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Ford Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series

September 17, 2014, by Paul Clinton - Also by this author

Photo by Tim Crowley.
Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.

Because cargo vans are classified as commercial vehicles, they usually don't get an EPA fuel economy rating. However, the EPA has rated two Transit passenger models. Those models, when compared to equivalent E-Series models offer significantly improved fuel economy.

When equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons get 14 mpg city, 19 mpg highway, and 16 mpg combined, according to EPA data. These Transit models improve fuel economy by as much as 46 percent over the Ford E-Series equipped with a 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engine that gets 10 mpg city and 13 mpg highway. The improved mileage translates to fuel savings as high as $1,700 annually, based on EPA data.

Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons with the standard 3.7-liter V-6 get 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, which is up to 19 percent better than the E-Series equipped with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that gets 13 mpg city and 16 mpg. Fuel savings for customers could be as much as $650 a year, according to EPA estimates.

By Paul Clinton

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  1. 1. Andrew French [ September 18, 2014 @ 04:04PM ]

    Misleading, why compare a V6 to a V10, yeah I guess it does get better MPG. How bout v6 to v6.

  2. 2. JJ [ September 26, 2014 @ 10:09AM ]

    This van is very cult like following once people see & drive it for themselves. I drove the lowtop reg van , the med- lowtop , And the Hightop 350 series very cool , Where was this 20 years ago ? Thank you ford this is trully a real work houes with safety in mind ! It handles great tight without an lag Very peppy 3.5 twin turbo, crisp & very powerful pure pleasure to drive. Only thing you give up is the extra room on the side of the door where your leg once fell in the in the step up on the side oof the door ! VERY many cup holders.


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