New 2019 Ford Transit 250 Van Van/Minivan
Ford Transit 250 Van Van/Minivan
With varying wheelbases, roof heights and cargo-bay configurations, the 2019 Ford Transit is the ultimate work truck.
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The 2019 Ford Transit represents one of the most versatile van lineups in the industry. Offered as either a passenger or cargo van, the Transit’s varying wheelbases, roof heights and engine options further increase its flexibility, though Ford won’t be offering an all-wheel-drive version until the 2020 model year. Passenger vans can be configured to accommodate anywhere from two to 15 persons, while the cargo vans can handle payloads as large as 4,640 pounds and tow up to 7,500 pounds. The Transit features Ford’s latest engine technology including a turbocharged V6, 5-cylinder turbodiesel and even a CNG (compressed natural gas) option. With stiff competition from the Ram ProMaster and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford keeps the Transit competitive with numerous high-tech features and upfitter options.
You'll Like This Car If...
If your business requires a van with big capacity, nearly infinite configurability and a modern line of fuel-efficient engines, there’s likely a 2019 Ford Transit with your company logo on it. Ford’s massive dealer network makes it less worrisome should issues arise while en route to your destination.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you’re looking to keep costs down, the Nissan NV and Ram ProMaster offer less expensive alternatives. If you’re looking to create a camper conversion or just need the all-weather reliability of all-wheel drive, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is still the only game in town. (All-wheel drive will be available on 2020 Transit models coming later this year.) Those with big towing needs should look to the Chevy Express, which can tow up to 10,000 pounds.
What's New for 2019
Changes for the 2019 Ford Transit include some new color choices, more seating options for the passenger vans and wider-opening rear doors on long-wheelbase models. Ford’s rear recovery eye hook is now standard across the line, and new high-strength laminated side glass is offered on some models.
Driving the 2019 Ford Transit van is easier than its massive appearance might suggest. Despite its tall roof and long, downward sloping windshield, most configurations occupy the same footprint as a full-size F-150 pickup. You’ll need to remember that tall roof when negotiating tree-lined routes where low-hanging branches might pose a problem. The same goes for low-entrance parking garages and drive-thrus. Driving the Transit is a pleasant experience far removed from the old work vans that rode rough and offered zero driver feedback. The Transit’s steering is accurate and easy to work, the suspension is taut without being harsh, and we were amazed at the lack of rattles and squeaks in our test vehicle. Those most concerned with fuel economy will want the 5-cylinder turbodiesel, but if power is your most pressing need, a Transit equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is the best option (and the most fun to drive).
As a fleet manager, you know time is money, which is why Ford offers the Transit with a sophisticated telematics system. With Ford Telematics, you’ll know when a vehicle is due for service, be able to monitor the driving habits of your employees and keep an eye on fleet fuel consumption.
3.5-LITER V6 ECOBOOST ENGINE
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 offers the power of a big V8 with the fuel economy of a diesel. Surprisingly refined, the 3.5-liter delivers ample power for quick off-the-line starts as well as passing power at high speed.
Unlike vans of old, the interior of the 2019 Ford Transit is as modern and comfortable as any pickup or SUV. The front seats are wide and supportive, the dash intelligently designed and easy to use (although the touch-screen infotainment system requires a bit of stretching to reach) and there are storage compartments everywhere. Ford has created spaces for extra-large drink cups, cellphones, tablets, laptops and just about anything else that needs a secure spot. A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel makes it easy to find a comfortable driving position, and the tall seating position allows drivers of all shapes and sizes to get a good view of the road ahead.
The 2019 Ford Transit's aggressively utilitarian form is defined by function. The three roof heights range from 83.6 inches to 110.1 inches, and the six body lengths from 217.8 inches to 263.9 inches. Whether it's a panel van painted with your company's logo or a multi-passenger airport shuttle, the Transit gets 16-inch steel wheels with color-keyed hubcaps, and a black surround on the Aston Martin-inspired grille; wagons get tinted side glass. Long-wheelbase cargo vans have new rear-door hinges that increase the door opening angle from 237 to 253 degrees, while available retracting running boards make entry and exit easier.
Notable Standard Equipment
The most basic Transit work truck features a 4-speaker AM/FM stereo, 16-inch wheels and hubcaps, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera and power windows and locks. You also get industrial-black front and rear bumpers with front lower valance and a rear step, and short-arm, dual power-side mirrors. Passenger models get tinted side windows. Step up to the XL Passenger van and you get 4-speaker audio and full-length side-curtain airbags, while the top-line XLT gets rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, a CD player and the Exterior Upgrade Package.
Notable Optional Equipment
We'll sidestep the thousands of different ways the Ford Transit can be upfitted for custom work duty. Instead, Ford will sell you a 10-way-power driver's seat, an engine-block heater and rear parking-aid sensors (get these) for your 2019 Transit. Other options include extendable heated mirrors, Ford Telematics, leather seating, dual sliding-side doors, cruise control, keyless entry, and Sync 3 with a 6-inch touch screen and navigation. There's also lane-keeping assist plus other safety upgrades available. A CNG/LPG (liquid petroleum gas) engine-prep package is available for models equipped with the 3.7-liter V6 engine.
Under the Hood
There are three engine choices available for the Ford Transit. Standard issue is a 3.7-liter V6 putting out 275 horsepower, and which can be configured to run on compressed natural gas. Power-hungry customers can opt for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, a twin-turbocharged engine that produces 310 horsepower. Then there's the 3.2-liter 5-cylinder Power Stroke turbodiesel, aimed at those who need low-end torque and good fuel economy, although the EPA does not rate the diesel. All engines drive the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
275 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/18 mpg (cargo)
3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6
310 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
400 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19 mpg
3.2-liter turbocharged diesel inline-5
185 horsepower @ 3,000 rpm
350 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-2,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: not rated by EPA
How much you'll pay for a 2019 Ford Transit depends heavily on how much van you're getting. Literally. The short-wheelbase, short-roof basic cargo van starts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,630, including destination. If you want an XLT passenger wagon with a tall roof and diesel engine, you're looking at a price somewhere just shy of the $50,000 mark. That's all before options and upfitting, which add more to the price. Not cheap, but competitive with the Ram ProMaster and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Chevrolet Express van starts around $33,000, but its ancient technology compared to the Transit, and it feels like it. Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for their vans.
Ford Transit 250 Van Consumer Reviews
February 28, 2019
Awesome work van.
My van didn’t come with rear sensors or a trailer hitch assembly or other accessories. But the twin turbo ecoboost v6 is enough. Opened...
September 02, 2018
Wonderful Van - best in class
I have driven my Transit 350 wagon for over 3 years. We have the low-roof, extended-length, Eco-Boost version. We have taken our large...
September 22, 2016
Im happy so far! Surprised at low reviews...'15/MR
My transit 250 is a long, medium roof, ecoboost that I use for business. I drive 95% hwy, and tow/haul 5000 lbs 90% of the time. I had...
February 24, 2016
this van is a joy to drive.
you forget there is a big van behind you when driving unless you look backward. ecoboost is the perfect fit for this vehicle
March 27, 2019
A reasonably comfortable, nice performance vehicle
This transit with the 3.7 L engine drives great with plenty of power for driving the hills and mountains of east tennessee. It handles...
August 24, 2018
Great van, except for the drivetrain issue.
Weve owned this van for 16 months and it has done great on trips and around town. The drivetrain has become an issue and the techs at...
February 28, 2016
so far so good on 2015 lwb, mr, eco, premium, sync
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...
December 26, 2018
I will never buy a Ford Transit again
There is many problems with Ford Transit. Many recalls and I have wasted in repairs almost $9,000. At 250,000 miles I replaced the...
May 29, 2018
More comfortable than others, but not not as relia
We sold our Chevrolet Express and got a Transit for the better seats and more modern design, however it is not very reliable. There have...
February 01, 2017
Rear brakes no good
Rear brakes failed at 26k ,This is a serious engineering problem for Ford, if you can afford to pay more look at sprinter. Finding out...
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