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2015 Ford Transit Gets Better Gas Mileage Than E-Series, Ford Says


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Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Ford Transit wagons will deliver better gas mileage than the Ford E-Series.
  • The 2015 Ford Transit wagon with either the standard 3.7-liter V6 engine or the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine will return 14 mpg in city driving and 19 mpg on the highway, the automaker said.
  • The 2015 Ford Transit will arrive at U.S. dealerships this summer.

DEARBORN, Michigan The 2015 Ford Transit wagons will deliver better gas mileage than the Ford E-Series, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The 2015 Ford Transit wagon with either the standard 3.7-liter V6 engine or the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine will return 14 mpg in city driving and 19 mpg on the highway, an improvement of up to 46 percent compared with the 2014 Ford E-Series with a 6.8-liter V10 engine, the automaker said. That E-Series model returns 10 mpg in city driving and 13 mpg on the highway.

"The improved gas mileage translates to fuel savings as high as $1,700 annually, based on EPA data," said Ford in a statement.

But consumers should be aware that the 2015 Transit XL wagon with the optional EcoBoost V6 engine is more expensive than the base 2015 Transit wagon.

The 2015 Transit XL wagon with EcoBoost V6 starts at $34,960, including a $995 destination charge. That is $1,865 higher than the base 2015 Transit wagon with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, which starts at $33,095, including shipping.

In comparison, the 2014 Ford E-150 XL Wagon with a 4.6-liter V8 engine starts at $31,225, including a $995 destination charge.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the 2015 Transit. Ford said the 2015 Transit with the 3.2-liter five-cylinder Power Stroke diesel engine is not EPA-rated.

The 2015 Ford Transit will arrive at U.S. dealerships this summer. Ford said earlier that the Ford E-Series vans and wagons still will be available and sold side-by-side with Transit this year to "provide a seamless transition for Ford customers." Additionally, the E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis will continue to be built and sold through most of the rest of the decade.

Competitors to the Ford Transit include the 2014 Nissan NV, Ram ProMaster and Chevrolet Express. The EPA has not posted fuel economy numbers on the Nissan NV or Ram ProMaster. The 2014 Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD returns 14 mpg in city driving and 19 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Edmunds says: Consumers in this segment will have to weigh all the different numbers and see if they work for them.

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