Compare 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vs 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs 2015 Mazda MAZDA5

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
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2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
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2015 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 $21,640 $21,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn R/T 17 25 $29,760 $30,995
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE 17 25 $21,640 $21,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SE Plus 17 25 $21,640 $21,795
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT 17 25 $26,412 $27,395
Grand Caravan 4-Door Wgn SXT Plus 17 25 $26,412 $27,395
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4-Door Wgn LWB Titanium w/Rear Liftgate
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn LWB Titanium w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $27,216 $29,185
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn LWB XL 20 28 $23,486 $25,185
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn LWB XL w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $23,486 $25,185
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn LWB XLT 20 28 $24,907 $26,710
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn LWB XLT w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $24,907 $26,710
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn SWB XLT 20 28 $23,042 $24,710
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn SWB XLT w/Rear Liftgate 20 28 $23,042 $24,710
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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $23,698 $24,770
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 21 28 $20,325 $21,240
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring 21 28 $21,405 $22,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,640
$27,216
$23,698
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$29,185
$24,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$486 / month
$413 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan is the evolved version of the original minivan, supplying the useful features and clever touches at a very good value. The 2015 Mazda 5 has good road manners and clean styling, but its flexibility is undercut by poor safety ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.1 58.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.5 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 41.3 37.1
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 54.1 53.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62 56.3 49.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 37.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 46.8 39
Passenger Volume (ft³)
163.5 165.9 97.7
Second Hip Room (in)
65 58.2 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 57.6 55.5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 34.9 30.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 45.1 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.7 46.9 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 72.2 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 61.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.4 5.5
Wheelbase (in)
121.2 120.6 108.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 72 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 61.7 59.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 22.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
- - 180.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
48.6 42.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
83.3 58.9 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
143.8 104.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33 19.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 85.7 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 46.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 85.7 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 - 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 - 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 40 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P215/55HR16 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TU3 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P215/55HR16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TU3 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3600 NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 3979 3457
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150 110
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 169 @ 6000 157 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 171 @ 4500 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB-D 997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.21 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.91 1.28
Trans Type
6 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.94 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 2.96 1.93
Trans Order Code
DG2 446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.45 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.58 3.62
Summary
Body Style
Passenger Van Wagon LWB Wagon
Vehicle Name
Dodge Grand Caravan Ford Transit Connect Wagon Mazda Mazda5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 (Est) 7.7 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
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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