Ford Transit Boasts Improved EPA Fuel Economy

Ford Motor Co. announced that its two gasoline-engine-equipped versions of its new 2015 Transit full-size van will deliver nearly 50% better fuel economy versus comparable Econoline E-Series van models the Transit line is replacing, in some cases. This is according to official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test data.

When equipped with the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the 2015 Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons achieve a 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway EPA-estimated rating – an improvement of as much as 46% over the 10 mpg city/13 mpg highway EPA-estimated rating for the Ford E-Series 6.8-liter V10 premium gas engine.

Based on the EPA’s data, the company pointed out that this translates into fuel savings as high as $1,700 annually.

Low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagon Transit models equipped with the standard 3.7-liter V6 get a 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway EPA-estimated rating – up to 19% better than the 13 mpg city/16 mpg EPA-estimated rating for the E-Series 4.6-liter V8 standard gas engine. That differential translates into fuel savings of as much as $650 a year, the OEM noted, according to EPA estimates.

The 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel engine option for the Transit, however, isn’t EPA-rated so no “official” fuel economy stats are available for it at this time.

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Source: Fleet Owner