2016Ford Transit Connect For Sale In Saskatoon
The 2016 Ford Transit Connect may be a relatively new model to North America, but the Transit name is now so synonymous with the commercial market over in Europe that it's often used instead of the word "van" to describe a compact commercial from any brand. But if you think this is a vehicle that doesn't really fit into any clear vehicle classification, you're going to be missing what is now one of the newest segments in today's auto market; compact vans aimed small businesses and families.
The business bit might be easy to understand, but you might be wondering how families fit into the equation. Well, along with being available as an incredibly versatile and economical to run compact cargo van, the 2016 Ford Transit Connect is also available in a Wagon version with comfortable seating for as many as seven people.
Between the two different formats, the 2016 Ford Transit Connect has most bases covered, not just for businesses and families, but also for hipsters, hobbyists, and DIY enthusiasts as well. What Ford has done is to very cleverly bypass the main minivan segment that was so popular a generation ago by revisiting what made them so popular in the first place. And that's to deliver a means of transportation for people and cargo in a way that's versatile, spacious, and economical to run, but without being as cumbersome to drive and uncool as a full-blown minivan.
There are two engines available in the Transit Connect lineup at the moment, and there are XL and XLT trims of both the cargo van and the Wagon, while there's also a high-specification Titanium trim available with the Wagon only.
The standard engine in both formats is a 2.5-litre DOHC four-cylinder that develops 169 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, which is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The optional engine also utilizes the six-speed automatic, but this time it's a 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder producing 178 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, but it's only available for the cargo van.
You may or may not be surprised about one particular feature of the Transit Connect, which is the fact it doesn't actually drive much like a van, and that's a very good thing indeed here. For the most part, this is a vehicle that drives pretty much like a small car, but with plenty of space and payload to cope with what most small-business owners or families will want to throw at it.
Whether you’re a small business owner looking for a compact cargo van or a family in the market for a six or seven-seat vehicle to get the folks around, fuel economy is going to be a major consideration in your buying decision. As far as the standard engine is concerned, we're looking at ratings of 12.4 L/100 km in the city and 8.7 L/100 km on the highway for the Wagon, and 11.9 L/100 km in the city and 8.6 L/100 km on the highway with the cargo van. If you opt for the optional EcoBoost unit, those numbers change to 10.8 L/100 km in the city and 8.0 L/100 km on the highway, which is going to make a big difference for businesses doing a lot of miles each year.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.