2019 Ford Transit Connect Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
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Ford Transit Connect Prices
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What's New For 2018?
Not much has changed on the 2018 Ford Transit Connect. Almost everything from the line-up carries over, including the tweaks that were made for that year's models.
The 2018 Ford Transit Connect is a small cargo or passenger van and has either a standard or longer wheelbase available for both of these body styles.
There are three trim levels to choose from on the 2018 Ford Transit Connect. The base trim is called the XL. The XL Cargo Van features a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a front passenger seat that folds, and keyless entry. The XL Wagon is similarly equipped but comes with the longer wheelbase and adds second- and third-row seating. The mid-level XLT Cargo Van adds foglights, chic cloth upholstery, and privacy glass for the rear. The XLT Wagon adds roof rails, a thicker windshield, the Sync audio system, and the MyKey safety system. Finally, the line-topping Titanium Wagon features upgraded chrome trim that lines the exterior, stylish leather upholstery, front seats that are heated, a 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen display, and standard navigation as well as the Sync 3 infotainment system. A lot of the standard features that come with the higher trim levels are available as optional add-ons for the XL models. For example, rear and front parking sensors and a blind spot monitoring system are available add-ons for the XL Cargo Van and Wagon.
The 2018 Ford Transit Connect receives a good amount of power from the standard (and sole) engine, a 2.5-L 4-cylinder mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain generates 169 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque and comes with a front-wheel drive drivetrain. The 6-speed auto is known for making smooth and seamless transitions and does not seem to pause and search for gears. While you will not get extremely swift acceleration from this vehicle, the 169 hp does get the Connect shuttling about in the city at a decent pace. Also, the vehicle's design makes it easy to steer through heavy flows of city traffic and wiggle into tight parking spaces. You will have to put in minimal effort overall, and the steering gives you a good amount of feedback from the road in a reasonable time. The Transit Connect drives more like a full-sized sedan than it does a truck or even a minivan and easily outperforms some of the top minivans on the market for the 2018 model year.
The Transit Connect is certainly more fuel-efficient than the larger Transit. EPA ratings show that the 2018 Connect can get up to 23 combined mpg (20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway). The Connect is a Flex Fuel vehicle, so you can put E85 into it, but, as is typical when using E85, this causes the van's fuel economy to fall.
The 2018 Transit Connect is a smart alternative to a full-sized cargo or passenger van if you plan on doing a lot of city driving. It is more fuel-efficient than some competitors and puts in a decent driving performance.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Ford Transit Connect
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Ford Transit Connect invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Ford Transit Connect MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.