• 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (12/14/2012)
  • 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi. (10/14/2010)
  • 2014 Ford Transit Power Stroke diesel

Ford has released the full list of pricing and specs on its new Transit, the replacement for the long-lived E-Series cargo van. Prices are set to start at $29,565 and can increase rapidly from there, depending on length, engine and wheelbase, among other options.

Let's talk first about those new engines. The base is the familiar 3.7-liter, naturally aspirated V6. It boasts 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and can return up to 14 miles per gallon in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. This engine can also be adapted to run on LPG or compressed natural gas. Of course, there are better alternatives, for a price, the first of which is Ford's well-received, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It packs 310 hp and a best-in-class 400 lb-ft of torque (available at just 2,500 rpm) while matching the naturally aspirated engine in both city and highway fuel economy.

Then, there's the diesel. With a 3.2-liter, five-cylinder diesel mill at its disposal, the Transit generates 350 lb-ft between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm, along with 185 hp. This engine hasn't been rated by the EPA, although we'd be really, really surprised if it didn't handily best either of the gas-powered engines in fuel efficiency. A six-speed automatic is standard, regardless of engine.

For hauling, the max payload is 4,650 pounds, a 600-pound increase over the E-Series and more than the Ford's cross-town competitors. The new Transit can also tow up to 7,500 pounds.

Regardless of how good the new trio of engines is, they all mark a substantial improvement over the old 6.8-liter V10 of the E-Series, which could only muster 10 mpg in the city and 13 mpg on the highway. The automaker has thoughtfully provided fuel-saving estimates in the press release you can find below.

Ford has launched an full, very deep configurator for the new Transit, allowing businesses to really access the full range of customization options available in the new van. That's available on Ford's consumer page. Meanwhile, keep an eye on these digital pages for our full first drive of the 2015 Transit, which should be coming quite soon.
Show full PR text
ALL-NEW FORD TRANSIT: BETTER GAS MILEAGE THAN E-SERIES; BEST-IN-CLASS GAS ENGINE TORQUE, CARGO CAPACITY

All-new 2015 Ford Transit low- and medium-roof regular-wheelbase wagons with available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® have a 46 percent better EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating* than Ford E-Series with premium gas engine
Proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost offers gas engine torque rating of 400 lb.-ft. – best in class among full-size vans – ideal for those whose work requires extra cargo-hauling capability
Transit van offers best-in-class gas engine maximum cargo capacity of 487.3 cubic feet when properly equipped


The all-new 2015 Ford Transit, America's newest Built Ford Tough van, delivers as much as 46 percent better gas mileage than Ford E-Series and offers Ford van customers more choices and capability than ever.

Transit goes on sale for the first time at U.S. and Canadian dealerships this summer, eventually replacing America's best-selling van for 35 years, E-Series, first sold in 1961 as Ford Econoline.

Transit has a proven legacy with more than 7 million units sold worldwide since being introduced in Europe in 1965. Ford has been the best-selling commercial vehicle brand in the United Kingdom for nearly 50 years and Transit is the recipient of two International Van of the Year awards.

"We are excited to serve our fleet and commercial customers in North America with the all-new Transit," said Kumar Galhotra, Ford vice president, Engineering. "Transit is Built Ford Tough and represents One Ford at its best, building on lessons learned from our decades of leadership in the commercial vehicle markets in the United States and Europe."

Three engine choices offer performance and efficiency
Transit comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine, and customers also can choose from an available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® or 3.2-liter Power Stroke® diesel.

When equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, all-new 2015 Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons get a 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway EPA-estimated rating.* That reflects an improvement of as much as 46 percent compared with the 10 mpg city/13 mpg highway EPA-estimated rating for the Ford E-Series 6.8-liter V10 premium gas engine. The improved gas mileage translates to fuel savings as high as $1,700 annually, based on EPA data.

Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons with the standard 3.7-liter V6 get a 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway EPA-estimated rating* – up to 19 percent better than the 13 mpg city/16 mpg EPA-estimated rating for the E-Series 4.6-liter V8 standard gas engine. Fuel savings for customers could be as much as $650 a year, according to EPA estimates.

City Highway Combined
All-new 2015 Transit Wagon 3.5L 14 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg
All-new 2015 Transit Wagon 3.7L 14 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg

EPA-estimated ratings for low- and medium-roof regular-wheelbase models. Actual mileage will vary.
3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel available on Transit is not EPA-rated.

The proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost available for Ford Transit offers a gas engine torque rating of 400 lb.-ft. – best in class among full-size vans – making Transit an excellent choice for those whose work requires extra cargo-hauling capability. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine's low-end torque and 310 horsepower result from its suite of technologies including direct injection and twin turbocharging.

The available 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel engine provides 90 percent of its peak torque from 1,500 to 2,750 rpm. Quick-start glow plugs offer fast startups at temperatures as low as 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. A variable geometry turbocharger helps deliver quick power.

Horsepower (hp) at RPM Torque (lbs.-ft.) at RPM
3.7L V6 with Ti-VCT 275 @ 6,000 260 @ 4,000
3.5L V6 EcoBoost 310 @ 5,500 400 @ 2,500
3.2L Power Stroke Five-Cylinder 185 @ 3,000 350 @ 1,500–2,500

Transit van delivers as much as 4,650 pounds of maximum payload capacity – more than competing vans from General Motors and Chrysler. Maximum payload increases at least 600 pounds across all sizes of Transit vans versus comparable E-Series vans. Transit delivers a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.

Towing and hauling are made easy by the standard six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. It features selectable tow/haul mode to compensate for grade and load, while also reducing gear hunting when towing or hauling heavy cargo.

A compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas prep package is available on Transit when equipped with the 3.7-liter V6 engine.

Built Ford Tough
Built Ford Tough is part of the Transit DNA, and the all-new unibody structure makes extensive use of boron steel for weight savings, improved torsional stiffness and long-term durability. Transit was tested for more than 7 million customer-equivalent miles at Ford proving grounds and in the hands of real-world fleet customers in North America.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 3.7-liter V6 engines have been proven in more than 700,000 Ford F-150 trucks since 2011.

The globally proven 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel engine underwent more than 4,000 hours of rigorous dynamometer testing specifically for Transit. Testing included running at maximum engine power for 750 hours (the equivalent of 14 nonstop round trips from New York to Los Angeles) simulating 10 years' service across 150,000 miles, and in environments with temperatures of 40 degrees below zero and altitudes of more than 14,500 feet.

To simulate the heavy use fleet and commercial customers put their vans through, Ford testers opened and slammed Transit doors 250,000 times – nearly three times more than for a car.

Capability to get the job done
The all-new Transit van offers a best-in-class gas engine maximum cargo capacity of 487.3 cubic feet when properly equipped – 75 percent more than the largest E-Series van. The extended-length wagon model offers best-in-class cargo storage (100.5 cubic feet) behind the last row of seats in a 15-passenger version – ideal for shuttle service.

Transit high-roof van models offer best-in-class cargo height to make loading easier, and high-roof wagon models deliver best-in-class passenger compartment height, enabling passengers as tall as 6 feet 4 inches to stand upright.

Transit also has a best-in-class rear door opening height and the available 270-degree swing-out rear cargo doors offer quick and easy access.

Offering the most choices
Transit is available in a best-in-class range of vehicle configurations and offers more choices than ever from a Ford commercial van.

Customers can choose from van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles; three body lengths and two wheelbases for van and wagon, along with three roof heights; and XL and XLT trim levels.

A center aisle for most configurations combines with easy access through wide-opening side doors and ample legroom to allow fast and hassle-free pickups and drop-offs.

Transit van is ideal for custom storage and shelving systems such as cargo dividers, multi-racks, bulkheads and sliding platforms. Upfitting is made easy with 11 available upfit ship-throughs, eight of which are located within 20 miles of Kansas City Assembly Plant where Transit is built. Transit vehicles can be custom-configured at www.TransitUpfits.com.

Smart features
Transit customers can add even more smart technology, including available Crew Chief telematics to help track service and mileage costs and MyKey® to help encourage safer driving. An available lane-keeping alert system detects lane markings with a forward-facing camera and vibrates the steering wheel to help alert drivers to steer back toward the center of the lane.

An internal ladder-rack system, available as an upfit, helps keep ladders protected from poor weather and away from prying eyes.

* EPA-estimated rating of 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined for all-new 2015 Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagon. Actual mileage will vary.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 104 Comments
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      What's the max tow capacity of an E-series? Someone on C&D Backfires was saying this couldn't tow for ****, but 7,500 pounds sounds about in-line with the E-series.
        The_Zachalope
        • 8 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        The E-Series is 10,000 lbs. But if you're carrying that much, you're better off getting a truck.
          Jesse Gurr
          • 8 Months Ago
          @The_Zachalope
          This might be a stupid question, but why would it be better to get a truck for that? Truck wouldn't be able to carry 12 people, well maybe it could, not legally though.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 8 Months Ago
      Euro full size vans like these are beyond dumb. The E series is a much better vehicle in every way possible. The Euro vans are simply too big and unwieldy. The E series is much more maneuverable than the Transit or other vans. The Euro vans are also ridiculously expensive compared to the E series. An E seizes is much more capable than the Transit and similar vans, and can tow more and have a higher payload because of its rugged body on frame construction. The European vans are also painfully slow. There is a reason why American vans come with V8s; Americans drive much faster than Europeans. This van has a pathetic 180 hp. . There is NO way an 8500 pound monstrosity can keep up with traffic on the highway without causing a pileup, if it has that kind of PATHETIC power. If Ford had any sense at all, they would make the 3.5 EB with 310 hp the STANDARD engine, with an optional 5.0 with 360 hp, a 6.2 Boss with 390 hp, and a redone 6.7 V10 with 420 hp. Americans need an engine which suits the size of the vehicle. The engines will NOT last long;they cannot take the abuse the v8s can and cannot handle the same payload and do the same work. They will give out ahead of time.The only reason the Euros use puny 4 and 6 bangers in their vans is because they are taxed out of their ass. Before that, they used to have V8 vans, too. The Morris Rover Sherpa is an example: with was a full size, body on frame van, JUST like the E series with a 5 or 6 liter Rover V8. There is a reason American style cargo vans sell much better than Euro vans, which frankly have fallen flat in the market. They sell because their formula works. Faster, more powerful, can tow more, more spacious, less unweildy, higher payload capacity.... the list goes on. Just because it has a soft interior and because it drives like a girl's truck doesn't mean it's a good work van. It's getting really tiresome how American car companies are abandoning ehat they used to be known for and are focing European style cars and trucks down our throat, when in fact they are much inferior. The poor sales of the Sprinter compared to the E series proves that we Americans don't want them. Why can't American companies do the opposite? Instead of selling the wussy Transit over here, why can't Ford sell the E series in Europe? If Europeans are smart, they'll figure out the virtues of American-style cargo vans and how they are superior to European ones. I'm sure they'd appreciate the extra power they have over their anemic little 4 bangers, the extra capability and cargo capacity, and the toughness of a no-nonsense American v8.
        The_Zachalope
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        There's so much nonsense and trolling in your post, it's not even funny. Quite sad, actually.
        SquareFour
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        I used to think this dude was posting nonsense just to get a rise out of people, but you gotta be pretty serious to post a 6 paragraph diatribe, which essentially says nothing, on a car forum...pretty serious, pretty lonely and pretty stupid.
          NightFlight
          • 8 Months Ago
          @SquareFour
          Have you not seen any of his other posts? This is how he really thinks....
        carguy1701
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The stupid, it burns.
        metric91
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        It's funny how much BS can come out of someones mouth about a product that hasn't bee released to the public with no knowledge or experience behind the wheel. I've been driving one of these (Medium roof long wheelbase) for a little over a month and I can guarantee this runs circles around the E Series.
        Dean Hammond
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        please list the Econolines superiorities...this should be interesting.....
        carguy1701
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        >Faster, more powerful, can tow more, more spacious, less unweildy, higher payload capacity. Only one of those things is correct.
        aatbloke1967
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The "Morris Rover Sherpa" doesn't exist. What did exist was the Leyland Sherpa which was BL's first Ford Transit rival. It originally used 1.6 and 1.8 litre 4-pot units originally and never offered with a V8.
          aatbloke1967
          • 8 Months Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Actually that's true they did, I'd forgotten about those. To be fair though they were brought in very late in the Sherpa's product life, and only months before DAF merged with Rover's commercial arm. Even so, they were comparatively rare and basically only supplied to a handful of police forces as civil order vehicles. I believe some were also supplied to the GPO if I remember correctly although I may be wrong.
        mookieblaylock
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        moron runs deep in this one
        David R. Filbey-Hayw
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Wow ! I heard North Americans saying that 50 years ago. I thought that they had finally come around to realizing that being able to drag someone at the traffic lights has various shortfalls including fuel economy. I have always wondered why Europeans and Asians get the delivery job done with 4 cylinder engines and we need giant V8s to do the same job. Doesn't make sense. Anyone driving an empty Econoline van as it hips and hops around at every bump, merrily rattling away and then wandering all over the highway when the wind blows realizes that this vehicle is now a hopelessly, out-of-date dinosaur. Driving the new Transit compared to the Econoline is like driving the 2014 F150 compared to a 1994 F150. Like night and day. Thank heavens that FORD has now seen the light and given us the marvellous Transit Van sold successfully elsewhere in the world for 47 years. Finally the van has now caught up with the changes in FORD's cars.
        Revis Goodworth
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Evidently you don't have your eyes open - the Euro style vans are everywhere here in VA and even Fed Ex and other delivery services have them - contractors are switching. What you don't see are NEW Government Motors vans on the road. And those Transit Connects are everywhere as well as huge fleet buyers are changing over.
          The_Zachalope
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth
          It all depends on where you're at and what the company is. In the Detroit Metro area, it's still not uncommon to see AT&T, Charter Communications, Stanley Steemer, etc. using Econolines and Safaris. But of recent, Guardian Alarm, ThyssenKrupp, and Siemens have been switching over to Transit Connects, and companies like FedEx and DHL have been using Sprinters for a number of years.
      That Guy
      • 8 Months Ago
      As Ford dies all the time, out with the superior product and in with the inferior one. And I love how they are purposely sandbagging the diesel engine to make the egoboost look better. They did that with the 5.0 V8 in the weak F150. The 5.0 is far more modern and powerful than the POS, boat anchor 5.4 yet the 5.4 truck has more capabilities? Ford is so transparent in their dishonesty it's not even funny.
        Dean Hammond
        • 8 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        sorry matt, theres not one area that the new Transit doesnt trump the Econoline......
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          that configuration became redundant based on sales numbers and the fact when it comes to towing theres better alternatives in the lineup....f-150...........
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          its called GVW Matt, google is your friend....and it was publicised a LONG time ago that the E series cutaways would continue for heavier duty applications such as Ambulances and large cube applications....Fords got it covered both ways....smart move, sorry you have a hard time coming to grips with that....and PS, mark my words, you may not like it, but the very Transit you are bemoaning WILL be the segment leader....sorry.
        carguy1701
        • 8 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        >superior >I-beam front suspension, pathetic engines, pathetic mileage numbers Uh huh....
          EXP Jawa
          • 8 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          If I'm not mistaken, Ford is planning cut-away Transit models as well, Matt. They're only continuing the E-Series until they've transitioned. Did you really think otherwise, or are you continuing to troll? Do I even have to ask?
          EXP Jawa
          • 8 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          sorry, meant to be a reply to that guy Matt...
        Revis Goodworth
        • 8 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        Idiot. Ford is doing well - more profit per unit sold worldwide than Government Motors. You are a liar and you give no evidence to support any of your ASSERTIONS. And the first three letters capitalized are what you thus have become.
          carguy1701
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth
          **** off Laser When did you get a sex change, BTW?
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth
          yeah, they lead the truck market AND commercial market by quite a marging, that wont change...deal Matt, deal....
        That Guy
        • 8 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        *does
          SquareFour
          • 8 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          Are you paid by GM or are you just an idiot?
      EB110Americana
      • 8 Months Ago
      I understand why the full size American van is going the way of the dodo, but I'm rather disappointed with the fuel economy numbers. Sure, the capacious innards are impressive but when V8 pickups are pulling highway figures in the low 20s and V6s are hitting 25 mpg a 19 mpg engine with less power doesn't seem like "the more advanced work truck" Europeans have been pitching their vans as. The diesel seems like a logical option, though that can also be used in a pickup (and if Ram and GM's choices pan out, Ford may do exactly this). And by the way, comparing the new engines to the outgoing 6.8L V10? Really?! Even the laughably ancient, neglected V8s with 2 valves per cylinder and 4-speed automatics in the E-Series were getting 12/16mpg (13/16mpg for the 4.6L), so this is barely an improvement considering an engine and transmission combo from the last decade should have easily hit that mark. Here's hoping to see some decent numbers from the diesel--and maybe a future gas engine that can break 25mpg highway.
      cpmanx
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is a huge step forward in the commercial van segment, and it leaves GM in the unpleasant position of being the laggard in a changing market. My only reservation with the new Transit is that spaceship interior; a simpler, more intuitive dash/center stack design would seem more appropriate.
        Avinash Machado
        • 8 Months Ago
        @cpmanx
        GM has a rebadged Nissan van.
          zepeda1
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          That's to compete against the Transit Connect which is a small van. They don't have a new full size offering yet.
      Jim R
      • 8 Months Ago
      This thing is going to give me nightmares.
      superchan7
      • 8 Months Ago
      With the passing of the Econoline, is GM now the only one still offering a traditional 2-box American commercial van?
        Brian P
        • 8 Months Ago
        @superchan7
        Define "traditional" ... the Transit is a great big box on wheels, which is what a van is supposed to be. Compared to the old style American vans, it makes better use of space, comes in more configurations and has more efficient powertrains. Few people will care about the old-style vans going away.
          james
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Brian P
          Brian , You would be suprised how many people are upset about the Econoline going away. It was a family car the best thing to travel in for trips .Part of the reason they are still around is Uhaul likes them they begged Ford to continue production. I owned three since I started driving I had to give my last one up in 08 to get something that my aging parents and inlaws could get in and out of, every time I go on a trip I miss the vans they were a geat part of my life. They aren't just a plumbers van as they have ben refered to.How many vehicals do you know actually sell them selves Ford never in the fifty plus years that the Econoline was on the market it was never advertised. I'm sure the Transit will do well but if it has as great a run as the Econoline it will suprise me greatly.
      Sozo
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is one of the very few vans that actually has a decent looking front end, especially when you put it next to the new dodge sprinters.
        Jim R
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Sozo
        Imagine it with a blacked-out grille and 6 inches off your rear bumper. Terrifying.
        Joey
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Sozo
        New Dodge Sprinters? Maybe you meant Ram Promaster?
      sampson
      • 8 Months Ago
      Condominium for the next generation
      DooMMasteR
      • 8 Months Ago
      Hmm VW Crafter TDI only 90-160 HP starts at 30k€ and rapidly gets to 60k€ there are only inline 4 TDIs no other engines :) and the box is great let us see how the new transit will do over here, the old one sold pretty well I think
        Dean Hammond
        • 8 Months Ago
        @DooMMasteR
        considering its only real competition is the Sprinter, its starts off being a MINIMUM of $6000 cheaper as its avail with engines other than Diesel....Sprinter should be worried.
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          @Fuel....put the bottle down....Chev Express...PLEASE...is there a 15 passenger version, three roof heights, three lengths, two wheelbases, three engine choices?.....and payloads on the transit are SUPERIOR to the Econolines they replace, which in turn were SUPERIOR to the Express....
          Justin Campanale
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          @ Aaron It's definitely a possibility, a likely one given the Express's age, but GM hasn't officially announced anything, so everything up till this point is mere speculation. Unless GM actually announces something, it should be assumed that the Express will continue for the foreseeable future @FTTF First off, the whole Internet tough guy thing makes YOU look like the moron. Notice that you haven't given any statistics to back up your claims. And evidently, you didn't read the article, which says that the specs for the Transit are superior to the E series in payload as well as towing. And there's NO WAY that a gas ******* 6.0 dinosaur will beat a 3.2 diesel in mileage. Put down the crack pipe. @Carguy Could you provide a link which backs up what you are saying? @Dean The Ducato is surprisingly capable. The FWD gives it a lower load floor height.
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          @ Aaron, Sprinters not going away, thats a Mercedes product, they are in for the long haul...and isnt the Pro-master a Front wheel Drive Fiat?.....theres a huge fail right there...FWD....????
          Aaron N
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          The Sprinter is going to be replaced by the Ram ProMaster in most fleets. So there's that also. Oh and Fuel, the Express is going to be replaced by a rebadged Nissan/Renault. Sorry.
          FuelToTheFire
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          No, MORON, it has other competition. The Chevrolet Express is a much tougher van which can handle more. It can actually accelerate faster than a school bus, unlike the Transit, and the engine size (6.0L) actually works with the size of the van. EVERYTHING is superior. Payload capacity, towing capacity, cargo space. Even the real world mileage will be better since the Express's engine won't have to work so hard to full the same load, unlike the Transit.
          Aaron N
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          carguy, it's still being replaced. So don't say "No it's not".
          mookieblaylock
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          ram promaster/ducato apparently does just fine. No drive shaft means lower bed/ c of g. Fiat quality, that's another discussion
          carguy1701
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          >Oh and Fuel, the Express is going to be replaced by a rebadged Nissan/Renault. Sorry. No its not. That's just a stopgap vehicle until GM designs their own small work van. I expect the Express/Savana to continue, just with incremental updates, though the lack of a 1500 model for 2015 is a surprise.
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Mookie, I truley doubt it will light up sales numbers here in the US.....
          carguy1701
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          The Express 1500 has been eliminated for MY 2015, so a direct comparison between variations (1/2-, 3/4-, and 1-ton) is no longer possible.
          Dean Hammond
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          @Justin....FWD is a hurdle I cant get over, small van 1600 lbs maybe, any more than that and I would have to beleive the from drive wheels would become lighter and consequently hard to hols a straight line, RWD is prefered for payloads of any consequence, and I'll go out on a limb...sales numbers here will reflect that...America in commercial applications, has a fixation w RWD......
      J
      • 8 Months Ago
      One Does NOT change the entire design when you have the entire vehicle segment in the palm of your hand. Ford REALLY shot them selves in the foot on this one. I'm not which one is worse killing off the Crown Vic or the Econoline. Does it still have a real Frame? Can you still make a DRW ambulance out of one?
        thatitaliankid321
        • 7 Months Ago
        @J
        Ive seen super duty, Econoline chasiss and F650 ambulances. Ford is still offering the Econoline only as a cut away cab configuration just not a full body van. And the New Transit is Unibody leaving GM and Nissan with Body on Frame vans
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 8 Months Ago
      I don't see this working very well as a platform for a bucket van.
        carguy1701
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        That's why the cutaway E-series are sticking around for at least another couple years.
    • Load More Comments