Ford Transit Connect

2012 Ford Transit Connect

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  • (2.9) 28 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,588$14,892
  • Body Style: Cargo Van
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2-5
  • Cargo Space: 129.6 cu.ft.
2012 Ford Transit Connect

Our Take on the 2012 Ford Transit Connect

Ford's "One Ford" strategy, which refers to the company's plan to leverage its global product lineup to spread models across new markets, is responsible for bringing the Transit Connect stateside. It's a small commercial van Ford introduced in Europe and other markets in 2003. Max... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest acceleration on highway
  • Panel van's rear visibility
  • Noisy cabin at highway speeds
  • Diesel engine not offered
  • Parking sensors not standard on panel van

Notable Features

  • Hails from Europe
  • Passenger and cargo versions
  • Optional onboard computer
  • Optional tool locator
  • Front-wheel drive

2012 Ford Transit Connect Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 28 reviews

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Handyman Special - even when new

by Just Plain Joe from Long Island, NY on March 23, 2013

Look - I bought this thing to get myself out of the E-350 that was eating me out of house and home. Yes... huge cargo capacity was a plus, but at the big E's 9 miles a gallon, I was willing to pare do... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Ford Transit Connect Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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