Weight 3668 lb. 3979 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.8 gal. 15.8 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 46.8 in 46.9 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.6 in 57.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.1 in 54.6 in
Legroom, Row 1 40.3 in 40.3 in
Headroom, Row 2 45.1 in 45.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 58.5 in 58.5 in
Hip Room, Row 2 58.5 in 58.5 in
Legroom, Row 2 37.6 in 37.6 in
Headroom, Row 3 0.0 in 41.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 0.0 in 56.3 in
Hip Room, Row 3 0.0 in 47.0 in
Legroom, Row 3 0.0 in 35.0 in
Total Legroom 77.9 in (over 2 rows) 112.9 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 46.8 ft3 19.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 46.8 ft3 58.9 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 77.0 ft3 104.2 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2015 Ford Transit Connect

2015 Ford Transit Connect Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
The Transit Connect's second-row bench is roomy and fairly comfortable for two people, but somewhat tight for three. The Sienna has another half-foot of shoulder room. Also, the seatback in the Ford's second row does not recline. If you do want captain's chairs, well, they're not an option. The situation worsens in the Ford's third row, which is less substantial and much lower to the floor than the third-row seats in the Honda or the Toyota. Unlike the Transit Connect's second row, its third-row seat does slide fore-aft (about six inches) and recline. Slide it all the way back, and legroom becomes almost generous. Still, it isn't a place many adults would want to spend much time. On top of this, it should be easier to open and close the Transit Connect's sliding doors and to get into its third row. The second row doesn't tip or slide forward like those in conventional minivans. Instead, it must be pushed to the floor in a fairly difficult two-step procedure. see full Ford Transit Connect review
 

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2015 Ford Transit Connect 4-door Minivan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim XLT
Standard Engine 2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
169 hp@6000
171 lb-ft@4500
Optional Engine(s)turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
178 hp@5700
184 lb-ft@2500
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWD
Standard Tires215/55HR16 tires
Optional Tires215/50HR17 tires

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2015 Ford Transit Connect 4-door Minivan, ext. Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim XL XLT Titanium
Standard Engine 2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
169 hp@6000
171 lb-ft@4500
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
169 hp@6000
171 lb-ft@4500
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
169 hp@6000
171 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires215/55HR16 tires215/55HR16 tires215/55HR16 tires
Optional Tires 215/50HR17 tires215/50HR17 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2015 Ford Transit Connect

2015 Ford Transit Connect Powertrain: Cons
YearComment
As mentioned when discussing fuel economy, the Transit Connect's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine doesn't have things easy. Its 169 horsepower are just adequate for accelerating a two-ton vehicle. While I didn't have an issue with this personally--the Transit Connect was generally as quick as I needed it to be--anyone expecting the relatively effortless thrust of the Sienna's 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine will be disappointed. Compounding the issue, if and when you do need to exercise the Ford's four it sounds strained. Ford offers a 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine as a $795 option with the regular wheelbase Transit Connect. For some reason, though, this engine isn't offered in the long wheelbase van. Beyond a slight bump in power output, the smaller but boosted engine is worth a couple more mpg in the EPA's tests. Much better for performance would be the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine offered in the related Ford Escape and Ford Focus. If Ford is serious about marketing the Transit Connect as a family vehicle, it should offer this engine. see full Ford Transit Connect review
 

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2015 Ford Transit Connect MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Minivan XLT 24,710 23,042 995
4dr Minivan, ext. XL 25,185 23,486 995
4dr Minivan, ext. XLT 26,710 24,907 995
4dr Minivan, ext. Titanium 29,185 27,216 995

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