NEWS: 2015 Ford Transit Offers Five-Row Side Airbag

June 26, 2014
2015 Ford Transit 15 Pass Airbag Reference
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Fifteen-passenger versions of the 2015 Ford Transit van will feature the largest airbag Ford has ever offered. The new side-curtain airbag spans all five rows of the vehicle's interior, helping protect the van's passengers in a crash or rollover accident.
When fully deployed, the 2015 Ford Transit airbag measures 15 feet long and three feet tall. The side-curtain airbag in a Ford Fusion sedan, by contrast, measures just 6.8 feet long and two feet tall. Despite its prodigious size, Ford says the Transit's five-row airbag can still inflate in less than a second. The airbag uses two separate inflators, and they are claimed to be the largest airbag inflators used in any production car. In addition to the giant side-curtain airbag, the 2015 Ford Transit comes standard with side airbags for the two front seats.
2015 Ford Transit 15 Pass Airbag Reference
The 2015 Ford Transit seats 15 passengers when equipped in its high-roof, long-wheelbase configuration. In other variants -- the van offers three roof heights and two different wheelbases -- the passenger version of the Transit can seat 8, 10, or 12 passengers. The 2015 Ford Transit is also offered as a cargo van that has just two front seats so the rear can be used for carrying gear.
The 2015 Ford Transit offers a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that each return 14/19 mpg (city/highway), and a turbodiesel engine for which fuel economy has not yet been announced. The 2015 Ford Transit goes on sale this summer, with the cargo van starting at $30,560 and the passenger versions at $33,095, after destination fees.
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