Three engines are offered. The base engine is a 3.7L V6 that makes 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine is E85-capable and can also be fitted with a kit that allows it to run off of compressed natural gas or liquid propane. For more power, Ford offers the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. Also found in the F-150 pickup, the turbocharged unit produces 310 horsepower and best-in-class 400 pound-feet of torque. Both V6s offer similar fuel efficiency, with a combined 16 mpg in regular-wheelbase Transit passenger vans. Finally, the turbocharged 3.2L inline-5 Power Stroke diesel generates 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque -- 90 percent of which is available starting at 1,500 rpm. All three engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift, which allows for manual shifting when needed. All Transits are rear-wheel drive, and some models offer a dual-rear-wheel option.
Power rack-and-pinion steering is paired with front MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar, as well as progressive rear leaf springs and gas-charged dampers, which results in relatively flat cornering, a smooth ride and ease of maneuverability.
Standard features on the Transit Van include 16-inch steel wheels, tilt/telescopic steering, walk-through console, front air conditioning, vinyl seats, power windows, mirrors and locks and a two-speaker stereo. Optional equipment includes alloy wheels, a heavy-duty tow package, power running boards, and extended outside mirrors. Inside, cruise control, a rearview camera, a cargo-area spray liner, SYNC 3 infotainment and navigation and rear air conditioning are all available.
All Transits come standard with front and front side-impact airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control.