Three engines are offered. The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that makes 290 horsepower and 265 lb-feet of torque. The engine is E85-capable and can also be fitted with a kit that allows it to run on 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 2.0L inline-4 bi-turbo diesel generates 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque--90 percent of which is available starting at 1,500 rpm. All three engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. All Transits come standard as rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available.
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, a 4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 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, navigation, and rear air conditioning are all available. Medium and High-Roof versions of the Transit feature a high-mount rear view camera to assist in reversing.
Standard safety features include pre-collision assist, forward collision warning, post-collision warning, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights. Available features include adaptive cruise control, active park assist, front and rearview cameras and an adjustable speed limiting device.