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2012 Ford E Series 2012 Ford Transit Connect 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
     
E-250 Recreational
  • E-350 Stripped Chassis 138"
  • E-350 Stripped Chassis 158"
  • E-350 Stripped Chassis 176"
  • E-250 Super Duty 138" SRW
  • E-450 Stripped Chassis 158"
  • E-450 Stripped Chassis 176"
  • E-350 Super Duty 138" 4-Spd SRW
  • E-350 Super Duty 138" 5-Spd SRW
  • E-150 Commercial
  • E-350 Super Duty 138" DRW
  • E-350 Super Duty 158" SRW
  • E-350 Super Duty 158" DRW
  • E-250 Commercial
  • E-150 Ext Commercial
  • E-350 Super Duty 176" DRW
  • E-150 XL
  • E-250 Ext Commercial
  • E-450 Super Duty 158" DRW
  • E-450 Super Duty 176" DRW
  • E-150 Recreational
  • E-250 Recreational
  • E-350 Super Duty Commercial
  • E-250 Ext Recreational
  • E-150 XLT
  • E-350 Super Duty Ext Commercial
  • E-350 Super Duty XL
  • E-350 Super Duty Recreational
  • E-350 Super Duty Ext Recreational
  • E-350 Super Duty Ext XL
  • E-350 Super Duty XLT
  • E-350 Super Duty Ext XLT
114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XL w/rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XL w/side & rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/o side or rear door glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/rear door privacy glass
  • 114.6" XLT w/side & rear door privacy glass
  • 4dr Wgn XLT
  • 4dr Wgn XLT Premium
2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 2500 144"
  • 3500 144"
  • 2500 170"
  • 2500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"
  • 3500 170"
  • 3500 170" EXT
  • 2500 170"
 

Prices

MSRP $30,355 $22,035 $40,320
Invoice $27,990 $20,562 $37,498
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 7.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 7.7 8.6 7.7
Performance 7.1 7.2 7.7
Interior 7.2 7.8 8.0
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong optional engines
  • High-tech, work-friendly features
  • Maximum 15-passenger capacity
  • More maneuverable than most passenger vans
  • Good fuel economy
  • Helpful high-tech mobile office features
  • Low starting price
  • Class-leading interior height and cargo volume
  • High-quality interior
  • Lots of optional features
  • Many configurations
Cons
  • Short on safety features
  • No V6 or diesel engines
  • Lacks all-wheel drive
  • Underpowered engine
  • Others are more comfortable for passengers
  • Less cargo and passenger space than competitors
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Pricier than most other vans
  • Fewer seats than competitors
  • Engine is underpowered

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V8 4.6L/281 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182
MPG 13 City / 17 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style E-250 Cargo Van Passenger Van

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 138.0 114.6 144
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 70.7 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 84.8 79.3 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Rear Defrost Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
HID headlights Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 12
Front Head Room (in) 42.0 51.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 40.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.1 54.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.5 50.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Fourth Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 237.8 129.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 11.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Optional
Side Air Bag Standard Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas I4 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Displacement 4.6L/281 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 225 @ 4800 136 @ 6300 188 @ 3800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 286 @ 3500 128 @ 4750 325 @ 1400 - 2400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 48.6 39.0 - TBD -

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 33.0 15.4 25.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front - TBD - MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Multi-Leaf Spring Solid

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard