2012 Ford Transit Connect

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21 CITY / 27 HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- No significant changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The Ford Transit Connect is a special-purpose, compact panel van with a roof that is 80 inches high and 70 inches wide. The Transit Connect is offered in four trim levels, including two van models--designed for commercial customers--and two wagon models that feature second-row seats for passengers. The standard model features 15-inch wheels and dual sliding doors. The side doors and the rear-door glass may be replaced with plain panels. Fog lights are standard on upper trims.

Interior Features
Base interior features on the Ford Transit Connect include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, and a 2-speaker sound system. The Van XLT adds power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, CD player, rear-window defroster, and body-color bumpers. The Wagon XLT features a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, and the Wagon XLT Premium includes flip-open side windows, storage pockets in the doors, and a 4-speaker sound system. Cargo capacity without the second-row seats is 129.6 cubic feet, and maximum payload is 1,600 pounds.

Optional Features
The Power Group of options is available for the base model Transit Connect, and adds power accessories and keyless entry. Other options include an in-dash computer, Bluetooth connectivity, and a vehicle tracking system so that owners may keep tabs on the Transit Connect's whereabouts. Options available to fleet buyers include rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and rear doors that open to 255 degrees.

Under the Hood
The Transit Connect's standard power plant is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 138 horsepower that is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Ford Transit Connect are 21/26/23 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Standard safety features on the Transit Connect include anti-lock brakes (front disc, rear drum), traction control, and front-seat side air bags. Other features are optional.

In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2012 Ford Transit Connect received 3 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. To date, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Ford Transit Connect.


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