2020 Ford Transit vs. Ford Transit Connect

2020 Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect | Muskegon, MI

Whether you're a small business, a mid-size transport service, or a large family, the 2020 Ford Transit and 2020 Ford Transit Connect vans are well-equipped to move people or equipment with ease. Offering a smooth, quiet ride and class-leading cargo space, these capable work vans or transport vehicles let you, your employees, or your passengers get the most out of every delivery or excursion. Learn about these two models, then search our new Transit inventory or new Transit Connect inventory to find the trim that interests you. Give us a call at (888) 538-8577 or contact us online if you'd like to take a test drive. Make sure you also check out these global incentives to apply to your Transit or Transit Connect deal.

Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect
Exterior Dimensions

Offered in three body styles ― passenger van, cargo van, or crew van ― the larger, more spacious Ford Transit is ideal if you are a tradesman or contractor and need to carry inventory, tools, or equipment to job or client sites. The 2020 Transit features a regular (130 in.) or long (147.6 in.) wheelbase, a low (82.3 in.), medium (96.8 in.) or high (108.6 in.) height, and regular (219.9 in.), long (237.6 in.), or extended lengths (263.9 in.). The width for each of these van types is 81.3 in. New for 2020 is a five-passenger Transit crew van for when you need to take the team with you, plus 50/50 hinged cargo doors that help you load larger items easier.

The more compact, fuel efficient Transit Connect is ideal for navigating busy city streets and tight alleyways. Offered as a cargo van or passenger wagon, wheelbase options are 104.8 in. for the short wheelbase (SWB) cargo van and 120.6 in.for the long wheelbase (LWB) passenger wagon or cargo van. Width for all versions is 72.2 in. Overall length is 174.2 in. for the SWB cargo van and 190 in. for the LWB cargo van and passenger wagon. Overall height for each is 72 in.

2020 Ford Transit Commercial Inventory

Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect
Interior Size and Cargo Space

Both the 2020 Transit and 2020 Transit Connect offer versatility in terms of transporting passengers and maximizing cargo space. The Transit can seat from five to 15 passengers or provide 246.7 to 487.2 cu.-ft. of maximum cargo space, while the 2020 Transit Connect can seat five, six, or seven passengers or provide 104.8 to 127.4 cu.-ft. of cargo space.

2020 Ford Transit

vs.

2020 Ford Transit Connect

487.2 cu.-ft.

Max. cargo space

145.8 cu.-ft.

77 in.

Max. cargo height

49.2 in.

177.0 cu.-ft.

Max. passenger volume

167.1 cu.-ft.

Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect
Power and Handling

You'll find engine options in both the 2020 Transit and 2020 Transit Connect, as well as a new intelligent all-wheel drive option that joins the standard rear-wheel drive system offered on the Transit. The Transit Connect comes equipped with front-wheel drive. When it comes to navigating tight turns, Ford makes it easier with precision steering.

2020 Ford Transit

Each engine offered on the 2020 Transit is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Engine Option

Performance Specs

3.5L EcoBoost®

  • 310 HP
  • 400 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 15 city/19 hwy MPG

3.5L PFDI V6

  • 275 HP
  • 262 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 14 city/18 hwy MPG

2020 Ford Transit Connect

Engines offered with the 2020 Transit Connect are paired with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Engine Option

Performance Specs

2.0L GDI I4 gas

  • 162 HP
  • 144 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 24 city/29 hwy MPG

2.5L iVCT I4 (fleet only)

  • 169 HP
  • 171 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 19 city/27 hwy MPG
A 2020 Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect parked near each other

Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect
Safety Features

Both the 2020 Transit and 2020 Transit Connect are equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of standard driver assist technologies. They include: BLIS® with cross traffic alert, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, auto high-beam headlamps, a lane-keeping system, and a rear view camera.

2020 Ford Transit

Other safety features include:

  • Trailer hitch assist
  • Hill start assist
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Side-wind stabilization

2020 Ford Transit Connect

Other safety features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Enhanced active park assist

Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect
Available Packages

Equip your new Transit or Transit Connect with available packages that help elevate your overall driving experience.

  • Trailer Tow Package (both models)
  • Exterior Upgrade Package (Transit)
  • Power Equipment Package (Transit)
  • Ambulance Prep Package (Transit)
  • XLT Premium Package (Transit Connect)
  • Smoker's Package (Transit Connect)

Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect
Schedule a Test Drive in Muskegon, MI

See for yourself what makes the 2020 Ford Transit or 2020 Ford Transit Connect the van to choose for your commercial or personal needs. Search our Transit or Transit Connect inventory to find your favorite trim at Great Lakes Ford in Muskegon, MI, then give us a call at (888) 538-8577 or contact us online to schedule your test drive.

2019 Ford Transit

Taking Commercial To The Next Level

Ford offers two different vans, the Ford Transit and the Ford Transit Connect, but which one has the elements that suit your business needs? The experts at Great Lakes Ford of Muskegon, MI have done the research for you to highlight the key differences between the Ford Transit and Transit Connect for your convenience. If you have initial questions before reading on, take a moment to get in touch with a product specialist by calling (888) 538-8577.

Exterior Dimensions

Do you need a more compact commercial van to maneuver busy side streets, or perhaps a larger model to accomodate for equipment and material? The 2019 Transit Connect has an overall wheelbase of 120-in., while the 2019 Transit has a length of 130-in. The Transit Connect has a load height of 24-in., while the Transit has a 28.2-in. load height.

2019 Ford Transit interior space

Interior Size and Cargo Space

Both the Ford Transit and Transit Connect offer highly versatile passenger and cargo capacity. The 2019 Ford Transit Connect offers 5, 6, or 7 passenger configurations, and the 2019 Ford Transit includes a number of configurations, seating anywhere from 5 to 15 passengers. Additional cargo specs for both models can be found in the table below:

2019 Ford Transit Connect

Vs.

2019 Ford Transit

167.1 cu.-ft.

Passenger volume

177.0 cu.-ft.

49.4 cu.-ft.

Cargo height

52.8 cu.-ft.

145.8 cu.-ft.

Max. cargo space

487.2 cu.-ft.

Power and Handling

Whether you need capable power or an efficient engine, there is an option to suit your needs between the 2019 Ford Transit and Transit Connect. The Transit Connect has a two-engine lineup, while the Transit offers a three-engine lineup. Key specifications for each configuration can be found in the tables below.

2019 Ford Transit Connect

The second engine option with the Transit Connect is a 1.5L I4 Diesel, which will be available in the spring of 2019.

Engine

2.0L GDI I4 Gas

Horsepower

162 HP

Torque

144 lb.-ft.

MPG city/hwy

24/29

2019 Ford Transit

Engine

3.7L V6

3.5L EcoBoost®️ V6

3.2L Power Stroke®️ I5 Turbo Diesel

Horsepower

275 HP

310 HP

185 HP

Torque

260 lb.-ft.

400 lb.-ft.

350 lb.-ft.

MPG city/hwy

14/18

15/19

N/A

Safety Features

Both the Ford Transit and Transit Connect offer the safety features you need to keep your cargo and passengers protected. The table below details the key safety features you can expect from both commercial vans.

2019 Ford Transit Connect safety features

2019 Ford Transit Connect

  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping system with driver alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Enhance active park assist
2019 Ford Transit

2019 Ford Transit

  • Trailer hitch assist
  • Lane keeping alert
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Side-wind stabilization
  • Hill start assist
  • Rearview camera

Available Packages

Do you own a small business and are looking to make commercial upfits to your commercial van? Both the Transit and Transit Connect offer a long list of available packages to accomodate any business' need. Available packages include:

  • Taxi Package (Transit Connect)
  • Ambulance Prep Package (Transit)
  • Trailer Tow Package (Both models)
  • Driver-Assist Package (Transit Connect)
  • Radio Prep Package (Transit)

Schedule a Test Drive in Muskegon, MI

The best way to know for certain which Ford commercial van is best suites for your daily routine is to schedule a test drive. Browse the new inventory at Great Lakes Ford of Muskegon, MI to find the specific model you're interested in, and then schedule your test drive appointment by calling (888) 538-8577.

2019 Ford Transit driving

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