Overview

The 2020 Ford Transit is significantly updated to make it more capable and easy to drive. Transit offers the most vehicle configurations in its class to help customers specify just the right van for any job. In addition to cargo van, passenger van, chassis cab and cutaway, a new crew van joins the lineup. It can carry five people in two rows of seating with side curtain airbags. Tailored for owners who need to move larger crews plus gear to a job site, the crew van is an enhancement to the 2020 Ford Transit family based on customer feedback.

Exterior updates for Transit are subtle but functionally driven. A new power sliding door is available for cargo van and passenger van along with premium high-intensity discharge headlamps with signature LED surround. Three grilles will adorn different models in van, chassis cab and cutaway configurations – a three-bar design with black or chrome bars and an open mesh design for maximum cooling. Vans equipped with the powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine get a larger grille for maximum cooling.

Transit has a new interior with durable new fabrics on the seating surfaces, myriad cupholders and compartments for storing gear and gadgets. Grab handles are improved, vents are updated to better direct heated and cooled air, and overall ergonomics are enhanced to make using everything a bit easier. Optional swivel front seats are available for the first time in response to recreational vehicle customer requests.

The center stack can be optioned two different ways – either with a standard 4-inch full-color multifunction display or 8-inch slim-line touch screen display, each with the latest in SYNC® 3 plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. A 4.2-inch productivity screen in the cluster provides vehicle information and phone call status. AppLink for SYNC allows customers to control select apps on the touch screen without plugging in their Android or iOS device. FordPass Connect modem with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and connectivity for up to 10 devices is standard, along with USB outlets in every row of the passenger van. Available new Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services provides an array of connectivity tools designed to help fleet managers minimize vehicle downtime and increase vehicle uptime.  

For the first time, Transit offers an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that’s always on and does not raise the load floor or seat height, making this van configuration as easy to enter and exit as the standard rear-wheel-drive model.

New and improved powertrains are designed to meet a wide range of customer needs. These include the all-new standard 3.5-liter PFDi V6 and the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost® gas engine which now includes Auto Start-Stop Technology. Both gas engines can be ordered with dual 250-amp alternators to provide a robust power supply for upfit equipment. All engines are paired with Ford’s proven 10-speed automatic transmission.

New standard driver-assist features include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Post-Collision Braking, Lane-Keeping System and auto high-beam headlamps. Additional available features include Adaptive Cruise Control, front and rear split-view camera, adjustable speed limiting, and Enhanced Active Park Assist to simplify maneuvering into parallel or reverse perpendicular parking spots.

New colors for the Transit van include Diffused Silver, Agate Black and Kapoor Red in addition to previously offered color options. Available new wheel selections include a 16-inch heavy-duty styled aluminum design, a 16-inch heavy-duty silver steel wheel design and a 16-inch heavy-duty forged aluminum wheel.

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