Used 2018 Ford Transit Wagon 150 XL Low Roof Van Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon 150 XL Low Roof Van
Pros & Cons
- Many available configurations
- Pleasant road manners for a van
- Choice of strong, fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines
- Easy-to-use available Sync 3 infotainment system
- Standard engine is somewhat sluggish with a full load
Which Transit Wagon does Edmunds recommend?
The base XL trim is not totally stripped, but for very little extra money we recommend moving up to the XLT. This will get you such additional features as cloth seats, rear auxiliary air conditioning and heater, configurable rear lighting and an upgraded infotainment system.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Ford Transit Wagon Van
You'll likely be impressed with the way the Transit Wagon 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 the upgraded engines are worth getting.
Depending on configuration, the Transit Wagon can hold eight, 10, 12 or 15 passengers in comfort. Though it'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.
The Transit Wagon's base XL trim comes fairly well outfitted, but springing for the XLT is worth the cost to get 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.
Maximum cargo volume behind the first row ranges from 212.1 cubic feet to 414.1 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 and no need to use the rear bumper as a stair when stepping inside the cargo area.
Using the available Sync 3 interface feels like operating a smartphone. 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.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Ford Transit Wagon in Virginia is:$67.50 per month*