2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van Review

2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van Review

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If you’re in the market for a freezer van that provides ample space at a reasonable price, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect freezer van should certainly be on your radar. This freezer van is versatile, practical and has been kitted out to serve as an incredible load mover. Designed for urban European roads, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect freezer van is possibly one of the most polished vans on the market.

2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van: Engine

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van comes with a single 169hp, 2.5 litre four cylinder power-train engine, controlled by a six speed automatic gear front wheel drive. The 171Nm torque, four cylinder engine makes the freezer van an economical vehicle to operate and very easy to manouvre in urban traffic and tight corners. The freezer van is equipped with a US EPA rating of 20/27 mpg for the city and highway. Boasting a stylish design and strong engine, this well-crafted Euro feature van is ideal for people needing a small freezer van that can deliver the same capabilities of most large vans.

2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van: Cargo Area

The payload of the 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van is impressive at roughly 1300 pounds; this can increase considerably to 2000 pounds with the right equipment attached. It features a maximum loading capacity ranging from 124.3 cubic feet in the short wheel base model to 149 cubic feet in the long wheel base model. This van can hold all you need for a regular urban delivery. With sliding cargo doors that swing out up to 180 degrees, you’ll have enough space in which to manouvre your cargo with ease.

2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van: Driving Experience

Even though the 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van lacks the power of its V6 competitors, it feels very light and drives more agile around town, proving useful for deliveries in tight spaces. This freezer van offers amazing comfort and a compact interior. The front cabin feels similar to that of a small passenger car, although the driver and passenger seats are slightly higher. The raised roofline allows enough space even for tall drivers. The 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van makes for a smooth ride – even on bumpy terrain – and provides good cabin insulation to minimise outside noise.

2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van: Creature Comforts

Depending on the model you choose, the 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van comes with an impressive array of interior features and creature comforts. Across different models, you’ll find keyless entry, cruise control, a 4.2 inch screen or a 6.5 inch touchscreen with Apply CarPlay or Android Auto integration, heated seats and Ford’s Sync infotainment system. Selected models also feature a rearview camera for reversing, rear and front parking sensors, automatic headlights, dual zone climate control, panoramic roof glass and large overhead storage bins.

2018 Ford Transit Connect Refrigerated Van: Safety Features

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van scores high marks for safety, with its six driver and passenger airbags, blind spot monitoring and traffic alert, as well as its rearview camera (available on selected models). Outside the UK, this freezer van earned four-stars for front crash and five-stars for side impact during accident testing. This makes it a very safe van for use in the city and urban areas.

Here at Glacier Vehicles, we pay close attention to how people use their refrigerated vans; therefore, we understand the type of van that would make for a good refrigerated business vehicle. This is why we suggest the 2018 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van as the ideal solution to low cost, large load freezer van requirements.

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About Rob Ward

I've been working in the refrigerated vehicle industry from the age of 19, and founded Glacier Vehicles when I was 27. Did my starting the business come from the love of white vans? Let's be honest, no(!) but I am a massive foodie, and our refrigerated vehicles allow manufacturers to deliver their produce and ingredients to some of the UK's most prestigious restaurants and food producers, where amazing culinary delights are conceived - a good enough reason for the birth of Glacier Vehicles I'd say! Foodies unite!

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