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2019 Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect | Comparing Ford Vans

two 2019 Ford Transit Connects parked

Make hauling cargo and passengers a breeze with a new Ford van! Two popular passenger and cargo van options for drivers and businesses in the Washougal, WA, area include the 2019 Ford Transit and 2019 Ford Transit Connect. Both boast unrelenting capability and dependability, but which van will best suit your business or personal needs? To simplify the research process, the team at Westlie Ford crafted this Ford Transit vs. Transit Connect van comparison guide.

Browse our online inventory to view our current selection of 2019 Ford Transit and Transit Connect van models. If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, reach out using our online contact form or give our Westlie Ford team in Washougal, WA, a call at (360) 602-2490 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Transit vs. Transit Connect
Engine & Performance Specs

For more powerful performance and higher towing capabilities, drivers will want to opt for the Ford Transit model. On the other hand, the Ford Transit Connect model is perfectly suited for everyday driving conditions and tight city streets. View engine and performance specs below.

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Ford Transit


3.7L V6, 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 & 3.2L I5

2019 Ford Transit


310 HP


400 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

7,500 lbs




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Ford Transit Connect


2.0L I4

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon - white


162 HP


144 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs





Transit vs. Transit Connect
Interior Design & Cargo Spaces

Both of these Ford commercial vans boast spacious and refined interiors. The Ford Transit, however, has a much larger seating capacity than the Transit Connect. Compare interior features and cargo space for each vehicle below.

2019 Transit interior


  • Seating for 15
  • Max. cargo capacity: 542.2 cu.-ft. 
  • Console - Center stack console with integrated shifter
  • Front Overhead Console on Medium- and High-Roof models
  • Floor Covering, Vinyl, front and rear
  • Interior Lighting, Accessory Delay - 30 minute
  • Lighting, Front Dome Lamp with Map Lights and Theater Dimming (Standard on Low Roof only)
  • Step Well Pads – Black plastic
  • Sun Visors - Vinyl-trimmed
  • Seats - Front, Pewter Vinyl with 2-way manual driver and passenger; driver-side and passenger-side airbags; Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags; and inboard driver armrest
2019 Transit Connect interior

Transit Connect

  • Seating for 7
  • Max. cargo capacity: 123.2 cu.-ft. 
  • Dual-zone Front Auto Temperature Control 
  • Seating - Vinyl
  • Seating, 6-passenger (LWB only)
  • Second-Row Fold-Flat Bucket Seats 
  • 3rd-row manual-sliding with 2-passenger seating and fold-flat feature (LWB only)
  • 6-way Manual Driver Seat with Manual Lumbar and 4-way Manual Passenger Seat (with fold-flat back)
  • Four-Way-Adjustable Passenger Seat with Fold-Flat Feature
  • 6-way Manual Driver Seat with Manual Lumbar and 4-way Manual Passenger Seat (with non fold-flat back)

Transit vs. Transit Connect
Available Upfits

2019 Ford Transit and Transit Connect commercial vans can be configured with various upfits to best fit driver’s personal or business needs. Check out the options below.

Couple surfing next to parked 2019 Ford Transit Connect

Custom Van

Get the convenient upfits that fit your needs, from family camping trips to golf getaways to pursuing your favorite hobbies and adventures. Plus, every Transit conversion van comes equipped with all the advantages of Ford reliability, performance, towing ability and more.

2019 Ford Transit sliding door


Transit vans can be adapted to fit the individual wants and needs of people with disabilities, as well as their caretakers. Transit vans provide greater accessibility and freedom to those with physical and mobility challenges.

2019 Ford Transit cargo space


Ford Transit can be upfitted to a range of custom motorhomes that fulfill on-the-road adventures with all the comforts of home.

Transit vs. Transit Connect

Both the 2019 Ford Transit and Transit Connect are filled to the brim with the latest advancements in automotive safety. Explore the table below to discover what you can expect from each Ford van model.

2019 Ford Transit side mirror


  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Rearview camera with trailer hitch assist
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Tire pressure monitoring system 
  • Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags
  • Center high mount stop lamp 
  • Optional back-up alarm
2019 Ford Transit Connect Pre-collision assist

Transit Connect

  • Driver, front passenger, and side curtain airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking 
  • Trailer sway control 
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system