Ford Transit Models Explained

Ford Transit Models Explained

Ford Transit Models Explained

Brought to you by the Ford Transit Experts at Columbine Ford

Whether you’re a mom-and-pop business, a commercial enterprise, or just a large family, the 2020 Ford Transit and 2021 Ford Transit Connect vans have a package that will work for you! Offering a smooth, quiet ride and excellent cargo space, Ford Transit vans let you get the most out of every delivery or excursion.
In this article, we will briefly run through some of the configurations and options so you can narrow down the best model for your application. As you will see, there are quite an array of configurations on these two vans, but at Columbine Ford, we are Transit and Transit Connect experts so feel free to contact us for any questions you may have.

First, what’s the difference between the Transit and the Transit Connect?

Size, basically! The larger Ford Transit is perfect if you are a tradesman or contractor and need to carry items to job or client sites. The more compact, fuel-efficient Transit Connect is ideal for around-town driving or navigating busy city streets.

2021 Ford Transit Vans for Sale in Rifle

The Ford Transit is available in three different models, in a variety of wheelbases, heights, lengths, and trims, with many features and options. So, regardless of your commercial vehicle needs, the Ford Transit has you covered. New for 2021, dual rear wheel Transit cargo van models offer a maximum GVWR of 11,000 lbs.
Available Models: Passenger Wagon, Cargo, Crew Van, Cutaway, or Chassis Cab
Wheelbases: 130” or 148” wheelbase
Body Heights: Low, Medium, and High roof.
Body Lengths: Regular, Long, and Extended length
Drive: Rear-wheel or All-wheel-drive
Trims: XL & XLT Passenger Van Only
What configurations are the 2021 Ford Transit vans available in?

The 2021 Ford Transit Connect Lineup at Columbine Ford

The Ford Transit Connect vans are available in five different models. The Connect is perfect for someone looking for a small cargo or passenger van. It is more fuel-efficient, is easier to park, and costs less than the full-sized Transit models.  There is a cargo van configuration that has room for two people and a large cargo area in the rear. The passenger configuration has room for up to seven people.  The Transit Connect offers a long list of technology and customization options, so you can get exactly what you need in your commercial vehicle.
Available Models
  • XL Cargo Van
  • XLT Cargo Van
  • XL Passenger Wagon
  • XLT Passenger Wagon
  • Titanium Passenger Wagon
What configurations are the 2021 Ford Transit Connect vans available in?

What type of power do the Transit and the Transit Connect models get?

The Ford Transit is offered with two powertrains. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter PFDI V-6 that provides 275 horsepower and 262 ft-lbs of torque. There’s also a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 available that generates 169 horsepower and 410 ft-lbs of torque. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and buyers can choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The Ford Transit Connect is also offered with two powertrains. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter GIVC Inline-4 that provides 162 horsepower and 144 ft-lbs of torque. There’s also a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter IVCT Inline-4 available that generates 169 horsepower and 171 ft-lbs of torque. The 2.5-liter engine is paired with an 8-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and the 3.5 with a 6-speed SelectShift transmission.

What additional packages are available for Transite Lineup?

You can equip your new Transit or Transit Connect with the following packages. Contact the folks at Columbine Ford for more information about availability.
  • Trailer Tow Package (both models)
  • Exterior Upgrade Package (Transit)
  • Power Equipment Package (Transit)
  • XLT Premium Package (Transit Connect)
  • RV Prep Package for cargo van (Transit)
  • Livery Prep Package for passenger van XLT (Transit)
  • Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van (Transit)

What types of technology are available on the Transit and Transit Connect vans?

Both the Transit and Transit Connect vans come with: ABS/Stability Control; Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes; AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC); Side-Wind Stabilization System; Front, Driver and Passenger Airbags; Front, Driver and Passenger Seat-mounted Safety Canopy side curtains; Chassis safety Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), SOS Post-Crash Alert System Driver assist BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System, Pre-collision assist with Automatic Emergency Braking.
Available on-road technology for both models:  Passive entry/passive start, MyKey®, 110V power inverter, Ford Co-Pilot360™, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Keeping Aid, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear View Camera, Curve Control.
Available in-cabin technology:  SYNC 3 with Android Auto® and Apple Carplay®, Applink, FordPass Connect® with Wi-Fi™ for up to ten devices, wireless charging, Ford Telematics™ and Ford Data Services™.

Visit Columbine Ford to find the Perfect Ford Transit Van!

See for yourself what makes the Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect the best vans to choose for your commercial or personal needs. Search our Transit or Transit Connect inventory to find your favorite trim at Columbine Ford in Rifle CO, or feel free to contact us online for further information. You can also stop by our Rifle dealership to view a model in person or to take a test drive.