At the recent introduction of the all-new 2015 Ford Transit full-size van in Claycomo, Mo., Ford released some key details about the power and performance of the new work van. Available with three engine choices, the new van will offer an EPA-estimated 14/19 mpg city/highway for both of the gas engines: the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V-6 and twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6.
The all-new inline-five-cylinder PowerStroke turbo-diesel coming later for the Transit van does not have any official fuel economy estimates yet, but you can expect them to play in the same ballpark as its most direct competitor, the Ram ProMaster 3.0-liter I-4 EcoDiesel which we've heard is around 18/26 mpg city/highway.
If you are wondering why the 2015 Transit has EPA ratings and the Ram ProMaster does not, much of the reasoning has to do with the fact that Ford will be offering several types of passenger van models, very likely with gross vehicle ratings less than 8,500 pounds. All versions of the Ram ProMaster have a GVW rating at or above 8,550 pounds.
To read the full Ford press release, click here.