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Looking for a powerful Ford work truck that lets you transport lots of cargo or passengers around the Arlington Heights and Schaumburg area? The 2016 Ford Transit and 2016 Ford Transit Connect are two of your great choices, but which is right for your needs? Check out this comparison from Arlington Heights Ford today.


What Are You Looking For?



2016 Transit Connect Under bridge.jpg The 2016 Ford Transit features a choice of three engines. The base 3.7L V6 engine uses a twin independent variable cam shaft timing technology with dual overhead cam shafts and a sequential multiport electronic fuel injection for a smooth and steady stream of power, producing 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It uses a 6-speed automatic SelectShift transmission with overdrive. You can also choose the 3.5L V6 engine with EcoBoost technology for excellent power without a drain on fuel efficiency. This comes with a dual-turbocharged direct gasoline injection system for more power when you need it. This engine produces 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the 3.2L 5-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 185 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Diesel engines usually have higher fuel efficiency than standard engines, but the Transit Connect does not have EPA efficiency estimates recorded.

The 2016 Ford Transit Connect features two different choices of engine. You can choose from the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with Duratec technology for an engine that won't let you down. This engine produces 169 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque, with sequential multiport electronic fuel injection for a smooth and steady stream of power. It gets up to 28 mpg highway. The other option is the 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with EcoBoost technology, which uses direct fuel injection for more power when you need it. It produces 179 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and gets up to 29 mpg highway.


Transit Advantages

2016 Transit Green.jpg While the 2016 Ford Transit and the 2016 Ford Transit Connect are similar, they are not the same. Each vehicle has a different use, and has different features and specs which provide different advantages and disadvantages.

The 2016 Ford Transit features illuminated vanity mirrors, which come in handy for reading papers in the dark. You'll also get a trip computer for recording your fuel and distance statistics, which comes in handy if you're being compensated for mileage. You'll also get Ford commercial telematics, which is Ford's unique telematics system that lets you keep control of your vehicle and your fleet. You can check the performance of your vehicle and other vehicles in real time, get exclusive diagnostic data, set up scheduled maintenance reminders, and even more. You'll also get smart device integration into your vehicle's computer systems, which helps you keep even better control and more information while getting access to your online apps.


Transit Connect Advantages

Transit Connect Interior.jpg The 2016 Ford Transit Connect includes standard climate control with multi-zone air conditioning, which is not available on the Transit. You'll also get a standard rear defrost system and standard floor mats for your convenience, both of which are optional on the Transit. The heated mirrors are standard in the Connect for better visibility, while they're an option on the Transit. You'll also get standard fog lamps for seeing in the gloom, as well as privacy glass for you and your passengers. You'll also get an engine immobilizer in case your Transit Connect is stolen, another thing that is additional in the regular transit. A luggage rack is an option for those extra bags, which is not available on the Transit as the Transit is made to haul cargo inside. Steering wheel audio controls on the leather-wrapped instrument come standard for your convenience, as does a Bluetooth connection for streaming your phone calls and audio.



Transit Capacity.jpg The 2016 Ford Transit is made for hauling cargo or for transporting many passengers. You'll get a choice between up to 5 rows of folding down seating with room for up to 15 passengers, or a cargo area that's over 14 feet long by 4.5 feet wide for your gear. This is perfect for a heavy-duty work hauling van or for transport of many different groups of passengers.

The 2016 Ford Transit Connect is made for passengers. You'll get room for up to seven people, with comfortable seating that folds flat to provide more cargo space for your passengers' luggage or gear. If you're looking for a work vehicle that lets you transport passengers in comfort and style, the 2016 Ford Transit Connect is for you.


Get in Transit Today

When you're ready to make your choice between the 2016 Ford Transit or Transit Connect, contact Arlington Heights Ford today! You can call us at (847) 870-1300 or stop by at 801 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights.