With the new 2014 Ford Transit Combinator now live on Ford’s consumer site, business owners can get a better picture of how variations of the cargo, passenger wagon, chassis cab, or cutaway cab can fit their needs. In addition to the four body styles, the full-size 2014 Transit is offered in five wheelbases and four roof heights depending on body style. In the U.S., the 2014 Transit will do battle with the upcoming Ram ProMaster, Nissan NV, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana twins.
Cargo and passenger wagons are available in 130-inch and 148-inch wheelbases with an extended body available on the longer wheelbase. Ford Transit buyers can choose from three roof heights for the vans: 83.6 inches, 100.8 inches, and 110.1 inches. Cargo and passenger vans are available with sliding or double side doors All chassis cab and cutaway models come with an 87.3-inch high roof and a choice of three wheelbases: 138-inch, 156-inch, and 178-inch.
Gross vehicle weight ratings on the 2014 Transit van range from 8600-10,300 pounds and with single or dual-rear wheels. Three engines will be available: a 3.7-liter V-6, 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6, and a 3.2-liter turbo-diesel five-cylinder. Power figures haven’t been released, but in the F-150 pickup the 3.7-liter makes 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, while the EcoBoost engine makes 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine comes from Ford’s European parts bin and makes 197 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic will be standard across the board.
While the 2014 Ford Transit is destined to replace the Ford Econoline/E-Series vans and wagons, the outgoing model will soldier on for at least a year after the Transit goes on sale. Click here to play with the 2014 Ford Transit combinator.
By Jason Udy