The 2010 Ford Transit Connect, an all new small truck, was named 2010 North American Truck of the Year by a jury of forty nine unbiased automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. The Transit Connect beat sixteen trucks from different producers to win the award. Automobiles have to be new or considerably up to date to be eligible for the award.
“The little Transit Connect might not look as spectacular as a Tremendous Obligation pickup, nevertheless it’s a critical work vehicle and ought to be good for all kinds of companies, giant and small,” stated Mitch McCullough, one of the voting automotive journalists and editor of New Automotive Check Drive. “A small truck by U.S. requirements, the Transit Connect reminds us of the small supply trucks in style in European cities. By the similar token, its small size is a bonus in massive American cities, permitting it to be extra simply parked and maneuvered in tight quarters. It additionally will get good fuel financial system, making it a
compelling selection for small enterprise house owners regardless of the place they’re. This truck presents tons of utility and is on the market in a spread of configurations, making a strong software.”
“With the 2010 Transit Connect, Ford hasn’t created a benchmark in a phase, it has created a brand new phase,” observes Christopher Jensen, freelance auto journalist and former automotive editor for The Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Supplier.
The Transit Connect boasts a most cargo quantity of greater than one hundred thirty five cubic ft. By comparability, the 2010 Ford Explorer’s cargo capability is simply 86 cu. ft., and the 2010 Ford Expedition EL (the lengthy wheelbase model) holds 131 cu. ft.
“The Transit Connect will discover itself proper at house slipping into tight parking areas when it’s operating errands round city for small supply providers,” stated NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard. “Don’t be stunned, both, to see hyper environment friendly RV conversions displaying up in campgrounds this summer time.”
“Once I first noticed the Transit Connect, I gasped,” stated Jayne O’Donnell, freelance automotive author. “I’m driving THAT? By the finish of my test drive, I used to be making an attempt to provide you with a small-enterprise concept to justify shopping for one. Flowers, anybody? It is probably not quick, however it’s enjoyable and reasonably priced.”
Powered by a 2.zero liter, 4 cylinder engine, the Transit Connect lists at a beginning price of $21,475, together with vacation spot ($695), and delivers an EPA estimated fuel financial system of 22 miles per gallon in the metropolis and 25 miles per gallon on the freeway.