The NHTSA rated the Transit Cargo Van four out of five in its frontal barrier crash test. No other tests were performed by the NHTSA. The IIHS has not evaluated the Ford Transit.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The Ford Transit features the bare minimum safety features in its standard offering. These comprise of four airbags (dual front and front side), a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side-wind stabilization, a center high-mount stop lamp, and an SOS post-crash alert system. Optional add-ons include a back-up alarm, a perimeter alarm, reverse park sensors, lane-keeping assist driver alert, a SecuriLock anti-theft system, MyKey technology, and trailer sway control.
|Ford Transit Cargo Van Trims||150||250||350||350 HD|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||O||O|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||N/A|
The Ford Transit is a hardy and reliable work van. It received a few complaints in 2015/16 but has maintained a mostly spotless reputation since. There were minor recalls in 2019 for faulty seats that might not maintain position during a crash, minor recalls in 2017/18 for defective trailer tow modules that may allow water to enter the system, and a serious recall in 2017 for driveshaft coupling failure. Ford offers a 36,000 mile/36 month bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 60,000-mile/60-month powertrain warranty, and 60,000-mile/60-month roadside assistance.