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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SWB XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $20,515 $22,000
SWB XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $21,937 $23,525
LWB XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 21 29 $21,448 $23,000
LWB XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 21 29 $22,870 $24,525
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport 21 28 $19,073 $19,940
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 22 28 $20,027 $20,940
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 22 28 $21,109 $22,070
4-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring 22 28 $23,401 $24,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,073
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,940
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Transit Connect takes some baby steps away from its almost purely commercial root -- and ends up with a nimble, appealing Wagon that will remind some of when minivans weren't so big, bloated, and expensive. If you don't mind being seen in a minivan--but don't want to feel like you're driving one--the 2013 Mazda 5 fits the bill, though it's short on some features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Split Swing-Out -
EPA Classification - 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 46.8 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.1
Passenger Capacity 2 6
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
Second Hip Room (in) - 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 68.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 23.4 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6 -
Wheelbase (in) 104.8 108.3
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 63.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) - 180.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 71.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 49.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 105.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 44.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - 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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.9
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2755 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1425 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2590 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2080 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5020 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3417
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6000 157 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Engine Oil Cooler None -
Fuel System Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.454
Trans PTO Access No -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.233
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.755
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.198
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 1.842
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 0.914
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.105
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Mazda Mazda5
Body Style Cargo Van Minivan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 -
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.21 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 (Est) 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating - -
 
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