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As the Ford Transit is typically the UK’s second bestselling van – behind its smaller brother, the Ford Transit Custom – it shouldn’t be difficult to track down a suitable example for your needs whether you’re buying new or used:

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You probably already know whether you need an extra row of seating for crew – which makes the decision between the regular panel van and the Double-Cab-in-Van (DCiV) an easy one. Chassis cab models are also available.

Which Ford Transit carries the most?

The size of Transit you need is likely to be dictated by what you’ll be carrying; you can get full details of load capacity on our dedicated Ford Transit dimensions page.

That said, if payload is of critical concern, note that the larger the van itself, the less mass it can legally carry at a specific gross vehicle weight (GVW) – so don’t automatically go for an extra-large version if your loads are likely to be very heavy.

That said, in late 2020 Ford added a new 5.0-tonne variant to the Transit range. This has huge payload capability, but requires the driver to have a licence for vehicles over 3.5-tonne GVW. Full details are available in our Ford Transit 5.0-tonne news story.

Which Ford Transit engine is best?

Both the original 2.2-litre and the later 2.0-litre engines offer a good driving experience – but though the 2.0-litre motors have been experiencing some issues (see the Reliability section), they are also more refined and have greater low-down torque. Which makes them nicer to drive.

The increased torque is especially useful, as it means even the entry-level 105hp 2.0-litre engine has enough muscle – 360Nm – to get a loaded Transit moving. The older 100hp 2.2-litre engine is nowhere near as capable in these situations.

The more powerful engines (125hp and 155hp in 2.2-litre Transits, 130hp, 170hp and now 185hp in later 2.0-litre Transits) still represent useful upgrades, however, especially if you’re regularly travelling at motorway speeds.

Similarly, an automatic transmission is worth considering if traffic is likely to be a constant companion to your daily travels – it’s not only less wearing to drive, it should also prevent premature clutch and tyre replacement caused by clumsy driving. Given the choice, we'd go for the 10-speed auto, though this is only available in combination with rear-wheel drive.

Which Ford Transit trim level is best?

Most buyers go for the entry-level Base specification in the Transit, which is reasonably well equipped as standard, and represents good value for money.

However, if you are prepared to spend more to get the higher grade Trend, you do get a lot of extra equipment – including front and rear parking sensors, heated windscreen, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control and a better infotainment system, all of which are genuinely useful in a large van. The load area is trimmed to half-height, too. So Trend is also strong value.

The fashion for better-equipped vans has prompted Ford to add a higher-spec Limited model from the 2019 facelift, and then the tough Trail model in 2020. Both these come with air-conditioning as standard.

Ford Transit individual model reviews

Looking for more details about a specific Ford Transit model? We have the following individual reviews (click the name to jump straight to the review):

  • Ford Transit Trail all-wheel drive reivew - tested October 2020
  • Ford Transit L3 Luton 2.0-litre TDCI 130 FWD automatic review - tested May 2017
  • Ford Transit L3H2 2.2-litre TDCI 125 RWD Trend review - tested June 2015
  • Ford Transit all-wheel drive review - tested March 2015

Ford Transit Trail all-wheel drive review

Tested October 2020 by CJ Hubbard

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  • Trail trim and all-wheel drive makes for one tough Transit
  • Looks good, copes admirably off-road
  • Lots of standard kit, but not cheap with it

The Trail is Ford’s new tough-as-nails trim level for hard-working operators who particularly need the reassurance of extra traction – although anyone attracted by visual punch of that outstanding FORD grille is also going to be keen.

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As such, front-wheel drive (FWD) models come with a grip-grabbing mechanical limited slip differential (mLSD) as standard, allowing them to scrabble up slippery slopes that might fox even a carefully driven standard van (the diff is great for aggressive standing starts in the wet, too, but that’s probably not too important to a Transit driver, right?).

However, if you really need to tackle some rougher stuff, the Trail is also available with Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. And that’s what we’ve been testing here, at the Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK, a site that also plays host to military off-road training.

How does the Transit Trail’s all-wheel drive system work?

As with all AWD Transits, the Trail is based on a rear-wheel drive model (RWD). If you leave it to its own devices, a ‘specially developed’ (thank goodness…) wet clutch controlled by a ‘high-performance’ electric pump distributes the power front and rear automatically to makes sure drive goes to the wheels with the most grip. Working with the electronic stability control, it can even do this across the axles, should one wheel be slipping more than the others.

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This already sounds quite ‘intelligent’, but becomes mores so as the system continuously monitors what the driver is doing as well as the vehicle, considering engine revs, engine torque, accelerator position, steering angle, braking and individual wheel speeds.

If you know the ground ahead is particularly treacherous there’s an AWD Lock setting which

How did you test it?

The Transit 4x4 has the same ground clearance as a regular RWD model, so it’s not a super-extreme machine – you’ll need to look to the aftermarket or perhaps a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter if ground clearance is a concern. But it will easily tackle an array of off-road challenges without breaking sweat.

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While we admittedly stuck to some of the milder sections of Millbrook’s off-road playground, this still meant going up (and down) steep lose-surface and muddy slopes, traversing sideways at an angle of over 20 degrees – which feels like much more when you’re sat high-up in a tall vehicle like the Transit – and covering an array of undulating ground.

The Transit didn’t miss a beat. With no electronic hill descent control you have to be gentle on the brakes on the downslopes, while going up often requires plenty of right foot and the confidence you’re not going to go crashing into anything out of sight at the top. But it’s clearly a well-sorted system that should cope with the kind of moderate country-side bashing a van like this will be required for.

What else do you get with the Trail?

Aside from the grille, there’s also additional black cladding on the outside, 16-inch black alloy wheels and Trail logos on the doors.

On the inside there’s leather upholstery – to be easy to clean as well as more luxurious and, supposedly, hardwearing – plus air-con and Quickclear heated windscreen as standard.

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AWD models are available with 130hp or 170hp versions of the 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, which has plenty of low-rev torque, making it easier to get moving at low speeds in low grip conditions. The FWD version is also available with 185hp, and as a 130hp mild hybrid (mHEV) with slightly better fuel consumption.

There’s a wide range of body sizes, while the load space on the AWD models is the same as you get on RWD Transits – which the load floor is slightly further from the ground than in FWD models. There’s less overall load height as a result. Full details of this can be found on our Ford Transit dimensions page.

So is it worth it?

AWD Transit Trails are around £4,000-6,000 more expensive than the FWD versions, and the Trail is already one of the most expensive Transit van variants on the price list. So you’re going to have to be pretty convinced you need it.

That said, they are capable and they do look good. We’d be very, very tempted. But if you don’t need the full four-wheel drive goodies, the mLSD fitted to the front-wheel drive models works very well.

Ford Transit L3 Luton 2.0-litre TDCI 130 FWD automatic review

Tested May 2017 by CJ Hubbard

  • First front-wheel drive Luton based on current Transit
  • FWD increases payload while reducing running costs
  • Tested with 130hp Euro 6 engine and auto gearbox

Well, this Ford Transit Luton L3 ticks a lotofboxes.

For starters, it’s the first time Ford has offered this generation of Transit with a Luton body together with front-wheel drive (FWD) via its One Stop Shop (OSS) bodybuilder service. The one we're driving is literally the first example in the country.

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The resulting reduction in kerbweight compared with existing rear-wheel drive (RWD) Lutons delivers up to 224kg of extra payload, plus better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

It’s also the first time we’ve driven Ford’s Euro 6 EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine with anything less than the 170hp maximum. This Transit is powered by the middle-ranking 130hp version.

And what’s more, the engine is hooked up to Ford’s new SelectShift six-speed automatic transmission, whichis only available on front-wheel drive Transits.

What is a Luton van?

A Luton van has a load area that extends over the cab, and usually replaces the regular panel van body with a large, square-sided box. Typically Lutons are built on chassis or platform cabs, which are already prepared to accept different rear bodywork.

The square sides and tall roof make box Lutons particularly popular with removal services, as they’re a more practical shape compared with the typically curved and inwards-leaning proportions of most panel vans.

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However, you lose any fuel economy gains achieved by all those hours the manufacturer spent honing the base van’s exterior to improve the aerodynamics.

But you buy one of these for cubic space, not outright fuel efficiency.

So what’s this Ford Transit Luton like?

It’s a very convincing all-rounder. There are larger Luton-body options on the market, and ones that offer a lower rear loading height – the Renault Master LoLoader, for example – but few feel as solid and tight to drive as this Transit.

We’re used to Luton bodies rattling like crazy, but we got none of that from this Ford.

This suggests the conversion is particularly strongly-built. Even so, as we’ve already pointed out, compared with the more conventional RWD Luton Transit that Ford already offers, this FWD version increases payload by up to 224kg.

So while RWD models provide greater traction (because the weight of the payload presses the driven wheels into the ground, improving the tyres' grip), you’ve got to really want that traction to not see the benefit of going front-wheel drive.

Especially with the automatic transmission fitted, which cuts down the wear and tear you’d otherwise get on the clutch.

FWD Transit Luton dimensions and payload

We’re testing the L3 model, which has the following critical dimensions:

  • Load box internal length (not including extension over cab): 3,500mm
  • Load box internal width: 2,030mm
  • Load box internal height: 2,212mm
  • Load volume: 17.2 cubic metres
  • Maximum payload: 1,027kg

Ford also sells a longer L4 Luton on the new front-wheel drive platform that increases the load box length to 4,100mm and the load volume to 19.7 cubic metres.

A non-Luton box FWD van is also available in both lengths, reducing load volume to 15.7 and 18.3 cubic metres, respectively.

The space inside is vast, and square, with no intrusion from the wheelarches as the box body sits above rather than between them. The load area is also completely separated from the cab, which offers a potential boost to safety.

A couple of practical things to consider before you decide to purchase: despite the adoption of front-wheel drive, the load area is still a long way from the ground, given it sits above the wheels; and opting for the Luton – or the regular box – removes the convenience of side-door access, too.

What’s the 130hp Euro 6 Ford EcoBlue engine like?

Impressive. As with its 170hp brother, the 130hp 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine is much smoother and quieter - and delivers its power much more eagerly - than the old 2.2-litre motor it replaces.

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Maximum torque is a heady 385Nm, which helps. You get a real sense that the engine has plenty to give as soon as you start rolling – it’s much keener to get going than the new 140hp Volkswagen 2.0-litre engine in our long-term Crafter, for example.

And although we were only able to drive the Luton unladen, we certainly didn’t find ourselves immediately wishing for the extra performance of the more powerful 170hp/405Nm version; 130hp hauls the big van’s 2,473kg kerbweight along just fine.

In fact, it ably demonstrates the front-wheel drive layout’s inherent traction issues, by merrily spinning the front wheels if you get over ambitious pulling away from traffic lights.

And the rest of the driving experience?

Equally impressive. As usual, Ford has built a van with steering weighted just so, giving you a feeling of confidence and control, and one that neither leans too much round the corners nor crashes too much over bumps and potholes. The ride is comfortable but composed.

The six-speed automatic gearbox also works well, being fast-shifting and smooth with it – in a manner that certainly suits the engine.

Just occasionally, however, we found ourselves wishing it would relax a little bit. Sometimes when you simply want to lean on the engine’s torque to speed up a smidge the transmission gets over-excited and bangs in a downshift instead.

Ford Transit Luton verdict

The Luton is a Ford One Stop Shop conversion, which means it’s covered by the standard three-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The conversion work is carried out byVFS.

There is plenty to like here. The 130hp engine feels well up to the job, the automatic transmission adds ease of use, and this is a refined van that offers a great driving experience.

As a Luton it impresses with its rattle-free build quality and vast, practical load volume. But consider the payload capacity carefully, as there are regular large panel vans that can legally carry over 50% more.

Ford Transit L3H2 2.2-litre TDCI 125 RWD Trend review

Tested June 2015 by Liam Campbell

  • Latest full-size, rear-drive Ford Transit put to the test
  • Ample power and cavernous practicality of L3H2 body
  • Costs £28,525+VAT in range-topping Trend trim level

Ford Transit: a nameplate that over the past five decades has become synonymous with tradesmen, delivery drivers and all manner of liveried-up major corporation mobile advertisements.

This new, larger Transit, a van once advertised as being the backbone of Britain, is Ford’s attempt to maintain its position as manufacturer of the UK’s most popular range of commercial vehicles.

We put the rear-wheel drive 2.2-litre 125hp model, with the L3H2 body, under a rather large microscope to see if it’s up to the task.

Cavernous cargo bay

L3H2? Such alphanumeric terminology is becoming commonplace in commercial vehicle circles, but in the case of the latest Transit range it means it’s got the middle-length body and the lowest roofline available.

In layman’s terms it’s got an enormous cargo bay at 3,350mm long, so it’s able to carry common cuts of timber and pipe lengths with ease, and at 1,786mm most adults will be able to stand up inside without cricking their necks. All in, a very commodious 11 cubic metre capacity or just under 1.4-tonnes of payload.

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If outright space is your priority, then stick with the front-wheel drive Transit. In an otherwise identical specification, not only is it fractionally larger inside (six footers can stand up straight in it, for instance), it’s also £800+VAT cheaper than this model’s £28,525+VAT asking price.

Rear-wheel drive comes into its own for those who regularly transport heavy cargo, the additional weight over the back axle helping create better traction.

Mechanically strong

Even in medium-length L3 form, the smooth, punchy 2.2-litre diesel engine feels up to the task of hauling the Transit and its wares around. The headline 125hp power figure is less important than the 350Nm slug of torque that’s on tap from a very low 1,450rpm. Even with a taxing payload the Transit will quickly get up to speed from standing starts in crowded urban environs as well as cruising quietly on motorways.

Choose the rear-drive model and Ford suggests your Transit will return 33.6mpg. This again, could be where the drive going to the front wheels could be advantageous financially: official claims of 37.7mpg mean visits to the diesel pumps will be less frequent.

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Counting the kit

Sensibly, the Transit’s wide cabin feels comfortable rather than luxurious.

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Standard kit includes cruise control, Ford’s Sync entertainment system with Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity, leather steering wheel and gearknob, electrically heated windscreen, automatic lights and wipers and metallic paint.

Should you buy one?

Less expensive to buy and cheaper to run and maintain, Ford claims it’s also narrowed the gap when it comes to residual values compared to the German brands, too.

This 2.2-litre TDCi 125hp Trend in rear-wheel drive, 350 L3H2 form combines comfort, space and cargo carrying-ability. It’s a great choice if you need the added benefit of rear-drive traction for heavy cargo, but not quite the best – the higher-roofed H3 is more expensive but for the increased flexibility, it’s a worthwhile investment.

Ford Transit all-wheel drive review

Tested March 2015 by Liam Campbell

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  • Comes with AWD Lock
  • Integrated with Traction Control System
  • Prices start from £30,245 plus VAT

For those requiring more than a pickup’s loadspace and need all four wheels to be working at one time, the number of products on the market is fairly slim. Following on from the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Iveco Daily, however, the Ford Transit is now available in all-wheel drive (AWD) format.

The all-wheel drive van market has always been a niche sector, but vital for specialist trades such as country parks, extreme landscaping and utility services operating in remote areas. For them, vans like the Ford Transit AWD have both the ability to function in difficult terrain and carry all of the necessary tools.

In the case of this Ford, a high performance electric pump and AWD clutch have been coupled to distribute available engine torque to all four wheels. Unlike competitor systems, this setup is capable of concentrating 100% of the torque distribution to either the front or rear wheels, dependant on the conditions. Plus, for the first time, the AWD system has been integrated with the van's regular traction control system.

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Under normal conditions, power and torque are directed to the rear wheels, but the automatic AWD system will allocate more torque to the front wheels if needed. In extreme conditions, the selectable AWD Lock continually feeds increased torque to the wheel with the most grip.

Ford Transit AWD load area

Loading characteristics of the all-wheel drive Transit are similar to that of the standard Transit, except that the loading height at the floor is slightly higher (26mm) than in front-wheel drive models to accommodate the rear drive systems. This also restricts the maximum height of objects you can load in the back by the same amount; see our full Ford Transit dimensions section for further details.

Ford Transit AWD: driving on road

On the road, the all-wheel drive Transit handles the same as any other variant. The steering is very precise and car-like, with little bodyroll and ample feedback. Although the engineers have made a good job and dampening out the road noise, the roar from the engine and drive shaft during acceleration and high speeds (particularly on the motorway) is uncomfortably loud.

Ford Transit AWD: driving off road

As we turned off the beaten track, we hit an iced-over stone track and, only operating in rear-wheel drive mode, the Transit began to struggle. The all-wheel drive lock is to the right of the steering wheel and, once pressed, only takes a couple of seconds to engage. The system is remarkably quick to identify which of the wheels has the most traction.

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The AWD transfer case and front axle are fully integrated into the transmission assembly, so there's no reduction in ground clearance.

Ford Transit AWD: verdict

While we can’t see the Ford Transit AWD scaling Mount Everest anytime soon, we were very impressed by the off-road capabilities of this AWD machine.

FAQs

How reliable is the new Ford Transit? ›

Is the Ford Transit a good van? In terms of specifics, the Ford Transit van currently ranks an impressive sixth out of about 21 for commercial vans on the reliability rate. Putting the Transit way above average, making it a good, trustworthy van.

Are Ford Transits any good? ›

Highs Loads of standard driver assists, surprisingly adroit handling, unexpectedly quiet cabin. Lows Pricier than some rivals, unremarkable warranty, some rivals have a higher payload. Verdict The Transit's driving demeanor, refinement, and versatility make it the top full-size van.

Are Ford Transit engines good? ›

Which Ford Transit engine is best? Both the original 2.2-litre and the later 2.0-litre engines offer a good driving experience – but though the 2.0-litre motors have been experiencing some issues (see the Reliability section), they are also more refined and have greater low-down torque.

Is Transit the best van? ›

Summary. We voted the Ford Transit Custom Van of The Year and Best Medium Van winner in the 2021 and 2022 Parkers awards. This 2022 Transit Custom review deals with the whole range, including the 2018 facelift and the 2019 engine upgrades.

How long will Ford Transit last? ›

The Ford Transit Van is one of North America's top cargo vehicle models with an average odometer life of approximately 150,000 miles. However, Ford Transit vans can last as long as 300,000 if they are well maintained. Transport vans are a necessity for many people.

Do Ford Transits have transmission problems? ›

Ford is recalling more than 192,000 Transit Connect vans from the 2013 through 2021 model years because a faulty part in the transmission could allow the vehicles to roll away even though the shifter appears to be in Park. The problem is with the connection between the shifter cable and the transmission.

Are Ford Transits expensive to maintain? ›

Ford Transit Cargo Maintenance Costs. A Ford Transit Cargo will cost about $11,701 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This beats the industry average for popular full size van models by $2. There is also a 35.32% chance that a Transit Cargo will require a major repair during that time.

Why are Ford Transits so popular? ›

It could comfortably seat 5 people, haul more than 1.5 tons of cargo, and thanks to Ford's impressive engine layout, it could reach impressive top speed all the while handling like a regular passenger car. This made the Transit the right vehicle for a number of jobs, including some illegal ones.

Is Ford Transit difficult to drive? ›

Though these vans can be quite large, they are not overly difficult to drive. In fact, Ford Transit vans are one of the easiest large vans to drive and are incredibly user-friendly.

Are Ford Transits good on fuel? ›

Ford Transit MPG

For a 2021 2WD Transit, the EPA lists the T150 at 16 mpg combined city/highway, 15 mpg city, and 19 highway. For the 2021 AWD Transit, the EPA lists the T150 at 16 mppg combined city/highway, 14 mpg city, and 18 mpg highway.

How many miles to the gallon does a Ford Transit van do? ›

The Ford Transit Connect Van is a 2-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the XL with Rear Symmetrical Doors LWB, which starts at $31,760 and comes with a 2.0L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Transit Connect Van is estimated to deliver 24 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.

Where are Ford Transits built? ›

The Ford Transit has been manufactured at Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Missouri since 2014. Not only is the Transit American-made, it is also the best-selling van in the U.S.!

What year is the most reliable Transit? ›

The Ford Transit was voted Most Reliable Model for the second straight year and the Ford Transit Connect, which hits U.S. shores in the 2009 model year, was awarded Most Reliable Model second place in its class. There were more 150,000 commercial vehicles ranked by Fleet News, 881,000 vehicles overall.

What is the top speed of a Ford Transit van? ›

The top speed is specified at 68.35 mph (110 km/h).

What engine is in a Transit? ›

The main engine choice is a 2.0-litre diesel with the same outputs as in the previous Transit, of 103bhp, 129bhp and 168bhp, but a new 182bhp unit has also been added. As ever, there are front and rear-wheel-drive vans, with the higher-powered variants also available with four-wheel drive.

What is the most reliable van to buy? ›

To help you on your search, we've compiled this list of the six most reliable minivans for 2022 shoppers, based on RepairPal reliability ratings.
...
Versatile and passenger friendly.
  • Ford Flex.
  • Honda Odyssey.
  • Dodge Grand Caravan.
  • Toyota Sienna.
  • Kia Sedona.
  • Chrysler Pacifica.
1 Dec 2021

What is the most comfortable van to drive? ›

Comfortable options for all.
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
  • Toyota Sienna Hybrid.
  • Chrysler Town and Country.
  • Kia Sedona.
  • Dodge Grand Caravan.
  • Chrysler Pacifica.
  • Toyota Sienna.
  • Honda Odyssey.
1 Aug 2022

Which cargo van is most reliable? ›

TrueCar ranks the following vehicles as the best cargo vans for the money to buy:
  • Ford Transit Connect Van.
  • Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van.
  • Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van.
  • Ford Transit Cargo Van.
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van.

What year Transit Connect to avoid? ›

When it comes to buying a Ford Transit Connect van, the open model to try to avoid is the 2016 model. This year of Connect saw plenty of issues and had quite a few complaints from owners of this van. Out of all of the models of Ford Transit Connect, this year had some of the worst reliability ratings from customers.

Is there a recall on Ford Transit vans? ›

Ford is recalling nearly 40,000 Transit Connect vans from the 2016 and 2020 model years to address a safety problem with the windshield. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the windshield glass could detach from the vehicles in a crash, which increases the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Which is better NV200 or Transit Connect? ›

Compared to the 2021 Nissan NV200, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity, more available safety technology and more power from either of its four-cylinder engine options. Coming in passenger or cargo van models, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect is available in XL, XLT and Titanium trim levels.

Do Ford Transits still rust? ›

Transit bodies are incredibly susceptible to rust—the old nemesis of all machinery. This goes for both well-used and even new models of the van. When your Transit finally kicks the bucket, it's most likely going to be rust that does it in.

What is high mileage for a Transit? ›

Ford Transits beyond 150,000 miles are typically considered high mileage, although a Transit that's properly taken care of can last up to 300,000 miles. The life of the Transit is estimated to be 150,000 miles, while some owners report going for 10-15 years before doing any extensive repairs.

Do all transits rust? ›

Rust can be an issue with any 10-year-old van, but older versions of the Transit appear to be vulnerable to corrosion. That's why it's important to inspect the door sliders, sills and the wheel arches.

Who makes the Ford Transit diesel engine? ›

1 commercial vehicle brand, Ford's Dagenham engine manufacturing facility today exports much of its diesel engine production to Ford Otosan where the engines are fitted into Ford Transit vehicles, around 30 percent of which are then exported from Turkey to the UK.

How many Ford Transits have been sold? ›

Ford Transit – US – Month
YearJanApr
20156,38010,913
20169,63114,381
20177,77011,500
20187,51212,015
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Is the Ford Transit 4 wheel drive? ›

Does the Ford Transit Come In AWD? Yes, the Transit is available with intelligent all-wheel drive that gives you even more confidence driving to your destination, whether it's in the Acushnet area or anywhere else on the map.

Is the Ford Transit comfortable? ›

The Transit Connect is Ford's small cargo and passenger van. It lacks engine power, and it's not especially comfortable, so it's not a real alternative to regular family minivans (even if its lower price is tempting).

Are Ford Transit vans easy to drive? ›

Despite its heft and commercial van origins, it's quite nimble and handles easily, no better or worse than any other big SUV. It weaves through traffic with ease, and the base 275-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine provides plenty of power (a stronger 310-hp, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 is optional).

Is the Ford Transit aluminum? ›

Strong, light and durable, your military-grade aluminum Ford transit chassis cab body will outwork and outperform competitors' offerings.

How much does it cost to fill up a Ford Transit van? ›

Compare Side-by-Side
2018 Ford Transit T150 Wagon
Annual Fuel Cost*$3,400
Cost to Drive 25 Miles$5.70
Cost to Fill the Tank$91
Tank Size25.0 gallons
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What is the most economical panel van? ›

Most Economical Small Vans
  • Peugeot Boxer 330 2.0 BlueHDi 110 L1H1 - 47.1 mpg.
  • Ford Transit 2.0 TDCi Ford EcoBlue 105 PS - 42.2 mpg.
  • Nissan NP300 Navara 2.3 dCi Single Turbo 2WD King Cab - 46.3 mpg.
  • Isuzu D-Max 1.9 Utility 4x2 RWD Single Cab - 45.6 mpg.
  • Ford Ranger 2.2 Duratorq TDCi 160PS 4x4 - 43.5 mpg.

What large van has best mpg? ›

Vans with the highest mpg
  • Ford Transit Courier.
  • Mercedes Citan.
  • Volkswagen Caddy Cargo.
  • LEVC VN5.
  • Ford Transit Custom.
  • Toyota Proace.
  • Fiat Ducato.
  • Peugeot Boxer.
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What kind of gas does a Ford Transit take? ›

Your Ford Transit takes 87-octane fuel, which is the standard-grade gasoline available at virtually all gas pumps.

How many miles per gallon does a Ford Transit 15 passenger van get? ›

The fuel economy for the 2022 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon Van is 15 MPG in the city and 19 highway MPG.

How much fuel does a Ford Transit use? ›

According to official figures, the 104bhp van returns 45.6mpg, while the top-of-the-range 182bhp version is almost as efficient, managing 44.8mpg. If you're interested in the best fuel economy, though, you'll want to opt for the mild hybrid, which returns up to 50.4mpg.

Can you drive a Ford Transit on a car Licence? ›

A standard driving licence will display a category 'B' classification, which allows you to operate the majority of basic vans like the Ford Transit.

Where are Ford engines made? ›

The Ford Motor Company Dearborn engine plant, also known as the Dearborn Engine and Fuel Tank plant, and formally identified as the The Rouge, is an engine manufacturing facility located alongside the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Is the Ford Transit made in China? ›

The Ford Transit is produced in China by the JMC-Ford Joint Venture between Ford and Jiangling Motor Corporation, which also produces the Ford Everest and Tourneo (the luxury version of the Transit) in China.

Which Ford Transit is best? ›

The best Ford Transit is undoubtedly the 2020 model. This model features actual changes compared to previous years but also has a high safety and reliability rating. Significant changes like new engines and transmission make 2020 a cut above the rest.

Which is better Ford Transit vs Dodge ProMaster? ›

At their most spacious configurations, the RAM ProMaster van upfit can haul more, but the Transit can tow heavier loads. The ProMaster offers more minimum cargo space, but the Transit has more maximum cargo space. The Transit offers an extra roof height, and the ProMaster offers more wheelbase and length options.

Do vans last longer than cars? ›

Vans have traditionally been designed as powerful workhorses and as such, if driven and maintained correctly, will outlast most cars. The modern technology used in the manufacturing of a new car allows it to last longer than they used to.

Is a Transit van a commercial vehicle? ›

Commercial vehicles are designed for the transporting of goods or large groups of passengers. Cargo vans like the Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect are the most commonly referred to commercial vehicles, but heavy-duty trucks like the Ford Super Duty lineup also fall within the commercial vehicle category.

Which is the most powerful van? ›

The Ford SuperVan is powered by four electric motors and silently blasts from 0-100km/h in under two seconds
  • With a mighty 1,471kW on tap, the new SuperVan continues a legacy of fast Ford Transits. ...
  • The racing cockpit of the world's most powerful delivery van.
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What is the fastest van in the world? ›

The Transit Supervan is the world's fastest van. The Ford Transit Supervan is a long, old, and very crazy story.

Is Transit the best van? ›

Summary. We voted the Ford Transit Custom Van of The Year and Best Medium Van winner in the 2021 and 2022 Parkers awards. This 2022 Transit Custom review deals with the whole range, including the 2018 facelift and the 2019 engine upgrades.

How reliable is a Ford Transit? ›

Is the Ford Transit a good van? In terms of specifics, the Ford Transit van currently ranks an impressive sixth out of about 21 for commercial vans on the reliability rate. Putting the Transit way above average, making it a good, trustworthy van.

Are Ford Transits any good? ›

Highs Loads of standard driver assists, surprisingly adroit handling, unexpectedly quiet cabin. Lows Pricier than some rivals, unremarkable warranty, some rivals have a higher payload. Verdict The Transit's driving demeanor, refinement, and versatility make it the top full-size van.

Which is better RAM ProMaster or Ford Transit? ›

At their most spacious configurations, the RAM ProMaster van upfit can haul more, but the Transit can tow heavier loads. The ProMaster offers more minimum cargo space, but the Transit has more maximum cargo space. The Transit offers an extra roof height, and the ProMaster offers more wheelbase and length options.

Which cargo van is most reliable? ›

TrueCar ranks the following vehicles as the best cargo vans for the money to buy:
  • Ford Transit Connect Van.
  • Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van.
  • Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van.
  • Ford Transit Cargo Van.
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van.

Are Ford Transits expensive to maintain? ›

Ford Transit Cargo Maintenance Costs. A Ford Transit Cargo will cost about $11,701 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This beats the industry average for popular full size van models by $2. There is also a 35.32% chance that a Transit Cargo will require a major repair during that time.

What engine is in the new Transit? ›

The main engine choice is a 2.0-litre diesel with the same outputs as in the previous Transit, of 103bhp, 129bhp and 168bhp, but a new 182bhp unit has also been added.

Can you stand up in a medium roof Transit van? ›

You can stand up in the medium and high roof Ford Transit vans even if you're 6 feet tall. The interior of the medium roof Transit is 6 feet high, while the high roof offers 6' 9'' of standing space. However, you'll have to stoop in the low roof van if you're 5 feet tall or more.

What van is the widest inside? ›

The widest cargo van is the Dodge Ram ProMaster. All ProMaster models measure in at 6 feet 3.6 inches (75.6″) wide. If your cargo van bed plans have you sleeping widthwise, the Dodge Ram ProMaster is your best bet.

Is a ProMaster wider than a Transit? ›

The Promaster 159 wheelbase is the perfect size! It's about a foot larger than the Transit 148 wheelbase and honestly you can feel the difference inside the van.

What van lasts the longest? ›

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter appears to be the cargo van that can last the longest, based on customer feedback, official service campaigns, and overall reputation. In fact, a properly maintained Sprinter can easily last over 300,000 miles.

What is the cheapest van to run? ›

Most Economical Small Vans
  • CITROEN BERLINGO / PEUGEOT PARTNER. Citroen Berlingo 1.6 BlueHDi 100 S&S M Enterprise/Driver - 67.3 mpg. ...
  • RENAULT KANGOO / MERCEDES CITAN. Renault Kangoo 1.5 ML19 Energy dCi 75 - 65.7 mpg. ...
  • FIAT DOBLO CARGO. ...
  • TOYOTA PROACE. ...
  • FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM. ...
  • RENAULT TRAFIC. ...
  • FIAT DUCATO. ...
  • CITROEN RELAY / PEUGEOT BOXER.

How many miles will a cargo van last? ›

That said, if you take care of your cargo van model you can see up to 300,000 miles. Owners report at least 10 – 15 years of service from their vans before having to do extensive repairs or make any major changes.

Do Ford Transits still rust? ›

Transit bodies are incredibly susceptible to rust—the old nemesis of all machinery. This goes for both well-used and even new models of the van. When your Transit finally kicks the bucket, it's most likely going to be rust that does it in.

What is high mileage for a Transit? ›

Ford Transits beyond 150,000 miles are typically considered high mileage, although a Transit that's properly taken care of can last up to 300,000 miles. The life of the Transit is estimated to be 150,000 miles, while some owners report going for 10-15 years before doing any extensive repairs.

Do all transits rust? ›

Rust can be an issue with any 10-year-old van, but older versions of the Transit appear to be vulnerable to corrosion. That's why it's important to inspect the door sliders, sills and the wheel arches.

Why are Ford Transits so popular? ›

It could comfortably seat 5 people, haul more than 1.5 tons of cargo, and thanks to Ford's impressive engine layout, it could reach impressive top speed all the while handling like a regular passenger car. This made the Transit the right vehicle for a number of jobs, including some illegal ones.

Is Ford Transit difficult to drive? ›

Though these vans can be quite large, they are not overly difficult to drive. In fact, Ford Transit vans are one of the easiest large vans to drive and are incredibly user-friendly.

Will there be a 2022 Ford Transit? ›

The 2022 Ford Transit is ready to work. From the 10-speed automatic transmission and a choice of available engines to smart technology that helps drive confidence, the Transit was built with your productivity, comfort and bottom line in mind.

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