While passenger vans don't make much of an effort to be real head-turners, the Transit is actually quite stylish. The front fascia hosts a large honeycomb grille, surrounded in black or chrome depending on trim, and big blocky headlights. These are halogen-based on the XL, while the XLT gets high-intensity discharge headlights. Both ride on the same 16-inch heavy-duty steel wheels - with black center caps on the XL and full plastic covers on the XLT - though alloy variants are available. The models with dual rear wheels have steel wheels. The front and rear bumpers are both hard plastic - black on the XL and color-coded on the XLT - and the side doors can be replaced with power-operated sliding doors if you so desire.
With so many different body configurations, the dimensions of the Ford Transit Passenger Van can vary wildly. In its smallest configuration, it measures 217.8 inches long and stands 82.4 inches tall. The long wheelbase increases the length to between 235.5 and 237.5 inches, while the medium roof can raise the height to between 98.7 and 99.2 inches. The largest setup is the extended body and the high roof, which boasts 263.9 inches of length and a height of 108.6 inches. Similarly, curb weight will depend on the size of the van you choose. From the lightest to the heaviest, the Transit Passenger Van weighs in from just over 6,000 lbs to around 6,900 lbs.
|Ford Transit Passenger Van Trims||XL||XLT|
|Max Width||81.3 in.||81.3 in.|
|Length||235.5 in.||235.5 in.|
|Height||107.7 in.||107.7 in.|
|Wheelbase||148 in.||148 in.|
|Ford Transit Passenger Van Trims||Curb Weight|
|XL||6,023 - 7,175 lbs.|
|XLT||6,023 - 7,175 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
While most of the exterior colors for the Ford Transit Passenger Van may be quite neutral, there are a few flashier hues. Oxford White is the most basic option, but Race Red is another standard paint. The rest of the palette will cost you $200 and comprises Agate Black, Ingot Silver, Avalanche Gray, Abyss Gray, Carbonized Gray, Blue Mist, and Blue Metallic.
Fleet owners who want something nondescript will likely prefer something like Avalanche Gray or Carbonized Gray, while school shuttles dressed up in Race Red or Blue Metallic will be easy for kids to spot.
All of the non-standard paints cost an additional $200.
No, and there is no option to have one installed.
Every Transit Passenger Van comes fitted with 16-inch wheels and tires. When fitted with single rear wheels, the XL has black center caps, and the XLT has fully plastic covers (optional on the XL). Models with double rear wheels have gray steel wheels with chrome center covers on the front wheels or optional forged aluminum wheels.