The Ford Transit line of full-size vans has been in production since 1965. It is a leader in vans across all brands. It features a high-roof design and is well-known for having superior handling and comfort.
The 2020 Ford Transit 350 offers some new features and brings with it the exceptional design that buyers know and love from this line.
The Ford Transit 350 holds up to 15 passengers. It has a tow rating up to 6,900 pounds and up to 4,530-pound payload.
As with previous model years, the 2020 is highly customizable with diverse configuration options. The new one for this year is the crew. It is a mix of passenger and cargo design and features a second row of seats without losing the much needed cargo space.
The crew trim also features a lot of glass. It is quite open, which increases visibility and assist with easier navigation.
The options available for the 2020 Ford Transit 350 include:
- Ecoboost V-6
- All-wheel drive
- Front and rear split-view camera
- Adaptive cruise control
- Aluminum wheels
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Green Gem Metallic paint
- Rear-window defroster
- Auxiliary fuse panel
- Auto headlamps
- 110-volt power outlet
- D-pillar assist handles
Notably missing from the options is a remote start. This is something that Ford should really consider offering for this specific model since the Ford Transit 350 makes an exceptional shuttle bus or passenger service vehicle that could really benefit from the remote start feature.
An Overview Review
The Ford Transit 350 is all about handling. It isn't like a full-size van and certainly doesn't feel like such a tall vehicle when you drive it. It does have some bounce when it's empty, but add in some passengers or cargo and that bounce disappears. It certainly doesn't feel as big as it is regardless of whether it is empty or loaded.
The van also gets top marks for power. It has a 310 HP twin-turbo V6 with a 10-speed automatic transmission that gets the job done. Acceleration is more than adequate for the size of the vehicle. Gas mileage is also excellent. However, this model year does seem to lose a little when it comes to braking, so expect to need more room to come to a stop.
The all-wheel-drive option sends 100% torque to front wheels for better handling in winter driving conditions. This is highly appreciated and only adds to the overall superior handling of the Transit 350.
Looking inside, this van has a nice interior. It is mostly plastic, but the design is well done and it is comfortable. There are a lot of cupholders and compartments to keep things organized. It also features a Sync 3 infotainment system that is simple to use. The seats are wonderful, but only the driver gets an armrest, which is an odd design choice.
There is a lot of cargo room. It is similar to a two-passenger cargo van when it comes to space even though it now has second-row seating.
The Bottom Line
There really is little left to wonder when it comes to why the Ford Transit 350 is the top-selling van of its kind. It really does offer everything you would need if you are in the market for this type of vehicle. From comfort to handling, it hits the mark every time.