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2013 Ford Transit Connect XLT

2013 Ford Transit Connect Review

(0 Stars)  A small truck that can take on big jobs.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The Transit Connect will be replaced by an all-new vehicle next year. Consequently, it receives no changes of substance for 2013.
The Transit Connect is a purpose-built vehicle aimed at small-business owners, but its appeal goes beyond that of just a commercial vehicle. Offering 130 cubic feet of cargo volume accessed by wide-opening rear doors, the Transit Connect is easy to load because of its low floor and high roof. Available as a two-seat cargo van or a four- or five-seat wagon with a fold-down second row, the Transit Connect is a versatile vehicle that can be adapted to several commercial uses. The 136-hp four-cylinder is matched to a four-speed automatic and prizes fuel economy over performance. Options include Crew Chief, an onboard device that tracks location, fuel economy, and idle time, plus vehicle diagnostics and maintenance capabilities. Although the Transit Connect is primarily used as a commercial vehicle, an XLT wagon with seating for five is available. It is a good option for people who want to haul people and yet still need the versatility and cargo capacity of a van. A limited-production Transit Connect Electric is available only to fleet customers. Look for an all-new Transit Connect next year. It will likely ride on the same platform that underpins the global Escape and Focus models. It will still use four-cylinder power, but the current engine will likely go away, to be replaced by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost and a 2.5-liter normally aspirated unit.

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2013 Transit Connect XLT Cargo Minivan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L Duratec in-line 4 DOHC
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 21 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 23 MPG combined and 354 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 136 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 128 ft lb of torque @ 4,750 rpm

'13 Ford XLT Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Privacy Glass
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Heated Outside Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Fog Lights
Stability Control
  Tires and Wheels  
Full Spare Tire
Wheel Covers
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