At its size, and with its four-cylinder powertrain, the Transit Connect really doesn't have much competition for utility buyers.
In the purely commercial market, the Chevy Express and GMC Savana are still around, but neither are what you'd call contemporary--they're full-size vans that come in truly industrial-grade versions, and roll on a dated truck-based chassis, with dynamics and safety features reflecting their age.
The Mazda5 is a small, sporty minivan but it's one that's designed for carrying people, not a complete business on wheels.
Finally, a basic Dodge Grand Caravan will cost under $25,000 and can do most of the same tasks--with V-6 power--but with its recently new interior, it's even too nice for the kinds of work tasks the Transit Connect specializes in.
|2013 Ford Transit Connect WagonBrowse Used Listings||2013 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2013 Mazda MAZDA5Browse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas I4|
|2WD Special Purpose Vehicle||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan|
|4-Door Wagon XLT||4-Door Wagon SE||4-Door Wagon Manual Sport|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Minivan|