2017 Ford Transit 350 Cargo Van EcoBoost V-6 [With 7 Cupholders]
Leading this progressive pack is the 2017 Ford Transit, a model that beat out its two compatriots, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the Ram ProMaster, in our most recent comparison test of big vans.
Despite more than half a century of sales in Europe, the full-size Transit remains a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, having been formally introduced for the 2015 model year.
Compared to its predecessor, the surprisingly docile Transit is a revelation. Its massive windshield, strut-type front suspension, and well-tuned rack-and-pinion steering provide the big van with a wave of civility no E-series could claim. Turn-in is sharp, the chassis is composed, and an expansive forward view makes it remarkably easy to pilot.
Dubbed EcoBoost in Ford parlance, the forced-induction engine pulled the 5423-pound cargo van to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds, and the big brown box jumped past the quarter-mile pole after 15.3 seconds at 90 mph. Of more importance to cargo-van consumers, though, is the engine’s 400 lb-ft of torque that comes on at 2500 rpm and works with the standard six-speed automatic transmission to blast the Transit 350 from 30 to 50 mph and from 50 to 70 mph in just 3.8 and 4.8 seconds. Coming to a halt from 70 mph took only 171 feet.
Although the Transit 350 cargo van is far from luxurious, the full-size van can still be equipped with its share of frills.
$1495 Interior Upgrade package added items such as a 4.0-inch color display screen in the gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and vinyl flooring front and rear. An additional $1270 brought lane-departure warning and a 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation running Ford’s latest Sync 3 software.
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