2017 Ford Transit vs 2016 Ford Transit Connect

Compare the 2017 Ford Transit and 2016 Ford Transit Connect

Cargo and Capabilities: Peotone and Bradley drivers choose between the 2017 Ford Transit and 2016 Ford Transit Connect

Businesses rely on cargo vans to provide the right type of capabilities, and the 2017 Ford Transit and 2016 Ford Transit Connect are both great options that Peotone and Bradley businesses would enjoy. With their capabilities, design, and nice price tags, each one would be a good asset. Compare the two below to see which one makes sense for you.


2017 Ford Transit

2017 Ford Transit

When you are trying to decide on the right vehicle for your business, you need to keep budget in mind. No matter which of these two vehicles you choose, you will enjoy the price of both, as they easily fit within your company's budget. First, the 2017 Transit has a starting MSRP of $31,610, which makes it very affordable for a vehicle that can do so much. If you are looking at the smaller Transit Connect, you can enjoy one of these for a starting MSRP of only $22,675. So no matter which you choose, you can rest assured that you'll still have money left over to fuel it.


The 2017 Transit and 2016 Transit Connect have their similarities and their differences. For starters, each vehicle offers a cargo van or passenger wagon option, which allows you to get the look that makes sense for you. In addition, you can also choose between three roof heights, three body lengths, and two wheelbases. Once again, you can completely customize these vehicles to make them suit your needs.

As for their differences, the Transit is a much larger option. This vehicle can fit up to 15 passengers, which makes it a great choice for businesses that would need to drive multiple people. In addition, you can opt for a hinged or sliding cargo door, and you can experience cargo volumes between 246 cubic feet and 487 cubic feet. This vehicle comes with an adjustable driver's seat and ergonomic gauges on the instrument panel. You can also enjoy four circuits that can operate heavy-duty equipment. Multiple window configurations also allow you to get the look you crave, and available heated seats provide a comfortable ride when the weather is cold. 

As for the Transit Connect, the second-row fold-flat bucket seats create a great deal of cargo room you can use to your advantage. In fact, you'll get up to 128.6 cubic feet of cargo space with this model. This vehicle also comes standard with sliding side doors, and you can choose between 180-degree swing-out cargo doors or a liftgate. The inside comes with your choice of vinyl, cloth, or leather seats, and a heated driver's and passenger's seat is available. The Transit Connect is smaller in size, so you'll only be able to fit up to seven passengers in this model. You can also upfit this model, and you can even add your own custom graphics to the exterior.

Technology and Safety

2016 Ford Transit Connect

2016 Ford Transit Connect

When using a van for business, you'll want to ensure it encompasses all the technology and safety you desire. The Transit comes with SYNC 3 technology, so you can connect your smartphone directly to the vehicle to access music and make phone calls. The Lane Keeping Alert system provides you with a warning if your vehicle starts to drift, which the available Ford Telematics system helps you keep a better overview of your fleet. In addition, you'll also enjoy front and side curtain airbags with safety canopy system as well as SiriusXM radio for maximum entertainment. 

The Transit Connect is also packed with technology and safety features. For starters, you'll enjoy SYNC technology for music and phone calls. The rearview camera can help provide a better view while in reverse, and the dual-zone temperature control can keep everyone comfortable while on the road. The Blind Spot Monitor will let you know when an object is in your blind spot, and the available rain-sensing windshield wipers will automatically turn on when moisture is sensed. Finally, the available forward and reverse sensing systems will help keep you safe.

Find Yours at Terry's Ford

Having a cargo van can be extremely beneficial for your business, and Terry's Ford has a large selection of both 2017 Ford Transit and 2016 Ford Transit Connect models for you to choose from. No matter if you need something big or small, you can count on each one of these to deliver when you need it most. Visit our dealership at 363 S Harlem Avenue in Peotone. You can also contact us online or call us at 708.258.9200 to schedule a test drive or see our financing options.