New Ford Transit Connect Commercial Van

Get to Know the 2020 Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect is always a popular sight in traffic within Murrieta. The small compact van has always provided commercial van users one of the market's best and economical work assets. For the 2020 Transit Connect model, the Ford Motor Company unveils its best version yet. A compact commercial van with the variant of a family wagon.

However, before we tap in, here are the specs behind why the van features in auto shows' scores. Our team at Lake Elsinore Ford gives you the laydown of what to expect with the 2020 Ford Transit redesign.

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Explore the 2020 Ford Transit Connect Van


The 2020 Ford Transit Connect runs on a standard 2.0-liter engine coupled with a four-cylinder turbocharged mechanism. The engine is capable of 150 horsepower with 144 pound-feet of torque also produced by the drivetrain on the road. Its eight-speed transmission happens to be automatic with front-wheel drive available exclusively.

Since it's a commercial van, the Transit Connect makes up a great option to carry staff, equipment, or both around Menifee. For this option, Ford has this make towing up to 2,000 pounds with a payload of 1,570 pounds as the maximum. According to the EPA estimates, the fuel economy runs at 19 mpg within the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

To maximize the cargo van volumes and payload, Ford gives drivers the option to choose between two wheelbases. The short wheelbase model is capable of a maximum payload of 1,510 lbs and a cargo space of 123.2 cubic feet with the passenger seat folded. Opting for the long-wheelbase leaves your Transit Connect with a maximum payload rating of 1,550 lbs and 145.8 cubic feet of storage space.


With the usual standard of Ford, the interior of the Transit Connect remains distinct since its start. A look inside reveals the front seat has the standard design cue for a cargo or passenger van. The sitting model will also look familiar with all the Ford van models' low seating height like sedan cars. Ford allows for our Corona CA drivers to also have a third row for a capacity of up to seven.

Further, the dashboard maintains its simple layout as an ergonomic platform to control the van's features. Physical controls such as climate control and running the infotainment system are also available through the dashboard.

The cargo interior offers drivers up to 127 cubic feet of volume to pack and haul around loads of cargo. The option is a bit larger than the passenger van, allowing only 105 cubic feet of space. For the passenger van, the second and third rows may need to be folded to achieve the most space.


The Ford Transit Connect stands out with its more stylish exterior design. It is different from its competitors, which spot boxy and unattractive design cues. Ford enthusiasts will embrace the impressive features of this variant. Ford brings a change in the Transit Connect by making it large enough to handle businesses with cargo and small enough to ease through residential traffic.

You are sure not to miss these standard exterior features on any of the Ford Transit Connect models in Riverside CA:

  • Swing-out rear cargo doors
  • Front bumper
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Black door handles
  • Integrated Spotter Mirrors
  • Power adjustable exterior mirrors
  • Grille Bar with Black surroundings
  • Capless Fuel-filler with misfuel inhibitor and fill door cover.

For the vocational fitting, the 2020 Ford Transit Connect allows for exterior adjustments to match your business. As such, our team at Lake Elsinore Ford can help have your Ford Transit Connect fitted with rooftop ladder racks, storage cabinets, drawers, double floors, and other cargo management packages.

Safety Features

For safety on the road, Ford recognizes the need to have confidence in the Transit Connect for your long workday. With the 2020 Ford Transit Connect comes an overhaul and re-engineering of its standard safety features to a new level. Now the transit van is built to help keep your job done safely using:

  • Standard forward-collision alerts with automatic emergency braking
  • A Rearview Camera for rear traffic alert
  • Side-curtain airbags
  • Lane-keeping help
  • Curve Control to improve maneuverability
  • Roll Stability Control sensors for vehicle grip
  • Trailer sway control for automatic towing capability
  • Side-wind stabilization system


The 2020 Ford Transit Connect no longer spots the archaic infotainment system present in its predecessors. As you will find out with at Lake Elsinore Ford, every 2020 models now have these technology features available:

  • Touchscreen infotainment system with a four-speaker stereo
  • Smartphone integration with the SYNC 3 to offer Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Wireless charging for compatible devices
  • Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • Access to the FordPass App to help run your Transit Connect
  • EcoMode and EcoCoach Monitoring for fuel economy behaviors

Trim Levels

The 2020 Ford Transit Connect has both a cargo and passenger van models for different needs across Lake Elsinore. For the Transit Connect cargo variant, the trims include:

  • Ford Transit Connect XL Cargo Van - A two-passenger seater with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 169 horsepower from an eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • Ford Transit Connect XLT Cargo Van - An adjustable two-passenger cargo van with 2.0-liter GDI I-4 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission

Passenger models available at Lake Elsinore Ford include:

  • The XL Passenger Wagon - With a 2.0-liter GDI I-4 engine this passenger wagon a six-passenger capacity (LWB only)
  • The XLT Passenger Wagon - has a six-passenger seating (LWB only) plus a 2.0-liter GDI I-4 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Transit Connect Today

Deciding on which 2020 Ford Transit Connect may leave you in a dilemma. Rather than experience this, take time to visit our showroom. Our vehicle experts at Lake Elsinore Ford will be more than ready to offer you a test drive for better decision making.

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