A multipurpose van's great for more than just punching the clock. To wit, there's plenty to do and see here in Baltimore and the highway to adventure beckons. Step into the driver's seat of a new Ford Transit Connect, and you'll see what we mean. Whether in its base XLT, step-up XL, or line-crowning Titanium trim, you'll find that comfort and convenience for the whole gang are more than just the order of the day trip.

The journey begins with the charge of a 169-horsepower, 2.5-liter i-VCT inline-four engine, to be sure, and you can count on fuel efficiency in the respectable range of up to 19 mpg for the 'urbs and 27 mpg out on the great wide-open highway. But it's the new Transit Connect interior that you'll find ideally suited to passengers and swag alike.

Configured for the most extended of vacations, you can avail yourself of up to 149 cubic feet of storage space and around 1,610 pounds max payload support depending on trim. Factor in a flat 87.3-inch load floor, an opening width built 6 inches longer than previous iterations, and an opening height of a likewise additional 2 inches in Transit Connect models with a long wheelbase, and your load-up capabilities takes on a best-in-class showing against the competition. The new Ford Transit Connect can even take up to 2,000 pounds in tow when equipped with the optional Trailer Tow Prep Package. To that end, a Tow/Haul mode makes angling bends while hauling a breeze.

Let's not forget to keep your buds entertained. The van's voice-activated, touchscreen-equipped SYNC®r; 3 infotainment system's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, simplifying smartphone interface as well as control to expand your on-the-road listening options. Plus, it's a snap to use the system to locate your venue before you roll up with simple destination entry via optional navigation.

But no drive can go off without the advanced safety features to make the grade. To wit, the new Transit Connect from Ford builds in standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control&#trade;) and Curve Control, delivering the kind of sturdy road feel that only the addition of the steering-neutral precision turn-in of standard Torque Vectoring Control can enhance. Transit Connect even showcases the option to build in a BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert in select trims, improving situational awareness.

So, no matter where life takes you and yours, whether you're tackling work orders on the daily commute or hitting the road for new horizons, there's a new Ford Transit Connect here in Baltimore, MD, packing possibilities aplenty. Stop by our Koons Ford of Baltimore showroom here at 6970 Security Blvd., and we'll set you up behind the wheel.

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