2018 Ford Transit Review
As one of the leading vehicles in its class, the 2018 Ford Transit has a lot to offer cargo van shoppers in Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon. With its three powerful engines, incredible hauling and towing capabilities, and plethora of advanced technology features, this van can do it all on and off the worksite.
Our team at Andy Mohr Ford has put together this review of the 2018 Transit to give you a better idea of what it can do. Let’s get started by looking under the hood!
Powerful Engine Lineup
The 2018 Ford Transit has three powerful engines to choose from, starting with the standard 3.7L Ti-VCT V6. This engine, which comes paired with a 6-speed automatic overdrive transmission with SelectShift® and rear-wheel drivetrain, puts out an impressive 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
However, the next available engine takes power to the next level with its best-in-class maximum gas torque rating of 400 lb-ft.1 This 3.5-L EcoBoost® V6 engine also puts out 310 horsepower and works alongside a direct injection configuration designed for precision and enhanced power.
The final engine in the lineup is the available 3.2L I-5 Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. This engine, which thrives under extreme conditions like long days and frequent bouts of stop-and-go traffic, puts out 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of traffic.
2018 Ford Transit Towing and Hauling
The 2018 Ford Transit is stacked with interior and exterior moving capability. For starters, this cargo van can tow a whopping 7,500 pounds when properly equipped. Hitch a trailer to the back of the Transit and expect the same smooth ride.
On top of its towing capabilities, the Transit can haul quite a heavy load. When properly equipped, this van can handle as much as 4,650 pounds in terms of payload.
Depending on the body length and roof height you choose, you’ll have anywhere between 246.7 cubic feet to 487.2 cubic feet of cargo space to pack everything you need inside.
You can expand your options even more by choosing to remove the front passenger seat. Depending on the body and height specifications you opt for, this can get you an extra 38.3 to 55 cubic feet.
Transit Connect Dimensions
- The short-wheelbase Ford Transit Connect van provides 103.9 cubic feet of total storage volume without compromising easy maneuverability in urban environments.
- The long-wheelbase Transit Connect van can accommodate up to 128.6 cubic feet of luggage behind the front seats, which is ideal for longer, larger cargo.
- The short-wheelbase Connect wagon can transport up to 5 passengers, while allowing 77.1 cubic feet of storage capacity when the rear seats are folded down.
- The long-wheelbase Ford Transit Connect wagon offers an available third-row seat to drive up to 7 passengers at a time. When all rows of seating are folded down, it can fit 104.2 cubic feet of cargo with ease.
Available Technology Features
When using your vehicle for work or big personal projects, it’s important to have technology that’s just as forward thinking as you are. With the 2018 Ford Transit, you’ll have plenty of that to go around starting with the available SYNC® 3 infotainment system.
This system comes packed with helpful convenience features as well as entertainment galore. Use the 6.5-inch color multi-function touchscreen display to follow easy turn-by-turn navigation while utilizing the voice recognition feature to access your smartphone with taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.
The SYNC® 3 system is also equipped with a lane-keeping alert feature, which uses a windshield-mounted camera to keep tabs on the lane markings. When this feature senses that you’re drifting from your lane, you’ll be notified immediately by audible warnings and steering wheel vibrations.
Check Out the 2018 Ford Transit Today!
As you can see, everything you need for your work and at-home projects can be found in the 2018 Ford Transit. Shoppers in Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon should make the short drive to Andy Mohr Ford today to experience the many other impressive features the Transit has to offer.
Give us a call today to schedule your test drive!
1Class is full-size vans based on Ford segmentation, excluding other Ford vehicles.