2018 Ford Transit Van
Why Buy the 2018 Ford Transit Van?
Depending on your chosen configuration, the Ford Transit Van seats up to 15 or holds up to 487 cubic feet of cargo capacity – about the same as 11 full-size SUVs combined! One of the beauties of this model is that it’s endlessly customizable with three engine options, three available trims, three body lengths, three roof heights, and two wheelbases. If you need to lug people or equipment for your organization/work/family, the Transit almost surely has a configuration that’s perfect for you.
The Ford Transit Van is efficient and safe. Buyers also report surprisingly good fuel economy: 14/18 mpg. It can’t compete with smaller cars, of course, but it ranks well in its class. Plus, the Transit can run on regular unleaded gasoline. Those who haul passengers will be glad to know that the Transit Van also scored high marks in both frontal and side crash tests. New for 2018, the Transit offers a high-mounted rearview camera and new options hard workers will love, such as a heavy-duty cargo flooring option, rear-door scuff plate kit, power-folding heated mirrors with turn signals, and push-down parking brakes.
Is the Ford Transit Van Front-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive?
Not surprisingly, the Ford Transit does not offer All-Wheel Drive. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the only van in this class that does. But, true to its calling, some Transit configurations have Rear-Wheel Drive, ideal for lifting heavy cargo. Another perk of RWD is weight is balanced throughout the vehicle, but drivers should be cautious in slick road conditions. The Transit has surprisingly good acceleration that you’ll really feel, especially after you’ve just dropped off the soccer team or made your deliveries.
Are Ford Transit Vans Reliable?
Reliability is important in a full-size van. Hard-working, busy owners want to know their investment will stand the test of time, even while they haul tons of weight day in and day out. Customers will be happy to know that Transits are reliable cars, having passed grueling tests with flying colors. If you want a van large enough for the whole team or for hauling equipment or local deliveries, the Ford Transit is tough enough.