Second-RowFold-Flat Bucket Seats
Second-row passengers cannow enjoy the comfort of bucket seats. For additional cargo room on demand,they can fold flat.
• Titanium – standard leather trim
• XLT long-wheelbase wagon - standard cloth or available leather trim
Standard Dual Sliding Side Doors
The dual sliding doors onthe long-wheelbase Transit Connect Van have six inches of additional openingwidth and more than two inches of additional opening height compared to thedoors of its nearest competitor.* Dual sliding side doors help provide easyloading and unloading from the driver or passenger side.
Equip the Transit ConnectVan with everything from available rooftop ladder racks, literature holders andstorage cabinets to dividers, double floors, drawers, cargo management packagesand more.
TransitConnect has features that help you work smart.
New for 2016, TransitConnect can be equipped with available BLIS (Blind Spot InformationSystem) with cross-traffic alert that can alert you to vehicles in your blindspot when you are changing lanes.10 An available rear view cameracan help alert you to objects behind your vehicle when you shift into Reverse.Available Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems provide audible alerts to objectslocated in front of and behind your vehicle.10 And on those sloppywinter days, the available Quickclear™ electric windshield defroster can helpclear your view.
AvailableBLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert
Available BLIS(Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert helps drivers feelmore confident. It uses radar to identify a vehicle detected in your blind spotand alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror.Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you’rebacking slowly out of a parking spot or driveway.
If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away,you will be audibly and visually alerted.
AvailableQuickclear™ Electric Windshield Defroster
With the engine on, pressa button to activate available Quickclear™ to rapidly remove ice, snow and mistfrom the windshield. A mesh of very thin heating elements embedded between twolayers of windshield glass heats up, providing rapid defogging/defrosting.Quickclear™ shuts off automatically when the windshield is clear. Includesheated windshield washer jets.
TransitConnect is moving you forward.
The 2016 Transit Connectoffers an available 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 gas engine* with an EPA-estimatedrating of 29 mpg hwy, unsurpassed 178 horsepower† and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.The 169-horsepower 2.5L Duratec I-4 engine is standard. Bothengines are paired with the six-speed SelectShift automatictransmission. And to help with performance, Transit Connect features standardelectric power-assisted steering.
2.5LDuratec I-4 Engine
The 2.5L Duratec I-4engine delivers 169 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque and has an EPA-estimatedrating of 28 hwy mpg for Vans and 27 hwy mpg for Wagons. It’s coupled to asix-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, engineered tohandle everyday truck use and to provide the low-end torque needed for towing.
This engine accepts gas, E85 or a blend of the two. It can also be ordered witha CNG/ Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package that makes it capable of conversionto CNG/ Propane autogas fuel systems. This package includes hardened intakevalves and valve seats.
To help hold the roadbetter while you’re accelerating through a corner, Torque Vectoring Control39adjusts the speed between the front wheels to enhance cornering agility andreduce understeer. It uses the braking system to imitate the effect of alimited-slip differential. In particular, when you’re accelerating throughcorners, it applies braking to the front inside wheel, so more of the enginetorque goes to the outside wheel, which has more grip.
Curve Control39 can sense when a vehicle is entering a turn too fastand can apply four- wheel braking to reduce a vehicle’s speed and help younavigate a curve. Curve Control is an enhancement to AdvanceTrac.