The 2015 Ford Transit Van is our pick for power. It offers shoppers impressive engine options, all specifically designed to haul and tow heavy commercial loads. The base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that makes 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. For additional power, shoppers can select the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. It produces 310 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. There's also an available turbocharged 3.2-liter diesel-powered inline-5 that makes 185 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque. Depending on configuration, the Transit's maximum payload is 4,650 pounds. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 7,000 pounds.
The Nissan NV Cargo can be had with one of two engines. The base 4.0-liter V6 produces 261 horses and 281 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, the NV Cargo can tow up to 7,000 pounds. NV Cargo shoppers can also choose the available 5.6-liter V8. It generates 317 horses and 385 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, the NV Cargo can tow an impressive maximum load of 9,500 pounds. The V8-powered NV Cargo hauls its max payload of 4,022 pounds.