The payload of the electric version will be 1,400 pounds, a mere 200-pound reduction against the gasoline version. I wish it was a bit more comfortable, I'm 6'3, and have all kinds of head room, but the seat is a bit short on the legs. It may be quirky and hard to categorize, but the 2010 Ford Transit Connect may be just what small business owners need. It hold all my tools in a 4' x 4' x 6' cargo area that I used to cart around in a full size cargo van and I have the convenience of siting 5 people so I can take the kids to school and go straight to the job. It's dorky enough so that it'll probably never get stolen, yet I can easily find it in a sea of other vehicles in any parking lot. When configured as a van with second row seating, it can carry up to five people and still offer a capacious rear cargo area. Steering is light, and feedback is more by tire squeal and body roll than through the wheel.
There's an optional rear bench, but reviewers say it's somewhat cramped and even then the seating capacity only rises to five. Ford has a lot of kinks to work out before this vehicle is safe and reliable. It offers low operating costs with a fuel-efficient 2. To meet the needs of small businesses and practical-minded consumers, Ford is bringing the Transit Connect, formerly available in Europe and other spots around the globe, to the United States. The speakers are horrible and tinny and buzz, even with the radio off but the navigation system is pretty good. What more can I say! In-Dash Computer System This Microsoft Windows-based computer system can do just about everything a regular desktop computer can; it even comes with a keyboard and mouse. Getting in and out is the easiest with the wide doors, front or back, the chair loads with only a ramp, no lift needed.
It can be tailored to many very specific purposes, and it should be inexpensive to maintain. Most reviewers say that it can handle the duties of both admirably. There is more than six feet of cargo floor space, with 48 inches of flat space between the wheelwells. Air conditioning is via an in-dash system. Safety features that come on all models include frontal and side-impact airbags and anti-lock brakes.
The seat does not fold flat to the floor, but it does move well out of the way. Recharge time will be 6 to 8 hours. The full-size Sprinter remains firmly ensconced in third place, stoic and purposeful. Inside, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect betrays its European origins only occasionally. But the reality is non-business owners will discover a connection to this quirky-looking vehicle.
It's built on a car platform and only has a four-cylinder engine, but it's meant to replace gas-guzzling full-size cargo vans. The Transit Connect has a bit of a dorky vibe to it. The Transit Connect carries the kind of big-box loads that might also fit in the bed of a pickup truck, but keeps them cool, dry and secure. Center armrests are in the right place, and the seat backs adjust well enough to make a day of driving in city traffic tolerable. We found it was powerful enough to cool the entire cabin, even on a 96-degree day in the city.
In comparison, everything about the Transit Connect's driving experience resembles that of a car. Because the 2010 Ford Transit Connect is a commercial vehicle-albeit a small one-many near-standard features found on cars and crossovers aren't available. It handles inclines and declines effortlessly, and curves seem as uneventful as turning on the headlights. The system includes basic productivity software for word processing and working with spreadsheets, among other things, and can be paired with a wireless keyboard and printer. Advanced telematic systems are available for fleet owners and full-time delivery operators. The 2010 Transit Connect feels smaller and more maneuverable on the road than it is.
Repairs, faults, I'll call if something comes up. The 2010 Ford Transit Connect comes standard with a 2. Plan B was to disassemble the bike until it fit. The Savana also wins in available load floor, having 127. Short wheelbase wagons seat five, while long wheelbase versions seat seven. An electronic stability system with Ford's Roll Stability Control technology is optional.
While other cargo vans have passenger versions that can seat up to 15 people, the Transit Connect is meant to seat only two. The view to the front and sides, however, is positively expansive. They didn't to make any effort to answer some of my questions so I didn't visit them. When the racing starts, conversation is squelched by the collective awakening of the primordial motorbike beast. Driving a Transit is fun, fun, fun.
However, it can easily double as a work-and-home vehicle. It takes a bit of training to avoid clipping curbs when making sharp turns, because the rear wheels are so far to the rear at the van's corners. Transit Connect is powered by a fuel-efficient four-cylinder gasoline engine, and has a 7500-mile service interval. I would have preferred a little more seat travel, so I can see how especially tall drivers might feel a little cramped, legroom-wise. Since 2003 more than 600,000 Transit Connect vehicles have sold to buyers on four continents 2.
It can be stuffed with high-tech tools to make work easier, but lacks basic creature comforts like power doors. Ford Work Solutions is a suite of efficiency tools operated using an in-dash computer, which allows the driver to connect with his desktop computer, download documents, print estimates on site, and more. Apart from the cargo hold behind the seats, the driving experience is very car-like, which isn't the norm among commercially oriented vans. The body is double-skinned to lessen the damage from minor dings, and each wheel opening has a durable rubber trim molding. The cargo area is easily accessible through sliding side doors. What makes it so goofy-looking? Front doors are devoid of buttons with power window switches located on the center floor console. I've been getting about 20 mpg city driving and 24 hwy which beats the 14mpg I was getting from both my old vehicles.