Ford Transit Van vs. Chevrolet Express Van

School Bus Yellow
VS
Woodland Green

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$32,380 - $41,440
$22,855 - $35,500

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.75 / 5
4 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 310 hp
131 - 341 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L Ti
3.5L ECOBOOST V6
3.2L POWERSTROKE I5 DIESEL
2.0L DOHC I4 (131 hp [97.7 kW]@ 5200 rpm 139
4.3L V6
2.0L DOHC I4
VORTEC 6.0L V8 SFI FLEXFUEL
6.0L V8 SFI GASEOUS CNG/LPG
2.8L DURAMAX TURBO
CARGO PACKAGE
COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE
SAFETY PACKAGE
ENHANCED CONVENIENCE PACKAGE

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
39.7 in.
42.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 - 56.6 in.
41.7 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
246.7 - 487.3 cu. ft.
122.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
1 - 2
1 - 2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Not Available

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
185

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
129.9 - 147.6 in.
115.2 - 155 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.9 - 48 ft.
36.7 - 54.5 ft.

Width

Width
81.3 - 83.7 in.
68.1 - 79.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 310 hp
131 - 341 hp

Torque

Torque
260 - 400 ft. lbs.
139 - 373 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
5100 - 6700 .lbs
10000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
510 - 670 .lbs
500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
25 gal.
14.5 - 31 gal.

Combined

Combined
0 - 0 mpg
13 - 13 mpg

City

City
mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
mpg
25 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Optional
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Van
Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van - Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

Body Style

Body Style
High Roof Cargo Van, High Roof Ext. Cargo Van, High Roof HD Ext. Cargo Van, Low Roof Cargo Van, Medium Roof Cargo Van
Cargo Van

Body Code

Body Code
V
ZW9

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
1 - 2
1 - 2

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
4130 lbs.
4100 - 4300 lbs.

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
5070 - 7275 lbs.
5360 - 6084 lbs.

Curb Weight - Front

Curb Weight - Front
2788 - 2965 lbs.
2877 - 3072 lbs.

Curb Weight - Rear

Curb Weight - Rear
2078 - 2803 lbs.
2348 - 2484 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
8600 - 10360 lbs.
4751 - 9900 lbs.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
10800 - 13000 lbs.
13000 - 16000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5100 - 6700 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
510 - 670 lbs.
500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5100 - 6700 lbs.
6000 - 10000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
510 - 670 lbs.
600 - 1000 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
5100 - 6700 lbs.
10000 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
99G, 99M, 99M-1, 99V
L0A, L96, LC8, LV1, LWN

Engine Type

Engine Type
Flexible V-6
Gaseous Fuel Compatible V-6
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-5
Regular Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6
Gas I4
Gas V6
Gas/Ethanol V8
Gas/Propane/CNG V8
Turbocharged Diesel I4

Displacement

Displacement
3.2 L/195, 3.5 L/213, 3.7 L/228
2.0L/122, 2.8L/, 4.3L/, 6.0L/364

Fuel System

Fuel System
Diesel Injection, Gasoline Direct Injection, Sequential MPI
Direct Injection - Electronic Fuel Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
446
M5U, MRA, MYD

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1, 6, 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic - Continuously Variable Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17
2.63-0.38, 4.03, 4.56

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34
2.36 - 2.97

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52
1.53 - 2.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14
1.15 - 1.69

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86
0.85 - 1.27

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.67 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40
0.75, 3.06, 3.82

Trans PTO Access

Trans PTO Access
No
Not Available

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
None
Not Available

Transfer Case Power Take Off

Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
Not Available

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150, 210, 250
105, 150, 220

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty
Yes

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Coil Spring - MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf
Hypoid Multi-Leaf - Multi-Stage

Spring Capacity - Front

Spring Capacity - Front
4130 lbs.
4100 - 4300 lbs.

Spring Capacity - Rear

Spring Capacity - Rear
5070 - 7275 lbs.
5360 - 6084 lbs.

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent
Independent

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle
Full-Floating - Semi-Floating

Axle Capacity - Front

Axle Capacity - Front
4130 lbs.
4100 - 4300 lbs.

Axle Capacity - Rear

Axle Capacity - Rear
5515 - 7275 lbs.
5360 - 6084 lbs.

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.31, 3.70, 3.73, 4.10
Not Available

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31, 3.70, 3.73, 4.10
3.42

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
LT195/75SR16 - LT235/65SR16
185/60R15C, 95/92T TL - LT245/75R16E

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
LT195/75SR16 - LT235/65SR16
185/60R15C, 95/92T TL - LT245/75R16E

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size
Full-Size - LT245/75R16E

Front Tire Capacity

Front Tire Capacity
4298 - 6394 lbs.
2190 - 2205 lbs.

Rear Tire Capacity

Rear Tire Capacity
5996 - 8156 lbs.
2680 - 3042 lbs.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 in.
15 x 5.5 - 16 x 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 in.
15 x 5.5 - 16 x 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in.
15 - 16 x 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum, Forged Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum, Forged Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electric Rack & Pinion - Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
42.9 - 48 ft.
36.7 - 54.5 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Pwr

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
Not Available

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 in.
11.14 x 1.10 - 12.8 x 1.5 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 in.
13.0 x 1.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
25 gal.
14.5 - 31 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 - 56.6 in.
41.70 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
39.7 in.
42.60 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
67.9 in.
54.10 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
67.5 in.
51.30 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
129.9 - 147.6 in.
115.20 - 155 in.

Length, Overall w/rear bumper

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
219.9 - 266.1 in.
186.30 - 244.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
81.3 - 83.7 in.
68.10 - 79.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
83.2 - 110.1 in.
73.70 - 84.6 in.

Ground to Top of Load Floor

Ground to Top of Load Floor
28 - 28.9 in.
21.1 - 27.8 in.

Rear Door Type

Rear Door Type
Split Swing-Out
Dual Swing-out - Swing-Out

Side Door Type

Side Door Type
Sliding - Split Swing-Out
Dual Sliding, Sliding, Swing-out

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
126 - 172.2 in.
82.8 - 146.2 in.

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
70.2 in.
Not Available

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
54.8 in.
48.00 - 52.7 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
56.9 - 81.5 in.
52.9 - 53.4 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
246.7 - 487.3 ft³.
122.7 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Transit
City Express - Express

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Large Van
Large Van

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Cargo Van - Extended Cargo Van
Cargo Van - Extended Cargo Van

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Cargo Van - Extended Cargo Van
Cargo Van - Extended Cargo Van

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.2, 3.5, 3.7
2.0, 2.8, 4.3, 6.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC - OHV

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum - iron
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
5 - 6
4, 6, 8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
2 - 4