What Is the Ford Transit 130”? Your Questions, Answered!



From small business owners to fleet operators to van conversion enthusiasts, the Ford Transit has been a staple cargo van that offers the best in power, space, and technology. And with so many impressive towing and payload capacities, not to mention multiple length, width, and height options, the Ford Transit 130” offers the perfect in between for midsized moves. If you’ve been eyeing the Ford Transit 130”, the team at Hillsboro Ford is here to help. Keep reading to learn more about this flexible cargo van and get all your burning questions answered!

What kind of payload options does the Transit 130” offer?

The Transit 130” is a versatile cargo van size that lets you enjoy a wide range of gross vehicle weight and payload ratings. GVWR ranges from 8,670 lbs. to 9500 lbs. while payloads range from 3685 to 4319 lbs.

How much space can you expect from the Transit 130”?

With up to 61 sq. ft of cargo space, the Transit 130” offers plenty of room for jobs big and small. Plus, with the option of installing compatible racks, bins, and foldable shelves, you can maximize your storage options for things like tools, supplies, equipment and more.

How much power does the Transit 130” have?

Transit Van offers you a choice of two powerful engines, including a 3.5L V6 with the Ford-designed port-fuel/direct-injection (PFDi) system and the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine.

Does the Transit 130” come in AWD?

Yes! In fact, the Transit’s All-Wheel Drive System is specially designed to help maximize traction and enhance handling without raising the load floor or seat height – perfect for drivers who are in and out of their vehicles a lot during the workday!

Which is the biggest Transit van?

The 5-tonne GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) variant brings the greatest payload capacity ever to the Transit Van, letting you efficiently carry a payload of 2,410 kg. This extra strength makes the 5-Tonne an ideal candidate for heavy conversions.

What is the difference between Ford Transit 150 and 250?

In general, the Ford Transit 150 refers to the Ford Transit Cargo Van, while the Ford Transit 250 refers to the Ford Transit Passenger Wagons. The 130” refers to the wheelbase size.

Can the Ford Transit be configured for more seating?

Yes, indeed, it can! If you’ve got a big crew that consists of more than two people, the Ford Transit can easily be configured to add seating for up to 15 passengers

Does the Ford E-Transit come in 130”?

Yes! The Ford Transit’s all-electric counterpart offers an E-Transit 130” with all the same GVWR ranges as the engine-based Transit but only within T-350 trims.

How long do Ford Transit vans last?

The Ford Transit has an expected mileage of around 150,000 miles. However, if you take good care of your van and ensure that it gets all the regular maintenance it needs, you can expect a mileage of around 300,000 miles. Some van owners have even reported actively using their vehicles for as much as 10 to 15 years! 

Is Ford discontinuing the Transit van?

Yes and no. Ford discontinued the Transit Connect for 2024 due to slowing demand for compact vans, but the automaker has kept on with the electric E-Transit to take its place with exciting new features expected for 2025.

What kind of towing features does the Transit offer?

In addition to an array of towing and payload capabilities, the Transit’s Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package’s Tow/Haul Mode feature provides a relay system for backup, running lights and a frame-mounted hitch receiver so you can really tow like a professional.

Shop the Ford Transit 130” at Hillsboro Ford!

Ready to see this built Ford tough cargo van put to work? Contact the team at Hillsboro Ford in Hillsboro, NH, today. Not only can we set up a test drive to see if the Transit 130” is suitable for your business, but we also offer plenty of upfitting and work truck optimization options for your needs! Contact us today!

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