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2012 Ford Econoline Cargo E-250 Recreational
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2012 Ford Econoline Cargo
E-250 Recreational
No Data Available
2021 Ford Transit Connect
Cargo XL FWD with Rear Cargo Doors
MSRP
$24,655
Invoice
$23,669
Average Price Paid
$24,978
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2012 Ford Econoline Cargo
E-250 Recreational
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2021 Ford Transit Connect
Cargo XL FWD with Rear Cargo Doors
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2012 Ford Econoline Cargo
E-250 Recreational
No Expert Reviews
2021 Ford Transit Connect
Cargo XL FWD with Rear Cargo Doors
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

A new propane/compressed natural gas (CNG) option increases the versatility of Ford’s little van for the 2021 model year. Additionally, the lane-keep system is now bundled with adaptiv...

Specs

2012 Ford Econoline Cargo
E-250 Recreational
2021 Ford Transit Connect
Cargo XL FWD with Rear Cargo Doors
Powertrain
Drivetrain --
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City --
20 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Gasoline
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
9.7:1
12:1
Displacement --
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 2 seats
Front Legroom -- 41.5 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 104.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,510 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 174.2 in
Width -- 84.1 in
Height -- 72 in
Wheelbase -- 104.8 in

Available Options

2012 Ford Econoline Cargo
E-250 Recreational
2021 Ford Transit Connect
Cargo XL FWD with Rear Cargo Doors

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Dark Blue
  • Frozen White
  • Race Red
  • Silver

Option Packages

  • Radio: Sync 3 W/Navigation
  • Radio: Sync 3 W/O Navigation
  • Composite Bulkhead W/Window
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System)

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