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You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2016 Ford Transit-350 OVERVIEW
Ford continues to stand out in the crowded commercial van market thanks to vehicles like the Transit 350. With a staggering number of possible configurations, the capability for brute hauling you’d expect, and a surprisingly refined ride, the Transit 350 offers more than simply a work van. It offers an opportunity to create a mobile workstation that can be customized in a variety of configurations.
What's New for 2016
Some new standard equipment and options have been added to the Transit 350 for 2016. Rearview camera and tow-hitch assist are now standard equipment. The MyFord Touch system has been replaced by the Sync 3 infotainment system as optional equipment. Also available are dual sliding doors, auxiliary fuse panels and a single absorbed glass mat battery for additional power.
Choosing Your Ford Transit 350
Versatility is the name of the game for the Transit 350, and it is clearly reflected in the build options available. It isn’t simply a choice between trim levels or engines, although those are choices you will have to make -- rather, you also get to choose from three roof heights, three body lengths, and two different rear door and side door setups.
Initially it can seem like an overwhelming number of possible combinations, but the good news is that with a little patience it should allow you the opportunity to dial in exactly the Transit 350 you want.
Your first choice concerns your intended use for the vehicle. Do you need a cargo van or a people mover? The van comes in one trim level, while the wagon is offered in a base model or a feature-focused XLT trim.
A 275-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 is the base engine. Also available are a turbocharged 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Each of these engines is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift and a tow/haul mode.
Most people purchasing a Transit intend to put some serious miles and heavy wear on the 350. If that’s the case, we recommend investing in either the 3.5-liter Ecoboost or the 3.2-liter diesel. It’s worth the investment to move up to either of these engines as either will stand up to harder use and offer better hauling performance than the base V6.
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