2019 Ford Transit Cargo Van Performance

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Ford Transit Cargo Van Performance Rating

2019 Transit Cargo Van Performance

As a utility vehicle, the Ford Transit Cargo Van is hard to beat. With multiple engine options and body configurations, it can be designed to suit almost any application. The 3.2-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel inline-five provides the best performance. With 185 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, this engine allows the LWB Transit to tow an impressive 7,500 lbs and haul a competitive 4,640 lbs. However, these values are lower than competitors such as the Mercedes Sprinter, which hauls up to 6,600 lbs and tows 7,700 lbs. As a rear-wheel-driven van, the Transit lacks the versatility of four-wheel-drive competitors, but it more than meets the expectations of anyone who needs a hardy full-size van.

2019 Transit Cargo Van Performance Photos

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Engine and Transmission

The Transit Cargo Van comes equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 275 hp and 260 lb-ft. This is paired to a six-speed SelectShift transmission that focuses on low-end acceleration while maximizing high-end productivity. This gearbox allows you to choose between two modes; Progressive Range Select lets you reduce the range of gears available while in automatic mode, while Full Manual allows for manual control.

Two other engine options are available, providing further versatility. The turbocharged EcoBoost V6 displaces 3.5 liters and provides 310 hp and a best-in-class 400 lb-ft. For heavy-duty jobs that require maximum hauling power, the 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel five-cylinder provides 185 hp and 350 lb-ft. This rugged and dependable engine is one of the Transit's best selling points.

2019 Ford Transit Cargo Van Performance Specs:

Ford Transit Cargo Van TrimsFord Transit Cargo Van EnginesFord Transit Cargo Van HorsepowerFord Transit Cargo Van TransmissionsFord Transit Cargo Van Drivetrains
1503.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
275 hp @ 6000 rpm6-Speed AutomaticRWD
2503.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
275 hp @ 6000 rpm6-Speed AutomaticRWD
3503.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
275 hp @ 6000 rpm6-Speed AutomaticRWD
350 HD3.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
275 hp @ 6000 rpm6-Speed AutomaticRWD

2019 Transit Cargo Van Gas Mileage

The Ford Transit Cargo Van boasts competitive fuel economy, but that doesn't mean it is particularly good. The standard 3.7-liter V6 gets a meager 14/18/15 city/highway/combined mpg. However, fuel can be supplemented with compressed natural gas with the CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package. The 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 gets a slightly better 15/19/16 mpg, while the diesel alternative has not yet been EPA-tested but is expected to receive the healthiest figures of the trio of available engines. With the optimum setup and a regular unleaded 25-gallon fuel tank, you can expect to get around 400 miles between refuels.

2019 Ford Transit Cargo Van Trailering

Ford Transit Cargo Van Trims150250350350 HD
Ford Transit Cargo Van Maximum Trailering Capacity5,100 lbs.
5,200 lbs.
5,400 lbs.
5,100 lbs.
5,200 lbs.
5,400 lbs.
6,000 lbs.
6,200 lbs.
5,100 lbs.
5,200 lbs.
6,000 lbs.
6,200 lbs.
6,700 lbs.
Engine3.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
3.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
3.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
3.2L Turbo Diesel
3.5L Turbo V6
3.7L V6 Gas
Transmission6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic
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