To give you an idea of how unique the Transit Connect is, consider the only other vehicles that bear some of the same traits.
On the passenger-car side, try the Honda Element--discontinued for the 2012 model year, but lined with plastic for easy clean-up, and outfitted with flip-and-fold seats to carry children as easily as it does pets and cargo.
On the commercial-vehicle side, the next step from a TC is something like the GMC Savana, a full-size van that comes in truly industrial-grade versions, and rolls on a dated truck-based chassis, with dynamics and safety features reflecting its age.
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|Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Special Purpose Vehicle||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans|
|4-Door Wagon XLT||5-Door LX||5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (GS)||4-Door Wagon S||4-Door Wagon SE||4-Door S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Van||4 Door||5 Door Reg WB||Minivan||Passenger Van||4 Door Minivan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio|