2014 Ford Transit Connect vs. Its Competition

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The demand for small vans in the U.S.

hasn't been strong, and few automakers have dipped a toe into the market.

For passenger-car shoppers, the best alternative to the Ford Transit Connect may be the Mazda 5, a compact minivan with seating for up to six and a fold-away third-row seat.

The 5 has good road manners, and is quick enough given its intended duty.

On the commercial side, there's the Nissan NV2000, a configurable box on wheels with a four-cylinder engine teamed to a CVT and front-wheel drive.

It's just as basic as the base Transit Connect, with even less intent to carrying passengers, but has lots of tall-roof cargo space.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon2014 Ford Transit Connect
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2014 Nissan NV200 I4 S Angular Front Exterior View2014 Nissan NV200
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Quick Specs
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect takes some baby steps away from its almost purely commercial root -- and ends up with a nimble, appealing Wagon that will remind some of when minivans weren't so big, bloated, and expensive.
The 2014 Mazda 5 offers the flexibility, space, and versatility of a minivan, but with the personality of a sporty small car, it's a lot more enjoyable for the commute.
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Gas Mileage  
21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class  
N/A2WD MinivansN/A
Style Name  
SWB XL4-Door Wagon Manual SportI4 S
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Cargo VanWagonCompact Cargo Van
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2014 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2014 Mazda MAZDA52014 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2014 Nissan NV200