2016 Ford Transit – Engine and Specs

2016 Ford Transit van is a much-anticipated vehicle mainly because of its commendable capacity to carry cargo. Moreover, unlike many other carmakers, Ford will allow you to customize it to a much higher degree.

2016 Ford Transit
2016 Ford Transit

Exterior and Interior of the 2016 Ford Transit

The look of the van induces confidence in its ability to transport cargo safely. The box-like appearance provides an overall balanced look. Based on the wheelbases, the van is divided into medium, long and long extended. The uni-body construction has another big advantage. It makes the vehicle weight lesser than what it would be if it were a body-on-frame. Therefore, its ability of picking up speed is definitely better. Like the earlier version, the 2016 model is expected to come in different roof heights – low, medium, and high. The version with long wheelbase will be available in all the roof height options while the long extended version will only have high roof height. If you go for the middle wheelbase then you can have either low or medium roof height.

2016 Ford Transit Interior
2016 Ford Transit Interior

However, the seating capacity will remain 2 in all of the variations that is, only 1 row for the driver and a passenger. In short, the vehicle will be dedicated to transporting cargo, the space for which in the 2015 model was 487.3 cu. ft. There is LED lighting in the area. The dashboard has a touch screen offering navigation facility.

Rear View of 2016 Ford Transit
Rear View of 2016 Ford Transit

Engine and Mileage Details

3 engine options are available for this 2016 model, which are 3.7 liter V6FFV, 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 and 3.5 liter I5 diesel. All the engines have their advantages and you will be required to choose the one depending upon your priorities. The FFV (Flex-fuel vehicle) means the engine can run on gasoline, E85 and even on the combination of both. It will give 275 hp with 260lb-ft of torque. The Ecoboost option will give you fuel efficiency and amazing speed pick up even when the cargo load is high. It will offer 310hp with 400lb-ft of torque. Lastly, the diesel engine with 185hp and 350 lb-ft. of torque will incur low operation costs with proper emission control. MPG of the vehicle is 14/city roads and 19/highways.

2016 Ford Transit Engine
2016 Ford Transit Engine

2016 Ford Transit Price and Release Date

The van will cost between $30,500 and $48,000. It is expected to be launched late 2016 or early 2017.

The van is highly suitable for small business owners who are required to travel with cargo. With its great design and tough exterior, the 2016 Ford Transit should not leave much to be desired.

2016 Ford Transit – A Fuel-Efficient Car

Side View of 2016 Ford Transit
Side View of 2016 Ford Transit

2015 Ford Transit – Great Choice For Affordable Passenger And Carrying Load

2015 Ford Transit promises to offer substantiality rather than gimmick. It is tough as a cargo van should be, offering great convenience to the driver. It is easy to drive even when it has loads of passengers or items.

2015 Ford Transit
2015 Ford Transit

Exterior / Interior of 2015 Ford Transit

The van rests on 129.9 inches wheelbase. It is 219.9 inches long, 81.3 inches wide and 83.5 inches high. Variable intermittent wipers, sliding side doors and 16 inches steel wheels are standard. It has a unibody construction, as the company claims, which makes it lightweight. The rails in the front, side and rear have been welded robustly to the cross members, torque boxes, and floor pan. It is stronger than the vans constructed on steel-on-frame model. It is available in three roof heights and a choice can be made between van and wagon models with the latter having an extended capacity for passengers and cargo.

2015 Ford Transit Interior
2015 Ford Transit Interior

Take an inside look and the obvious emotion is of delight. It has seating for two. The seats appear highly friendly with a pleasing cover of fabric or leather. If a choice of the rear camera is made, the vehicle is very easy for parking and mounting a trailer. MyFord Touch infotainment system offers full-fledged information delivery making the van very attractive for the driver. Clock, tachometer and low-fuel level warning are standard. For entertainment, AM/FM stereo, 2 speakers and auxiliary audio input is there.

2015 Ford Transit Exterior
2015 Ford Transit Exterior

Engine and Mileage

It is fitted with DOHC 3.7 liter V6 flex-fuel (ffv) engine with the power of 275 horses @6000 rpm and torque of 260 lb-ft @4000 rpm and 3.5 liter V6 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost that gives 310 hp and 400 lb-ft torque or a diesel model, which is 3.2 liter Power Stroke inline-5 turbocharged giving 185 horsepower and torque of 350 lb-ft. All the powertrains are integrated to 6-speed automatic transmission with rocker-switch manual shift control.

2015 Ford Transit Engine
2015 Ford Transit Engine

The mileage offered by the van is 14/19 mpg for city/highway. It is 19 percent more efficient than the one offered by the E-series.

Price and Release Date of 2015 Ford Transit

The cargo van is available at the base price of $30,000 that is definitely expensive than the outgoing E-series and a ProMaster. If premium packages are chosen, the cost will touch $50,000 at the most.

Though the vehicle does not appear any different in terms of looks, it does cut a mark in fuel-saving, efficiency and interior comfort. It meets the expectations of a cargo van/wagon to the hilt with its comfortable seating and space. 2015 Ford Transit gives a tough competition to Sprinter for being cheap and smart.