Ford offers a low, standard, and high roof options and 3 different wheelbases: 130", 148", and 148" extended.
Each wheelbase has its pros and cons. Use this information to learn more about the advantages of each Ford Transit van wheelbase and choose the best Transit for your van build.
The Transut 148 and the 148 extended vans technically have the same wheelbase, the extended version offers an additional 15 inches of interior length for your build out. The body of the van ‘extends’ farther back past the rear wheels, which is what creates the extra length of the van.
When it comes to city driving, parking and maneuverability, the 130” wheelbase Transit is idea and the most common wheelbase for customizing. This wheelbase has a tighter turning radius, fits in standard parking spaces, and is the best choice if this is your second vehicle.
The 148” WB is plenty nimble. The van does (barely) fit in standard parking spots, and, like all Transits, was designed with city driving in mind. Compared to a traditional RV, a 148” Transit is far and away the more nimble vehicle. The narrow profile of the Transit, combined with its safety features and moderate size, allow it to navigate city streets with ease.
Unless you do a lot of city driving and you plan on using your Transit van as your daily driver, parking and drivability shouldn’t be too much of a factor when choosing a wheelbase for your van.
The longer the wheelbase, the more buildable living space there will be inside for your floor plan. The difference in interior space between a 130” and 148” extended wheelbase Transit may seem inconsequential at first, but it’s quite a big gap in reality.
Cargo versions of the Ford Transit van come in four models: 150, 250, 350, and 350HD. The 350HD is only offered in the 148-inch version and it’s the only Transit van with dual rear wheels.