2019 Ford Transit Passenger

What’s new

  • New hinges on the long-wheelbase model allow for wider-opening cargo bay doors
  • New seating layouts are available
  • Noise-damping side glass for rear rows is now an option
  • Part of the fifth Transit generation introduced for 2013

Pros & Cons

  • Highly customizable and configurable
  • Exhibits pleasant road manners for a van
  • Gasoline and diesel engines are strong and fuel-efficient
  • Optional Sync 3 infotainment system is very user-friendly
  • Standard engine is sluggish with a full load
Other years
2019
Ford Transit Passenger Van for Sale
MSRP Starting at
$35,840

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Which Transit Passenger Van does Edmunds recommend?

Unless you want to keep the Transit as basic as possible, we recommend moving up from the XL to the XLT. It doesn't cost much more and unlocks a few more creature comforts for both the driver and passengers alike.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

With the ability to carry up to 15 passengers, the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van should appeal not just to shuttle business owners but to large families as well. Thanks to its car-like road manners and wide array of body style, seating and equipment options, the Transit is comfortable and capable for a variety of applications.

With three available lengths and three choices of roof heights and engines, the Transit is nothing if not flexible when it comes to buyers' needs. For 2019, the Transit Passenger Van can be specified to hold anywhere from five to 15 passengers, which opens up the van to weekend adventurers who need to haul a few people and a lot of gear.

Full-size vans are no longer uncomfortably utilitarian and unrefined, and the Transit offers many of the conveniences that can be found in other Ford vehicles. Should your life or business require more space and flexibility than a large SUV can offer, the Transit is absolutely worth a look.

2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van models

The 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van is a full-size passenger van offered in XL and XLT trims that are broadly differentiated by some standard convenience features. There are standard- and long-wheelbase models as well as low-, medium- and high-roof body styles. An extended-length body can be had on the long-wheelbase chassis. The base Transit Passenger Van is the 150, but there's also the heavy-duty Transit 350 with increased payload capacities. The passenger capacity ranges from five all the way up to 15, depending on the body style and optional seating configurations.

The Transit's base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 good for 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. For more power, the Transit can be fitted with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that generates 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Also available is a turbocharged 3.2-liter diesel-powered inline five-cylinder rated at 185 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. A CNG/Propane engine prep package is also available for the 3.7-liter V6. All Transits come with a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.

Standard equipment on the XL trim includes a rearview camera, 16-inch steel wheels, 60/40-split hinged passenger-side doors on the low-roof body style, a sliding passenger door, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, front air conditioning, vinyl front seats, and an audio system with an input jack and four front speakers.

The XLT trim adds wheel covers, automatic wipers, a chrome grille, cruise control, two additional front speakers, a CD player with a 4-inch display, cruise control, full-length carpeting, rear air conditioning, rear dome and map lights, and reclining rear seatbacks.

Several service prep packages are available for the 2019 Transit Passenger Van — ranging from school bus packages to ambulance prep — as well as a variety of choices for seating and colors.

Options can be ordered alone or in packages. Highlights include various window configurations, extended-length running boards, power-folding heated mirrors with turn signals, different axle ratios, a heavy-duty towing package, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, a lane departure warning system, upgraded audio systems, Ford Telematics, basic Sync voice controls (including a USB port) or Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system with navigation, upgraded instrumentation, HD radio, satellite radio and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.

A Builders Prep package is available for both trim levels. It deletes the rear seating and floor covering and adds dual heavy-duty batteries, a heavy-duty alternator, a special wiring package, and (on the XL) the 4-inch display and CD player. An RV Prep package available for the XLT trim mirrors the Builders Prep package's modifications and adds privacy glass and other preparations for RV upfitting.

Trim tested

Edmunds has only limited experience with the Ford Transit. The following is our first take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

You'll likely be impressed by how the Transit Passenger Van goes down the road in a way no truck-based van could hope to match. It's more like a family car than a full-size truck. The base V6 is OK, but it's worth getting one of the upgraded engines.

Comfort

Depending on configuration, the Transit Passenger Van can hold five to 15 passengers in comfort. Though the van's not exactly luxurious, a host of useful features will make the ride pleasant enough. And well-managed road and wind noise makes the Transit's cabin quieter than the norm for full-size vans.

Interior

The Transit Passenger Van's base XL trim comes fairly well outfitted, but springing for the XLT is worth the cost for upgraded upholstery and cruise control. The dashboard layout is more minivan than truck, and easy-to-access audio and climate controls work in harmony to make the drive go more smoothly.

Utility

Maximum cargo volume behind the first row ranges from 212 cubic feet to 414 cubic feet, depending on length and roof height. And thanks to a low floor, there's no need to climb over wide sills to enter the cabin or use the rear bumper as a stair when stepping inside the cargo area.

Technology

Using the available Sync 3 interface feels like operating a smartphone. The large virtual buttons are easy to press, and the navigation system uses familiar pinch-to-zoom and swiping gestures. Other options include lane departure warning, upgraded instrumentation and satellite radio.

Consumer reviews

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    Features & Specs

    350 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van features & specs
    350 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van
    3.7L 6cyl 6A
    MSRP$41,170
    MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
    SeatingSeats 12
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower275 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door features & specs
    350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door
    3.7L 6cyl 6A
    MSRP$39,570
    MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
    SeatingSeats 12
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower275 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door features & specs
    350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door
    3.7L 6cyl 6A
    MSRP$39,720
    MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
    SeatingSeats 12
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower275 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    350 HD XL High Roof 3dr Ext Van DRW
    3.7L 6cyl 6A
    MSRP$43,770
    MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
    SeatingSeats 15
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower275 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Transit Passenger Van safety features:

    Rearview Camera
    Provides a wide-angle view behind the vehicle while you're backing up.
    Side Wind Stabilization
    Helps keep the Transit tracking straight if it is hit by wind gusts.
    Lane Departure Warning
    Sounds an alert if the vehicle drifts out of its lane without the turn signal on. Available as an option; standard with the Sync 3 system.

    NHTSA Overall Rating

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

    Ford Transit Passenger Van vs. the competition

    Ford Transit Passenger Van vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    The Sprinter is the closest competitor for the Transit Passenger Van. Besides their similar shape and appearance, they offer similar wheelbase and passenger capacities. The Mercedes does offer very high levels of fit and finish and a lot of customization as well as optional four-wheel drive. But it is more expensive than the Ford.

    Compare Ford Transit Passenger Van & Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features

    Ford Transit Passenger Van vs. Nissan NV Passenger

    The Nissan represents a modern interpretation of a full-size van without straying too far from the original formula. It's available with a powerful V8 engine, which is something the Ford lacks, but it doesn't have anywhere near the range of body configurations or passenger accommodations as the Transit. If raw capacity isn't a priority, the lower price of a well-equipped NV might be hard to pass up.

    Compare Ford Transit Passenger Van & Nissan NV Passenger features

    Ford Transit Passenger Van vs. Chevrolet Express

    If you lament the loss of Ford's Econoline, you might take some solace in the fact that Chevrolet still makes the Express. With an almost direct lineage to the full-size vans from the 1970s, the Express offers a traditional van experience with either a V6 or an optional V8 engine. And while it is considerably less expensive than the Ford, it also drives like a van from the '70s.

    Compare Ford Transit Passenger Van & Chevrolet Express features

    FAQ

    Is the Ford Transit Passenger Van a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 Transit Passenger Van both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Ford Transit Passenger Van fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Transit Passenger Van gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Transit Passenger Van ranges from 100.5 to 94.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ford Transit Passenger Van. Learn more

    What's new in the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van:

    • New hinges on the long-wheelbase model allow for wider-opening cargo bay doors
    • New seating layouts are available
    • Noise-damping side glass for rear rows is now an option
    • Part of the fifth Transit generation introduced for 2013
    Learn more

    Is the Ford Transit Passenger Van reliable?

    To determine whether the Ford Transit Passenger Van is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Transit Passenger Van. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Transit Passenger Van's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 Transit Passenger Van is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van?

    The least-expensive 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van is the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 150 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $35,840.

    Other versions include:

    • 350 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $41,170
    • 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $39,570
    • 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $39,720
    • 350 HD XL High Roof 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $43,770
    • 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $42,465
    • 150 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $35,990
    • 150 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,440
    • 150 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $35,840
    • 150 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $38,735
    • 150 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,135
    • 150 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,285
    • 350 XL High Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $42,620
    • 350 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $40,865
    • 350 XLT High Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $43,915
    • 350 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $41,015
    • 350 HD XLT High Roof 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $45,065
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    What are the different models of Ford Transit Passenger Van?

    If you're interested in the Ford Transit Passenger Van, the next question is, which Transit Passenger Van model is right for you? Transit Passenger Van variants include 350 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), and 350 HD XL High Roof 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A). For a full list of Transit Passenger Van models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van

    2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van Overview

    The 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van is offered in the following styles: 350 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 HD XL High Roof 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 150 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 150 XL Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 150 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 150 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 150 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 150 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XL High Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XLT High Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 350 XLT Low Roof 3dr Van w/Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A), and 350 HD XLT High Roof 3dr Ext Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A).

    What do people think of the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Transit Passenger Van.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Transit Passenger Van featuring deep dives into trim levels including 350 XL Medium Roof, 350 XL Low Roof, 350 HD XL High Roof, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van?

    2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A)

    The 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,960. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,919 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,919 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,041.

    The average savings for the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is 11.2% below the MSRP.

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    2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)

    The 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,065. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is trending $1,896 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,896 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,169.

    The average savings for the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is 4.6% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van 350 XL Low Roof 3dr Van w/60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van and all available trim types: 150 XLT Medium Roof, 150 XLT Low Roof, 150 XLT Low Roof, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2019 Ford Transit Passenger Van?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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