Engine Options for the 2017 Ford Transit
The 2017 Ford Transit is a truly customizable solution for business owners in Oswego, Naperville, and beyond. Three engines – each paired with rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission – guarantee considerable towing and hauling power. No matter the engine you choose, you’ll enjoy dependable performance that’s geared toward your business’s unique needs, be it contracting or shuttling. Take a look below to see which of the 2017 Ford Transit Van or Wagon’s three engines best suits you.
3.7L Ti-VCT V6
Standard for the 2017 Ford Transit – both the Van and XL/XLT Passenger Wagon – the 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine outputs a respectable 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) helps produce the appropriate levels of power in any driving situation, giving you the oomph you need to get the job done every time. With this engine at the helm, the Transit has a maximum conventional towing capacity of 6,600 pounds and can haul up to 4,580 pounds.
3.5L EcoBoost V6
For an extra punch of power, the optional 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine utilizes advanced turbocharging and direct injection technologies. The turbochargers dish out an immense and responsive flow of power, while direct injection mists each cylinder with a carefully measured amount of fuel. Capable of producing 310 hp and a best-in-class V6/V8 gas 400 lb-ft, the EcoBoost engine gives the Transit the strength to tow as much as 7,100 pounds and haul up to 4,590 pounds.
3.2L I5 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
Designed for repeated operation, the 3.2L I5 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine produces 185 hp and a whopping 350 lb-ft of torque. In addition to ample power, the Power Stroke engine also offers an optional manual regen initiation feature – meaning you can burn off soot from exhaust gases simply by activating the system during idle periods, rather than driving at a high-temperature cruising speed. Opting for this engine sets the Transit’s maximum towing and payload capacities at 7,500 pounds and 4,300 pounds, respectively.
Contact the Ford Experts at River View Ford to Test Out the 2017 Transit
Whether you need a work vehicle designed for heavy-duty towing or stop-and-go operations, the 2017 Ford Transit Van and Wagon engines don’t disappoint. To find the right Transit for you, stop by River View Ford at 2200 US Highway 30 in Oswego, IL. We’re just 20 minutes west of Naperville, IL via US-34 W, so make the trip to see us soon to learn more!