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2022 Ford Transit: Choosing the Right Trim

The big news for the returning 2022 Ford Transit is an all-new all-electric E-Transit making its debut. It brings Ford’s electric vehicle (EV) count to three.

As of now, we know Ford will market the E-Transit in Cargo, Cutaway, and Chassis Cab versions.

A list of new option packages as long as your arm is available for the rest of the Transit lineup.

In its soul, the Transit is a work van. Even the passenger versions are set up more for commercial use than for families. Consequently, there isn’t an overabundance of standard convenience features.

We like the Transit for its relatively civilized manners, customization potential, a surprising amount of technology, and capable engines.

Ford offers the regular Transit in Cargo, Crew, and Passenger (window) van configuration.

Truth be told, there is very little daylight in the way of content between any of the three configurations.

There is also a purely commercial Chassis Cab version onto which you can add your own load solution.

You can get the Cargo, Crew, and Passenger versions in various roof heights and wheelbase lengths. However, every roof height isn’t available with every wheelbase.

Roof heights are Low (83.6 inches), Medium (100.8 inches), and High (110.1 inches).

Wheelbases are Regular (130.0 inches) and Long (148.0 inches). Opt for the high roof with the 148-inch wheelbase,, and you can also score a longer (+28.5 inches) body.

Transit also parses the vans to different payload capacities: 150, 250, 350, and 350 HD.

To keep things at least somewhat manageable, we will stick with the regular height-short wheelbase 150 when quoting pricing, fuel economy, and so forth.

Although you can only get the Cargo and Chassis Cab in one trim level, the Passenger van comes in XL and XLT grades. However, there is very little separating them.

Power & Fuel Economy

For the base engine, Ford provides a 3.5-liter V6, but you can opt for a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6. Both mate to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Government estimates put the fuel economy for the base 3.5L V6 with RWD at 15 miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg in combined driving. Mileage barely changes with AWD. It’s 14 mpg/18mpg/16 mpg.

There are no government mileage figures for the turbo V6 or the E-Transit.

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available. Pricing to opt for AWD is all over the map, depending on length, configuration, and so forth.

2022 Ford Transit Cargo (starting at $35,770 estimated)

2022 Ford Transit front right in white
The All-New 2022 Ford Transit Cargo shown driving here in White.

The price listed is for the panel van. You can get the Chassis Cab for $31,895 (estimated)

It comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, hill-start assist, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, high-beam assist, power outboard mirrors, air conditioning, and vinyl floor covering.

Also standard are rain-sensing wipers, front reclining vinyl-covered bucket seats, power windows and door locks, and 180-degree opening rear doors.

The infotainment system features a 4-inch display, a 4-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hotspot capability for up to 10 devices.

Among the driver aids are forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.

There are numerous option packages, particularly for the Passenger van.

Adding the $1,695 destination fee to the Cargo base price equals $37,465. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out to $673 per month. See 2022 Ford Transit Cargo models for sale

2022 Ford Transit Cargo includes:

  • Rain-sensing wipers – When the system senses moisture on the windshield, it automatically engages the wipers. The wiper speed adjusts according to the volume of the rain.
  • Wi-Fi hot spot – A 4G LTE hotspot allows passengers to stream and share online on up to 10 devices.
  • Tilt-telescopic steering wheel – Allows the driver to adjust both the height and distance of the steering wheel.

2022 Ford Transit Crew (starting at $38,135 estimated)

Crew adds a second-row window on the driver’s side, a second-row bench seat, running boards, rear-door windows, and a rearview mirror to the Cargo.

Adding the $1,695 destination fee to the Crew base price brings the total to $39,830. With no money down for 60 months at 3% interest, financing works out to $698 per month. See 2022 Ford Transit Crew models for sale

2022 Ford E-Transit (starting at $47,185)

2022 Ford E-Transit Driving in Grey
The All-New 2022 Ford E-Transit is shown here driving in Steel Metallic Grey.

All-new for 2022, the E-Transit is an EV. The listed price is for the Cargo van.

The Cutaway ($43,295) and the Chassis Cab (43,825) are also available.

E-Transit adds electric propulsion to the Cargo, along with Ford’s Sync4 infotainment interface with a 12-inch touchscreen.

Adding the $1,695 destination fee to the E-Transit base price totals $48,880. Financing with no money down for 60 months at 3% interest works out to a monthly payment of $878. See 2022 Ford E-Transit models for sale

2022 Ford Transit Passenger XL (starting at $42,445 estimated)

In all its glory, Transit Passenger can seat up to 15.

The Passenger XL adds fixed windows all around, seating for 12, rear air conditioning, and a full cloth headliner to the Cargo.

Adding the $1,695 destination fee to the Passenger XL totals $44,140. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out to a monthly payment of $793. See 2022 Ford Transit Passenger XL models for sale

2022 Ford Transit Passenger XLT (starting at $44,285 estimated)

Building on the XL, the XLT adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Sync 3 infotainment interface, and a lighting package.

Adding the $1,696 destination fee to the Passenger XLT base price brings the total to $45,980. Financing with no money down for 60 months at 3% interest works out to $826. See 2022 Ford Transit Passenger XLT models for sale

Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps is an author specializing in automotive, financial and travel news. For nearly 35 years he has covered the automotive industry for newspapers, magazines and internet websites. His resume includes The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and numerous other daily newspapers through syndication. He edited Auto World magazine, and helped create and edit NOPI Street... Read More about Russ Heaps

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