New Transit and Transit Connect Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Ford Transit and a Ford Transit Connect?

The Ford Transit is a full-size passenger/work van designed for accommodating the needs of business owners and transporters around the world. The Ford Transit Connect is a smaller sized cargo van that offers a more fuel-efficient means of getting the job done.

Learn about both the Ford Transit and the Ford Transit Connect when you visit Empire Ford of New Bedford in the Dartmouth area. In the meantime, we'll answer some frequently asked questions concerning both the Transit and the Transit Connect so you have a better idea of which vehicle you want before you visit us at our New Bedford location.



What Is the Ford Transit Towing Capacity? 

The transit can tow up to 7,500 pounds when equipped properly. Think of the Transit as a truck that can seat up to 15 passengers, or store work tools and equipment safely inside of the cabin while still having the power to pull what you need to bring along. 

Does the Ford Transit Come In AWD? 

Yes, the Transit is available with intelligent all-wheel drive that gives you even more confidence driving to your destination, whether it's in the Acushnet area or anywhere else on the map. The possibilities are endless with an all-wheel-drive vehicle because you can reach destinations that two-wheel drive vans simply cannot go.

Does the Ford Transit Have Cruise Control?

Yes, the Ford Transit comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, which makes driving on the highway much easier. Take to the highway with the confidence knowing that your Ford Transit will cruise to its destination and sit back and enjoy the ride. You may want to consider upgrading to some of the driving safety features that Ford has to offer that give you an extra set of eyes while you are using the cruise control system. 

Transit Connect: Can the Ford Transit Connect Tow?

Yes, if you purchase the Transit Connect with the trailer tow package you will have the capability to tow loads of up to 2,000 pounds. Store what you need inside the cabin and have the freedom to put a small trailer behind you for bringing along as much as possible.

Does the Ford Transit Connect Come in AWD and 4WD?

You can find the Transit equipped with an available AWD system that makes driving in slippery conditions easier. The Ford Transit Connect does not, however, have a four-wheel-drive model in terms of being a vehicle that can go in and out of two and four-wheel-drive; all-wheel drive means that the van is powered by all four wheels at all times.

What is the MPG for a Ford Transit Connect?

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the Transit Connect achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 MPG in the city and an impressive 29 MPG on the highway. This is a great vehicle for driving through the big city or on a road trip with the work materials stored away safely.



Test Drive Both Models at Empire Ford of New Bedford

Looking to upgrade your fleet or work vehicle? Come to Empire Ford of New Bedford near Fair Haven, MA where we will be happy to get you into one of our Ford Transit or Transit Connect vans for a test drive so that you can see what you are missing out on.

Whether you need a larger van like the Transit or a smaller and more versatile vehicle like the Transit Connect, we'll be there from start to finish to make sure you get the Ford vehicle you want with the trim options you need. Call today for financing options and to schedule your test drive!