2023 Ford Transit Passenger Van Safety and Reliability

Ford Transit Passenger Van Reliability Rating

2023 Transit Passenger Van Safety

There is no comprehensive safety rating for the Ford Transit Passenger Van, but the NHTSA has conducted a few crash tests. The frontal tests returned a three-star rating, while side tests managed a better five-star rating. High, top-heavy vans don't usually fare well in rollover tests and here, the results are mixed, with the Transit Passenger Van's scores varying between one and three stars, with the high-roof variants being the worst.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Transit Passenger Van Key Safety Features

The standard-fit Ford Co-Pilot360 safety features are good for a commercial van, comprising forward collision warning, pre-collision assist, lane-keep assist, and post-collision braking. The XLT trim adds to this with blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and active park assist with rear- and side sensing. Front and side curtain airbags are included. Upgrading the infotainment system also adds some driver assists, such as adaptive cruise control and traffic-sign recognition, depending on which Sync 4 variation you opt for.

Ford Transit Passenger Van TrimsXLXLT
Back-Up CameraOO
Cross-Traffic AlertOO
Rear Parking AidOS
Blind Spot MonitorOS
Lane Departure WarningOO
Lane Keeping AssistOO
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorOO
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2023 Transit Passenger Van Reliability

Ford vehicles are regarded as quite dependable, though the Ford Transit Passenger Van has no official reliability rating. That being said, there have been some recalls in recent years. In fact, there were seven in 2022, for reasons including inoperative HVAC controls, a malfunctioning rearview camera, and a malfunctioning seat belt locking retractor.

The standard Ford Transit Passenger Van warranty plan covers it for bumper-to-bumper issues for three years/36,000 miles, and the powertrain for five years/60,000 miles.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles


Is the Ford Transit Passenger Van a safe car?

Though neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has given the van a comprehensive rating, the NHTSA has awarded it a three-star frontal crash rating and a provisional five-star side crash rating.

How many airbags does the Ford Transit Passenger Van have?

There are six airbags. Both front passengers get front and side airbags and there are an additional two curtain airbags as well, covering the first four rows.

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