2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is available in three different trim levels: XL, XLT, and Platinum.

Exterior

The standard exterior of the XL trim includes 16” steel wheels, gray grille, gray bumpers and gray side moldings.

The XLT wagon comes in short- or long-wheelbase form, with body-color bumpers, fog lamps, power-adjustable heated mirrors.

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The top-of-the-line Titanium wagon comes with 16” alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and adaptive cornering fog lights.

The new Transit Connect Wagon is equipped with wide-opening sliding doors on both sides, as well as a large cargo opening, therefore it is simple for loading or reconfiguring. The customers are offered a choice between a setup with one-piece lift-up hatchback and dual side-hinged rear doors.

The vehicle has borrowed platform from the Ford Focus, with certain parts shared with the Ford Escape crossover.

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2015 Ford Transit short- or long-wheelbase form

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Interior

Interior-wise, base standard equipment on the long-wheelbase XL includes second- and third-row seats, keyless entry, air-conditioning, vinyl upholstery and floor coverings, built-in cargo tie-down hooks, overhead storage shelf, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, power front windows, power door locks and a 2-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio input jack, plus two rear speakers, rear climate and power second-row windows.

The XLT wagon van comes in short- and long-wheelbase form. The equipment includes, rear privacy glass, cloth seat upholstery, driver lumbar adjustment, a passenger vanity mirror, a 4.2” multifunction display, cruise control, a CD player, a rearview camera and a thicker acoustic windshield. Rear climate controls aren’t available on the short-wheelbase XLT wagon.

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The top-of-the-line Titanium wagon comes with rain-sensing wipers, power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a 6-way power driver seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a built-in compass, a locking glove-box, 4 front speakers for the sound system and Ford’s voice-controlled Sync system.

As for the safety equipment, it includes 3-row airbags.

In XLT and Titanium trims, there are some optional features such as MyFord Touch with a 6.5” touch screen and a rearview camera system, HD Radio, satellite radio, and USB port.

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Engine specs and performance

Under the hood, the 2015 Transit Connect Wagon has the driving dynamics of a small vehicle. The front-wheel-drive models come with a choice of either a 2.5-liter Duratec 4-cylinder or 1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4 gas engine. Both engines are coupled with a SelectShift 6-speed automatic transmission. The former delivers 169 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, whereas the latter has an output of 178 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Fuel consumption EPA-estimated ratings of 22 city / 30 hwy / 25 combined mpg. for 1.6L EcoBoost petrol engine.

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Price and release date

Pricing for the new Ford Transit Connect Wagon start at $24,710 for the base XLT which is the only short-wheelbase model on offer. The long-wheel-base XL starts at $25,185, whereas for the Titanium, the customers will have to pay $29,185. 2015 Ford Transit Connect is already on the market and can be ordered at Ford dealers.

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