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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van

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MSRP Range :
$36,445 - $42,245
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Pros

If you run any type of business that requires a roomy, flexible and technologically advanced van, Ford’s Transit for 2018 needs to be in your fleet. Be it a shuttle service for passengers, or a rolling shop with room to stand and work, there’s a Transit that can get the job done.

Cons

The Ram ProMaster and Nissan NV cost less than the Transit, only the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers all-wheel drive and only the aging Chevrolet Express can tow 10,000 pounds. A smaller van such as the Nissan NV200 costs less and is easier to maneuver and operate in restricted city streets.

What's New For 2018

Changes for the 2018 Ford Transit include the addition of a high-mount rearview camera on cargo and passenger vans. New options included expanded Bluetooth availability, a dual rear-wheel forged-alloy wheel package and leather seating. Cargo vans gain rear cargo-door exit handles and a cargo LED light switch.

2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Pricing

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$36,445 - $42,245

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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Expert Review

Ford offers the 2018 Transit van as either a versatile and modern cargo van, or a passenger-friendly transport that can comfortably seat up to 15 passengers. The European-derived Transit features a high roof for improved interior accommodations, as well as a number of trims and configurations. Engine choices include a turbocharged V6, 5-cylinder turbodiesel and even a 3.7-liter V6 than can run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Ford knows it faces stiff competition from Ram’s ProMaster and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, so it equips the Transit with a lengthy options roster designed around customization and flexibility. From its available power running boards to its detailed cargo-bay treatments and numerous upfitter options, the 2018 Transit has almost every base covered.

Driving the 2018 Ford Transit 350 Van

Driving the 2018 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 a tall roof is overhead 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).

Favorite Features

FORD TELEMATICS
As a fleet manager, it’s your job to monitor your employees’ driving habits, know when a vehicle is due for service and monitor fuel usage. Thanks to advanced Ford Telematics, most of these jobs are done for you, making quick work of what used to be a time-consuming chore.

3.5-LITER V6 ECOBOOST ENGINE
Anyone driving a fully loaded van in fast-moving traffic knows the importance of having power to pass and merge. With the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood, the Transit has no issues getting up to speed and its fuel economy is surprisingly good.

2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Interior

Despite its work status, the Ford Transit is not a penalty box for the driver. There's an amazing amount of storage space; you can have a couple of Big Gulps and water bottles, your phone, your laptop, your tablet, and tons of other stuff stowed in various nooks and crannies in the dash and doors. The comfortable and supportive seats are good for long and short hauls, and can be covered in cloth or leather. Ford’s Sync 3 audio upgrade is available, as is navigation. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes, giving the driver added flexibility in finding the right position.

2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Exterior

The 2018 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. The Wagon XLT comes standard with an Exterior Upgrade Package that adds full wheel covers, a chrome grille and grille surround, and headlight trim. Available retracting running boards make entry and exit easier.

2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Standard Features

The most basic Transit work truck features a 4-speaker AM/FM stereo, 16-inch wheels and hubcaps, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 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. Wagon models get tinted side windows. Step up to the Wagon XL passenger van and you get 6-speaker audio and rain-sensing windshield wipers, while the top-line Wagon XLT gets a chrome grille surround, automatic headlights and an upgraded 8-speaker sound system.

2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Options

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 2018 Transit. Other options include extendable heated mirrors, Ford Telematics, 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.

2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Engine

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.

3.7-liter V6
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 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 Does the 2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Cost?

How much you'll pay for a 2018 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 about $33,700. If you want an XLT passenger wagon with a tall roof and diesel engine, you're looking at a price somewhere around $50,000. 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 $32,500, but it's 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. Come resale time, the Ford Transit should hold its value better than the Chevy Express Van, and stay on par with the Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Consumer Reviews

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Performance
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Comfort
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Reliability
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Styling
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Dano
- 11/27/2015
2015 Ford Transit 150 Van

"Not the best"

Good MPG, rides nice
Just too much to mention here, read review
c
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.
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danny boy
- 02/24/2016
2015 Ford Transit 350 Wagon

"this van is a joy to drive."

c
you forget there is a big van behind you when driving unless you look backward. ecoboost is the perfect fit for this vehicle
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workvan
- 02/28/2016
2015 Ford Transit 250 Van

"so far so good on 2015 lwb, mr, eco, premium, sync"

MPG, Driving Characteristics, Quiet, Power
Not good in snow, limited tire options, min towing
c
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.
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YellowScooter
- 03/07/2016
2015 Ford Transit 350 Van

"my e350 box truck was more reliable"

Great for the first 6 months
Breaks Down Spends weeks at the dealers
c
"Bought new but it seems the van is Always in the dealers. So far the instruments, rear axle, EGR, rear brakes twice, head gasket have been repaired or replaced. Right now it is at the dealers for major oil leak and loss of power plus it has transmission issues which as usual the dealer says it's fine, I guess it is until it gets returned by Ford roadside recovery again. As I wright this I have not had any use of my Transit for over 6 weeks and the dealer does not call to let me know whats happening I have to call them and as usual get the story about waiting for Ford technical service to look at it. I have lost all confidence in this vehicle to take care of our daily deliveries. I bought the Transit 350T Powerstroke because I wanted a reliable and economical delivery vehicle which it was for the first few months but now its is less reliable than our old Ford box truck it replaced, worst van ever and a waste of money, Buyers beware."
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frozintime
- 09/23/2016
2015 Ford Transit 250 Van

"Im happy so far! Surprised at low reviews...'15/MR"

Quiet, handles awesome, power, mpg's, flexibility,
Surprisingly low tow ratings for so much power
c
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 one issue fixed by recall...the air filter. The sliding door also doesnt close easily. I am 6' 2" and 210, and even with cargo cage I have plenty of room. This drives like a car and is amazingly smooth. Visibility is an issue as I would highly recommend a window for the passenger cargo sliding door being put in for visibility as that is a blind spot when turning left....otherwise I drive well with just my mirrors. This drives and tows fully loaded very easily....the engine and transmission are the stars, but the ride is just as nice. I have no issues with brakes although I will have them checked again due to what I am reading. I noticed the complaints seem to be from the people haulers, but I am surprised in any case. Almost 2 years with oil changes about every 8-10k miles, and I am using full synthetic. Van tells me when I have oil change or any other maintenance due....computers in the vehicles are great for reminding of any due maintenance. Until I have a serious issue I cant complain. The tires may be an issue....but my Hancooks are wearing fine....I have at least another 20k left, but maybe 30. There are limited choices on these...that I do know. I do know that snow is a handicap and to make sure to turn off the TRS....I have limited slip and the traction control negates this if left on when road or drive is slippery. I had an old 90's e250 that had about 440k miles, built like a rock...that definitely led me to this. Except for tow ratings.....this is an upgrade in every area. My gas mileage went from 10mpg to about 18.....even loaded and towing I still get 11 to 12. I can get 20 if I drive 60 without wind.....another issue I have not had a problem with. Also, I can almost stand up in back....and the padding they use to cushion the sides definitely holds up well, and I believe helps keep it quiet...which was another big surprise. Absolutely the quietest out of all the vans which I did drive before I bought. Also, there is a FORD warranty that can be bought, up to 36k miles....that will cover up to 150k or 8yrs for about 4,000.....I only mention for the folks that seem to have issues. Im happy and dont believe I will need it....can you tell?
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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Audible Text Message Feature
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Optional Seating Capacity - 1 passenger
  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA Class - Vans, Cargo Type

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 3 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Side Steps
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Power Side Steps
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Limited Slip Differential

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 4998 pounds
  • Head Room: Front - 52.0 inches
  • Height - 100.8 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 6.1 inches
  • Overall Length - 217.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 67.9 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 315.2 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 42.9 feet
  • Wheel Base - 129.9 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 97.4 inches
  • Payload Designation - 1 ton
  • Width without mirrors - 81.3 inches
  • Cargo with seat down - 363.8 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 60.7 inches
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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Safety

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Frontal Crash
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Rollover Rating
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Side Crash
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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van safety technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Attention Assist Monitor
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Parental Control System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van Rankings

Horsepower
275 HP
Consumer Ratings
3.8 Rating
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2018 Ford Transit 350 Van
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