The Big Fat 2015 Ford Transit Wagon XLT Gallery
The 2015 Ford Transit looks like a giant loaf of Wonder Bread with wheels. The latest version is one capable people mover, hauler and cruiser no matter how you slice it.
The Transit is available in three different body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights. It is offered as a van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles in XL and XLT trim levels.
The suicide side doors are a big plus and make it easy to get in and out of the roomy XLT Wagons tested.
There are two V6 engines to choose from, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost with 310 horsepower and a torque rating of 400 lb.-ft, and a 3.7-liter V6 with 275 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.
There is also a 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel inline five-cylinder with 185 hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque available.
Depending on which model and configuration you choose the cargo capacity can vary from 246.7 cubic feet up to a maximum capacity of 487.3 cubic feet.
Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift capability and rear-wheel-drive.
The high-roof Transit van is recommended for business owners seeking optimum storage space with room for folks 6 feet, 4 inches tall to move around in without having to hunch over.
The medium-roof people mover can fit a 6 feet tall person and the low-roof model has a decent 56 inches of cargo clearance.
The rear cargo doors open up 270 degrees which is great for hauling and packing gear up to 3,700 pounds.
The largest wagon can carry up to 15 passengers which should make it ideal for car poolers, shuttle companies and even large extended families.
The higher seat position takes a little getting used too but the rack-and-pinion steering makes the Transit easy to handle in the city and on the freeway.
MSRP starts at $29,565, plus a $995 destination and delivery charge. Check out more photos of the 2015 Transit Wagon XLT in the big fat gallery below.
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Photos by Ed Tahaney