2015 Ford Transit-250

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$30,685

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2015 Ford Transit-250
2015 Ford Transit-250

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Cargo capacity
  • Available diesel engine

The bad:

  • Pending further review

1 trim

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Notable features

  • New for 2015
  • Full-size passenger and cargo van replaces E-Series
  • Seats up to 15 people
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Rear-wheel drive

2015 Ford Transit-250 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The all-new Ford Transit is a full-size van that’s available with a choice of three engines. It’s offered in a range of configurations including cargo and passenger versions, the latter with seating for up to 15 people. It competes with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Chevrolet Express and Ram ProMaster.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Single or dual rear wheels
  • Two wheelbase lengths offered
  • Three body lengths offered
  • Three roof heights offered
  • Available Class IV trailer hitch

Interior Highlights

  • Developed for rack, bin and shelving upfitting
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Available navigation system with 6.5-inch touch-screen and MyFord Touch

Under the Hood

  • 275-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 310-hp, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6
  • Available 185-hp, turbo-diesel 3.2-liter inline-five-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Available front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Available side curtain airbags

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

2.3

Poor quality from hood to hitch

The good: head height and low rear entry. Pallets can fit when loaded with a forklift. That’s it. The bad: Transmission, battery location (under seat), rear sliding door, fuel door, tie down hook locations are tricky. Poor sheet metal throughout interior cabin. I own one of these for work, and working in the auto industry, we take excellent care of our vehicles. All service performed at Ford Dealerships when on the road, or local. It was great until 39,000 miles, then the problems came—3,000 miles AFTER the warranty expired! Transmission: needs a full replacement at 39,000 miles, according to the local dealership in Long Beach, CA. We do not tow with this vehicle, and DO NOT exceed the payload ratings—we rent box trucks for our heavy loads. Between 65-70mph in the California/ Arizona desert, the gauges and radio would turn off while driving!!! Vehicle would lose power on the freeway—only way to get it back is to engage the manual gear selector and put it in 4th gear, and drive at 55-60mph. Dealership says they don’t know whats going on, and cannot replicate the issue. *funny, because it happens to us every time we go over 65mph!* Sheet metal throughout the truck is awful. It’s a 250 Cargo truck—it should be able to withstand heavy loads, but the steel is so thin and flimsy that the sliding door is full of dents. It never closed correctly, so you have to apply pressure on the door as you close, to get the latch to engage. This has created a hand sized dent at the rear door. The battery location is under the seat. Good luck trying to jump-start your rig if you have a bad battery! Good luck trying to find it and replace it! especially if you use your truck for work, and have materials inside! The tie downs inside the cabin hold decently well, I think they used a t-55 and we have never had any issues. The frustrating part is the locations—especially where they meet the seat. If you have a tall person with the seat fully back, good luck trying to access your tie-down. Why bother putting one there if it’s not going to work with the seat? Now it’s in the way of other materials! It came out in 2015—before the federal law for back-up cameras. Their stereo head unit is built in such a way that you cannot put in an after-market back up camera and display like a dual-din unit. Why make it so difficult? Seats are adequate, flooring is adequate, although the cargo floor is not holding up (again, under 50k miles in 5 years). The greatest part about Ford, is that they circled the problem. If you buy a Transit, invest in a good pair of shoes because you'll be doing a lot of walking.

2.3

Biggest peice of junk.

Unreliable built with cheap parts that continually fail, faulty motor and transmission. Own a small business, totally disappointed in vehicle, keeps costing me out of pocket money and being left with no vehicle to run my business. Ford doesn't stand behind product. 😡

4.9

Excellent Company vehicle

This car is a great value in excellent condition, all your contractors out there this is a vehicle you should have, ready to go. Safe and reliable.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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