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Selected Style 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL 21 27 $20,562 $22,035
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 21 27 $21,527 $23,095
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,731 $22,220
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,836 $23,435
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,794 $22,290
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,899 $23,505
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,562
$18,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,035
$19,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Dual Swing -
EPA Classification - 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 51.1 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.5
Passenger Capacity 2 6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 53.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 30.5
Second Head Room (in) - 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) - 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.5
Third Head Room (in) - 37.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 49.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) - 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 23.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 180.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2 -
Height, Overall (in) 79.3 63.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 52.1 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 29.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 114.6 108.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 68.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 36.5 -
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) - 180.5
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 129.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 59.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 5.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 27.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.4 15.9
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1896 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2740 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1464 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5005 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2491 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4750 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99N NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 136 @ 6300 157 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.84
Trans Order Code 442 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.91
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.20
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Mazda Mazda5
Body Code 114.6 -
Body Style Cargo Van 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.96 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear NA -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.8
 
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