About the Ford Transit in Atlanta
The old-guard E-Series steps aside and we are introduced to the new 2015 Ford Transit in Atlanta. You'll find a configuration to fit just about any purpose: three different body lengths, two wheelbases, three varying roof heights and a choice of body types that include a van, wagon cutaway and chassis cab. Add to that three engine choices, and you'll understand why Autoweek cleverly described this van-of-a-thousand-faces in their 2015 Ford Transit review as "a business-minded workmobile that morphs into more configurations than Optimus Prime."
The new Transit and Transit Wagon join the already immensely popular Transit Connect to cover just about any business need on the planet. Choose from the Transit 150, 250 and 350 for varying gross vehicle weight ratings. The Transit base engine is a 275-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6. For carrying more weight, there's a 3.5-liter, 310-horsepower V6 and also a diesel option available in all but the Transit Van 150. All are rear-wheel drive and use a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Transit Wagon with its car-like design is more space-efficient and lighter than the old style E-Series, resulting in better fuel economy and gross weight ratings. Choose the high-roof body and you have a comfortable "bus" with enough headroom for six-footers to easily enter and exit. The Transit Wagon competes with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the NV Cargo Van. See van comparisons by using our Dare to Compare section featured later in this 2015 Ford Transit review.
Finally, the ever popular Transit Connect returns, filling the void between SUV and full-sized cargo van. Transit Connect is perfect for small business use, or as part of a larger fleet, doing the jobs which don't necessitate the full carrying capacities provided by a Transit 150. The Transit Connect Wagon is filling a void left when Ford abandoned the Windstar. Not quite as feature-rich as some minivans, the Transit Connect Wagon offers a more modest starting price along with all the utility you need to carry a lot of people around in quiet comfort. While it includes some nice amenities, it eschews those that would overly inflate its price. Manually sliding side doors and flat-folding second/third row seats offer incredible cargo space to carry just about anything you need for fun in the sun. The Chicago Tribune's 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon review quoted Ford spokesman William Mattiace explaining, "But no power sliding doors or seats or even hatch lid because our buyers don't want to pay for those things and don't mind getting physical." So there you have it - the minivan for a new generation!
But why read about the 2015 Ford Transit in Atlanta, when you come by your favorite Atlanta metro-area Ford dealer in Duluth and try one? Bring the whole family - there's plenty of room!