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Ford Transit Van Gas Mileage (City/Highway)

Key takeaways

How Many Miles Per Gallon Does The Ford Transit Van Get?

The Ford Transit van gets around 17 miles per gallon combined but mileages vary based on driving conditions, engine type, and vehicle weight.

Ford Transit MPG By Engine Type

Engine Type City (MPG) Highway (MPG) Combined (MPG)
3.5L PFDi V6 14 MPG 18 MPG 16 MPG
3.5L EcoBoost® V6 18 MPG 24 MPG 21 MPG
2.0L GDI I-4 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG

 

Ford Transit MPG by Model

Model City (MPG) Highway (MPG) Combined (MPG)
Passenger XL 14 MPG 18 MPG 16 MPG
Passenger XLT 14 MPG 18 MPG 16 MPG
Crew 15 MPG 19 MPG 17 MPG
Passenger 15 MPG 19 MPG 17 MPG
Connect Commercial XL Cargo 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial XLT Cargo 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial XL Passenger Wagon 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial XLT Passenger Wagon 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial Titanium Passenger Wagon 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG

 

Ford Transit 15 Passenger Van Gas Mileage

The Ford Transit 15 passenger van averages 15 MPG in the city, 19 MPG on the highway, and 17 MPG combined.

 

Ford Transit Ecoboost MPG

The Ford Transit EcoBoost van averages 18 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on the highway, and 21 MPG combined.

 

How Large Is The Ford Transit Van Fuel Tank?

The Ford Transit van fuel tank comes in 2 sizes (depending on model): 25 gallons for the 3.5L PFDi V6 & 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 , and 15.8 gallons for the 2.0L GDI I-4.

Engine Type Tank Capacity City (Range) Highway (Range) Combined (Range)
3.5L PFDi V6 25 Gallons 350 Miles 450 Miles 400 Miles
3.5L EcoBoost® V6 25 Gallons 450 Miles 600 miles 525 Miles
2.0L GDI I-4 15.8 Gallons 300 Miles 426.6 miles 363.4 Miles

 

Estimated Range Per Tank

The range for each model is calculated based on their respective city, highway, and combined MPG ratings:

3.5L PFDi V6 Engine

  • City Range: 350 miles (25 gallons x 14 MPG)
  • Highway Range: 450 miles (25 gallons x 18 MPG)
  • Combined Range: 400 miles (25 gallons x 16 MPG)

3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine

  • City Range: 600 miles (25 gallons x 24 MPG)
  • Highway Range: 525 miles (25 gallons x 21 MPG)
  • Combined Range: 550 miles (25 gallons x 22 MPG)

2.0L GDI I-4 Engine

  • City Range: 300.2 miles (15.8 gallons x 19 MPG)
  • Highway Range: 426.6 miles (15.8 gallons x 27 MPG)
  • Combined Range: 363.4 miles (15.8 gallons x 23 MPG)

What Is The Most Fuel Efficient Transit Van Model?

The most fuel efficient Ford Transit model is the smaller Ford Transit Connect averaging 19MPG city, 27MPG highway, and 23 MPG combined. The most fuel efficient standard Ford Transit van (larger van) is the Passenger & Crew vans which have less seats and thus overall weight than the XL & XLT models.

Model City (MPG) Highway (MPG) Combined (MPG)
Passenger XL 14 MPG 18 MPG 16 MPG
Passenger XLT 14 MPG 18 MPG 16 MPG
Crew 15 MPG 19 MPG 17 MPG
Passenger 15 MPG 19 MPG 17 MPG
Connect Commercial XL Cargo 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial XLT Cargo 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial XL Passenger Wagon 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial XLT Passenger Wagon 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG
Connect Commercial Titanium Passenger Wagon 19 MPG 27 MPG 23 MPG

 

PFDi vs. EcoBoost: Fuel Efficiency Comparison

  • Power vs. Efficiency: The PFDi engine, known for its power, is more suited for heavy-duty tasks. In contrast, the EcoBoost engine, with its advanced turbocharging technology, offers a more efficient fuel consumption rate.
  • Driving Conditions: If your travel involves more city driving, the EcoBoost is the preferable choice due to its higher city MPG. For mixed driving conditions, the EcoBoost still holds an advantage with its better combined MPG rating.
  • Long-Term Savings: While the initial cost for an EcoBoost engine might be higher, the savings in fuel costs over time can make it a more economical choice in the long run.

Summary

With a modest 17 MPG combined city/highway for the larger Ford Transit, and an impressive 23 MPG for the smaller Connect, Ford Transit van has one of the higher rated MPG’s of any van used for van life.

 

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