The second-generation Ford Transit Connect is almost upon us, and to get work- and family-oriented customers ready for the new model, Ford has launched a configurator for both van and wagon versions. Both body styles will go on sale early next year with the base TC Van starting at $22,000, but customers wanting side windows and rear seats will have to pony up at least an extra $3,000 for the TC Wagon.

Ford is definitely looking to get back into the family van business with the 2014 TC Wagon offering three available trim levels, two engines and the choice between five- and seven-passenger seating (with two wheelbases). Like many recent Ford products, a fancy Titanium trim level is offered, and opting for it will cost you – this trim starts at $29,000, and we were able to spec it out with a panoramic roof, tow package and front and rear parking sensors for a little over $33,000.

Businesses looking for a small, fuel-efficient work vehicle now get more options on the TC Van like the choice of split, hinged rear doors or a liftgate (with or without glass), a long wheelbase ($1,000) and Ford's CrewChief vehicle tracking system ($925). Fully loaded, this van is still costs less than the fullsize E-Series. On both Van and Wagon, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine is a $795 option, but it is only offered on short-wheelbase models and Ford has yet to release power or fuel economy specs yet. With the standard 2.5-liter engine, the TC will get up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.


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      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow Ford, this pricing is an epic fail! One year ago, Ford claimed that the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon will be the least-expensive seven-passenger vehicle in the United States, coming in "thousands less than the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey." http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/13/ford-shows-off-2014-transit-connect-wagon-confirms-cargo-model/ That would put it cheaper than the Grand Caravan which has an MSRP of $19,995. Ford, you missed that mark by $5000! I was looking forward to this to be my next new car purchase, but not now, not even close. I can buy a Grand Caravan, a larger vehicle with a more powerful engine, more towing capacity and dual climate control for about $5000 less. For even less, I can buy a Mazda 5, about the same size as the Transit Wagon, and even get my precious stick shift. I can spend about the same for a much nicer Sienna or Odyssey. This is just one more in a long list of overpriced Fords in the past decade. I've been a Ford fan since I read a biography of Henry Ford as a kid. The biography I read left out most of his mistakes he made later in his life. I may just have to turn in my Ford fan card.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BipDBo
        I agree. I feel like this van only makes sense when ordered for fleets (with fleet pricing of course). Not to say that it's a bad offering, but IMO it doesn't make a strong enough case as a personal family hauler compared to the other more competent vans that can be had for similar or better pricing.
        arumage
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BipDBo
        The Mazda5 is quite a bit smaller on the inside despite being similar in dimension. Just check out the leg room and cargo room statistics. Also, overall quality and reliability is very, very low for the Grand Caravan. My toothbrush still has better quality plastics than the Grand Caravan. It's also the worst handling of all the vans. That being said, it does seem a bit overpriced; however, if you compare the Titanium model against any of it's competitors, including the Grand Caravan, the Transit connect ends up favorable ($1k less than GC, $5k less than Odyssey, $4k less than Sienna).
      Jim Pease
      • 1 Year Ago
      I ran the configurator last week to get an idea of what price range it was in. I got to the end and decided to go minivan for that money!
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jim Pease
        So you bought one? The Transit Connect is a minivan if ever there was such a thing.
          Jim Pease
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          My idea of a minivan includes a beefy V6 and three rows of captains chairs covered in leather.
      ford man one
      • 11 Months Ago
      Excellent Van. Extensively used in Europe and Asia and they are on the cutting edge of engineering. The high fuel economy engineering of the Europeans has trumped everyone else. This is another great Global Ford product. Ford is not just an American company, but has strong global roots and outstanding ideas for our changing world or autos.
      john
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know Ford would only sell maybe a dozen of them - but a SWB version with a manual and that big sunroof would be pretty neat. The Mazda5 was on my short list if I'd bought a new car instead of a used truck. Though I was disappointed that Mazda didn't offer the manual in anything but the Sport model. Drove pretty much the same - except for the tranny of course - but the Grand Touring model's interior was a substantial bit better than the Sport's.
      earthwateruser
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just priced a SWB wagon with the 1.6 ecoboost. It was $27k and change with only a couple of minor interior storage options and 16\" alloys. That\'s too much, in my cheap-ass opinion. I wonder how Mazda is coming with a new Mazda 5?
        SquareFour
        • 1 Year Ago
        @earthwateruser
        Yeah, I agree, but I also haven't really comparo-shopped vans in, well, ever. So what do I know?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @earthwateruser
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      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Agree - with the only powertain a gas 4-banger? If what you want is a minivan, get a nice V6 minivan. They need that diesel for this to be a compelling alternative.
      Zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think this is growing too much. The last TC was a cute runabout. It seems Ford is following the traditional path of bloating each successor. Shame.
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the honest, flat-out utility of the TC, but as a passenger minivan the pricing seems a bit high. $25K for the base, 5-passenger version is awfully close to the $28K list for the base Honda Odyssey.
        Andrew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cpmanx
        And of course that's the five-passenger... this is not at all competitive with 7- and 8-passenger minivans.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      The ugly has arrived I see.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Say it with me now... S-Max! S-Max! S-Max! S-Max! S-Max!
      FX Gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kinda looks like a Ford Focus on stilts. And I'm sorry but a 1.6 ecoboost in a van hauling 7 passengers and their luggage while going uphill doesn't sound very good nor durable for the long haul. I will surely miss the Econoline.
        Milwaukee, WY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FX Gts
        This is the Transit Connect, which is not a replacement for the E Series, except for bakeries and florists. The Transit, which will replace the full size van, will/should have plenty of power.
          Buckus Comments
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Milwaukee, WY
          It should, but I understand the Transit Connect will drop any engines larger than the 3.5 Ecoboost.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm a single guy, but even I had considered this thing, if only they had a stick option available. Be great for nights out, although I'd probably always end up the designated driver, and super practical with the removable and flat folding seats. Put a little trailer hitch on there for my motorcycle and bam, all in one multipurpose machine. I hear the fuel economy for its size should be decent too.
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