...while the Wagon XLT Premium adds upgraded exterior trim, a couple of extra speakers and manual flip-out rear windows.Options across the lineup include second-row privacy glass, front floormats (and rear floormats in Wagon versions), and the Ford Work Solutions in-dash computer system, Tool-Tracking, and Crew Chief vehicle telematics. Then for fleet use, there’s available Bluetooth technology through the in-dash computer, as well as touch-screen navigation, full-opening rear doors (255 degrees), rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.The big news for the 2012 Transit Connect stable is...
...On the upside, EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. Safety: Standard safety equipment on every Transit Connect includes four-wheel antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), traction and stability control, and front side airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, the Transit Connect gets to a stop from 60 mph in 135 feet, which is pretty good for a commercial vehicle. In government crash tests, the Transit Connect received only two out of five stars for overall crash protection, with three stars for overall frontal protection and two stars for overall...
...Storage areas include a large shelf above the windshield made possible by the van's high ceiling. From the load floor to the ceiling, Ford says there's up to 59.1 inches of room, just 5.9 inches short of what a standard-height Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers. In passenger versions, the second row can be configured with two seats grouped to one side or three seats across. They can be folded down to maximize cargo room. Interior features include: Standard air conditioning Standard AM/FM stereo Optional power windows and door locks Optional Ford Work Solutions system, which can track inventory and...
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