Ford’s workhorse Transit 250 can be had in myriad configurations for almost any application. Two wheelbases are available as well as three body lengths. Three different roof heights are offered.
There are three engine choices for 2017:
- The standard 3.7-liter V6 has 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. CNG/propane readiness is available from the factory, making the base an engine an even more economical choice.
- The twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost is optional and offers 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The turbos work in sync with direct fuel injection to deliver power beginning at the bottom of the rev range.
- For extended running times or constant stop-and-go use, Ford offers it inline five-cylinder, 3.2-liter diesel with 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The diesel engine has the nighest towing capability, but is the most expensive. Dual heavy-duty batteries are standard with this option.
All engines are mated to Ford’s six-speed SelectShift transmission which allows fully automatic operation or driver-controlled clutch-less shifting.
Two rear-axle ratios are available: 3.31 or 3.73. Both can be had with either a regular or limited slip differential.
The strength of the Transit 250 is in its configurability. Factory options are many. Interior and exterior upgrade packages abound: the aforementioned high-capacity electrical system; cruise control; keyless entry and remote start; various window configurations; cargo area protection; trailer brake controls; spray-in cargo floor liner; multiple stereo packages; and heated leather seats, to name a few.
Ford also works with many upfitters and the van can be ordered to suit many vocations right from the dealer: contracting, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and catering. Even an ambulance prep package is available.
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It’s easy to go over budget with so many available options and configurations. Creating a clear list of requirements before going shopping is a good way to keep costs down. Selecting a van that for the tasks at hand rather than what might happen in the future will ensure the best return on investment. Necessary upgrades can be made as the business grows.