Ford Transit Van
You’ve come to rely on Ford vehicles for safety, performance, and durability, but what about their commercial vehicles? We took a look at the Ford Transit Van to see how it really handles on the road, and what its features are really like.
Our team at Charles Gabus Ford took the Ford Transit Van for a spin through Ankeny, Des Moines, and West Des Moines to see how it stacks up and handles real-world situations. Want to know how it fared? Read on for our comprehensive Ford Transit Van review.
When you’re ready, contact us to schedule a test drive!
Power & Performance
The Ford Transit Van comes standard with a powerful 3.7L V6 engine that can get you—and, more importantly, your cargo—wherever you need to be in no time flat. The responsive performance provides drivers with 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The 6-speed Automatic Overdrive with SelectShift® Transmission offers a delightfully smooth, steady drive. You can seamlessly switch gears with ease, maximizing your performance no matter where you go.
With this large commercial van, you’ll have plenty of room to haul whatever you need wherever you want!
Passengers will love the spacious cabin, which offers 40.8 inches of front headroom, 41.3 inches of front legroom, 60.7 inches of front hip room, and 67.9 inches of front shoulder room. That means plenty of room for passengers to spread out, even when you’re carrying a full load of cargo.
Thanks to the signature Ford design, you’ll have space to spare, whatever your cargo might be. In total, there’s 246.7 cubic feet of cargo volume available behind the first row. Need even more space for a big delivery? No problem—remove the front passenger seat, and your space expands to a whopping 285 cubic feet, making plenty of room for all your stuff.
Plus, that’s just in the low-roof and regular-length version; check out the other configurations for even more space!
Looking to haul a bunch of stuff? The Ford Transit Van has you covered! It has a maximum towing capability of 7,500 pounds when properly equipped. With this kind of capability, you’ll have more than enough power for even the heaviest cargo you have to haul.
Towing is a total breeze, too, thanks to Ford technology. An available Trailer Brake Controller helps synchronize the brakes on your trailer with the ones on your vehicle, allowing you to stop quickly and easily should the need arise. Meanwhile, it’ll maintain total control no matter what the road conditions may be.
Looking to use some add-on systems in your Ford Transit Van? Ford makes it easy with four versatile switches that can easily be adjusted to operate high-power relays for your heavy-duty accessories. Best of all, they’re incorporated directly into the instrument panel, which allows for faster upfit operations and power access—all while looking sleek and stylish in your van’s cabin.
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Test Drive a Ford Transit Van
Now that you know all about the Ford Transit Van and its impressive capabilities, come see it up close and personal! Swing by Charles Gabus Ford, and schedule a test drive today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have helped many drivers from Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny, and we can’t wait to serve you, too!