Vehicle Profile: 2021 Ford Transit Connect
As America’s No. 1 bestselling commercial vehicle brand for 35 years and counting, Ford is the first name businesses turn to for mobility needs.* The new 2021 Ford Transit Connect lineup is a great example of why the Blue Oval has remained in that leadership position for so long. With a wide range of options, easy upfitting, and the latest in fleet management and convenience technology, there’s bound to be a Ford Transit Connect to help you keep working.
Intelligence for the road ahead
Running a successful business in 2021 requires a smart approach. Ford puts the power to work harder and smarter in your hands with its Transit Connect Cargo Van and Transit Connect Passenger Wagon. Both models offer Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of driver-assist technologies that lend confidence to you and your drivers when taking your business on the road. With features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Enhanced Active Park Assist, you can save valuable time and money on a daily basis.
Ford also gives you a range of tools to strengthen your fleet’s daily operations. With the EcoMode and EcoCoach features, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect can help drivers adopt more efficient behaviors behind the wheel. FordPass™ Connect lets you stay connected with your fleet by remotely starting or locating your Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, and it can even access important emails with the help of an available 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotpot.
Managing your fleet is easy, too, thanks to Ford commercial solutions like Ford Telematics™ and Ford Data Services™. Available for the Transit Connect Cargo Van, these features help you stay on top of your fleet’s needs so that you can optimize uptime and maintenance.
The 2021 Ford Transit Connect easily adapts to your needs, making it one of the best tools in your business’ arsenal. Though the Transit Connect is compact enough to make parking and navigating tight city streets easy, it offers big-time power when you need it. When properly equipped with the Trailer Tow Prep Package, the 2021 Transit Connect can tow up to 2,000 pounds. The Trailer Tow Prep Package also enables the Transit Connect Cargo Van to carry a payload up to 1,500 pounds.
Loading up your 2021 Ford Transit Connect is convenient thanks to your choice between 180-degree 50/50-split swing-out rear cargo doors or a rear liftgate. All models are standard with convenient dual-sliding side doors.
When not using the Transit Connect Passenger Wagon to transport up to six passengers, you can fold the second and third rows flat to accommodate 106 cubic feet of cargo space with a maximum height of 43.3 inches. The Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van is ideally suited for larger cargo requirements, thanks to its long-wheelbase model with up to 145.8 cubic feet of storage behind the first row. Transit Connect Cargo Van models also offer a maximum cargo height of 4 feet, a low load floor height under 2 feet, and 48.7 inches of width between the wheel wells for better ease of use.
On top of all their natural abilities, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon and Transit Connect Cargo Van are both ready-made for vocational upfitting. The ease with which the Transit Connect adapts to your needs and the needs of your business is why Ford is still America’s top commercial vehicle brand.
*Based on IHS Markit CY1985-2019 US TIPNet Registrations excluding registrations to individuals. TIP Registrations prior to 2010 do not include all GVW 1 and 2 vehicles.
This article is presented by Oliver Ford Lincoln.