The 2023 Ford Transit continues with minor revisions to available infotainment systems only. The new Transit Trail variant is specially equipped to serve as a camper base.
2023 Ford Transit
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2023 Ford Transit Overview
Choosing Your Ford Transit
The Transit is available in four basic trim levels: Cargo Van, Crew Van, Passenger Van XL, and Passenger Van XLT. Pricing starts at $45,250 including destination and goes to $53,580 for the Passenger Van XLT before options.
Every Transit starts with a V6 engine and rear-wheel drive. A turbocharged V6 is available for $1,775, and the Cargo and Crew can be equipped with all-wheel drive for $4,695. All models use a 10-speed automatic transmission. Full-size vans like the Transit are exempt from EPA mileage testing.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Max Towing|
|3.5L V6||275 hp||250 lb-ft||6,400 pounds|
|3.5L V6 Turbo||310 hp||400 lb-ft||6,900 pounds|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The interior layout of the Transit varies by model. The Cargo Van seats two in front. The Crew Cab also had a three-person second row for a five-passenger capacity. The Passenger versions can be configured to accommodate 10, 14, or 15 people.
The Transit offers up to 277.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats with the standard 83.6-inch Low Roof. The available 100.8-inch Medium Roof boosts capacity to 357.1 cubic feet. With the 110.1-inch High Roof, the Transit can handle up to 487.3 cubic feet.
Automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist are standard on the Transit. Rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert are bundled for $795 on the first three trims — and come standard on the Passenger XLT.
Optional driver assistance features for all trims include surround-view cameras ($1,000), reverse automatic braking ($975), an automated parking system ($895), and adaptive cruise control ($625).
The Cargo, Crew, and Passenger XL start out with a 4-inch infotainment display screen, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. For $280, buyers can add an AM/FM stereo and Ford's SYNC 3 interface. The top choice includes a 12-inch touchscreen, navigation, satellite and HD radio, SYNC 4, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for $1,165. This setup is standard on the Passenger XLT.
The Cargo and Crew trims have four audio speakers, and the passenger trims carry eight speakers.
The two-passenger Cargo Van comes with manual climate control, automatic wipers, vinyl upholstery and front floor coverings, 16-inch steel wheels, and power windows, locks, and side mirrors. Heated 10-way power front seats are available for $990. Rear, side, and cargo door windows cost $625. The Interior Upgrade Package ($1,435) adds cargo area trim panels and vinyl flooring, vinyl front visors with lighted vanity mirrors, cloth seats, and cruise control.
The Crew Van provides a three-person second row with vinyl underneath and rear side windows. Cargo door glass and upgraded visors are also standard. Other equipment and options are shared with the Cargo Van.
The Passenger XL offers a fully trimmed interior with seating for 10 across four rows. The available five-row layout can seat 14 ($1,125) or 15 ($1,495).
The XLT adds full carpeting, cloth upholstery, full wheel covers, a body-color front bumper, a chrome grille, and chrome headlight surrounds. Heated power front seats in leather are available for $1,160.
The 2023 Ford Transit is built to be highly customizable, so most functional items are available on all models. Seating configuration is the main differentiator between the trims. If you're looking at the Passenger models, we recommend the XL for commercial use and the XLT for personal travel.
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