The 2022 Ford Transit Connect is a great option for businesses who spend all day dealing with downtown traffic. Passenger versions of this compact commercial cargo van can even be a thrifty alternative to traditional family haulers. Our buying guide is here to answer your frequently asked questions.
What are the different 2022 Ford Transit Connect models?
The Transit Connect is available as either a cargo or passenger van. The cargo van is divided into two trim models, the base XL and mid-grade XLT. In addition to those, the passenger van adds a more upscale option, the Titanium.
Shoppers can choose between two wheelbases, short or long. The long wheelbase creates extra interior space, though it’s not quite as handy in a tight spot as the short version.
The cargo van can seat up to seven passengers, making it a great choice for companies who ferry people from place to place. The Transit Connect passenger wagon can even double as an inexpensive family hauler.
Which features are available for the 2022 Ford Transit Connect?
These small commercial vans are surprisingly modern. Every Ford Transit comes standard with power accessories, air conditioning, and automatic headlights. Depending on trim level and body type, optional comfort features include:
- Cloth upholstery
- Leather upholstery
- Carpeting flooring
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Composite wall to separate cab and cargo area
Every Ford Transit comes standard with basic infotainment features, including a USB port. Optional tech features include:
- SYNC 3 infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
- Built-in navigation
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity
- Wireless smartphone charging pad
- Remote engine start
This new Ford Transit also offers some very modern safety gear:
- Standard forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
- Optional blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
- Optional lane-keeping assist
What’s under the hood? How much can the 2022 Transit Connect tow and haul?
Choose between two Transit Connect engine options:
The standard four-cylinder engine powers the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Depending on body style and equipment, Transit Connect vans with this powertrain earn up to 22 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway).
The optional turbocharged engine helps you achieve better mileage at high speeds with its turbocharger and eight-speed automatic transmission. Depending on which Transit Connect model you select, this powertrain can help you earn up to 26 mpg combined (24/28 mpg).
Capabilities also vary according to body style and equipment. With the right configuration, Ford’s small commercial van can haul cargo loads weighing up to 1,570 pounds. If you’ve got a trailer that needs towing, the Transit Connect can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
When can I order the 2022 Ford Transit Connect?
You can order yours today! Special-ordering one of these compact commercial vans is perhaps the best way to ensure that your van has the right dimensions, powertrain, and features for your business. But if you’re in a rush, you can always swing by Lafayette Ford to check out our current inventory.