2016 Ford Transit 250 review

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Ford Transit 250 highlights

Customer rating


  • Configuration options
  • Useful engines options
  • Pleasing payload capacity
  • Enjoyable driving demeanor


  • Disappointing lack of V8 engine option

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Modern and adaptable commercial van

The 2016 Ford Transit 250 is a versatile van solution for the demands of modern business operations. Whether you’re taking on delivery routes or transporting trade materials to a work site, this commercial van offers ample space, pleasing payload numbers, and steadfast powertrain performance. A trio of gasoline and diesel engine options, and a raft of configurations ensure the 2016 Transit 250 sets a high standard for a commercial utility vehicle. This first-generation Transit 250 (2015 onwards) gets some minor updates for the 2016 model year. A rearview camera with tow-hitch assist joins the standard feature list, and newly available for 2016, is the option of dual-sliding side doors.

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What is new for the 2016 Ford Transit 250?

  • The Transit 250 is available in a new trim called the XL.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Ford Transit 250

1. Adaptable body options 

Picking out a 2016 Transit 250 to fit your business objectives couldn’t be easier. Whether you require enough clearance for an enclosed loading bay or space for transporting outsized construction materials, the 2016 Transit 250 offers low, medium, or high roof styles. If you need to transport longer items, or simply want additional room for tool cabinets, you can also choose between standard or long-wheelbase Transit 250 versions. 

2. Powertrain choice 

To find the 2016 Transit 250 that best fits your needs, there are three engines to pick from. The standard 3.7L V6 gas engine delivers robust performance with 275 hp. From there, you can opt for the twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 or the 3.2L PowerStroke® turbocharged diesel engine for smooth cruising and additional acceleration power. From delivery routes to heavy-load transportation, there is an engine suited to your needs here. 

3. Comfortable cab features 

For a work shift that includes multiple delivery drops or a long run of customer appointments, the 2016 Transit 250 will keep you comfortable all day long. There are plenty of standard features that make everything feel easier on you, including remote keyless entry, which can be programmed to open the combination of cab and cargo doors that suit your needs. On the move, you’ve got a driver seat inboard armrest, cup holders within easy reach, and air conditioning to help you stay cool and comfortable as your day unfolds.  

4. Cargo solutions 

The 2016 Transit 250 excels in providing flexible cargo solutions to a wide variety of business needs, ranging from mobile service centers to cargo delivery operations. For the 2016 model, depending on your preferred body style, you'll find up to 487.3 cu-ft of cargo space behind the front row. With a payload capacity of an estimated 4080 lbs across all 2016 Transit 250 body and engine options, your business can meet success head-on. 

5. Feature upgrades 

With a long list of enhancements and modifications available, your chosen 2016 Ford Transit 250 could have add-on features that elevate your driving comfort or ride capabilities. Claim a 2016 Transit 250 model fitted with available remote engine start and your van can be warmed up or cooled down before starting your busy day. Optional cruise control can simplify your long highway commute, while available long-arm power side mirrors or rearview camera functionality can assist your steering accuracy into loading bays and parking spaces. 

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Ford Transit 250 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Ford Transit 250 12th out of 24 among Commercial Vans.

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Ford Transit 250 features and specs

XL 2WD 3D Cargo Ext Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Traction Control
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Turbo Diesel Engine

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Engine type

Turbo Diesel



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