2021 Ford Transit Crew Van

MSRP $35,000 - $47,600

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2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 20, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new Ford Transit Crew Van brings a modern design to the passenger van segment. The Transit Crew Van is a new entrant in the full-size van lineup and offers a very wide range of options. It comes in different sizes, body types, and configurations to choose from, depending on your requirements. It can accommodate between 5 to 12 passengers inside the cabin. The engine powering the van is also pretty capable for the segment and solves the purpose very well. 

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Pros

Tons of customization options

Two potent V6 engines are available

Impressive handling for a van

Cons

The engine feels sluggish with a full load

Rivals offer better-towing capacity

What's New?

AWD drivetrain is available

Parcel Delivery and Adventure Prep packages available as options


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37380

bodystyle

dr Crew Van

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

150$37,380 onwards

350$40,730 onwards

Base$35,000 onwards

250 Low Roof$38,330 onwards

250 Medium Roof$39,480 onwards

250 High Roof$42,905 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van in Race Red color
Race Red

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van gets electric parking brakes standard on the single rear-wheel-drive variants. It also gets rear compartment LED lighting as standard with the car. The 2021 model year introduces two new optional packages to the lineup namely Parcel Delivery and Adventure Prep packages. The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van, Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van, and RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van.

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Features

The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van is a trim level of the 2021 Transit lineup. It is available in various configurations to cater to buyers with a different set of requirements. The standard features with the 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van include 16-inch steel wheels, 180-degree-opening rear doors, running boards, automatic rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, power windows and doors, vinyl flooring, vinyl seat coverings, two USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, a 4-speaker audio system, and air conditioning. 

It also gets safety kits like lane departure warning, crosswind stabilization, hill start assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist. You can select the Transit Crew Van in different body sizes, roof heights, and configurations based on your requirements. 

Trim

T-150

T-250 

T-350

T-350HD

MSRP

$37,380

$38,330

$39,580

$45,965

Key Features

16-inch steel wheels

In addition to T-150 trim:

In addition to T-150 trim:

Comes in the only high roof and extended body

 

Keyless entry

4,030 pounds of payload capacity 

4,030 pounds of payload capacity 

4,530 pounds of payload capacity 

 

Running boards

Single rear wheels

Single rear wheels

Dual rear wheels

 

Air conditioning

12 available configurations

12 available configurations

4 available configurations

 

Automatic rain-sensing wipers

Option of regular, long, and extended bodies

Option of regular, long, and extended bodies

Vinyl seat coverings

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The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van does not come in any trim level and it is completely customized based on your needs. The first thing that we recommend is that you should go with either the EcoBoost turbo V6 engine if you plan to carry good weight inside the van. You can also customize the roof height of the van to fulfill your requirements. The body size can also be customized and it depends on how many passengers you want to carry inside the van. 

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Engine and Performance

The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van comes with two different powertrain options. The standard engine powering the Transit Crew Van is a 3.5L naturally-aspirated V6 engine. The engine produces a peak power of 275 horsepower and a peak torque of 262 pound-feet. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and the power is sent to the rear wheels as standard. You can also opt for the all-wheel-drive drivetrain which is available as an option. You also get a 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine as an option that produces 310 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. 

The engine feels powerful enough to pull the crew van in normal conditions without much struggle. The only issue arises when you try to pull the crew van with the full load as you can feel the engine struggling. The engine becomes sluggish with a full load and this is when you feel the need for the more powerful turbocharged V6 engine that produces significantly more torque compared to the standard engine. The 2021 Transit Crew Van takes 7.5 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 mph with the standard engine which is not bad for the segment. 

Models

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van

2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van

2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van

MSRP

$37,380

$41,375

$38,495

$37,390

Engine

3.5L V6

4.3L Turbo I-4

4.3L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

10-Speed automatic

9-Speed automatic

8-Speed automatic

6-Speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

275 @ 6,500 

188 @ 5,000 

276 @ 5,200 

280 @ 6,400 

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

262 @ 3,750 

258 @ 2,500 

298 @ 3,900 

260 @ 4,400 

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.5

11.2

8.5

7.2

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.9

N/A

16.5

15.6

Top-Speed (MPH)

100

100

N/A

N/A

The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van is among the fastest vans in the segment even with the base engine but that is not the main purpose behind buying a van. People buy vans to carry loads or in this case passengers. The standard engine is not impressive in that regard compared to the competition as the competition also offers diesel powertrain options. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van and the 2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van offer more towing capacity which benefits them in the form of better practicality. The 2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van has an even lower towing capacity than the Transit and it can accommodate only 2 passengers in the cabin. 

How well does the 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van handle?

You never buy a full-size van for athletic handling and driving pleasure. Van makers understand the fact and it is hard to achieve car-like handling from a van that is so big in dimensions. However, the Ford Transit Crew Van will surprise you with a pleasant driving experience on the roads. You do not feel the weight and the bigger dimensions of the Ford Transit Crew Van from behind the wheels. The steering wheel is precise and direct as per Ford’s manners. 

The suspension of the Ford Transit Crew Van is tuned towards comfort that the driver and the passengers will appreciate during the commute. The ride quality is surprisingly good for a van and it never gets uncomfortable. Even at higher speeds, it remains planted and does not bounce you on an uneven surface of the road. It is easy to maneuver around in town which results in a good experience for the driver too. 

How good is the braking performance of the 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van?

The Ford Transit Crew Van or any van for a matter of fact it not designed to be taken on the tracks. The vans are designed for sheer practicality and are best at that only. Since there is not much performance, you do not even expect excellent braking performance. The 2021 Ford F-150 gets 12.1-inch brake rotors both at the front and rear. The van has not been tested for 60 to 0 mph braking distance as it does not make much sense either. The brakes are good enough to stop the Ford Transit Crew Van when required without much hassle.

Models

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van

2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van

2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.1

12

12.8

11.8

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.1

11.9

13

11

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,985

6,413 

5,830

4,957

60-0 (feet)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

None of the vans in the segment are tested for their braking segment which is quite obvious considering the purpose of these vans. All the vans get a pretty decent braking hardware for the segment and there is not much distance in that regard. The weight of the vans also differs a lot depending on the trim and configuration you select which affects the braking distance. 

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Fuel Economy

The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van will not reward you with an impressive fuel economy. The fuel economy for the crew van depends on a lot of factors. The configuration you select is a key criterion that determines the fuel economy of the 2021 Transit Crew Van. As the weight of the van changes, it has an impact on the fuel economy of the van. Ford offers a 25.1-gallon fuel tank with the 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van. It should be able to give you a decent highway range. 

Models

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van

2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van

2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van

MPG (City)

N/A

18

N/A

N/A

MPG (Highway)

N/A

22

N/A

N/A

MPG (Combined)

N/A

20

N/A

N/A

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

25.1

22

31

24

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

N/A

396/484/440

N/A

N/A

The fuel economy figures are not available for any of the vans in the segment except for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van delivers 18 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg of combined fuel economy. The Merc van comes with the smallest fuel tank in the segment limiting the highway range to 484 miles. The 2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van offers the largest fuel tank in the segment with 31 gallons of capacity. 

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Interior

The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van comes with a practical design that feels basic. The front seat design remains similar for the Crew Van and Cargo Van models as there is no difference on the dashboard or front seats. The dashboard is well laid out and feels better than some of the other rivals in the segment. The low seating position makes it feel more like a car from the driver’s seat instead of a truck or a bigger vehicle. 

All the controls are well laid out and navigating for the controls is never an issue. The controls for the driver are easily reachable from the driver’s seat. The car-like driving position gives the driver a comfortable driving position. The rear seats and space in the rear completely depend on how you configure your van. It can accommodate a maximum of 12 passengers if equipped to do so. You can customize the headroom in the rear rows by selecting from the various roof heights available with the van. 

Models

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van

2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van

2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van

Seating Capacity

12

5

12

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.8/41.3/67.9

47.3/38.9/67.4

40.85/41.35/68.85 

76/74.8/38.8

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.1/33.7/71.4

N/A

38.42/36.3/68.6 

N/A

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.6/35.6/67

N/A

38.5/36.58/65.7

N/A

Fourth Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

38.3/36.58/69.1

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

N/A

N/A

N/A

`N/A

The 2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van has always been one of the leaders in the passenger van segment for the space it offers. It can accommodate 12 passengers in the cabin. The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van matches the number for its crew van if you go for the right options. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van can accommodate five passengers while the 2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van is good for only 2 passengers. Standout interior features include:

  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van?

The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van is better than its rivals in terms of the infotainment system. Since it is the newest entrant in the segment, it gets better tech compared to the older rivals like the Chevy Express. The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Ford’s SYNC 3 interface. The graphics of the interface might not be as impressive as some of the other rivals but it is one of the most user-friendly interfaces for sure. 

Everything is easy to navigate on the touchscreen and the controls are also easy. The screen feels fairly responsive too. It supports AM/FM stereo, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, HD radio, SiriusXM radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The audio system can be upgraded to a 9-speaker audio system. Standout infotainment features include:

  • An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Ford’s SYNC 3 interface
  • AM/FM stereo
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 9-speaker audio system

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Exterior

The exterior styling of the 2021 Ford Transit Van depends on how you want it to look. The Ford Transit Crew Van takes advantage of being the latest van in the segment in the exterior styling as well. No matter how you equip your Transit Crew Van, the design looks fresh and more attractive than any other van in the segment. If exterior design matters to you, then hands down the Ford Transit Crew Van will be the winner here. 

The Ford Transit Crew Van gets a completely new front grille that is not that big and looks easy on the eyes. The front design is not very aggressive and instead, Ford has tried to keep it simple which is appreciated in the segment. The side of the van is also not boring and it looks better than the rivals. The length and the roof of the van will depend on how you customize the van. At the end of the day, the practicality of the van is more important than the exterior styling. 

Models

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van

2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 

2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van

2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van

Curb Weight (lb)

4,985

6,413 

5,830

4,957

Length (inches)

219.9

274.3

223.95

236.1

Width (inches)

81.3

79.5

79.25

80.7

Height (inches)

83.9

113.5

84.5

99.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

8

9.7

6.9

Wheelbase (inches)

130

170

135.2

159

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is the longest van in the segment and is also the highest of the lot. It also comes with the longest wheelbase in the competition. The 2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van takes the second spot in terms of the overall length and wheelbase of the van. The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van has the smallest dimensions but you can customize the length and the height of the van. When it comes to the width, it is already wider than the rivals. Standout exterior features are:

  • 16-inch wheels
  • Chrome Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Front Fog Lamps

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given 3 to 4 stars to the 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van depending on the body style that you select. The IIHS has not crash-tested the Ford Transit Crew Van as it is a commercial vehicle. Ford has kept up with its reputation of making safe vehicles even with the passenger van. It gets a generous list of safety kits with the Transit Crew Van. You do not get much of the driver assistance features as standard with the van but it is good enough for the segment. The safety features include are:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Emergency Braking Assist

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Competition

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van has been there for a while in the market and has a good reputation in the full-size van segment. It offers a great level of comfort and the towing capacity is also better than Ford. Ford Transit Crew Van is a relatively new segment. Ford Transit comes with a good level of customization. You can select the one that better works for your requirements.

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van vs. 2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van

The 2021 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van is a practical van that also gives you the option of a diesel powertrain. The Chevy Express offers better practicality and a more refined engine. However, the design of the Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van feels from a decade ago. The Ford Transit Crew Van offers a more modern design language. 

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van vs. 2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van

The 2021 RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van can also be customized into different configurations. But the RAM Promaster 2500 Window Van comes in only a single powertrain option. If carrying passengers is your main goal, then the Ford Transit Crew Van is obviously a better choice. The RAM ProMaster 2500 Window Van can only accommodate 2 passengers in the cabin.

2021 Ford Transit Crew Van Final Verdict

The new Ford Transit Crew Van brings a new design to the full-size van segment. The Transit Crew Van offers a wide range of customization options. You can choose your van to fulfill your requirements. You can select the roof height, the length, and the powertrain based on your needs. The 2021 Ford Transit Crew Van makes sense to the buyers who prefer the modern design in the commercial van segment.