New 2017 Ford Transit Connect – Release Date and Review

2017 Ford Transit Connect review

Ford is no slouch when it comes to providing versatile purposeful cars, thus the 2017 Ford Transit Connect model is being released this year. Ford is releasing its new van model which was for the most part regarded as smoothing not so popular and attractive but it is a necessary and many people are going to be interested in the offer this new model is about to produce.

2017 Ford Transit Connect exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The Ford Transit 2017 has two wheelbase options and has seats that can fit up to seven people inside in three rows of seating. With cargo space that amounts to 100 cubic feet and the capacity to carry a payload of up to 1620 pounds and a 2000 pounds towing rate, this model is one of the greatest and best looking vans that are going to hit the market this year. It also brings us great fuel economy and does so with investing minimal extra power to its engine.

2017 Ford Transit Connect spy shots, front view

This model comes out after the company has produced its E-Series vehicles and perhaps comes in the best time possible as the popularity of these type of vehicles has diminished over the years. There is a severe lack of great models that could cover the market with these types of vehicle and the Transit is going to be the one which could bring things back together. Read all about the new car in this review and find out the release date as well.

Available trims

2017 Ford Transit Connect exterior, front and rear view

There are going to be three version of the 2017 Ford Transit available for this year. We are expecting to get a Ford Transit Van, Ford Wagon XL and Ford Wagon XLT respectively.

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Exterior

2017 Ford Transit Connect auto show, side view, alloy wheels

The exterior of the 2017 Ford Transit is going to be refreshed. The model is going to add certain features and parts which are going to update the model and still keep it a down to earth van. The car does not adopt any flashy features as it does not need them but it has some pretty subtle sculpturing and reshaping of the parts and features which go in together very well. The model is going to be very much attractive and will put it in front of GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express, which are consider its closest rivals on the market. The model has some pretty good updates matted to the front. The grille design is different and model adds a customized bumper and as well as LED lights Xenon lights as well. Not only attractive but useful for the car as well.

2017 Ford Transit Connect trunk

As there are two wheelbase options, the dimensions of them are going to change. The larger one is going to have a bigger setup as it is meant to accommodate seven passengers inside while the smaller one generates enough space for five people inside and is a smaller type of a vehicle. The wheel size is going to be 16-inch tires as standard, but the premium versions of the car are going to adopt and allow 17-inch ones as a choice. Additionally some parts of equipment also add the use of a rear view bumper, windscreen and electronic camera.

Interior

2017 Ford Transit Connectinterior, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob and dashboard

The interior of the 2017 Ford Transit actually seems pretty impressive. The inside has been fitted in a way that gives us all that we need from a vehicle like this yet it also sums up the utility side of it and provides us more usefulness than anything else. The floor of the cabin is covered in vinyl for starters. There are many new features and parts of equipment that can be pretty useful and necessary for the car. The inside adds a audio system provided by Sony, a touch screen on the console and a dual zone air-conditioning system.

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2017 Ford Transit Connect interior, leather seats

Some very important features are actually related to the security of the car. traction controlling and stability controlling systems are some of the very important ones that make it inside the car. A rear-view camera helps when backing up the car and putting it in reverse. Also there is a  hitch assist system, a  MyKey function system, a reverse- sensor system and finally a  a post-collision safety system also.

Engine specs

2017 Ford Transit Connect engine

Some great news tell us that the 2017 Ford Transit Connect is going to give us two engine options. The first one is the 2.5 liter engine which is able to generate 170 horsepower of output and 200 lb/ft of torque. This one is combined with a 6 speed automatic transmission systems which provides an innovative way of shifting. The secondary engine option is the 1.6 liter which makes 180 horsepower and  220 lb/ft of torque. This one is provided with a automatic gearbox. The fuel economy for the engines is measured at 27 mpg and 35 mpg for the other one. The output of the engine and the two options gives you the opportunity to combine your model any way you like it.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.8 in. (104.8 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.9 in. (173.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: maximum 77 ft³
Curb weight: 3467 lbs
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 10 sec
MPG: 21/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Blue, Frozen White, Race Red, Shadow Black, Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Ford Transit Connect release date

As the rivals are getting ready to produce their options very soon, the 2017 Ford Transit Concept is going to be issued by the beginning of next year. Cars such as Ram ProMaster and Nissan NV200 have already been announced so the release date of the Transit is placed somewhere at the beginning of next year. The price is also very affordable and is going to be around 23,000 dollars, which are some good news for the brand.

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Gallery – photos

2017 Ford Transit Connectfront angle, headlights and grille

2017 Ford Transit Connect side view, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Ford Transit Connect rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ford Transit Connect exterior, front view, grille

2017 Ford Transit Connect side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Transit Connect side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Ford Transit Connect front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Transit Connect side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Transit Connect rear view, white color, taillights

2017 Ford Transit Connect rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ford Transit Connect cargo space

2017 Ford Transit Connect interior, leather front seats

2017 Ford Transit Connect interior, leather back seats

2017 Ford Transit Connect interior, suny roof

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