Compare 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA5

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
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2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
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2013 Mazda MAZDA5
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4-Door Wgn American Value Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn American Value Pkg 17 25 $19,745 $19,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn Crew 17 25 $27,441 $28,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn R/T 17 25 $28,545 $29,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 25 $19,745 $19,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 17 25 $25,509 $26,695
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4-Door Wgn XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn XLT 22 27 $22,428 $24,050
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn XLT Premium 22 27 $22,567 $24,200
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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring 22 28 $23,401 $24,470
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 22 28 $20,027 $20,940
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring 22 28 $21,109 $22,070
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Manual Sport 21 28 $19,073 $19,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,745
$22,428
$23,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$24,050
$24,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$401 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Function reigns supreme in the Dodge Grand Caravan: it has the best seating system and infotainment features of any minivan, and gas mileage and safety scores are excellent. Plumbers and pet-sitters will be well-suited to the Ford Transit Connect, but a traditional minivan's a better choice for family hauling. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.700 - 30.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.300 50.5 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.700 - 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.100 59.6 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.700 40.5 40.7
Passenger Capacity
7 5 6
Third Head Room (in)
37.900 - 37.1
Front Hip Room (in)
58.400 50.8 53.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.000 - 49.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.500 36.2 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.800 51.1 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
65.000 59.8 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.700 54.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.500 132.1 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.700 70.7 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.600 59.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.600 7.2 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.800 180.6 180.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.900 79.3 63.6
Liftover Height (in)
24.400 23.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.800 61.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
121.200 114.6 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 52.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.200 53.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 72.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.800 118.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.000 NA 5.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.000 48.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.300 78.4 44.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 59.8 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.000 x 0.500 NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.900 x 1.100 - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.000 15.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.100 39.0 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.300 - TBD - 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P205/65R15 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TU3 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P205/65R15 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TU3 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 3503 3457
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 15 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 15 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.300 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 500 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150 110
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 136 @ 6300 157 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 128 @ 4750 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB 99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27 28
Transmission
Trans Type
6 4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA 0.692
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.210 2.65 3.405
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.840 1.50 1.925
Trans Order Code
DG2 442 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.160 3.96 3.458
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.450/1.570 0.73 0.933
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.120 2.82 3.620
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.280 1.00 1.285
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van Minivan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Transit Connect Wagon Mazda Mazda5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist-beam Multi-Leaf Spring Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 7.6 7.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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