Compare 2012 Ford Transit Connect vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA5

2012 Ford Transit Connect
2012 Mazda MAZDA5
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114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL
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/rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,731 $22,220
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,794 $22,290
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 21 27 $21,527 $23,095
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,836 $23,435
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,899 $23,505
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4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Dual Swing -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 53.1
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
36.5 -
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 -
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 2 (ft³)
- 27.5
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 -
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
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 15.9
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5005 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2491 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1896 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2740 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1464 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.84
Trans Order Code
442 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.91
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 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -

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