Ford has let loose a ton of information on the 2015 Transit, which will take the place of the E-Series as the brand's full-size van offering.
Let's begin with the engine lineup. The base option is the 3.7L V6 with 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This engine can run on gas, LPG, or natural gas. Next up is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 310 horsepower and a best-in-class 400 pound-feet of torque. Wrapping up the engine lineup is the 3.2L Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel that makes 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. All engines come with a six-speed automatic. Fuel economy is 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway for the two gas engines. The diesel has not yet received an EPA rating.
As for carrying and hauling stuff in the Transit, Ford says the model has a max payload 4,650 pounds and can tow up to 7,000 pounds.
Ford will offer the Transit in both regular and long-wheelbase versions, and with three different roof heights (low (83.6 inches), medium (100.8 inches), and high (110.1 inches)). Those who are planning to carry passengers will be pleased to hear Ford will also offer the Transit in 8-, 10-, 12-, or 15-seat variations.
When the Transit arrives at dealers this summer, the cargo van will start at $30,560 and the wagon will begin at $33,095. Both prices include a destination charge.