The 2015 Ford Transit is all-new for 2015. From the ground up, the new Transit steps in to fill the hole the E-Series work van leaves behind after more than five decades in production.
About Ford Transit 350 Van
With its Transit
van for 2016, Ford joins Ram, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in offering a cutting-edge, European-style work van, leaving GM as the only major manufacturer still saddled with a decades-old body-on-frame design. The 2016 cargo-oriented Transit and passenger-friendly Transit
Wagon offer a wide variety of configurations, including three varying roof heights, a short- and long-wheelbase option and six body lengths. Passenger models can carry from eight to 15 passengers, and engine choices include a turbocharged EcoBoost V6 and Power Stroke 5-cylinder diesel. For those seeking an alternative fuel source, the 3.7-liter V6 can be prepped to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Ford also offers a dizzying array of work-
truck options allowing customization of the Transit’s massive cargo bay.
Cons: "seating tight, bad tires, odd size 23565R16C"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Bought new. T150 XLT loaded 8 pass wagon. Great vehicle until I started having issues. 1st 90 days several interior & exterior trim pieces were loose or falling off. Started having ride/drive/handling issues around 2100 to 2300 miles. Have had 3 tires replaced and van still has a squirmy/squiggly ride. Even though tires show regular wear, on certain roads they ride terrible. Dealerships say suspension is intact. Don't like these tires / Continental VancoFourSeason / 23565R16C is an odd size. Can only replace with Hankook Dynapro of the same size. I wanted to replace with Michelins way back when. Would buy the Hankooks with a guarantee they would ride well. Why would Ford introduce a vehicle with an odd tire size and not many tire options? With the steering wheel not angling down enough, even with long arms driving/steering on long trips can be exhausting. 2nd & 3rd row seats are too close together. GOD help you if you're tall. Removing the 2nd & 3rd row seats is a chore. Going from front to back of van is tight. Van had good road feel when I bought it. After 10,000 servicing steering is too light and van oversteers/understeers too easily. Don't know what brought this on. Dealerships say everything is okay. Had I known Alabama's Lemon Law I would have done something about this within the 1st year of ownership. Bought my van for traveling. Haven't been able to enjoy it much because of these issues. I thought this vehicle would see me into retirement, but I don't know! I only wanted for these issues to be found and fixed. I expected better from Ford."
Cons: "Just too much to mention here, read review"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"The much vaunted upgrade is only really good on mileage, assuming you get very far. I just turned 36,00 miles after a year of commercial driving, rear brakes, gone! They are small to begin with and I got 2 days warning there was a problem, scored the discs as well but if you have to get them replaced be ready to pay dearly as the axle has to come off ($400-$500 bill not including the pads and changing the transaxle fluid. Ford didn't offer me anything as I had just turned 36k miles (I was 152 miles past) and by the way that earlier price was not a dealership cost so tack on another $200-$300. The front brakes are at about 35% so will need to be done soon as well. I expected at least 75k miles before brakes, I'm a professional driver and very easy on brakes so this is unusual I think. I'm getting a series of popping sounds out of the steering column now too and have no idea what it may be, not sense taking it to Ford as I'm out of warranty. The interior set up is not great, yeah they have like 6 places to put your drink (I'm not kidding) and a cubby for your cellphone as long as it's not wider than an iphone, if you have a Galaxy Note or similar forget it. There are two power outlets and a USB (part of upgrade stereo hd and sirius)The steering wheel controls make no sense, there is no mute button for stereo because they assume you will be using the Sync System but frankly I don't want my conversations to be heard by everyone in the vehicle (It's used as a transporter for wheelchair patients) and being that I'm tall and have to keep the seat all the way back I have to lean forward to turn off stereo when a call comes in (I wear a bluetooth). The leather seats are not very padded and are only about 4-5" thick and by the way the battery is under your seat cushion, it's supposed to tilt up to access but really I don't like the idea of a battery under my rear end. Its not all bad, the mileage is pretty good as long as you don't use the AC too much (I live in Arizona) you can expect 13 to 15 mpg which is still 25% better than my old E Series. It drives well but can be ginchy in high wind because of the raised roof. I wish I had another choice but I've heard the Promaster has it's issues too as well as the Mercedes so there you go."
Cons: "Not good in snow, limited tire options, min towing"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have been driving now for 14 months, 26k miles, and I tend to drive long drives without lots of stopping. No major work, had recall on air filter which got replaced. I also had to take it in to get SYNC update as I couldn't do it. I have the a lwb, ls 3.31, ecoboost, mid roof, premium package, leather, autostart, and sync. So far so good overall. Tows like a dream with plenty of power. It is more expensive than competition except Sprinter...and even that is fairly close. So only time will truly tell if this was worth the money. I wish I had gotten the 3.73 axle just because I am towing....and for the size/power I feel the transit should be able to haul/tow more. Also, if you put in a cargo cage, it completely kills the use of a power seat as the seat wont recline and I could manually adjust for as much as it is mobile. Tis is a great van to load and haul if light/mid weight....I avg about 18.5 mpg, even loaded at 60 mph. I towed 7300 pounds by accident and was rather amazed at the power and ease of stopping, and 13.5 mpg average. I normally tow my cargo trailer, even loaded its 3500 pounds. The van itself is 6000 pounds, and gcwr is 11200....so I can tow and load 5200 pounds, which fortunately for me is enough, but for many it may seem light. I feel it should do better, but not without going over recommended limits set by Ford. I got this loaded van for about 39k, and 2.9 apr.....so am happy so far. Time is the real evaluator. Also, the resale value is really terrible....which surprised me....I spent 39 on a van that listed 42.5.....and within a year it is only valued at 26....that's a 33% drop pretty much immediately, and that doesn't include the $5000 ramp, cargo mat, cage, and diamond plating I added. I might as well have set fire to them.....I outgrew the van quickly, so had to buy a trailer which I figured is a better value if you don't mind a trailer. Cost me 8000 for a great one with 400 cu.ft room, where as a long high transit would have cost me exactly the same to get an extra 100 sq ft."