2020 Ford Transit vs 2020 Ford Transit Connect
Though similar in styling and title, the Transit and Transit Connect are worlds apart in size, power and capabilities. Find the cargo van best suited to your needs with our guide through the 2020 Ford Transit and 2020 Ford Transit Connect lineups.
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The key differences between these two commercial vans stem from stature. The Ford Transit is larger and offers more power and cargo space. The more compact Transit Connect comes better suited for city-based applications where a nimble and efficient build is desirable.
The Transit and Transit Connect use two very different engines to accommodate their sizes. The 2020 Transit employs a selection of three engines with ground-breaking performance and ratings. The engine lineup of the 2020 Transit Connect is less powerful but more fuel efficient with EPA estimates reaching up to 24 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.
2020 Ford Transit Engine Options
3.5L PFDi V6 (Standard)
- 271 horsepower
- 260 lb-ft of torque
3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with Auto Start-Stop
- 306 horsepower
- 400 lb-ft of torque
2.0L EcoBlue® Bi-Turbo diesel with Auto Start-Stop
- 210 horsepower
- 369 lb-ft of torque
2020 Ford Transit Connect Engine Options
2.0L GDI I-4 with Auto Start-Stop (Standard)
- 162 horsepower
- 144 lb-ft of torque
2.5L iVCT I-4 gas
- 169 horsepower
- 171 lb-ft of torque
The Transit’s potent engine selection translates to a maximum tow rating of 7,500 lbs. and a max payload rating of 4,620 lbs. The Transit Connect caps lower with a maximum tow rating of 2,000 lbs. and a max payload rating of 1,550 lbs.
Cargo Volume Comparison
If you’re looking for something with some serious payload potential, the 2020 Transit will be your ideal fit. Buckle in, because there’s a lot of roof height and wheelbase combinations to consider. Between the six available size configurations, the Transit offers 246.7 to 487.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. The smaller 2020 Transit Connect offers either 104.8 or 127.4 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Check out the tables below for a more in-depth view of the available cargo capacities and pricing.
|2020 Ford Transit|
|Cargo Volume (ft3)||246.7||315.2||277.7||357.1||404.3||487.2|
|2020 Ford Transit Connect|
|Cargo Volume (ft3)||104.8||127.4|