TO CALL THE ’19 Ford Transit the best-selling van in the country only tells half the story. Though true—it does outsell the other fullsize vans—it did so by a margin of nearly 30,000 units in 2018. Though tried-andtrue still sells, the numbers don’t lie: For many, something fresh from Ford is just what they wanted. The Transit is available in several wheelbases, with a trio of available roof heights. For cargo vans, interior volume peaks at 487.3 cubic feet, with up to 4,650 pounds of payload capacity and a trailer-towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. The passenger van, called a Wagon in Fordspeak, seats between 8 and 15 passengers and can still tow a 4,400-pound conventional trailer when equipped with the diesel engine.
The available 3.2L Power Stroke I-5 engine splits the difference between the two gas powerplants, with better low-end torque than the base V-6 and far better fuel economy than the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6.
Pricing is not confirmed for ’19 models, but it’s not expected to change drastically. Prices for ’18 Ford Transit vans started at $37,770.
Ford’s ’19 Transit van is available with the choice of three engines, but the 3.2L Power Stroke diesel is by far the best. It has more torque than the base V-6 and isn’t nearly as thirsty as the 3.0L twin-turbo EcoBoost gas engine.
With nearly 130,000 sales in 2018, the Transit not only takes the cake for most popular commercial van, it beats out the best-selling minivan, too.