Observe Tried-and-True Capability in the Ford Commercial Lineup in Jacksonville, IL

Do you enjoy disappointment? Here at our Ford Jacksonville dealership, it's safe to say that no one enjoys being disappointed, especially regarding the things in our life that should always be reliable like our method of transportation. The cars we drive daily require consistency in transporting us safely and promptly to and from our destinations. However, the vehicles handling substantial tasks in our life should have an entirely separate degree of dependability. What are these vehicles? They stem from a fleet of commercial trucks and vans that support many businesses and other work-related needs that Illinois drivers may be feeling pressure to complete.

If we've just described you, we hope you understand that there shouldn't be any leniency given to the commercial vehicle you pick out for your hardworking, on-the-go lifestyle. This work van or truck should exude great strength, flaunt excellent capability, and always strive to be the kind of work companion that you can depend on in the toughest situations. These commercial vehicles come ready to get to work in the Ford lineup at Bob Ridings Westown Ford Lincoln. We invite all our business owners, with backgrounds from home repair to food delivery, to explore our collection of reliable work trucks and cargo vans that may be just what you need to serve those who rely on you near Pittsfield.

You Aren't the Only Commercial Driver Out There and Neither is Ford

The need for commercial vehicles has grown tremendously, which means more than one automaker have jumped onboard to fulfill this growing need. Ford's top competitor, Ram, is one of the other brands that issues a full commercial lineup to Illinois drivers searching for a work van or a heavy-duty truck. If you were searching for a daily-driver truck, two of the first brands that would pop into your head would undoubtedly be Ford and Ram.

What we're hoping is for Ford to be the very first brand to enter your mind when you think of commercial vehicles. By comparing these two lineups, you'll notice the increased options that make choosing Ford over Ram much easier.


Comparing Ford and Ram's Work Van Options

Both brands feature two van models in their commercial lineups. Ford created its Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect models, while Ram has its Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City. The Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster are labeled as serious work vans whereas the Ford Transit Connect and Ram ProMaster City can come in two model options: cargo van and passenger wagon. These alternative purposes signify different areas of strength in both capability and design.

  • The Ram ProMaster reaches 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Ford Transit, on the other hand, comes with three engine choices, including the Ford-exclusive 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that outdoes both of the mentioned Ram stats with its 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. There's also a Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine option in the Ford Transit.
  • The maximum towing capacity of the Ford Transit is 7,500 pounds - that's 2,400 pounds more than what the Ram ProMaster is capable of hauling for drivers working in Mount Sterling.
  • There are three different roof heights, floor lengths and wheelbase options you can select from to customize your Ford Transit to accommodate the right amount of cargo you intend to have. 
  • Whether you intend to use it as a cargo van or wagon, you'll be won over by the intelligent features in the Ford Transit Connect that reach a lot farther than the Ram competitor: Blind Spot Information System, FordPass™ Connect that supports Wi-Fi® hotspot streaming, Pre-Collision Assist with an automatic braking option, and wireless charging.

Comparing the Brands' Work Truck Selections

With the F-Series on its side, it's exceedingly difficult for Ram to compete with such a strong line of work trucks. From the first-choice Ford F-150 truck to all the available Ford Super Duty models, including the Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450, you can expect the Ford standards of multiple powertrain availabilities and a range of incredible towing and payload capabilities. There's also the Ford chassis cab options to consider if that better matches your present work needs.

  • Compare the value of 7,640 pounds over 7,350 pounds and choose to get the couple extra hundred pounds of payload with the Ford Super Duty selection of work trucks over the heavy-duty Ram lineup.
  • Look at both diesel powertrains and see how Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel outperforms the Ram's Cummins® diesel engine with an unbelievable 935 pound-feet of torque and 450 horsepower - both best-in-class totals.
  • Heavy-duty Ram trucks may be built on a steel frame, but Ford Super Duty trucks have an aluminum-alloy body that is of military-grade strength. This material gives it a lighter weight and helps it resist sustaining scratches or falling victim to rust later.

Be a Ford-First Thinker When It Comes to Your Present and Future Commercial Needs

One of our experts at Bob Ridings Westown Ford Lincoln is waiting to engage in a conversation with you about how one of our Ford Transit vans or F-Series work trucks can enhance your business or solve any work-related issues you're currently facing. All these strong-willed Ford models we've mentioned live in our online commercial inventory where you can look up key details and call if anything you see raises a question. We encourage all our Jacksonville business owners to schedule an in-person examination and test drive to see if you can picture yourself serving your customers in a vehicle like the versatile Ford Transit Connect or the durable Ford F-350 truck. Get behind the wheel of tried-and-true capability today and pick your commercial model from the Ford lineup in Jacksonville!


Westown Ford

1312 W Morton Rd
Directions Jacksonville, IL 62650

  • Sales: (217) 245-7101
  • Service: (217) 245-7550
  • Parts: (217) 245-7551


  • Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Westown Ford

    1312 W Morton Rd
    Jacksonville, IL 62650

    • Sales: (217) 245-7101
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