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What’s My Wheelbase? How To Determine The Wheelbase of Your Ford Transit Connect

One of the first steps in upfitting your Ford Transit Connect work van is identifying its specifications.  One of these critical details to know is the van’s wheelbase.  Having this information in hand, along with other vital specs, will help you order the proper wall liners, shelving systems, ladder racks, and other equipment.  Figuring out the wheelbase of your Ford Transit Connect is easy.  There’s no need for guessing or estimating, which can lead to buying the wrong products.

Read on as we cover the different ways to verify this measurement for your work van.

Wheelbase Options for Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect van can come in multiple trim or sub-model options, like XLT or Titanium, but the wheelbase is only offered in two variations: 104.8 (aka 105) inches or 120.8 (aka 121) inches. These option are commonly referred to as the “Short” or “Long” wheelbase.  So, if this is your van, then your wheelbase information gathering is done.

What’s the VIN?

Your van’s vehicle identification number (VIN) is an essential component for wheelbase determination. VIN details are available:

  • On the driver’s door jamb (look on the certification label)
  • Near the lower windshield area of the dashboard (on the driver’s side)
  • On the van’s title or registration
  • On dealer documents like a receipt or contract

Locating Ford Transit Cargo Van Wheelbase Details

Looks at the VIN Sticker

The VIN sticker, or certification label, is on the driver’s door jamb and contains various information about the vehicle, including the VIN, weight ratings, and more. One of the specifications provided on the Ford Transit vin sticker, is the wheelbase. You should see a line item on your VIN sticker that says “WB” with either a 121 or 105 listed below. This is your wheelbase!

Look at the Window Sticker

The factory window sticker, sometimes called the Monroney sticker, has your van’s official details as provided by Ford.  This information will include wheelbase specs as well as roof height and body length.  If the vehicle was purchased new, then the dealer should have provided this sticker (this is federal law).  Otherwise, Ford will sell you a replacement window sticker.


If the neither the VIN sticker or window sticker isn’t handy, then grab a tape measure to determine your Transit Connect’s wheelbase.  You’ll want to measure the distance from the center of the front wheel hub to the same spot on the back wheel.  Your results will be close to either 105 or 121 inches.  If not, recheck your starting and end points for the measurement.

Use A VIN Decoder

An online VIN decoder is a good source to double-check any manual wheelbase measurements.  Websites like vehiclehistory.com or decodethis.com provide a no-cost overview of your van’s information, including wheelbase.  If there are any conflicts, default to the window sticker or your measurement for the most accurate details.

Contact A Ford Dealer

A local Ford dealer is another good source of wheelbase information.  Just have the VIN handy and make a call. Ideally, the dealer can email you a hard copy of the van’s specs.  If not, ask the staff person to reconfirm any verbal information you’re given.

Upfitting Ford Transit Connect Cargo Vans

Knowing the correct wheelbase for your Transit Connect van means you’re ready to gear up for business.  Let Upfit Supply help with your cargo van equipment recommendations suited just for your trade.  Contact us today.

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