Ford continues to make small upgrades and enhancements to its full-size van. Notable are rear doors that open wider on long-wheelbase versions, a rear hook to pull the van out of trouble is standard and new seating layouts for the passenger van. See the 2019 Ford Transit models for sale near you
Every business has its own needs, so investigate all the relevant options. There are even ambulance, school bus and shuttle bus packages. Think about the diesel engine if heavy loads and long distances are involved. We also know a couple of big families that use the Transit passenger van to transport everyone and all their gear. It's a matter of how many seats and how much cargo room you need. Find a Ford Transit for sale
The 2019 Ford Transit is available as a regular panel van, or in wagon forms with seating for eight to 15 occupants.
It comes with a 129.9- or 147.6-in wheelbase. The latter also offers an extended body length. Then there's the choice of a low roof (83.6 inches) or a medium-height roof (100.8 inches). The two longer versions offer medium or high (110.1 inches) roofs. With the high roof, a 6-foot person can easily stand up inside. In the largest version, total cargo volume is 487.3 cu ft. Maximum payload is 4,650 pounds, and maximum towing capacity is 7,500 pounds.
Those numbers on the back doors -- 150, 250, 350 and 350 HD -- signify gross vehicle weights of 8,600, 9,000, 9,500 and 9,950 pounds, respectively. For the heaviest loads (350 HD), a dual-rear-wheel setup is used. Ford offers the Transit passenger van in two trims: XL and XLT. All the pricing is far too involved to tackle here. We'll stick with the Transit 150 for pricing and content. Prices include the factory delivery fee.
The Transit 150/XL ($34,630/$35,840) starts with 16-in steel wheels, keyless entry, variable intermittent wipers, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power-adjustable mirrors, power windows/locks, front air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, a rearview camera, lashing hooks and LED lighting in the cargo area, a lockable glove box and a 4-speaker AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth and an auxiliary input.
Sliding passenger-side doors are standard on medium- and high-roof versions, while dual sliding doors are optional. The Transit can be ordered as a cutaway or a chassis cab.
The XLT ($38,630) passenger van adds silver wheel covers, cruise control, carpeting, illuminated vanity mirrors, a CD player, auto-on headlights and rain-sensing front wipers.
There are also numerous options, such as extended side mirrors, power-retractable running boards, 16-in alloy wheels, cruise control, power/heated front seats, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, a keyless entry pad, lane-departure warning, remote start, rear air conditioning, a trailer package, Crew Chief commercial telematics and the options mentioned in the What's New section above.
The cargo van's cargo area can come with a spray-in liner or heavy-duty flooring. A choice of rear axle ratios is also on the options list, along with SYNC voice controls and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with navigation, a USB port, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 6.5-in touchscreen and steering-wheel-mounted controls.
Equipping the van for specific tasks (known as upfitting) often requires upgrading the electrical system. With this in mind, Ford offers a single absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery and auxiliary fuse panels as options.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2019 Chevrolet Express Cargo -- Smaller and older than the Transit.
2019 Nissan NV -- Nissan's full-sizer is both contemporary and affordable, with a muscular V8 available. No diesel option, though.