2018 Ford Transit Passenger Van & Wagon | Capability features | Ford.ca

The capable 2018 Ford Transit Cargo Van

Outstanding capability your tough job demands.

The Transit Cargo Van is designed to maximize cargo space for carrying large volumes and heavy payloads. Whether you’re an independent owner-operator or the manager of a corporate fleet, it’s all about working productively while taking care of the bottom line.
Cargo Van towing work equipment on the 2018 Ford Transit

Towing Capability and Features

Transit has a maximum towing capability of 7,500 lbs. (3,401 kg)20 and offers available features to help make towing convenient. The available trailer brake controller (TBC) works in conjunction with the anti-lock brakes and helps synchronize the vehicle and trailer brakes for seamless braking.

2018 Ford Race Red Transit Cargo Van towing equipment

GVWRs and Payloads

From light to heavy loads, no matter the requirement your job calls for, the Transit Cargo Van delivers the capability you need. Transit Cargo Van has a GVWR range from 8,600 lbs.20  (3,900 kg) (single rear wheels) to 10,360 lbs. (4,699 kg) (dual rear wheels). Payloads range from a maximum of 3,680 lbs.20  (1,669 kg) (single rear wheel on Transit 150) to up to 4,650 lbs.20  (2,109 kg) (dual rear wheels on Transit 350 HD). And you can carry ladder racks on the roof with its capacity of up to 420 lbs. (190 kg). 
Unibody construction on the 2018 Ford Transit Cargo Van

Unibody Construction

The Transit Cargo Van is built with lightweight yet strong unibody construction. Front, rear and side rails are welded with the floor pan, crossmembers and torque boxes to form a single body. Unibody construction, while lighter in weight than body-on-frame, yields tremendous strength and durability. It’s built with high-strength steel as well as boron steel in select areas.
Both wheelbases and three body lengths for the 2018 Ford Transit Van

Tested and Built Ford Tough®

The Ford Transit Cargo Van has been subjected to over eleven million customer-equivalent kilometres of brutal testing in our labs and proving grounds, on roads and highways across North America, at temperature extremes from -20 to 48 degrees Celsius. We used trucks driven by robots at our Michigan Proving Grounds facility to conduct tests that would be too strenuous for human drivers over an extended period of time, enabling us to compress years of daily abuse into a mere few months. Our objective: enable Transit to take on the toughest challenges of strength and dependability on your everyday jobs.