2017 Big Van Moves Out: Ford Transit 350 Passenger Wagon EcoBoost V-6 Tested: Big Van Moves Out

Ford continues to thrive in the van business with vans that will handle nearly every pro sports player or your entire neighborhood high school team. But why limit it to sports? Your entire sales staff can make an appearance to entice a big customer with that high-tech pitch or be rewarded with a company picnic. Want to know how much beer it will hold? Go to the dealer and be prepared to be impressed.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ford owned the U.S. full-size-van business for decades with its E-series offerings and, as a consequence, was a bit behind some other manufacturers in offering Euro-style full-size boxes
  • It’s offered in multiple sizes—two wheelbases and three roof heights—with three engine options, including a diesel.
  • The competition, by the way, includes no direct answer from General Motors, which still peddles the old-school Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana vans that were all-new in 1996.

“But being a little late to the starting gate doesn’t seem to have diminished Ford’s robust van business—the company still leads the commercial-van sales race by a healthy margin—and the Transit seems to have been well worth the wait.”