To connect or not to connect .. looking for a bit bigger than 6 foot

Hi all, I am a fresh newbie from Quebec working on my Ford Escape but hoping to upgrade slightly.
I just had a look at a 2013 Transit connect. I really liked the simplicity but only 6 feet in length in cargo area. I don’t want anything too big or hard on fuel … would anybody know of an alternative … like a 7 foot long cargo space … THANK YOU <3

Just wanted to add… my budget is around $10k CAD for the van only.