(Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 04:53PM by Danielle Smyth)
The 2017 Transit Connect XL comes from a long line of popular work vehicles that get the job done right, each and every time. Inspired by the Focus and European fleet vans, this Ford is the stuff of dreams. Compact and efficient, this powerhouse is ready for any task you throw its way.
The Transit Connect XL offers a low floor and two rows of folding seats to make loading and unloading a snap.Edmunds loved this Ford’s storage capabilities, at 128.6 cubic feet of equipment, perfect for small businesses. They also praised its versatility and how great it is for both commercial and personal drivers.
This fleet vehicle boasts a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that charges it with 169 horsepower and 171 foot-pounds of torque. With 1,610 pounds maximum payload, the Transit Connect XL can haul even your biggest loads. Not for the faint of heart, this six-speed automatic transmission Ford knows how to throw its back into every job.
(Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 07:08PM by Laurel Steele)
A recent update to the Ford Transit Connect cargo van has transformed the commercial vehicle’s interior into a friendly workspace where your employees will be happy to spend their day. Keep reading to see why you should consider a 2017 model for your small business.
A review by The Car Connection says that the cabin of this pint-sized Transit is remarkably similar to Ford’s Focus and Escape in terms of layout. If you’ve ever driven one of these popular vehicles, you’ll find that the controls are familiar and easy to use.
With a few upgrades, your employees will be exceptionally comfortable inside the Transit Connect. You can add on six-way power adjustable seats with lumbar support. Having a custom sitting position will cut down on driver fatigue, which is important for those who pass their workday behind the wheel of a van.
While the Transit Connect is undoubtedly a commercial vehicle, it grants its occupants a generous amount of wiggle room. Head and leg space comes in at a capacious 46.9 inches and 41.5 inches, respectively. The driver and passenger get a further 54.2 inches for their hips and 57.7 inches for their shoulders.
Experience this compact cargo van for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also check out our complete Transit Connect inventory online, which includes both new and used models.
(Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:18PM by Laurel Steele)
If you need a commercial vehicle that is safe for both your product and your employees, consider a 2017 Ford Transit Connect XLT cargo van for your Seattle-based business. This pint-sized beast of burden offers the best in security tools and ratings to put your mind at ease.
According to The Car Connection, the driver and passenger get six airbags between the two of them. Other standard features include traction and stability control and anti-lock disc brakes. You also get a rearview camera, which is very convenient if a payload is obstructing the back windows.
This capable van was rated highly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They gave the Transit Connect a perfect overall rating, as well as five-stars for side impact protection.
As a business owner, you can’t be everywhere at once. Ford’s MyKey can help with that. If you have any doubts regarding your employee’s driving habits, this feature can set both stereo volume and speed parameters in the Transit Connect. So you’ll never have to worry about workers zooming around town with the radio blaring.
Find out if this commercial vehicle is right for your business at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a 2017 model for a test drive and browse our complete Transit inventory, which includes full-size work vans.
(Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 07:21AM by Laurel Steele)
Autotrader explains that the 2017 Ford Transit Connect XLT is designed for inner-city business owners who need a van that offers versatility and agility. Read on to see our top four reasons for investing in this pint-sized commercial vehicle for your enterprise.
Opt for the standard 169 hp four-cylinder engine and you’ll get a brag worthy fuel-economy of 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Upgrade to the turbocharged I-4 with 178 hp and those figures rise to 22/30.
Measuring 189.7" from front to back and 84.1” from ear to ear, this work van takes up about as much space as its sedan cousin the Ford Fusion. These modest dimensions mean that you get the maneuverability of a midsize vehicle.
Maybe Shakespeare was thinking of the Transit Connect when he wrote the line “Though she be but little, she is fierce". With a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and the ability to carry payloads weighing up to 1,600 lbs, you can be sure that this commercial van will get the job done.
When you choose the XLT model, you get a capacious 128 cubic feet of cargo space in back. If you’ve got to make an extra large delivery, remove the passenger seat and you’ll have a full 149 cu-ft.
Find out if this cargo van is right for your business at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a 2017 model for a test drive and browse the rest of our Transit inventory.
(Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:58AM by Laurel Steele)
According to Motor Trend, the 2017 Ford Transit Connect is the best-selling cargo van on the planet. While its unrivaled success is due to many capabilities, space is perhaps its biggest forte.
The Transit Connect measures just 14.5 feet in length, 6.45-ft from ear to ear, and 6’ from head to toe. Those dimensions may sound petite, but the interior of this van is anything but.
Starting up front, you and your co-pilot are treated to a generous space, similar to what you’d find in the Connect’s cousins the Focus and the C-MAX. Each of you gets 46.9 inches for your heads and 41.5-in for your feet. There’s also plenty of wiggle room for hips (54.2”) and shoulders (57.7”).
Moving to the back, the expansive cargo area measures 71.5 by 48.3 inches, with a height of 49.7”. Put it all together and you’ve got a capacious 103.9 cubic feet of storage room. If you run a one-person enterprise, remove the passenger seat and you'll get an additional 20.3 cubes for your goods and materials.
Get inside a 2017 Connect XL at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. We’ll even let you test out the cargo space. If you’re looking for something bigger, check out our complete Transit inventory online.
(Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 08:03AM by Laurel Steele)
Being a fleet manager is no easy feat. How can you monitor moving pieces that you can’t see? Sometimes it may seem impossible to stay on top of everything and everyone. Now, with standard Ford Telematics in the 2017 Transit Connect, you’ll be able to sleep easy, knowing that your employees are being safe, efficient, and on the right track.
This unique system, developed exclusively for Ford by Telogis, is able to capture data through built-in GPS hardware. It can keep tabs on a myriad of driving behavior ranging from hard braking to excessive idling. According to Autotrader, if your workers are taking the Transit Connect for thrill rides or neglecting their seatbelt, you’ll know.
But Ford Telematics is about more than playing big brother to your drivers. This system also provides you with invaluable diagnostic data about how the Transit Connect is functioning. You get real time information on things like fuel-efficiency and engine health. This helps you prevent avoidable breakdowns and damage, saving your business money.
Learn more about this telematics system and the 2017 Connect XLT at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. For other commercial vehicles which include these features, check out the rest of our Transit inventory online.
(Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 11:19AM by Laurel Steele)
Perhaps the most important thing to consider when purchasing a commercial vehicle is driveability. If your business is on wheels, you need a van that can get you to your destination with ease. For this challenge, there’s no better contender than the 2017 Ford Transit Connect.
Maneuvering this van is a piece of cake, thanks to its tight 18.05-foot turning radius. This finesse comes in handy whenever you’re making a delivery in a narrow city alley or if you have to weave through congested traffic to get to your next appointment on time. These advantages should appeal to fleet managers who value safety and efficiency.
One Motor Trend review favorably compares the Transit Connect to its cousin, the Ford Focus, due to its front-wheel-drive configuration and unibody chassis. Add this to the elevated sitting position and you’ve got the handling of a sedan with the high viewpoint of a van.
The excellent steering will be familiar to anyone who’s spent time behind the wheel of a Ford vehicle. The ability to make sharp turns and avoid obstacles is paramount when you’ve got precious cargo on board.
Find out what it’s like to drive a Connect at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a 2017 model for a spin and explore the rest of our Transit inventory.
(Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 09:33AM by Laurel Steele)
In addition to great driving manners and exceptional storage space, you also want your work van to provide excellent safety features. Luckily, the 2017 Ford Transit Connect XL delivers all of the above.
This compact commercial vehicle received five-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a number of crash types, including four different side categories. It also earned high marks for Overall Front and Driver Protection tests.
The solid side panels and heavy payloads make the Transit Connect XL an easy target for strong winds and fast turns. Thankfully, this vehicle comes with stability control. According to an Autoblog review, this essential safety feature can detect when the van has reached its handling limits. In this case, it will apply select brakes and reduce engine power to help drivers stay on the right path.
Airbags in the front, on the side, and overhead keep your noggin and body unharmed in the event of a crash. No matter where the collision is coming from, you’re well protected. In the case of an accident, pretensioners can also prove vital, as they tighten the seatbelts to prevent whiplash.
Learn more about a Connect XL at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can take a 2017 model for a spin and check out the rest of our Transit inventory.
(Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 07:02AM by Laurel Steele)
When your business runs on four wheels, you know that organization and efficiency are of the utmost importance. Fortunately, the Blue Oval designed a commercial vehicle with those criteria in mind. Meet the 2017 Ford Transit Connect XL.
Remove the front passenger seat and this van can swallow up a whopping 124.3 cubic-feet of cargo. A cavernous hold of such proportions is perfect when you need to haul large amounts of lumber, boxes, or materials. But what if your enterprise requires advanced organization?
You’re in luck. According to a review by Motorists.org, this work van far outshines its competitors in terms of versatility. With a seemingly infinite number of options for upfitting, it’s hard to disagree.
Whether you run a plumbing, electrical, or general contracting business, you can add a variety of shelves, ladders, and partitions to meet your unique needs. The Transit Connect XL can even be customized for an upscale catering service, with removable cargo racks and custom drawers.
Come to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to discuss customization possibilities for your Transit Connect XL. If you want something a bit bigger, check out our complete commercial vehicle inventory online now.
(Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 12:45PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2017 Transit Connect is the best-selling compact cargo van in North America. A review by Motor Trend says that its unrivaled success is due to its capability and efficiency. Read on to see why you should consider the XL model for your business.
If you’ve ever had to rummage through cumbersome cargo holds or remove half of your payload to find an important tool or item, you know how frustrating it can be. With the Transit Connect XL, you can reach your materials from all four directions, thanks to an open cab, dual sliding side doors, and a rear liftback. This level of accessibility will save you time and energy.
The Transit Connect cargo van runs on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which cranks out a more than sufficient 169 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gave it an enviable rating of 20 mpg city / 27 highway. When you consider those figures with the 103.9 cu-ft cargo capacity, frequent refueling and restocking become things of the past.
See what it’s like to drive a 2017 Connect XL at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a new model for a spin or check out the rest of our Transit inventory, which includes passenger and full-size vans as well.