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2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs. Its Competition

2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
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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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If you're supporting a small business and need a scaled-down van to fit its needs, the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon fits the bill.
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With its worst penalty-box trim neatly excised, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a high-functioning box on wheels.
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It's not as flexible as some minivans, but the 2012 Toyota Sienna is large, safe, and still has options for four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive.
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It's less spacious and less flexible than before, but the 2012 Nissan Quest drives better than other minivans.
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The aging Kia Sedona still offers the usual minivan virtues of people-carrying and cargo-toting, but there are newer, more flexible, safer choices.
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Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas/Ethanol V6Gas I4Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Special Purpose Vehicle2WD MinivanN/A2WD Minivan2WD MinivansMinivan - 2WD
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon XLT4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (Natl)4-Door S4-Door Wagon LX
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Passenger VanPassenger VanCargo Van5 Door Reg WB4 Door MinivanPassenger van
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticContinuously variable ratioAutomatic w/manual shift
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