Monday, March 15, 2010

Key Features of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect

Powertrain
2.0L Duratec® I-4 engine features a 16-valve dual overhead
camshaft (DOHC) design and delivers 136 horsepower.
4-speed automatic transmission includes an overdrive gear
to help maximize fuel economy.
Best-in-class(1) EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway
fuel economy with over 330 miles of city driving range from
the 15.4-gallon fuel tank.
Chassis
Independent MacPherson strut front suspension provides
excellent ride and handling characteristics. Transit Connect
rides more like a car while working as a van.
Multi-leaf rear suspension is a rugged design offering
an excellent balance of payload capability and
ride characteristics.
Rack-and-pinion power steering delivers linear steering
effort and a responsive steering feel and helps contribute
to a tight 39-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter.
Front disc/rear drum brakes help provide sure,
controlled stops.
2.0L Duratec® 16-valve DOHC I-4 engine
• 136 horsepower @ 6300 rpm, 128 lb.-ft. of
torque @ 4750 rpm
• Cast aluminum engine block and cylinder head reduces
overall vehicle weight
• DOHC, 16-valve cylinder head delivers excellent combustion
performance for a balance of horsepower and fuel efficiency
• Best-in-class(1) EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city/
25 mpg highway
• Uses a timing chain instead of a belt, helping to improve
engine durability
• Low NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) characteristics
contribute to a smooth ride and quiet interior
• Paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
• Meets federal Tier 2 Bin 4 standards and qualifies for
California Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) standard
4-speed Automatic Transmission
• Electronic shift control helps provide smooth shifts and
optimum performance
• Overdrive lowers engine rpm at highway speeds, helping
maximize fuel economy
The combination of the independent MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-leaf rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and
four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) allows the Transit Connect to drive and ride more like a car than a working van.
Independent MacPherson Strut
Front Suspension
• Allows each front wheel to react to road irregularities
with minimal effect on the opposite wheel for a smooth,
controlled ride while also contributing to responsive steering
• Includes a stabilizer bar to help reduce body roll
while cornering
• Transit Connect rides more like a car while still working
like a van
Multi-leaf Rear Suspension
• Rugged design provides load-carrying capability along with
a smooth ride
• Includes a stabilizer bar to help reduce body roll
while cornering
Rack-and-pinion Steering
• Rack-and-pinion power steering maintains linear steering
effort as the driver turns the wheel. The result is responsive
steering with excellent returnability and handling
characteristics
• Tight 39.0-foot (curb-to-curb) turning diameter helps make
Transit Connect as nimble as a small car
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
• Power front disc/rear drum system, provides sure,
controlled stops
• Include four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Flat/Neutral Tow
• Transit Connect should not be towed with all four wheels
on the ground
Trailer Towing
• The Transit Connect is not equipped to tow
• No optional tow packages are available

Remember that Gresham Ford is the full service Oregon Ford Dealer with Ford Transit Connect vans in stock today. Gresham Ford's Fleet Team can help you get the right vehicle for your job.