2019 Ford Transit Connect vs 2018 Ford Transit Connect 

2019 Ford Transit Connect vs 2018 Ford Transit Connect

America’s best-selling compact van, the Ford Transit Connect emerges for the 2019 model year with a long list of updates that promise to keep the model at the top of its segment. Learn all about the refreshed 2019 Ford Transit Connect and what updates it brings when we stack it against the 2018 Transit Connect in this comprehensive comparison. 

As it was in the 2018 model, the Transit Connect remains available as a thrifty cargo van or as versatile passenger wagon with seating for 5, 6 or 7 passengers. Slipping into the cabin, upgraded front seating provides enhanced ergonomic support for all-day comfort behind the wheel. 


2019 Ford Transit Connect 


2018 Ford Transit Connect 

$24,100  Starting MSRP  $23,215 
24 city / 27 highway  Max Fuel Economy  20 city / 27 highway 
3 Engine Options  1
8-speed automatic  Engine Options  6-speed automatic 

2019 Ford Transit Connect Updated Engine Lineup and Power Specs 

For the 2019 model year, a new standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivers 162 horsepower and 144 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine cuts costs with better fuel efficiency ratings than its predecessor, offering the model up to 24 city / 29 highway mpg. 

A new 1.5-liter EcoBlue turbocharged direct injection diesel also joins the lineup in early 2019, promising a highway fuel economy rating of 30 mpg or better. The available diesel is expected to return about 120 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque. 

Both engines offer money-saving Auto Start-Stop technology and pair with the 2019 Transit Connect’s new 8-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. 

Fleet buyers may also opt for a 2.5-liter iVCT 4-cylinder gas engine with a CNG/LPG gaseous fuel prep package. The exclusive engine option offers 169 horsepower, 171 lb.-ft. of torque and fuel ratings of 20 city / 27 highway mpg.