Compared with previous Ford full-size vans, the all-new Transit offers higher fuel economy ratings for the cost-conscious fleet operators. Ford offers two efficient gasoline options, and a diesel option for longer routes or higher mileage applications. The Ford Transit is made in the USA, meaning it meets Buy America and can be purchased by transit agencies utilizing federal funds. With single or dual rear wheel chassis options, the Ford Transit provides a multitude of uses in a package that is more maneuverable than the standard cutaway bus.
The Ford Transit offers side or rear wheelchair lift accessibility. The mobility packages come equipped with non-slip commercial flooring, and an entry stepwell can be specified at the front co-pilot entry door position. Also available on the dual rear wheel platform are bus style bi-fold entry doors. Interior seats can be commercial grade fixed seats, fold-away seats to make space for wheelchair positions, or high-end luxury seats. All seats on the single rear wheel conversions must have three-point seat belts (lap and shoulder belts) due to the vehicles weight rating. The Transit is truly a fleet operator’s dream, especially if they need a vehicle with a flexible floorplan and high fuel economy.