Utility, construction, delivery, and transportation are all exactly what Ford's commercial vehicles have been designed to accommodate. No matter what your business is, when you need a 2021 Ford commercial vehicle that can get the work done right, you need something built Ford tough.
There are more than half a dozen different 2021 commercial vehicles available from Ford. These are designed to endure workloads and tasks too herculean for light-duty pickup trucks or standard production model transports. For commercial trucking and transportation, Ford offers plenty of options: from vans and utility vehicles to custom chassis and super duty trucks.
The different series of commercial vehicles are each designed to fulfill a specific purpose within their respective field. The E-Series Cutaway is designed for a wide range of uses, including emergency services, transportation, and even towing. The E-Series 350 dual-wheel configuration is capable of carrying a max payload of 7,210 lbs, while the E-450 is capable of carrying a max payload of 8,980 lbs, with a maximum gross curb weight rating of 22,000 lbs.
The 2021 F-650 and F-750 are designed for heavy-duty work as Class 6 and 7 trucks, available with gas and diesel powertrain options; along with TorqShift, you'll be able to handle some of the most arduous tasks required of a medium-duty truck. They're perfect for large utility trailers or hauling aluminum, bricks, cement, cinder blocks, furniture, bale, sand, stone, or steel.
For hauling and towing, the Ford Super Duty pickup gives you all of the rugged durability necessary to bed some of the heaviest and taxing materials. The best-in-class Super Duty comes in both gas-powered and diesel-fueled configurations, giving you best-in-class performance no matter what the haul is.
The Ford Chassis Cab is designed for versatility and productivity, fitted with a 7.3-liter V8 and 10-speed transmission that can haul, tow, or transport as needed. The Ford Chassis Cab is a customizable cab that can be outfitted for your needs, whether that be using it as a super duty pro loader or as a platform with the super cab.
If you need something else, there's the Ford F-Series Stripped Chassis, which removes the cab, the body, and the bed, giving commercial drivers a completely bare chassis in which to outfit the framework for whatever they need. The 50-degree wheel cut allows for maximum maneuverability as well as available TorqShift, SelectShift, and different available fuel prep packages for the engine. You can also take advantage of different walk-in body types ranging from 11 feet to 18 feet.
Commercial businesses in need of lightweight, uniladder support can look to the Ford Transit CC-CA, which is designed for a wide variety of services and transportation needs. The ability to alter the chassis designation with plenty of options keeps it versatile for any work-ready task, whether it be delivering goods across town or transporting customers via a shuttle service. The versatility and scalability of the Ford Transit CC-CA make it a great fit for many commercial ventures.
The Transit Connect and Transit Cargo Van are both designed for interior cargo transportation or for passenger transportation. Multiple powertrain options and specification modifications mean that you can outfit the Ford Transit with different things that make it perfect for small businesses and reliable cargo needs, including having the option of using a short or long wheelbase depending on your max payload.
Ford's history with commercial vehicle production dates back more than half a century, where the company has been elevating and dominating the commercial truck and van category with its undeniable high-quality selection of automobiles.
At the heart of every commercial vehicle in the lineup is the foundation at which Ford stands, that all models are built Ford tough. The award-winning designs have been recognized for their reliability and eco-conscious architecture, with the Ford Hybrid Transit being named the International Van of the Year, while the Ford Ranger managed to secure the International Pick-up Award.
Ford's Transit van, in particular, has been one of the best-selling commercial vehicles in history. It has even established itself as one of the go-to vehicles for commercial hauling and transport in Europe. The Transit has also managed to become one of the best selling vans in the United States and has sold more than 8 million units in total since its debut back in the 1950s.
The Ford Transit is just one example of Ford making its mark in the commercial vehicle business. The automotive company has managed to stand out by being forward-thinking with many of its designs, including making use of advanced fuel options, giving business owners and drivers plenty of options when it comes to fueling the trucks, vans, and cabs.
With Ford's Gaseous Engine Prep Package, select engines can be customized to run on more than just diesel. There's also the ability to run compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas.
Ford's commercial vehicles are designed to take advantage of available fuel preferences such as ethanol, petroleum diesel, and bio-diesel. This not only allows you to get the maximum amount of fuel economy out of your travels, but it's also possible to reduce fuel emissions by up to 75% using alternative fuel methods.
For heavy industrial use or those who need bespoke solutions, Ford upfitters can accommodate your different requirements, whether you need a van for transport, a dump truck, or even a motorhome. Upfitters can help you identify a solution for your commercial work, including how long the body needs to be, whether that’s a configuration designed for a dump, stake, platform, utility, wrecker, or a van; or whether you need gas or diesel, with optional packages for biofuel.
Body modifications come in different dimensions for the different series, including pickup boxes for the Super Duty series. Depending on what your work demands also depends on what sort of cab is required for the task, and there are a variety of selections available for the Regular Cab, Super Cab, and Crew Cab.
There are plenty of options that can provide the right customization for the Transit and available fittings for the T-250 and T-350 chassis cab. Additionally, the E-Series can be equipped with different configurations based on payload. In fact, no matter what commercial business you're in, there are options that will fit your Ford model based on your business's needs.
No matter what type of business you own or how much heavy-duty hauling and towing is required, Ford commercial vehicles make it easy to find what best suits your profession. They also allow you to further refine what you demand of a commercial vehicle with plenty of available configurations and regional service modifications. You're never too far away from ensuring your business is driven on a platform that's built Ford tough.
Versatility, utility, and dependability have all been trademarks of Ford's award-winning commercial van, the Ford Transit. Any business owner, professional transporter, or commercial contractor knows that when it comes to outfitting services to build a fleet of 2021 commercial vehicles, the Ford Transit is easily a top pick.
The highly customizable configurations allow the van to be tailored for specific business purposes, with three different base models in the form of the Passenger, Crew, and Cargo format, along with three different heights that include the low, medium, and high roof settings. You can also find the Transit designed to accommodate different passenger and cargo loads with three length variations, including Regular with a length of 219.9 inches, Long at 237.6 inches, and Extended Length at 263.9 inches.
Since 1965 the Ford Transit has been a go-to model for trustworthy transportation and reliability. The van suits a number of different roles in the commercial trucking business as a cargo van, minibus, and a utility vehicle.
The Ford Transit is an award-winning light commercial vehicle, having picked up the International Van of the Year for multiple years since 2001. It also picked up the award in 2003 under the Ford Transit Connect model, while the Ford Transit Passenger/Cargo model won again in 2007, followed by the Ford Transit Custom in 2013, the Ford Transit Connect in 2014, and in 2016 the Ford Transit then picked up seven Vincentric Best Fleet wins, being recognized for providing great features to customers with the lowest total cost of ownership. The awards continued to roll in, with the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid picking up recognition in 2019 for its design and fuel efficiency.
The quality of the construction and popularity of the Ford Transit has continued to keep this commercial vehicle not only in the top-sellers list but also an award-winning vehicle as one of the best in its class.
At the forefront of the Transit offerings is the most recognizable variant of the Transit: the Passenger, Crew and Cargo Van, categorized under the T-150, T-250, and T-350 series. This is a light or heavy-duty utility vehicle that can seat anywhere between two and 15 passengers depending on the configuration. The Cargo Van, for instance, only seats two but is designed for hauling cargo and transporting goods. It comes equipped with hinged doors, multiple body configurations, and a plethora of safety and infotainment systems.
You can get the Cargo Van in a number of options for cargo height as well, including 56.9 inches, 72.0 inches, or 81.5 inches for a maximum height when shipping cargo. And with the front passenger seat removed, the Transit Cargo Van Extended Length configuration has a maximum cargo volume of 536.4 cu.ft.
The Transit utility van is also available in two trims, including the base XL trim and the XLT, the latter of which offers additional luxury upgrades, including chrome accents on a three-bar grille, a standard low roof, tinted glass, and automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Business owners and drivers will also be able to tow up to 6,400 lbs with the Transit when it's properly equipped, while the heavy-duty iteration of the Transit has a payload capacity that can carry up to 4,550 lbs.
The Ford Transit Crew Van is designed for a mixture of both transporting passengers and for carrying cargo. This makes it the perfect vehicle for taxi services since it can not only handle sitting a handful of passengers, but it can also manage to carry quite a bit of cargo too.
With the Crew Van, you have two rows of passenger seats, with the front driver and passenger bucket seats, and a second row of seats for up to three people. For additional cargo, there is space behind the second row of seats, with plenty of space available based on the configuration of the Crew Van. This includes up to 158.4 cu.ft. of cargo volume in the regular length Crew Van with a low roof and up to 383.8 cu.ft. of cargo volume for the Extended Length version with a high roof configuration. There is also up to 81.5 inches of cargo height availability for the Extended Length, high roof Crew Van.
For the ultimate utility vehicle designed for passenger transportation, the Ford Transit Passenger Van provides drivers with seating for up to 15 people. This makes the Transit Passenger Van easy to accommodate the services and requirements of a commercial shuttle or touring service.
Behind the fifth row of seats, you'll find storage space for additional cargo in the Extended Length model, with up to 100.5 cu.ft. of cargo volume. Excellent for hauling tourist luggage or passenger souvenirs.
Since the Passenger Van is designed more around convenience and passenger transport, you'll find additional comfort features within the interior. This includes cloth upholstery, a large center console with extra storage, a standard implementation of adaptive cruise control, as well carpeted floor coverings for the front and rear rows, and up to five USB ports for device charging. Much like the Transit Crew Van and Cargo Van, the Passenger Van is also capable of towing and hauling with provisional trailering packages.
The Transit features multiple powertrain options. The vehicles come in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, designed to handle various types of road conditions and even some of the harshest weather thanks to expertly designed torque distribution systems and enhanced traction control.
The Transit series of Passenger and Cargo Vans give you more power for more payload, with a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 being the standard option for the Transit, providing a maximum of 275 hp and up to 262 lb-ft of torque. Alternatively, there's a turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5L V6 that grants you more power at 310 hp and up to 400 lb-ft of torque, great for hauling and towing additional cargo.
The 3.5L V6 is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and SelectShift technology, improving the way you drive and how larger commercial vehicles handle on the road.
Transit owners have a wide array of options to employ when it comes to utility and upfitting their vehicles. The Transit can be used for passenger or cargo transportation, making it excellent for commercial taxi services. And with the ability to seat up to 15 passengers in the larger Transit T-150 – T-350 series, it becomes perfect for shuttle or touring services.
Alternatively, the Transit Cargo Van makes for a great hauler for delivery and transportation businesses. Load-through storage from front to back when using the Transit for pure cargo allows you to transport items of up to 11-ft in length and up to 487.3 cubic feet of total cargo capacity with the extended length, high-roof configuration of the Transit Cargo Van. This makes the Transit perfect for catering and shipping, utility service supplies, or large delivery loads.
With tie-down points located all throughout the front and rear of the vehicle, you can keep your cargo securely fastened without worrying about sliding or slippage.
Throughout the cabin the Transit is also outfitted with additional storage compartments to keep useful tools and equipment on hand, such as the storage shelf above the driver and passenger seats, the glove box, and holders in the center console.
Prep-packages from upfitters are also available for the Transit Cutaway, such as a motorhome package with trailer wiring provisions, an auxiliary fuse panel, and a tow-hauling mode to make motorhome traversal a breeze with a Transit. Transit Cutaway configurations also have access to other utility, stake, and van add-ons, depending on your business needs.
2021 Ford Transit models now come standard with an electronic parking brake for rear-wheel configurations and are also equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360 technology, which consists of dynamic alert systems, such as pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, which alerts drivers with an audible alarm and begins to pre-charge brakes in case of an imminent collision. Lane-keeping assistance is also available, ensuring that the vehicle stays in its lane and away from any potential collisions, as well as high-beam headlamps.
A reverse sensing system is implemented, so whether you're backing out of a driveway or a parking lot, you'll have sensors working on your behalf to alert and warn you when an object or another vehicle is in the pathway of the Transit while in reverse.
To further aid with seeing what's behind the vehicle, front and rear cameras are available, ensuring that you can see what's in the blind spots of the vehicle at all times. Optional safety features such as enhanced active park assist, blind spot information systems, cross-traffic alert, side-sensing systems, adjustable speed limiting, and trailer coverage are also available to further enhance your safety in the Ford Transit while traveling on the road.
The Ford Data Services are equipped to the commercial vehicle line-up, allowing Transit owners to gain invaluable information and data about the vehicle using the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC). The cloud data allows drivers to quickly tap into an ever-evolving commercial ecosystem designed to allow business owners to easily update and upgrade the software of the vehicle using API integration with access to third-party tools to customize the vehicle's software to your specifications.
The Ford Transit Vans also come with Ford Telematics, which features built-in application software to utilize GPS tracking, maintain statistics and information on the vehicle health and alerts, as well as offering options to improve and optimize driver performance.
The Ford Transit Connect fills a little niche that delivers the best value to a lot of customers. Ford’s city-friendly cargo van offers many configurations at an affordable price for fleets that need a versatile and practical working van. From the small and frugal short wheelbase (SWB) Cargo Van XL to a relatively loaded Passenger Wagon Titanium, a wide range of modern technology features are available to make life safer and more connected for businesses and individual owners alike.
Ford is proud to support owners of Transit Connect vans with commercial solutions that make fleet management and optimization a breeze. The FordPass App enables all Transit Connect owners to stay in touch with their van and get the most out of their relationship with Ford. On top of this, there’s no shortage of convenient and helpful modern technology available, from wireless charging to adaptive cruise control, making it easier than ever to stay connected and safe on the job.
The 2021 Ford Transit Connect offers configurations to suit all sorts of professional needs. First, you can choose between the Cargo Van and the Passenger Wagon designs. The Passenger Wagon layout includes seating for seven and is a useful and affordable people-mover, while work and cargo-oriented buyers will prefer the utilitarian two-seat Cargo Van. However, both versions offer plenty of customization options to allow them to meet your fleet’s needs
The Cargo Van offers a short wheelbase of 104.8,” and a long wheelbase of 120.6,” with the long wheelbase offering the largest cargo length in its class. Upgrading to the long wheelbase version will increase interior cargo capacity from 123.2 cu.ft. to 145.8 cu.ft. The Passenger Wagon is only available with a long wheelbase in order to accommodate three rows of seating. The Passenger Wagon also boasts the largest sliding door openings in its class, making its seats as easy to access as they are comfortable. Both models come standard with sliding side doors and swing-out rear doors, but an optional rear liftgate is also available to provide you with the flexibility that you need for your work.
Another customization option for the Cargo Van is the available fixed windows for both the swing-out rear doors and the sliding side doors. These choices allow you to increase visibility and interior light, providing your team with the exact features they need to get their jobs done most efficiently and safely. The optional rear liftgate comes standard with a fixed rear window. Passenger Wagon models come standard with power side and fixed rear windows regardless of door type, providing a view for your customers or crew.
Cargo Van buyers, in particular, will be interested in professional upfit options for their fleet. Ford will help you find whatever suits your business needs and may even offer incentives to discount the upfit for you. Rugged integrated racks and bins can help you organize products and tools efficiently. Partitions for properly defining work zones inside and ladder racks for carrying your largest tools outside are options, too. That’s not to mention the endless possibilities of custom panel graphics to identify your vans and advertise your business. The Transit Connect Cargo Van can even be equipped to run on compressed natural gas or liquid propane with the optional 2.5L I-4 engine. Cleaner and more efficient energy sources that help both the environment and your bottom line.
Beyond strictly commercial applications, Ford also offers programs for customizing recreation vehicles and for helping you to equip your vans with accessibility tools to meet your needs. Working with Ford, you can not only get help selecting the best vehicle and equipment for your requirements, but you may also find reimbursements for accessibility equipment installed to your Ford vehicle.
The last remaining configuration choice is trim. Ford’s premium Titanium trim is available to Passenger Wagons with a liftgate and features the most standard and available technologies and comforts. Every other Transit Connect configuration is available in base XL or the upgraded XLT trim. Optional driver assistance features and conveniences from XL such as BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, cruise control, SYNC 3, and wireless smartphone charging all become standard with XLT. The upgrade also adds automatic high beams and fog lamps for improved vision at night.
Passenger Wagon models have a few additional features to keep your passengers comfortable and safe on the road. The XLT trim gains access to a panoramic Vista Roof option, safety tech like a Lane-Keeping System integrated with the Adaptive Cruise Control (available on Cargo Van too), plus an XLT Premium equipment package. That kit includes leather-trimmed seats, bright HID headlamps, and a clever aircraft-style mid-vehicle overhead console for small items storage. All Passenger Wagon trims include a heavy duty 220-amp alternator as standard equipment.
The top-trim Transit Connect Platinum is only available in Passenger Wagon configuration. It makes a number of XLT features standard. On the outside, these are limited to HID headlamps and LED fog lamps, but most of the upgrades are inside. A leather-trimmed heated and power-adjustable driver’s seat becomes standard, and Enhanced Active Park Assist tech is available. This program actively searches for a parking space, then takes over the steering while prompting the driver to switch gears and operate the gas and brake as needed to navigate safely into the spot.
In any configuration, the Transit Connect is rated to tow a useful 2,000 lbs thanks to its 2.0L I-4 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine uses automatic start-stop technology to conserve fuel and results in an efficient 25 MPG city/highway combined. The Transit Connect also uses technology to keep you safe with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite. Optional on Transit Connect XL and standard on XLT and Titanium models, the suite includes a host of modern driver-assist features:
The FordPass App is another tech highlight, putting vehicle information at your fingertips, making fleet management simple, and enabling owners to earn rewards for service, parts, and new vehicle discounts! Vans with SYNC 3 v2.0 or higher will access Vehicle Health Alerts with notifications when service is needed. Participating mechanics will enable you to schedule service in the app as well, and service history will be saved along with warranty info in one easily accessible location. Vehicle diagnostics and even parking location can be checked through the app, so whether you have one van, a dozen, or a hundred, the FordPass app can be an indispensable and rewarding tool to simplify the task of fleet management.
Finally, Ford proudly offers commercial solutions for fleet owners to take fleet organization to a whole new level. Ford Telematics and Data Services give owners the power to choose how to configure and operate their fleet. Through telematics, you can take advantage of GPS tracking to improve asset utilization, use Vehicle Health Alerts to minimize downtime, reduce operating costs by monitoring fuel consumption, and respond quickly to issues with fleet notifications. Meanwhile, Ford’s advanced and secure data services enable 3rd party tools to seamlessly integrate with your vehicles and grant you secure access to your data through the Transportation Mobility Cloud platform.
The 2021 Ford Transit Connect fills the void left by larger and more powerful vans and trucks in the commercial lineup, providing commercial users with a compact and efficient vehicle for urban and light-duty tasks. Whatever your vocational needs, consider the Transit Connect. With multiple cargo and passenger configurations, it provides the versatility to meet your exact requirements and the technology needed to keep you and your operation safe, secure, and efficient.
Ford first introduced the E-Series in the early 1960s, launching what has become one of the most popular commercial vehicles ever built. Since then, Ford has perfected the design and powertrain to offer unmatched performance and customization. That's one reason why there are over 2.7 million E-Series vehicles still on the road today, serving as ambulances, shuttles, school buses, motorhomes, and more.
While the popular E-Series vans were replaced by the Transit in 2014, this reliable platform continues to be offered as a cutaway chassis cab. With virtually limitless options to customize the platform, the E-Series provides you with the rugged base you need to build your fleet vehicles upon. After skipping the 2020 model year, Ford has updated the E-Series for the 2021 model year with several improvements to performance and functionality.
The 2021 Ford E-Series models feature a fully-equipped cab and bare chassis, allowing them to be easily customized for all of your commercial needs. To further simplify your job, Ford offers the E-Series with a variety of Prep Packages that cover the most common configurations for fleet and individual use. These include Ambulance, Motorhome, Shuttle Bus, School Bus, and Multifunction School Activity Prep Packages, each of which includes additional features designed to optimize the E-Series platform for that particular use. You can also opt for the Exterior Upgrade Package, which adds a chrome bumper and grille so that you can handle work in style.
The Ambulance Prep Package includes everything needed to convert the E-Series into an ambulance, including dual 78 amp-hr heavy-duty batteries, a 240-amp alternator, and a limited-slip axle. The Motorhome Prep Package includes the power door locks and windows, cruise control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System on DRW models. The School Bus Prep Packages removes the passenger-side seat pedestal and safety equipment while adding a 40-gallon fuel tank.
The Multifunction School Activity Bus Prep Package is designed to meet the requirements of childcare providers who transport over ten passengers. This package includes the same features as the School Bus Prep package but without the school-specific yellow paint. The Shuttle Bus Prep Package is designed for drivers who need to carry passengers to different locations, such as the passenger buses used to shuttle people at airports. This package features many comfort options, including the Exterior Upgrade Package, power door locks and windows, and an engine block heater.
The available single and dual rear wheel configurations give the 2021 E-Series another level of customization to meet different needs. The single wheel setup is ideal for most uses, while the dual rear wheel configuration is great for hauling heavier loads without sacrificing performance. This configuration and the E-Series new V8 engine explain how the 2021 E-450 offers a maximum payload of up to 8,980 lbs, while the lighter 2021 E-350 can handle a maximum payload of up to 7,200 lbs. Ford also offers an available Trailer Towing Package if your commercial needs include towing.
The 2021 E-Series lineup features an all-new 7.3-liter Godzilla V8 engine that Ford designed specifically for the commercial fleet. The V8 engine comes in two available engine calibrations and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The economy-rated calibration delivers a modest 300 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque, emphasizing efficiency and longevity over raw power. The premium-rated calibration delivers 350 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque, providing the extra muscle you need to handle heavy-duty hauling and towing.
Aside from offering the new 7.3-liter V8, Ford also updated the E-Series instrument panel to ensure drivers have everything they need at the touch of a button. The panel now features two USB ports and a Bluetooth-capable radio that allows drivers to pair their smartphones for hands-free connectivity. But the upgrades to the E-Series don't end there, and Ford has also added numerous safety and technology features to provide the connectivity and driver-assist features expected of a modern commercial vehicle.
The 2021 E-Series is packed with the latest technology, safety, and driver-assist features to reduce driver workload and mitigate common accident types. This not only means improved safety on the road, but it also translates to overall higher fleet uptime as fewer vehicles are pulled out of service for repairs or replacement. Here's a breakdown of these standard and available features.
The E-Series comes standard with Hill Start Assist, which is an excellent feature that prevents the vehicle from rolling backward on a hill when switching between the brake and the gas. The technology uses the antilock brakes to hold the vehicle in place until the driver accelerates, eliminating the potential for accidentally rolling into vehicles or obstacles. Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control are also standard to protect inexperienced or unwary drivers when they are driving in poor road conditions.
Adaptive Cruise Control is an available upgrade that uses advanced sensors to monitor traffic ahead of the vehicle. This feature improves driver safety when using cruise control by automatically slowing or stopping the vehicle in response to changes in traffic speed. If your drivers spend large amounts of time on the highway, Adaptive Cruise Control is a valuable safety feature.
Forward Collision Warning is another available upgrade on the E-Series. This feature alerts distracted drivers to potential collisions at the front of the vehicle. If the driver fails to respond to the alerts, then Automatic Emergency Braking applies the brakes to mitigate or avoid the accident. This feature works with Post-Collision Braking, which applies the brakes after the initial collision to help drivers avoid a second collision.
The available Lane Departure Warning technology helps drivers stay in their lane. The feature detects the lane markings and determines when the driver leaves their lane without using a turn signal. This available upgrade also features a Driver Alert Mode that detects repeated lane departure. When this occurs, the vehicle will further alert the driver with several levels of lights and chimes, encouraging them to pay attention to the road. Together, these available features allow the 2021 E-Series to improve overall fleet safety in an affordable and unobtrusive manner.
The 2021 E-Series offers a huge variety of customization options that allow you to tailor the basic chassis cab design to your fleet's needs even before you begin adding additional body sections. However, the E-Series also comes in three main models that offer different levels of capability. These are the E-350 SRW (Single Rear Wheel), the E-350 DRW (Dual Rear Wheel), and the E-450 DRW. While these three models all offer the same features and technologies, they provide different wheelbase lengths, payloads, and vehicle weights.
The 2021 E-350 SRW is available in either a 138" wheelbase or a 158" wheelbase, giving you the customization you need to build your perfect vehicle. Both versions have a GVWR of 10,050 lbs, but the shorter wheelbase version offers a slightly higher payload of 5,100 lbs instead of the 5,030 lbs payload of the longer wheelbase version.
The 2021 E-350 DRW offers an extended 176" wheelbase in addition to the 138" and 158" wheelbases of the E-350 SRW. The shortest wheelbase has a GVWR of 11,500 lbs and a payload of 6,270 lbs, while the two longer wheelbases offer a GVWR of up to 12,500 lbs. However, the 158" wheelbase can accommodate up to 7,210 lbs of payload instead of the 7,200 lbs of the 176" wheelbase.
Finally, the 2021 E-450 DRW is available with either a 158" wheelbase or a 176" wheelbase. Both configurations provide a GVWR of up to 14,500 lbs and a maximum payload of up to 8,980 lbs. This largest model in the E-Series is designed to handle nearly any tasks required of a commercial vehicle. If you have any questions about which E-Series model is the right choice for your fleet, the team here at Kings Ford is ready to help.
The E-Series is one of the most popular commercial vehicles on the road because of its unique customization options that allow drivers to configure the vehicle to better meet their needs. Another reason why the E-Series is popular is because of Ford's reputation for building some of the most reliable commercial vehicles on the market. That guarantee is reflected in the E-Series warranty options that come standard with every model.
The 2021 E-Series is covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile bumper to bumper factory warranty, and a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain and safety restraint system warranty. However, Ford didn't stop there and included a 5-year or 60,000-mile roadside assistance program so that your drivers can count on immediate assistance no matter where your work takes them. When you buy a Ford commercial vehicle, you can count on Ford to stand behind the product and provide you with the support your fleet needs for efficient and productive operation.
Sometimes the solution to a job is just who can work the hardest. The Ford commercial medium-duty trucks, the F-650 and the F-750, are built with rugged bodies and exceptionally powerful engine options so that they can handle the toughest tasks. They may be classified as medium duty, but that is only because, in this class, the heavy-duty hitters have a lot more wheels. These two Ford pickups pack a ton of power under the hood. The available engines are designed to give unrivaled power to take on any job no matter how tough. The F-650 and the F-750 are available with either a 7.3L V8 gasoline engine or a 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel, both equipped with a responsive 6-speed Torqshift automatic transmission. These engines are massive and have some of the best capabilities you will find anywhere.
However, the F-650 and F-750 are not just powerful, they are also flexible and modern. These medium-duty commercial trucks offer plenty of options designed to make the work day more productive and efficient. From provisions for easy upfitting to modern driver-assistance and telematics, Ford provides every tool you need to manage your fleet efficiently and maximize its effectiveness. If you need a capable and easily customized vehicle for any number of roles, these powerful and modern trucks are among the best.
The new 7.3L V8 gasoline engine features an output of 350 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque. On top of its solid power output, it also has special Ford-designed features in order to maintain a stable temperature when under heavy loads, including a variable-displacement oil pump and piston cooling jets. This engine was also designed with long-term durability in mind and incorporates a solid forged-steel crankshaft and extra-large main bearings. This attention to detail has resulted in an exceptional engine that will keep running for years to come, no matter how difficult your work is.
However, for maximum power and efficiency, there is no substitute for diesel. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel engine is a fabulous option that helps to keep your truck pulling incredible weight on any site. This engine was tested for over 500,000 simulated miles, contributing to a B10 commercial life expectancy of over half a million miles. Nothing else exemplifies Ford's commitment to quality quite like this. And of course, as a diesel engine, you can expect high fuel efficiency, reducing fleet operating costs.
To help keep your diesel engines properly maintained, the Ford has included an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor that tracks oil temperatures, filter regeneration cycles, and idle hours as well as just mileage. The sort of advanced tracking helps you stay on top of maintenance and prolong vehicle life while reducing unnecessary vehicle downtime from schedule-based maintenance.
The Power Stroke diesel is offered in three different calibrations, allowing you to tailor your vehicles to provide the right capabilities for their intended use. The base calibration provides 270 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, providing enough power to handle general work of all kinds. However, if more power is needed, you can opt for either a 300 hp and 725 lb-ft calibration or an even more powerful 330 hp and 750 lb-ft calibration. Having the right tool for the job without spending more than you need is an essential part of effectively running a business, and with the medium-duty F-series trucks, Ford lets you do exactly that.
Just like you take pride in your business, the blue oval takes pride in its manufacturing and engineering. The F-650 and the F-750 are proudly built at the assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, giving Ford complete control over each and every step of the truck's development. From the nuts and bolts of engineering to the final construction, every detail of the design is overseen by Ford's hardworking experts. The users' needs are considered in every decision to guarantee that you are getting a truck that won't just carry your business but will maintain its quality for a long time coming. The medium-duty trucks from Ford have several different configurations because Ford knows that when it comes to your business, you need the perfect tool for the job.
The capability of the frame, engine, and transmission are further enhanced and supported by a variety of valuable features. Every configuration of the F-650 and the F-750 comes standard with traction control, hill start assist, and a tow/haul mode, giving your drivers a hand during more difficult conditions. With the optional Driver Assist Technology Package, you can add further features from Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning to Adaptive Cruise Control and Auto High Beam Control to provide another level of safety for your drivers and reduce accidents on the road.
Improving work capabilities, these models also include provisions for a Power Take Off as well as an easily programmed Upfitter Interface Module. The live-drive PTO includes stationary and mobile modes, and the diesel engine even supports a SplitShaft Gearbox with two separate PTO outlets when in stationary mode. No matter what accessories you need to power, the F-650 and F-750 can handle them. Meanwhile, the Upfitter Interface Module can be easily programmed with any laptop, allowing you to integrate accessories and update your trucks down the road affordably. These additions make Ford's medium-duty commercial trucks an investment in productivity and efficiency.
There are three basic versions of the F-650 and the F-750, all of which come as chassis cabs that are ready for you to upfit. The Pro Loader model offers a kick-up frame with a lower step-in height, making it perfect for easy access and a low load floor. Common uses for the Pro Loader configuration include delivery trucks and ambulances. The Pro Loader comes with rear axles rated for up to 17,500 lbs and a GVWR of up to 50,000 lbs. Both the gasoline and diesel engines are available, and the vehicle can be optioned with a Regular Cab, SuperCab, or Crew Cab to fit your fleet's needs.
The second version is the Straight Frame, which offers one of the strongest frames available in its class. The Straight Frame design offers a loading-dock-height platform and can be used for virtually any type of upfit. It provides the same range of engine and cab options as the Pro Loader. However, where the Pro Loader frame is rated for up to 80,000 PSI, the Straight Frame offers an option for a frame rated for an impressive 120,000 PSI. Further, it has optional rear axles designed for up to 26,000 lbs and can even be equipped with rear air suspension.
The final version of the F-650 and the F-750 is Tractor. Unlike the Pro Loader and Straight Frame, the Tractor is only offered with the diesel engine, giving it best in class hauling power. It also comes standard with a 120,000 PSI frame and air brakes with Bendix ABS. A rear suspension rated for up to 31,000 lbs is available, as is 26,000 lbs rear axle, giving your fleet the sturdy reliability it needs to handle the toughest jobs. If you need real power for delivery, moving, or other services, then the Tractor will meet your requirements.
It is important that the interior of your trucks support the needs of your workers while minimizing cleaning and maintenance requirements. The three cab styles come standard with 30/0/30 fixed front seats and have an optional 40/20/40 split front seat with built-in cupholders and a storage bin. The four-door SuperCab and CrewCab have a standard second row with a 60/40 bench seat, but this can be deleted to provide more room for tools or other items. No matter which option you chose, the seats will come with durable and easy to clean vinyl upholstery.
The instrument panel is sturdy and reliable, with plenty of room for work. The toggles and dials are also large and easy to manipulate even with thick gloves on, and everything is made to last with durable plastics that aren't afraid to get dirty. Other standard and optional interior features include an AM/FM radio with USB input and Bluetooth connectivity, four upfitter switches, a 110-volt outlet, and an overhead console with sunglass bins and map lights. For colder climates, you also have the option of a rapid-heat supplemental cab heater to keep your crew warm, or you can delete the air conditioning to reduce maintenance requirements.
An anticipated feature of heavy working trucks is noise. From the rumble of the engine to every grain of gravel on the road, the ride is typically a loud one resulting in shouted conversations and blasting radio systems. That is now a feature of the past as Ford has designed the cabin to eliminate as much outside noise as possible. This means more rested and productive workers - especially if your business keeps your crews on the road for long hours.
Although you have a number of 2021 Ford commercial vehicles to choose from, the powerful trucks available from Ford are definitely some of their most popular options. While models like the F-650 and F-750 can handle tremendous amounts of work, there are also a number of other Fords that make great commercial trucks for a wide range of applications.
While there are more powerful options if you are interested in a Ford commercial truck, the F-150 is undeniably a very popular pickup, and for a good reason. This is a full-size, light-duty truck, so if you are looking for the absolute highest towing or payload capacity, then consider one of the Super Duty models (the F-250 and higher). That being said, you can still get fantastic performance with this truck; if you are looking for a model that you can use every day as a work truck and still enjoy on the weekends for general use, then this is a great one to consider.
In terms of performance, there are six different engines to choose from with the 2021 Ford F-150, which is quite a few more than you will find on the more powerful options. With the Super Duty models, you have fewer choices, but they are all very powerful; the F-150, on the other hand, gives you more freedom and a wider range of performance levels. For example, the standard engine on the F-150 is a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that offers up to 290 hp and up to 265 lb-ft of torque. This is a fine option that can deliver up to 8,200 lbs of maximum towing or up to 1,985 lbs of payload capacity.
By comparison, a more powerful 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, available on the F-150, provides up to 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, granting the F-150 up to 14,000 lbs of towing capacity or up to 3,250 lbs of payload. This is the best engine to choose if towing or payload is your primary concern, though a 3.0L Turbo Diesel V6 comes pretty close in terms of towing and provides you the power and functionality of a diesel engine. And for 2021, a new Hybrid V6 engine is available, delivering up to 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque, with excellent towing and payload.
When you combine this with other great features available for the F-150, it is clear why a lot of people choose this as their preferred Ford commercial vehicle. With the right engine and configuration, it can go an estimated 700 miles on a single tank of gas, letting you save money at the fuel pump. Though if you need more muscle, then consider a Super Duty option below.
The first of the Ford Super Duty models, the F-250 is a full-size truck, like the F-150, but is designed to be able to get even more work done than the popular light-duty model. This is a fantastic choice if you are interested in a heavy-duty option, but you are not sure you need one of the more powerful models. One thing to consider is that the F-250 is only available with a single rear-wheel configuration, whereas heavier models are available with a dual rear-wheel setup.
Three engines are available for the F-250, starting with a 6.2L V8 engine that offers up to 385 hp and up to 430 lb-ft of torque. This is a solid starting engine that can give you up to 15,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity. There is also a 7.3L V8 engine available, which delivers up to 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, for truly incredible power. With this engine, you can similarly get up to 21,000 lbs of maximum towing.
Finally, if you are interested in a diesel engine, then consider the available 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel, which delivers an astounding 475 hp and up to 1,050 lb-ft of torque. With this monster, the 2021 Ford F-250 can manage up to 22,800 lbs of maximum towing capacity while handling that weight with ease thanks to its massive amount of torque. Despite the fact that this is a great commercial truck, it is not some barebones stripped down model that feels like you are driving a work truck from 40 years ago.
You have numerous trims to choose from with the Ford F-250, so there is no reason to sacrifice luxury or impressive safety technology simply because you want serious power. With the F-250 Platinum, for example, you get adaptive cruise control with a collision warning and brake support, adaptive steering, and an 8-inch productivity screen in the instrument panel. This way, you can enjoy the F-250 just as much as you would any other pickup.
If you need greater power and performance, particularly when it comes to towing and payload, then the Ford F-350 is a great step up from the F-250. While they have the same engines available and similar designs overall, there is one major feature that really can give the F-350 the edge in terms of muscle: the rear wheels. Since the F-350 is available with a Dual Rear-Wheel (DRW) setup, with two sets of wheels and tires on each side of the rear axle, it can handle more weight without damaging the frame of the truck.
The same three engines are available for the Ford F-350 as you can find in the F-250, and if you look at single rear-wheel setups, the numbers are not massively different between these two trucks. For example, with the standard 6.2L V8 engine and a single rear-wheel F-350, you can get up to 15,800 lbs of maximum towing capacity, just like the F-250.
When you look at DRW configurations of the Ford F-350, however, then the differences between these two trucks become much more pronounced. For starters, a DRW setup of the F-350, with the right configuration, can have up to 7,850 lbs of maximum payload capacity, which is significantly more than the F-250 can manage.
In terms of towing, a DRW configuration of the Ford F-350 can handle up to 21,000 lbs of trailering when used in a conventional towing setup. That is not much more than the F-250 can handle. But, if you use a fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing hitch, then you can get up to 35,750 lbs of maximum towing with a DRW Ford F-350.
Among 2021 Ford commercial vehicles, the F-450 is a fantastic work truck and a terrific option if you need greater fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing than you can get even with the F-350. This is certainly not a truck for everyone, which is why it is beyond what most consumer customers will ever look at. For a commercial truck, it is an excellent choice if you are looking for a conventional pickup and you do not need a chassis cab or a platform truck with a similar design.
One thing to note when considering a great commercial truck is that the F-450 is more limited than the previous models in terms of options. You still have the same great trim levels to choose from with the F-450, starting with the XL and going all the way up to the Limited, but there are fewer configurations. For one thing, the F-450 is only available with either a regular cab or a crew cab; you cannot get a Supercab with this truck, so keep that in mind when figuring out which truck is right for you. Also, it is only available with an 8-foot box, and it can only come with the 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel engine, though both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive are available.
Due to the massive size of the F-450, it actually has a slightly lower maximum payload potential than the F-350, but still greater than the F-250. When properly configured, you can get up to 6,210 lbs of maximum payload with the F-450, which is still a lot. It offers similar conventional towing to the F-350, with a maximum towing capacity of up to 24,200 lbs. when properly configured. This is up to 2,000 lbs greater than the F-350, which could make a difference depending on your needs.
In terms of fifth-wheel and gooseneck towing, the F-450 beats out even the F-350, offering up to 37,000 lbs of maximum towing when properly configured. This is a little over 1,000 lbs greater than the F-350, so it will really depend on what you need. But the fact that you can only get the F-450 as a DRW setup should tell you that this truck is built for business.