Fleet Benchmarking Study: Ford Transit Connect

Jessica AdamsNovember 20, 2015

The graphs below are derived from the data of 60 of our utility and municipal fleet benchmarking clients and their active Ford Transit Connect units. The sample included nearly 1,300 Transit Connects compared to nearly 11,000 other active mini cargo vans, including the Chevy Astro, Dodge Caravan and Toyota Sienna. The data being used represents the patterns we have seen from the industry average of the selected sample. Any questions about this data and how it ties to fleet analytics should be directed to a Utilimarc representative, or visit our Customer Support page to request more information.

Average Purchase Price

This graph shows the average purchase price of the Transit Connect for the past five model years compared to the rest of the mini cargo van class. The average purchase price for the Transit Connect for the five model years in the data set is $29,688, while the average purchase price for the rest of the mini cargo van class for the five model years in the data set is slightly higher at $31,199.

Operating Costs (Without Fuel) Per 1,000 Miles

This graph shows the operating cost (all parts and labor) net of fuel per mile for the Transit Connect vs. the rest of the mini cargo van class by age. The overall trend for both the Transit Connect and the rest of the mini cargo van class is that the operating cost per mile is increasing as the vehicle ages.

The operating cost for the Transit Connect in year two was $117 per 1,000 miles, while in year five it was $278 per 1,000 miles, an increase of $161 per 1,000 miles over the five years. The average operating cost per 1,000 miles for the Transit Connect over the same five-year period was $191. 

**Insufficient data for age one of the Transit Connect.


The operating cost for the rest of the mini cargo van class in year one was $118 per 1,000 miles, while in year 5 it was $212 per 1,000 miles, an increase of $94 per 1,000 mikes over the five years. The average operating cost per 1,000 miles for the rest of the mini cargo van class over the same five-year period was  $164.

Average Miles Per Gallon (MPG) by Unit Age

This graph shows the average miles per gallon from age one to age five for the Transit Connect vs. the rest of the mini cargo van class. For the data set above, the Transit Connect gets better MPG, at 17.8 for unit ages 1-5. The rest of the mini cargo van class has an average of 15 MPG for the same data set above.

Transit Connect Percentage of Mini Cargo Van Class

This graph shows the percentage of the mini-cargo van class was the Transit Connect from 2010-2014. As the graph indicates, the Transit Connect has steadily become more popular since 2010, moving from one percent of the total class to 22 percent of the total class in 2014.


Jessica Adams

Customer Success

Jessica Adams is part of the customer success team at Utilimarc. She began her career with Utilimarc six years ago after graduating from the University of St. Thomas. Jessica specializes in benchmarking and enjoys creating custom reporting for clients. See more from Jessica


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