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2013 Mazda MAZDA5

2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

  2013 Mazda Mazda5 2013 Ford Transit Connect
MSRP
$19,940
$24,050
Invoice $19,073 $22,428
MPG
City/Highway
21/28 22/27
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line 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. Read Full Review Plumbers and pet-sitters will be well-suited to the Ford Transit Connect, but a traditional minivan's a better choice for family hauling. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Ride quality
  • Steering's full of feel
  • Handles more like a hatch than a minivan
  • A six-speed manual's standard
  • Seating for six--yes, six

Dislikes:

  • Skimpy front seats
  • Can be noisy
  • Short features list
  • Bluetooth only offered on expensive models

Likes:

  • Tall and boxy when it needs to be
  • Perfect for small businesses
  • Excellent gas mileage for a van
  • Accessories for custom-built interiors

Dislikes:

  • Not great for family-hauling
  • Circa-1990 interior
  • Console overhead sits too close
  • Tall-wagon driving dynamics
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