Which 2018 Ford Transit Engine is Right for You?

December 17th, 2017 by

2018 Ford Transit

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The 2018 Ford Transit remains sharply responsive regardless of what you’re carrying thanks to phenomenal engine power. Ford Transit engine options include:

  • 3.7L TI-VCT V6
  • 3.2L I-5 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
  • 3.5L Ecoboost V6

With up to 310 hp and a best-In-class 400 lb-ft of torque at your command, expect to tow up to 7,500 pounds and pack everything you need in the vehicle’s accommodating cargo area.

Engine Options

The 2018 Ford Transit is built to work around your needs, so it naturally offers a choice of three standout engines:

  • 3.7L TI-VCT V6: Comes as standard to deliver up to 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque for responsive performance. Ti-VCT optimizes performance across the power band to match changing driving conditions.
  • 3.2L I-5 Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel: Diesel delivers exceptional reliability through constant idling and stop-and-go conditions, plus up to 350 lb-ft of torque and 185 hp for excellent towing.
  • 3.5L ECOBOOST® V6: Uses direct injection and turbocharging to generate up to 310 hp and a best-In-class gas torque rating of up to 400 lb-ft.

If you’re interested in Compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane autogas, the 3.7L V6 offers a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package.


The 2018 Ford Transit is associated with carrying heavy loads rather than towing heavy trailers, but it still delivers a generous maximum towing capability of 7,500 pounds, plus several features designed to make towing safer and more convenient, including a Trailer Brake Controller (TBC) that works with anti-lock brakes for seamless stopping power.


The 2018 Ford Transit is known for offering multiple roof heights and easy upfitting opportunities, and you can fill it with anything from light to heavy loads depending on your job’s requirements.

GVWR ratings cover:

  • Up to 8,600 pounds for single rear wheel
  • Up to 10,360 pounds for dual rear wheel

Payload ratings cover:

  • 3,020 pounds for single rear wheel
  • 4,650 pounds for dual rear wheel

You can also carry ladder racks on the roof, which boasts a capacity of up to 420 pounds.

Experience 2018 Ford Transit Performance by Visiting River View Ford

Reading about engine specs can only take you so far. River View Ford is just a short drive from Plainfield, Aurora, and Naperville, so why not come test drive the 2018 Ford Transit? Contact us today to find out more, or feel free to apply for financing.