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5 Fast Facts: 2016 Ford Transit

5 Fast Facts: 2016 Ford Transit

By Philly Murtha, June 14, 2016

The Ford Transit is the large van segment’s best-selling model, based on sales data collected by J.D. Power and auto forecasting partner LMC Automotive. Built for commercial and fleet markets at Ford’s Kansas City plant, the 2016 Transit is available with the automaker’s latest-generation Sync 3 infotainment system.

Below are five fast facts about the 2016 Ford Transit:

1) The Transit comes in cargo or passenger van and wagon variants. Three lengths, three heights, and two wheelbases are available. The Transit can be ordered in chassis cab and cutaway body styles, while the Transit wagon offers XL and XLT trim. A 6 ft. 4-in. person can stand in the high-roof van, and the low-roof model offers nearly 57 inches of space, according to Ford.
2) The 2016 Transit can be ordered in 58 configurations vs. 47 in 2015. The Transit provides up to 487.3 cu. ft. of cargo capacity, with easy loading rear doors. Tow-hitch assist is standard.
3) The interior of the Transit has been designed for outfitting racks, bins, and storage shelving solutions. The largest passenger version can carry 15 people and provide 100.5 cu. ft. of storage room. All 2016 Transit vans get a rearview camera, stability control, and an array of air bags. Lane-departure alert is optional.
4) The 2016 Transit also comes with a front dome lamp, map lights, and theater dimming. New colors are Shadow Black, Magnetic, Race Red, and Caribou.
5) A choice of powertrains includes a base 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. A CNG/propane prep package is optional for alternate fuel choices. Also optional: a turbocharged, 3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel that produces 185 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that provides 320 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Engines are partnered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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