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2017 Ford Transit-350 OVERVIEW
Ford’s Transit tops the list for full-sized vans, and the 350 is the biggest and baddest of the bunch. Need a powerful van for heavy deliveries in the city? The Transit can do that. Need a durable workhorse for heavy construction jobs all over America? The Transit does that, too. Need a plush passenger liner for delivering dignitaries? The Transit 350 can seat up to a fifteen VIPs.
What's New for 2017
2017 sees many improvements for the Transit: enhanced LED lighting, a 12-volt power point in the D-pillar, and an improved base sound system. Power-retractable running boards are available to ease entry and exit. Heated 10-way adjustable seats can be upholstered in cloth or leather.
Choosing Your Ford Transit 350
The Transit 350 can be ordered as either a cargo/work or passenger van in a variety of configurations that include:
Three body lengths
Three roof heights
Three engine choices
The Van XL is the base cargo/work option, and the XL and XLT Passenger Wagons are the people carriers.
The base engine is a capable 3.7-liter V6 with 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A CNG/propane prep package is an available from the factory.
The 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost is available, making 310 horsepower and an extraordinary 400 pound-feet of torque. Direct fuel injection works in sync with the turbos to ensure smooth power delivery across the rev range.
For heavy-duty applications, Ford offers a 3.2-liter inline five-cylinder diesel. It makes 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, and provides plenty of grunt for towing, extended running time and constant stop-and-go driving.
All engines are mated to Ford’s six-speed SelectShift transmission that allows either automatic operation or clutch-less manual shifting.
Axle ratios can be specified when ordering depending on application, as can dual rear wheels for heavier carrying capacities.
Some folks will shy away from the Transit 350 for lack of an available V8, but the optional EcoBoost engine offers more power and torque at much greater efficiency than almost all older engines, even those with much greater displacement. For example, a 1997-2004 6.8-liter Triton V10 only made around 305 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, depending on year, and required boatloads more fuel to run.
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