2019 Ford Transit

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2019 MODEL
$33,135 - $42,205

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2019 Ford Transit Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

As far as commercial vehicles go, there is a reason why everyone recommends Ford over any other brand. First, they have a reputation to protect secondly its born and bred right here in America, hence its knowledge about the market is through and unbeatable. A clear example of Ford 's superiority is the Transit cargo van. The Transit offers a galore of customization options plus its value for money factor is practically unbeatable. However, other brands are not far behind, with the Sprinter completely revamped for 2019, the Transit will face a tuff competition.

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Pros

A plethora of configurations

Decent road manner

User-friendly Infotainment system

Potent engine

Cons

Low Towing capacity

What's New?

Seating available for 10, 11, and 14 passengers now

New hinges on the long wheelbase


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33135

bodystyle

3dr Cargo Van

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

228

horsepower

275 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.2/68.6

dimensions

wheelbase

129.9 in.

length

219.9 in.

width

81.3 in.

height

83.6 in.

curb weight

5683 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

246.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

7100 lbs.

payload capacity

3670 lbs.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Ford Transit in Shadow Black color  2019 Ford Transit in Oxford White color  2019 Ford Transit in Magnetic Metallic color  2019 Ford Transit in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2019 Ford Transit in Green Gem Metallic color
Shadow Black

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford Transit 150 Low Roof

150 Low Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$33,135 - $34,165



 2019 Ford Transit 150 Medium Roof

150 Medium Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$33,590 - $35,965



 2019 Ford Transit 250 Low Roof

250 Low Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$34,085 - $35,115



 2019 Ford Transit 250 Medium Roof

250 Medium Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$34,540 - $36,915



 2019 Ford Transit 350 Medium Roof

350 Medium Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$35,790 - $38,165



 2019 Ford Transit 350 Low Roof

350 Low Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$36,140 - $37,170



 2019 Ford Transit 250 High Roof

250 High Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$38,415 - $40,365


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
250 High Roof w/Dual Sliding Doors 4dr Ext Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $40,365 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
250 High Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $38,415 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
250 High Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door 3dr Ext Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $39,715 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
250 High Roof w/Dual Sliding Doors 4dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $39,065 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Ford Transit 350 High Roof

350 High Roof

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$39,665 - $41,615


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
350 High Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $39,665 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
350 High Roof w/Dual Sliding Doors 4dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $40,315 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
350 High Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door 3dr Ext Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $40,965 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
350 High Roof w/Dual Sliding Doors 4dr Ext Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $41,615 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Ford Transit 350 HD

350 HD

power
275 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$41,205 - $42,205


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
350 HD High Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door and 9950 GVWR 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $41,205 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
350 HD High Roof w/Dual Sliding Doors and 10360 GVWR 4dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $42,205 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
350 HD High Roof w/Dual Sliding Doors and 9950 GVWR 4dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $41,855 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
350 HD High Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door and 10360 GVWR 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $41,555 MSRP TBD 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 26, 2019


The Ford Transit 150 starts from the base price of $35,840. There are three engine options paired to a 6-speed automatic. The standard gas 3.7L V6 engine cranks out 275 horsepower and 260-pound feet of torque. The diesel engine cuts down the power but adds more torque. The price might feel over the top but you get a decent amount of features and a strong cargo hauler for the price.

2019 Ford Transit Features

Ford Transit Cargo van is all about customization, you have three length options with regular, long and extended. Then you have the same number of options for height as low, medium, and high roof. You can pick any variation for the same as per your needs. As for the engine, the 3 option tradition is continued with a standard 3.7L V6 engine, a Turbocharged 3.2 Liter Diesel Powered Inline-5 engine, and an additional Turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 gas engine. All engines are mated to a monochromic 6-speed automatic transmission.

Trim Transit 150 Transit 250 Transit 350 Transit 350 HD
MSRP $33,285 $34,085 $37,515 $41,205
Features 16-inch steel wheels Same Features as the Transit 150 Same Features as the Transit 150 Same Features as the Transit 150
  Safety canopy system Fordpass a smarter way to move Lane-keeping alert with driver alert Tire pressure monitoring system
  Sync 3 Siriusxm satellite radio Side-wind stabilization Rain-sensing wipers
  Advancetrac with rsc     Easy-to-clean vinyl flooring
  Rain-sensing wipers     Heated front seats
  Easy-to-clean vinyl flooring      

We Recommend

Although Ford has a lot of options to customize the Transit we would recommend to go for the optional dual sliding rear cargo doors to make your daily loading and unloading easier. You can also go for the Ford telematics for more electronic updates.

2019 Ford Transit Engine

"The Transit is much easier to drive and far less truck-like than past work vans. The steering is responsive, there's a relatively tight turning circle, and even the ride is much better"- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Ford is the godfather of commercial vehicles, its reliability, and fair deliverables made it an instant hit for producing worker vehicles. The 2019 Ford Transit Cargo is a good example of a worker van which has a good threshold on the American market. Probably the best seller in the American market and its not just Ford's brand value which brings in the customers the potent engine options do the talking for you.

Models

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV1500 S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

MSRP

$35,840

$29,340

$33,790

$34,900

Engine

3.7L V6 Regular Unleaded

4.0L V6 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.3L V6 Gas

Transmission

6 Speed automatic

5-speed automatic

9-G Tronic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

275 hp@6000rpm

261 hp@ 5600rpm

188 hp@ 5000rpm

276 hp@ 5200rpm

Torque

260 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

281 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 2500rpm

298 ft-lbs@ 3900rpm

Standard is a 3.7L V6 engine which hammers out 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Next is the Turbocharged 3.2L Diesel Inline-5 engine which delivers a lesser 185 horsepower but upgrades the torque to 350 pound-feet. Another engine for turbocharged 3.5 Liter gas-powered V6 engine which brings up the power game to 310 horsepower and 400-pound feet of torque. All engine options are mated to a compliant 6-speed automatic, there no other option for transmission on the transit. There is no drivetrain option, rear-wheel-drive is the only way to get your hands on the Transit.

Acceleration

Compared to other boxy vans the Transit cargo is a rather light cargo vehicle which earns Ford an edge over acceleration. The power delivery is smooth and the rear wheels propel the Transit to make the 60 mph test in 7.5 seconds. As for the quarter-mile run, the Transit covers the quarter mile road in 15.9 seconds. The weight advantage makes transit the fastest cargo hauler in the lot.

Models

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV1500S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

0-60 MPH

7.5 seconds

9.6 seconds

11.2 seconds

7.8 seconds

Quarter mile

15.9 seconds

17.4 seconds

18.3 seconds

N/A

Engine

3.7L V6 Regular Unleaded

4.0L V6 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.3L V6 Gas

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling

Ford has overcome the typical boxy van's image of a lousy ride. Today's Transit is less truck-like to maneuver and as nimble as a full-fledged van gets. The steering is light and responsive and the ride is comfortable. Though the backlash of boxy design comes in the form of body roll and tight steering around the corners. Road noise is minimum but you would love to try the diesel engine options on the Transit.

Braking

Transit's brakes do not face any kind of fade. The pedal is soft enough to ferry and control the weight of a fully loaded Transit. The fact that its lighter than any other cargo van aids in its braking performance. Both the front and rear brakes are rated at 12.1 inches each.

Model

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV1500 S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

Brake Front (in.)

12.1

14.2

N/A

12.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.1

14.4

N/A

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2788

5819

4696

5158

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Towing and Payload

The Transit customization options have no end, you have multiple payload packages and different rear axle ratios. As far as towing is concern Transit's 7100 pounds towing prowess is better than Nissan and the hyped up Sprinter. However, it's not on the same level as GMC who boast its 10,000 pounds worth of max. trailering.

Model

Ford Transit wagon 150

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 1500

Nissan NV 1500 S Cargo Van

GMC Savana

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

7100

5000

6900

10000

2019 Ford Transit Fuel Economy

EPA does not rate the 2019 Ford Transit Cargo van.

Model

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV 1500S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

MPG (city)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Range (miles) (city/highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

25.0

28.0

22

31.0

2019 Ford Transit Interior

"The Transit has a much lower step-in height than old-style work vans. Taller roof heights also make it possible to walk upright in the cargo area " which is not possible in the GM vans. The driving position affords an expansive view of the road ahead, and the standard rearview camera is appreciated"-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Transit's interior is the way a cargo hauler should be- "Bare minimum". The step in height is not that high and feels pretty normal, you won't have trouble in stepping in or out of the Transit. Inside the Transit is felt packs but not in a suffocating way, still there are a number of cubbies and storage bins. The options on the exterior follow to the interior as well, you have two color option for Cloth and Leather seats and one for vinyl.

Model

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV1500 S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.8/67.9/41.3

42.8/65.7/42.0

N/A

39.8/68.8/41.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A N/A N/A N/A

The front cabin is not that spacious compared to the likes of Sprinter and Nissan NV. The elements of the interior are not that great either. The driver and wingman seat features a headroom of 40.8 inches and legroom of 41.3 inches. Also, there is just enough space to move your hands and elbows with the 41.3 inches of shoulder room.

Interior Features

  • Air Conditioning, Front and Rear
  • Front/Rear Aux AC and Heater (Driver controlled)
  • Console - Center stack console with integrated shifter
  • Front Overhead Console on Medium- and High-Roof models
  • Floor Covering, Vinyl, front and rear
  • Glove Box (Locking)
  • Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Instrumentation - Tachometer, fuel level, and coolant temperature
  • Interior Lighting, Accessory Delay - 30 minute
  • Lighting, Front Dome Lamp with Map Lights and Theater Dimming (Standard on Low Roof only)
  • Passenger A-Pillar Grab Handle
  • 12-volt Powerpoint
  • Step Well Pads Black plastic
  • Sun Visors - Vinyl-trimmed
  • Horn - Dual-note electric

Cargo Volume

The Transit is all about cargo space and Ford does that better than anyone on the American soil. The base Transit might not be the best at delivering a bigger cargo bay but it's their diversity of customization options which makes Transit the segment leader. You have got three roof options plus three length options as well. The standard cargo area stands at 246.7 cubic feet which are lower than its adversaries. Though Ford offers a maximum cargo bay of 487.3 cubic feet which is the largest in the boxy van market till date.

Model

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV1500 S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

246.7

234.1

319

239.7

2019 Ford Transit Exterior

"Unlike vans of old, the interior of the 2019 Ford Transit is as modern and comfortable as any pickup or SUV. The front seats are wide and supportive, the dash intelligently designed and easy to use and there are storage compartments everywhere"- KBB

Design and Styling

The Transit is just like any other box on the wheels, nothing special. What's different is that it comes with Ford's grill and reliability factor. The long nose hood and tall body sum up Transit's exterior look. The exterior is not arresting but its better than the subpar interior. Though it's a commercial vehicle, Ford treats the Transit like aby other automobile offering form its stable. There are a number of color options like Race red, Blue Jeans, and Green Gem and more.

Model

Ford Transit 150 low roof cargo van

Nissan NV1500 S cargo van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 150 standard roof van

GMC Savanna 2500 regular wheelbase cargo van

Curb weight (lbs.)

2788

5819

4696

5158

Length(in)

219.9

240.6

233.5

224.1

Width(in)

81.3

99.5

92.3

79.2

Height(in)

83.6

83.9

96.3

84.6

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.1

Wheelbase (in)

129.9

146.1

144

135.0

Track width (in) F/R

N/A

68.7/68.9

N/A

N/A

Dimensions and Weight

The Euro boxy design is big and customizable and the Transit continues the tradition. The basic cargo van is 219 inches long, 81.3 inches wide, and 83.6 inches tall, which is not a noteworthy number. Other vans like Mercedes Sprinter, GMC, Savana, and even the Nissan NV are much bigger in size. What they are not is light, the Transit's weight is lower than what other vans weigh in the segment. It also has a rather short wheelbase of 129 inches long makes it more maneuverable.

Exterior Features

  • Grille, Carbon Black with Carbon Black surround
  • Headlamps, Halogen with Black Trim
  • Windshield Wipers, Variable interval intermittent
  • Mirrors Short Arm - Power
  • Roof Marker Lamps - Included on dual-rear-wheel models
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • AutoLamp with Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Running Board - (Not available with Dual Sliding Side Cargo Doors)

2019 Ford Transit Safety

IIHS and NHTSA haven't tested the Transit for safety, though there is nothing worrying about the Transit. Last year, the boxy van had a 4-star frontal crash test rating earned from NHTSA, however, IIHS is yet to rate the Transit. The core safety equipment like airbags, stability control system, Rearview cameras are standard in the Transit. There are no packaged for safety or significant independent safety features for the Transit.

Safety Feature

  • Airbags, Driver, and Passenger
  • Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags
  • Brakes - Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
  • Safety belts - Three-point, all positions
  • Rear View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System (distress call w/airbag deployment when ordered with SYNC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (SRW only)

2019 Ford Transit Competition

Nissan NV Cargo Vs Ford Transit Cargo

Nissan NV is a strong offering in the boxy van category but its not enough to beat Ford. Ford's reliability is one thing plus the Transit's package as a whole is too savvy to miss. Nissan tries to match the Transit and puts up a good fight though not enough to overcome Ford. Power on the Nissan is lower than the Transit and so is the cargo volume. What the NV offers is low price and that is the only thing which makes a difference. People who run on a budget will like the Nissan NV more, the latter will go for the Transit.

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Cargo Vs Ford Transit Cargo

Sprinter was revived from the dead with a new face, power, and interior. The van manages to ferry cargo in style, it's literally the Mercedes Benz of cargo vans. Its price is a little bit higher than the Transit but that's justified. Mercedes delivers you a fine boxy van, they infused their luxury accent to a bit and also keep the utilitarian factor alive. Sprinter has everything to become the next big thing and it will be if Ford didn't do anything. The only place where Sprinter fails to perform is power, else it's a fine option.

2019 Ford Transit Final Verdict

The Ford Transit is called the segment leader for a reason. It's to the point and trumps functionality over everything else. The class-leading power and the highly customizable option aids the fact. The standard Transit might not be the most utilitarian but that doesn't stop Ford or adding more layers. You can avail a maximum cargo volume of 487 cubic feet which is beyond impressive in the trucking worlds.

The Transit's price might be higher than some vans but it's apt for what you are getting.