Although the 2022 Ford Transit Cargo Van is offered in a variety of body configurations, all models share the same basic trim level. Three roof heights and three body lengths are offered. The standard engine is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter gas V6 with 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, but this can be upgraded to a twin-turbocharged version of the same engine with 310 hp and 400 lb-ft. Regardless of engine choice, drive is transmitted through a ten-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, but there is a choice of drivetrains - 2WD or 4WD. Standard driver-assistance features include stability control, crosswind assist, lane-keep assist, hill-start assist, forward-collision warning (including automatic emergency braking), and a rearview camera with trailer-hitch assist. To these, blind-spot assist can be added and the infotainment system can be upgraded to an eight-inch screen; navigation is available too. The respective models can be ordered with your choice of diff ratios and axles.
The Transit starts at $35,925 excluding the $1,695 destination charge. This gets you a low roof and a regular length body. Upgrading to a medium roof adds $825 to the price and can only be had with regular or long bodies. The long body adds another $1,275 to the price. The high roof is only available with a long or extended body. The long body with the high roof costs $41,125, while the extended body is an extra $1,220 on top of that. These prices are all with the base 3.5-liter engine and rear-wheel-drive. Speccing the turbocharged EcoBoost powerplant adds $1,775 to a configuration, while opting for the all-wheel-drive system adds $4,695 to the price. Fully loaded with options and packages, the Transit can be made to cost nearly $60,000, but most buyers will be conservative and only tick the options that they're likely to use every day.
One of the most useful packages available for a vehicle of this type that increases its utilitarian workhorse ability is the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package for $485. Included in the package is a trailer-sway control system, making the laborious chore of lugging an unpowered vehicle behind the van less stressful. A worthwhile option for a van is the blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage. This costs $795 and is well worth the cash. $930 buys you the basic Sync 4 infotainment system with the 12-inch touch display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. This can be upgraded in steps up to the $2,050 version that also contains SiriusXM, HD Radio, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and intersection assist.
The choice of roof height, body length, and drivetrain will come down to what the vehicle is most often going to be used for. For example, there's no need to spend extra on all-wheel-drive if the vehicle will spend most of its time on sunny city roads. However, we would recommend the outstanding 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine for its additional power and torque. We'd also spend at least $930 on upgrading the infotainment system so that smartphone connectivity and navigation are fitted. The Sync 4's far bigger 12-inch touch display also has a lot more area, which is helpful for backing up such a large vehicle and particularly useful when hitching a trailer up. Upgrading the steel wheels seems like a waste of money, so we'd leave those alone and rather spend around 800 bucks on adding blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert to the already impressive standard driver aids, making the van safer and easier to maneuver in traffic.
Ford Transit Cargo Van 150 vs 250
Ford Transit Cargo Van 150 vs 350
Ford Transit Cargo Van 150 vs 350 HD
Ford Transit Cargo Van 250 vs 150
Ford Transit Cargo Van 250 vs 350
Ford Transit Cargo Van 250 vs 350 HD
Ford Transit Cargo Van 350 vs 150
Ford Transit Cargo Van 350 vs 250
Ford Transit Cargo Van 350 vs 350 HD
Ford Transit Cargo Van 350 HD vs 150
Ford Transit Cargo Van 350 HD vs 250
Ford Transit Cargo Van 350 HD vs 350