2021 Ford Transit  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#6 of 2021 Minivan/Vans

#116 of all 2021 vehicles


The Transit, part of Ford's lineup since 1965, is a large minivan with seating up to 12. The Transit provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Ford Transit is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Ford Transit has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Ford Transit has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0477% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4471%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0477% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4471% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Ford Transit is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other , the 2021 Ford Transit is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Ford's Co-Pilot360 active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Ford Transit: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. An optional safety feature on the 2021 Ford Transit which we recommend is BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9367Kia SportageHyundai TucsonM. Outlander SportSubaru CrosstrekJeep RenegadeNissan Rogue SportMazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainJeep CompassJeep CherokeeFord TransitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Ford Transit with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Ford Transit is safer than the 2021 Kia Sportage and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson and less safe than the 2021 Jeep Compass, the 2021 GMC Terrain, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2021 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Jeep Renegade, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport, and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee.

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