The Ford Transit comes in a single trim, but the configurable body options mean that there are multiple models available, each designed to support higher gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR). These models are the 150, 250, and 350 and come standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 275 hp and 260 lb-ft. This can be replaced with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that provides 310 hp and 400 lb-ft or a 3.2-liter Power Stroke inline five-cylinder that produces 185 hp and 350 lb-ft. These are all paired with a six-speed SelectShift transmission and rear-wheel drive.
The 150 is available with both regular-wheelbase (RWB) and long-wheelbase (LWB) but is limited to the low roof (LR) and mid-roof (MR) heights. Any of the three engines can be equipped with this model, and its max GVWR is 8,600 lbs, with a max payload of 3,670 lbs.
The 250 is available with RWB, LWB, and LWB-EL (extra length), and allows for all three roof heights - LR, MR, HR. Only the HR is compatible with the LWB-EL option. All the engines are available with this model, and the max GVWR is 9,000 lbs, while payload caps at 4,070 lbs.
The 350 offers the same body configurations as the 250 but cannot be equipped with the Power Stroke engine. It has a max GVWR of 9,500 lbs and a max payload of 4,570 lbs. However, there is a specialized 350 heavy-duty model that does allow for all three engines, although the body is limited to LWB-EL with HR. It can haul 4,640 lbs and has a max GVWR of 10,360 lbs.
The Ford Transit is competitively priced, with the standard model starting at $33,135 MSRP on the LR, with the MR being $455 more and the HR and additional $5,280. The LR long body will cost you $875 more, while the extended body will set you back an additional $6,580. As body dimensions increase and features are added, the total price can rise to as high as $43,745. These prices exclude tax, registration and licensing, and Ford will add a $1,495 destination fee.
There are multiple single add-ons available for the Transit Cargo Van, as well as a variety of packages designed to specialize the vehicle for a specific task. Examples of these packages include the Heavy-duty Trailer Tow Package ($485), which adds trailer wiring provisions, a frame-mounted hitch receiver, a four-pin/seven-pin connector, and a tow/haul mode. Trailer brake control is optional and this package maximizes the van's towing capacity to 7,500 lbs.
The Ambulance Prep Package does precisely what it sounds like by adding dual heavy-duty batteries and a heavy-duty alternator. The Modified Wiring System package is standard with the ambulance package, and adds a limited-slip axle to improve handling and safety.
In terms of improving comfort, opting for the Interior Upgrade Package ($1,495) will add floor mats, a vanity mirror in the sun visor, AM/FM stereo with a CD player and a four-inch multifunction display, as well as cruise control. The Premium Package ($1,730) incorporates the Interior Upgrade Package and adds leather seats with 10-way power-adjustability. Adding this power-adjustability to the base vinyl seats as a standalone feature will cost $385. Other useful standalone features include cruise control ($325) and lane keeping alert ($375)
There is only a single trim to buy when it comes to the Ford Transit Cargo Van, but the body you choose depends on what you want to use the van for. If you're going to use the van for really heavy-duty applications, you might opt for the larger 350 LWB versions with the optional EcoBoost V6 or turbo-diesel engine. However, if you want to use the van for more day-to-day operations for more extended periods of time, then a 150 or 250 RWB model with the turbo-diesel inline-five engine might be preferable. Considering the base Transit Cargo Van is just the foundation, it's up to you to decide what you build onto it with add-ons and packages.