You don’t need to pastor a megachurch or run a plumbing-supply company to own avan. Those are admittedly the sort of customers this vehicle is aimed at, but it’s comfortable and pleasant enough to drive that you might consider one for your small business or your family, especially if you’ve got a large brood or just want a versatile camping rig.
- Surprisingly agile handling
- Excellent forward visibility
- Potent V6 engine
- Awkward pedal placement
- Cramped footwells
- Booming interior
Ford offers a dizzying array of variants in this Kansas City, Missouri-built vehicle, from cargo- and passenger-specific models, to chassis cab and cutaway variants. Giving customers even more choice, it’s also available with three different roof heights and in a trio of lengths. The Transit pretty much covers the market, meeting the needs of everyone from HVAC service technicians to adventure seekers who want to upfit their Transit to be the ultimate machine.
My tester is Ford’s new-for-2020 crew-van model, which has both a large cargo area and seating for five people. This van also