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Transit vans are a popular seller at Burkart Ford in Plymouth.  October 12, 2017

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Transit vans are a popular seller at Burkart Ford in Plymouth. , Kiel, Wisconsin

Transit vans are a popular seller at Burkart Ford in Plymouth. 

America’s best selling small commercial van is built to work like a truck with the comforts of a car and is available at Mike Burkart Ford in Plymouth.

The Ford Transit Connect Van is a high seller for the dealership with Aaron Burkart stating the light to medium work vehicle is a favorite among locksmiths, floral deliveries, and utility companies. “It works great for people in business,” he said. 

With up to 149 cubic feet of storage and a 1,610 payload rating with the long wheelbase model, the Ford Transit Connect is an excellent choice for those wishing to maximize their workday. The short wheelbase van provides best in class maneuverability along with a maximum 124.3 cubic feet of cargo space and a 1,470 payload rating. 

A special feature included in all models is the writing service or platform perfect for a laptop when the passenger seat back is folded flat. 

With flexible seating second to none, the van can seat five to seven passengers depending on the model chosen. Rear seats fold down for more carrying space, or can be removed in the short wheelbase model for maximum open space. 

Seats are available in cloth or leather with cup holders in each row and up to three 12 volt power points to help meet the needs of passengers. Low step in height makes entry and exit easy, and numerous storage bins and shelves are great for tucking extra items out of sight. 

Amenities abound in the Transit vans, with the ability to customize to meet the needs of each user. 

Responsive voice-activated technology with SYNC 3 is easy to use and quickly reacts to voice and touchscreen commands. The user-friendly interface connects allows user the ability to connect and control smartphones. Using SYNC 3 is not only fast and easy, but also convenient when using the navigation system to locate destinations. 

Safety features including a rear view camera and six standard airbags along with the Safety Canopy System with rollover sensor helped the van achieve a five star overall vehicle score and the government’s highest safety rating. Side curtain airbags for all outboard passengers round out the impressive safety engineering. 

The Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert notifies drivers to vehicles in blind spots and if another vehicle is approaching while performing backing maneuvers. Stability is enhanced with AdvanceTrac with roll stability control and the Torque Vectoring control help the driver keep all four wheels firmly on the roadway and add trailer sway and curve control. 

Extremely durable, the Ford Transit Connect is engineered under strict durability standards including testing to 150,000 customer-equivalent miles. Ford strives to meet the needs of customers with reliability whether carrying cargo or passengers.

Models available for the Transit Connect van include XL and XLT featuring 20 MPG city and 27 highway; and passenger wagons XL, XLT, and Titanium offering 19 MPG city and 27 highway.“The vans offer really good fuel economy on small vans,” Burkart said. 

Ford Transit Van can meet a wide range of needs from commercial to residential while surrounding operators and passengers in comfort, safety, and style. 

Mike Burkart Ford is located at 3110 CTH PP in Plymouth and can be reached at (866) 413-7704. More information can be found on their website by visiting

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