The 2018 Ford Transit Van gives commercial buyers the flexibility and power they need, demonstrating why the Transit has dominated the cargo van market around the world and why American buyers are flocking to the Transit.
2018 Ford Transit Van
What is the Ford Transit Van?
The Ford Transit is one of the most popular commercial vans in the world, first made massively popular in Europe. In fact, the Transit has been such a dynamic part of the automotive landscape that the word "transit" has become the general term for any cargo van at all. The Transit comes in multiple incarnations, adaptable to the needs of commercial buyers who have specific requirements. The Ford Transit been the workhorse of hundreds of thousands of small, medium and large businesses for many decades, and now in America it's quickly becoming as popular as in Europe.
Why Buy the 2018 Ford Transit Van?
In the past, styling was an afterthought at best for cargo vans. But businesses now realize that a cargo van is an available advertising space as a business tool, so the impression a commercial van gives is increasingly important. The Transit offers clean, modern lines and a front fascia that's way ahead of some of the seriously aging rivals that Ford competes against.
This year, medium and high-roof versions of the Transit get a high-mounted rearview camera. Among new available features are a forged alloy dual-rear wheel package for both body styles, heavy-duty cargo flooring, heavy-duty rear scuff plate and rear-door scuff plate kits, power-folding short-arm heated mirrors with turn signals, and a push-down parking brake for select variants. An AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth, auxiliary jack and microphone is also now available, Stone Gray has been added as a new exterior paint color, and charcoal leather upholstery is also an option.
What Can You Do With a Ford Transit Van?
The fact there are so many ways to configure a Transit from the factory is perhaps one of its greatest strengths. The Ford can be configured as a cargo van, passenger van, cutaway, and chassis cab, but while passenger versions come in XL and XLT trim levels, all other versions are simply known as Transit. You can choose two different wheelbase options of Regular and Long, and three roof heights of Low (LR), Medium (MR) and High (HR). The Transit comes in 150, 250 and 350 models, and 350s can come in heavy-duty dual rear wheel (HD DRW) format.
How Much Weight Can a Ford Transit Van Hold?
You'll find three different engine choices in the 2018 Ford Transit, which pretty much have all the commercial bases covered between them. All Transits are rear-wheel drive, and all three engines come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Transit can tow between 8600 and 10,500 pounds, depending on how it's specified, and can handle a payload of between 3000 and 4700 pounds.