Though the 2012 Ford Transit Connect is a highly versatile compact van, the vehicle is actually based on a car chassis allowing it to achieve great drivability. Measuring 79.3 inches tall, the 2012 Transit Connect Van provides up to 135.3 cubic feet of cargo room is easily accessible through either the dual side sliding door or the 180-degree opening rear doors. For 2012, the Ford Transit Connect continues to be offered in utility-oriented XL and XLT trim level. The standard features list for the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Van includes air conditioning, tire pressure monitoring system, locking fuel cap and daytime running lights. Power-operated windows, locks and side-view mirrors are found on the upgraded XLT model of the Transit Connect. The 2012 Transit Connect also features the unique business-geared items of the Ford Work Solution equipment set. All gasoline models of the 2012 Ford Transit Connect vans are powered by a 136 horsepower, 2-liter inline-4 engine. Fuel economy with the four-cylinder powerplant is situated between 21 miles per gallon city and 26 highway. A prep package for compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas is optional on the 2012 Ford Transit Connect. A Transit Connect electric vehicle can also be ordered for commercial fleets.