Ford Transit, America’s best-selling van*, gains new enhancements across the lineup for 2018 that are designed to make the vehicle trusted by fleets, small business customers and families more capable than ever.
Available in three lengths, three heights and two wheelbases, the 2018 Ford Transit** will offer 64 configurations across four basic platforms – van, passenger wagon, cutaway and chassis cab. The passenger wagon is available in XL and XLT trim levels.
An available forged alloy dual rear wheel package is new for van and passenger wagon models, along with a new Stone Gray exterior and charcoal leather-trimmed seat package. A heavy-duty cargo flooring option has been added along with an available heavy-duty rear scuff plate kit and rear-door scuff plate kit for Transit cargo van.
New driver features include a high-mount location for the rearview camera on medium- and high-roof models, and available power-folding short-arm heated mirrors with turn signals. Bluetooth capability has been added to a new optional AM/FM stereo with audio input jack and microphone. A pushdown manual parking brake is also available on vans and cutaways, and on wagons with the RV prep or builders prep package.
New optional passenger convenience items include D-pillar assist handles for medium- and high-roof vans, and extended-length running boards.
Choice of power
The 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine – standard for Transit van and passenger wagon – is engineered for optimal performance. A CNG/propane gaseous engine prep package is available.
The available 3.2-liter Power Stroke® five-cylinder turbo diesel – based on Ford’s proven global diesel engine architecture – features advanced fuel, turbo and emissions systems that meet stringent U.S. clean diesel standards.
For maximum capability, the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® is a trusted workhorse. Whether carrying materials to a job site or towing a trailer, EcoBoost-equipped Transit provides best-in-class** maximum gasoline engine torque of 400 lb.-ft.
Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® for efficient rear-wheel-drive operation.
Transit, the power of multiple configurations
For Transit, the power of choice goes beyond powertrain options to encompass multiple lengths and three available roof heights to provide full-size van buyers with the precise configuration they require.
The high-roof van features 81.5 inches of interior cargo height – enough for a person 6 feet, 9 inches tall to stand upright. The medium-roof van can accommodate up to 72 inches of cargo height, while the low-roof model has nearly 57 inches to provide an ideal combination of payload management, upfit readiness and garageability. The interior has been designed for easy upfit of racks, bins, shelving and other cargo storage and hauling solutions.
When properly configured, the long-wheelbase, extended-length, high-roof Transit van provides 487.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, with rear cargo doors that can open up to 237 degrees for easy loading.
The largest passenger wagon, Transit EL, can carry up to 15 people, while still providing 100.5 cubic feet of storage.
Thanks to a power rack-and-pinion setup, Transit provides drivers with an exceptionally communicative steering feel. The front suspension consists of subframe-mounted MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar for smoother, flatter cornering, while progressive rear leaf springs and heavy-duty gas-charged dampers provide for well-controlled ride quality – regardless of load status.
Optimize productivity and operating costs
Transit’s global platform design delivers on the same customer expectations in 116 markets worldwide where this sturdy commercial vehicle is available – expectations for versatility, performance and low operating costs.
For fleet customers and private owners, an available GPS-based system from Ford Telematics™ powered by Telogis® helps make adding vehicle tracking systems easy. The feature can also provide vehicle maintenance alerts.
A 6.5-inch touch screen display with navigation and SYNC® 3 is available.
Transit has been developed to be efficient to service and maintain, with specialized technical service support including extended operating hours available at more than 600 Ford Commercial Vehicle Center dealers.
Built Ford Tough
Transit features rugged unibody construction and extensive application of high-strength and boron steel, which has been tested at Ford proving grounds and in the hands of real-world fleet customers in North America.
Ford Transit is built at Kansas City Assembly Plant.
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*Based on total U.S. reported sales (2016 calendar year). **Class is full-size vans based on Ford segmentation; excluding other Ford products.
**2018 Ford Transit available fall 2017.