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2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2012 Mazda MAZDA5

  2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon 2012 Mazda MAZDA5 4-door Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $22,041 $18,771
22/27 21/28
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Bottom Line If you're supporting a small business and need a scaled-down van to fit its needs, the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon fits the bill. Read Full Review The nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one. Read Full Review
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  • Big-box bargain
  • Small-business special
  • Four-cylinder is pretty frugal


  • Not really a passenger car
  • Drab 1990s interior
  • Overhead console too close to foreheads


  • Taut but absorbent ride
  • Reassuring, communicative steering
  • Handles with the verve of a hot hatch
  • Standard manual gearbox


  • Short, flat front seats
  • Road noise
  • Primitive audio, no USB
  • Bluetooth only on top trims
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