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Compare 2014 Ford Transit Connect vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA5

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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 $19,263 $20,140
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 22 28 $21,299 $22,270
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 22 28 $20,219 $21,140
4-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring 22 28 $23,593 $24,670
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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. The 2014 Mazda 5 offers the flexibility, space, and versatility of a minivan, but with the personality of a sporty small car, it's a lot more enjoyable for the commute.
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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 Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.1
Passenger Capacity 2 6
Front Head Room (in) 46.8 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.7
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6 -
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
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.2
Length, Overall (in) - 180.5
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.2 -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 105.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 71.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 49.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 44.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel -
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.9
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5020 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2755 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1425 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2590 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2080 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 -
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Oil Cooler None -
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6000 157 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 1.84
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.45
Trans PTO Access No -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.23
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.20
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.10
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Mazda Mazda5
Body Style Cargo Van Wagon
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.21 -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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