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Ford Transit

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Overview of the Ford Transit

Learn about the Ford Transit


The Ford Transit has been around for half a century, but North American drivers will only be acquainted with models launched from 2015 onwards. Prior to 2015, the more compact Ford Transit Connect was available. The Ford Transit is a versatile passenger or cargo van that can be adapted to suit commercial or personal purposes.

Drivers looking for lots of space and various engine options won't be disappointed by what the Ford Transit van has to offer. All-new models give drivers four different trims with various heights, lengths and passenger capacities.


The front row of the 2015 base model is equipped with front and side airbags and stability control. Safety technology becomes more advanced in newer models with the introduction of optional lane-keeping alert and perimeter alarm in 2019. All-new models have advanced safety features, which include:

  • Forward-collision warning – which alerts drivers of an impending collision
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking – to help you stop before an imminent crash
  • Optional blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert – to warn you of oncoming traffic


The interior is where drivers can really customize their vehicle. In 2020, the Ford Transit Crew Van was added to the lineup to give the base model an extra row of seating. The front cockpit is spacious and comes with comfortable features and easy-to-reach controls.

The new models are available in three separate dashboard options. Cloth seats are standard but vinyl is also an option. For the cargo models, vinyl and carpeted flooring are optional. Drivers can decide on the number of windows and sliding doors.


A rearview camera and infotainment system have always been available on the Ford Transit, but these two became standard in 2016. Also new for the 2016 year is the highly intuitive Sync 3 touchscreen interface, which allows you to hook up to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As the bare-bones base model, drivers have a healthy selection of technical features with lots of entertainment packages to beef up the sound and entertainment system. Optional features include:

  • Bluetooth
  • Connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Additional speakers


The Ford Transit cargo van offers drivers three different lengths (Regular, Long and Long-EL) and heights (low, medium and high) with an optional second row of seating for crew members. Ford Transit XLT passenger vans can seat up to 15 passengers, and all models have one or two second-row sliding doors.

The base model is perfect for city cargo transportation and as part of a commercial fleet. The high roof is recommended to allow for easy boarding on passenger vans. The front cockpit is airy, spacious and comes with supportive cloth seats.


No matter what size, height or trim you select, you'll be surprised by how well the Ford Transit handles the road. It excels in various driving conditions and offers a decent amount of power. The V6 engine may struggle a bit if you're towing a heavy load. Because of its responsive steering and easy handling, the Ford Transit drives more like a car than a van, making it accessible and comfortable to drive. The interior cabin is relatively quiet and cozy for a working vehicle.

Pros and cons of the Ford Transit

  • Fuel-efficient gas and diesel engine
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Versatile interior configurations for multiple use types
  • No V8 options
  • Less towing capacity than some rivals
  • All-wheel drive (AWD) is not available on all models
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Ford Transit

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags2 - 6Number of airbags depend on trim choice

Specifications of the Ford Transit

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption-
  • Highway consumption-
  • Width2065 - 2083 mm
  • Length5532 - 6759 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space6966 - 13790 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Ford Transit

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Ford Transit 2015 - present is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High roof
  • High-beam assist
  • Long wheel base
  • Semi-high roof
  • Short wheel base
  • Sliding door on right hand side (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Steel wheels
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
8 engines are available with the Basic trim:
2 L - Diesel - 211 hp
3.2 L - Diesel - 185 hp
3.2 L - Diesel - 190 hp
3.5 L - Gas - 275 hp
3.5 L - Gas - 310 hp
3.5 L - Gas - 320 hp
3.7 L - Gas - 270 hp
3.7 L - Gas - 275 hp

Frequently asked questions about the Ford Transit

Yes, after some modifications. The Ford Transit has been converted into a camper van by drivers who enjoy the outdoors.

Yes. The Ford Transit has an all-wheel drive option as of 2020. Prior models only have rear-wheel drive.

The cargo base model sits two front-seat passengers, but the Ford Transit XLT Passenger Van can seat up to 15 people.

Yes. The Ford Transit is a cargo van but it can also be configured as a passenger transport van for up to 15 passengers.

Yes. Drivers can select either a gas or diesel powertrain on the Ford Transit van.