Built on a FWD commercial platform and with prices starting from $21,475, the Ford Transit Connect van is destined to meet the needs of small business owners. Powered by a proven 2.0-liter Duratec I-4 engine, mated to a four-speed automatic overdrive transaxle, Transit Connect delivers 22 city, 25 highway EPA-rated mpg.
"No other vehicle in the American market can match the unique Transit Connect combination of capacity and fuel economy," said Rob Stevens, chief nameplate engineer at Ford. No lack of modesty there...
For Sweetest Day deliveries, Transit Connect comes with 135.3 cubic feet of cargo space and a payload capacity of up to 1,600 pounds. Moreover, it’s available with or without side and rear windows, a low load floor and split rear cargo doors - opening at a standard 180 degrees or an optional 255.
"Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Administrative Professionals Day and Sweetest Day are notable for their high-intensity delivery schedules," said Bruce Wright, editor of a trade journal for the retail florist industry.
"While reduced delivery costs are critical, Transit Connect offers other key advantages for floral retailers. Small overall dimensions make Transit Connect much more maneuverable than traditional full-size vans, key in urban markets. It's easier to handle and much simpler to park, reducing driver stress," he added.