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Exclamation 2020 Ford Transit pricing released tomorrow

Just got word this AM that pricing would be released tomorrow before NOON. One tip I got is the AWD option would be in the $4500 and up price based on which body style you select.
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Better than $7,800 that Mercedes charges!
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Isn’t one van AWD and the other 4X4?

Transit AWD cost, if around $4,500, is a bit higher than I expected. Still cheap compared to aftermarket options.

I look forward to all costs.
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Based on the European $conversion price, was looking at it being close to $6000.
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Some other changes to be aware of as far pricing.

Exterior colors going from $150 to $200
Enhanced Active Park Assist...$895
BLIS w/Cross Traffic Alert...$595
Dual 250 AMP Alternators..$495
Adaptive Cruise Control..$755
CrewVan model..$2210

These are just some of the NEW option prices. Get ready for the T-250 HR CrewVan AWD MSRP loaded with options to be close to $60K
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Isn’t one van AWD and the other 4X4?



Transit AWD cost, if around $4,500, is a bit higher than I expected. Still cheap compared to aftermarket options.



I look forward to all costs.


Sprinter 4x4 is a faux term. It is switchable AWD, and is not able to send 100% power to front wheels.

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Dual 250-Amp alternators for $495 is a great option price. That’s a small fraction of aftermarket 2nd alternator kits.

It’s a great first step towards an affordable battery-based electrical system. 👍
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Sprinter 4x4 is a faux term. It is switchable AWD, and is not able to send 100% power to front wheels.

Does it not have a transfer case, and with optional low range of 1.42:1?

And while I agree it can’t “technically” send 100% of power to front wheels, doesn’t it use traction system to send power to axle and wheel(s) with highest traction?

The traction system reportedly takes the place of up to 3 differential locks, so can divert power to wheels with traction. I’m guessing someone in off-road community will test and compare them as soon as they are available.
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Does it not have a transfer case, and with optional low range of 1.42:1?

And while I agree it can’t “technically” send 100% of power to front wheels, doesn’t it use traction system to send power to axle and wheel(s) with highest traction?

The traction system reportedly takes the place of up to 3 differential locks, so can divert power to wheels with traction. I’m guessing someone in off-road community will test and compare them as soon as they are available.

Sprinter does have the low range, but with EcoBoost torque, 10-speed 1st gear and axel ratios you can get reasonably low. "The Ford 10-speed has a first gear of 4.7:1, while the Sprinter 7-speed has a 4.377:1. The axle ratio of both can be specified to 4.1:1. The lowest overall ratio available in the Transit is 19.3:1, while the Sprinter with low range sits at 25.20:1. Add in the difference in available torque from the bi-turbo EcoBlue and… the low range of the Sprinter is not quite as magic as first brush reveals." You can read more here: https://expeditionportal.com/will-th...-the-sprinter/

As far as Sprinter's traction control, it is highly reactive, and if the 4x4 system is based on what my 2WD traction control does on the rear axel, it's pretty much junk. I get stuck on wet leaves. At least the Transit offers a real limited slip mechanical diff, which is more than what sprinter does.

Read a comparison here: https://ourkaravan.com/4x4_sprinter_and_transit_vans/
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Thanks for posting this. Before reading it I had assumed that the Sprinter 4x4 system was a good one, but hadn't researched them much because of higher cost, lack of availability, etc. What concerns me the most after reading the comparison is the lack of shift on the fly in the Sprinter and the fact that it sometimes takes movement of the wheels to lock in the 4x4. I had a mid 80s Jeep cherokee that was this way and it sucked big time. I had a steep driveway off a busy road and if I pulled into the driveway in 2wd in snow and got stuck, I was screwed -- could not engage 4X4. Feeling better and better about the Transit possibilities. Looking forward to seeing 2020 prices for AWD and comparing that with the Quigley/Quadvan conversions on a used Transit.

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