2018 Ford Transit Connect Commercial | Durability features | Ford.ca

Frozen White 2018 Transit Connect with available 16-inch aluminum wheels

Tested and built for hard work.

The 2018 Transit Connect Cargo Van is engineered to stringent Ford Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards — tested to over a quarter-million customer-equivalent kilometres — and Built Ford Tough® to meet your requirements for hard work and reliability, all day, every day. Whether your business is carrying cargo or transporting people, the Transit Connect is a vehicle you can depend on to get the job done.
2018 Transit Connect was tested and Built Ford Tough

Tested and Built Ford Tough®

Commercial vehicles have to withstand the severity of everyday on-the-job duty. That’s why the Transit Connect was vigorously tested to over a quarter million customer-equivalent kilometres and through computer-aided engineering, simulated models were put through extensive durability, crash, NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) and vehicle dynamic tests. Also, doors and attached hardware underwent 250,000 opening/slamming cycles. Plus, chassis components and underbody structure were tested at the proving grounds under extreme road conditions to help ensure structural integrity. The Transit Connect Cargo Van is built to take on the really tough stuff!
Shadow Black 2018 Transit Connect on the road


Efforts to minimize noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) helped create a comfortable riding environment. For instance, the camshaft drive belt system of the 2.5L iVCT engine features a low-noise design. Vehicle parts underwent extensive vibration testing under the worst road conditions and acoustic-laminated design of the windshield reduces wind noise (XLT and Titanium passenger wagon). Also, instead of the hydraulic steering system with its belt-driven pump, Transit Connect features the quieter operation of electric power-assist steering (EPAS).
2018 Transit Connect is fit for business


The value of a great commercial vehicle is its ability to put in a solid day’s work, every day. That’s why the Ford Transit Connect is designed to spend the most time possible on the job and the least time necessary in the shop - a commitment to reliability backed by years of Built Ford Tough® commercial service.
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