When it comes to large vans 2022’s Ford Transit possesses the most desirable set of capabilities.
Similar to Ford’s major rivals, which are the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ram ProMaster–it’s highly customizable and very efficient.
With different roof heights as well as multiple wheelbases The Transit can be found in the crew, cargo, and passenger variants.
It is powered by the 275 horsepower V-6, or the twin-turbo V-6 with 310 horsepower. Both come with a 10-speed automated transmission and rear-wheel drive however the turbocharged version can be used with all-wheel drive.
Do you need to haul the trailer? Transit can haul upwards of 7500 pounds and all models come with a variety of standard driver assistance.
The most impressive features of the Transit are how well the van is handled and the level of quiet it has in its cabin as well, and it’s because of these reasons that we have this model on the Editors’ Choice list.
Ford Transit Van Overview
The Ford Transit Van is a standout among the few modern vans. It combines comfort, functionality, and affordability better than any other.
From the driver’s seat, it feels more like an SUV but still offers enormous cargo space and the tough hauling limits of modern work vans.
It is easy to buy one: There are three options for engines, three lengths of body, and three roof heights. You also have three levels of payload capability.
Transit Vans come with a standard V6 or a turbocharged V6 for heavy-duty. All are sent through a 10-speed auto transmission.
The Transit Van is available with an all-wheel drive. This makes it both a van for wet weather work and a vehicle that can be used as an adventure vehicle.
The well-maintained suspension helps to smoothen the bumpy ride on city streets as well as reduce highway noise.
The Transit Van’s basic features are not very impressive — there is no vinyl upholstery, Android Auto, or Apple CarPlay, and only a 4-inch touchscreen that can be used to control some features, but it does have a good set of safety features, and many options.
Ford Transit Van Price
Ford Transit Van Price is: $39,970
The Ford Transit Van is available in three different classes, T-150 and T-250. These are payload and hauling capacities.
All have the same features. There are three options for roof heights: low, medium, or high, as well as three lengths of bodies (regular; long, and extended). Only the high-roof option is available with extended-length bodies.
The T-150’s starting price is $41,665. The T-250 is priced at $42,615, while the T-350 costs $43,865. The T-250 is $42,615, while the T-350 is $43,865.
Driver-assist standard features include forward-collision alert, automatic emergency brake, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance.
There are also hill-start, crosswind, automatic high beams, automatic high beams, automatic high beams, and a backup camera with trailer hook assist.
There are many options available and packages that allow for customization. One example: HID headlights with dual-battery and alternator configurations, switch banks to auxiliary lights or accessories, 253-degree opening cargo doors, heated seats, and cloth upholstery, three-across front seating, Sync 4 infotainment systems with a 12-inch touchscreen, navigation and satellite radio.
Other driver-assist features include blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. There is also a surround-view camera and parking sensors.
Ford offers packages that can transform the Transit into an RV, ambulance, parcel delivery van, or overland adventure vehicle.
Ford Transit Van Specification
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Two powertrains are available for the Ford Transit. The base engine is a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 with 275 horsepower and 262 pounds-feet torque. A turbocharged 3.5 liter V-6 is also available. It produces 310 horsepower and 410 pound-feet.
The engines can be paired with a 10-speed auto transmission. Buyers have the option of choosing between all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.
The Transit can tow 7500 pounds. The Mercedes Sprinter has a more robust payload capability.
The Transit’s turbocharged V-6 reached 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. It is faster than the Nissan NV we tested.
The van finished the sprint in 7.5 seconds. Transit’s suspension has been tuned to provide a smooth ride that you will appreciate on your daily commutes.