Minibus matchup: Hyundai H350 vs. Ford Transit

Minibus matchup: Hyundai H350 vs. Ford Transit

Having a minibus for your company is a good investment, particularly during this time of limited public transportation.

One of the premier minibuses in the country is the Hyundai H350, which was launched in 2017. It is best known for its spacious interior, top-notch air-conditioning system, and great fuel economy.

In 2019, Ford Philippines introduced its own segment contender, the Ford Transit. Although it is cheaper than the H350, it still boasts a lot of features that make every trip comfortable, safe, and convenient.

Hyundai H350

The Hyundai H350 is equipped with MFR-type head lamps, while the Ford Transit comes with multi-reflector halogen headlamps. Both vehicles are equipped with daytime running lights for improved illumination and nighttime visibility. The passenger side doors on both vehicles a have manual sliding function. Both vehicles also come with manual twin swing rear cargo doors for easier access to the luggage space.

Ford Transit

The H350 can accommodate up to 14 people, while the Transit seats 15 occupants. For utmost comfort and convenience even on long trips, the vehicles are both equipped with accessory power outlets, cup holders, and bottle holders.

The Hyundai H350 is powered by an A2 2.5-liter, four stroke-cycle, water-cooled, direct-injection diesel engine that generates maximum power output of 170ps at 3,300rpm and maximum torque of 421Nm at 1,750 rpm. Meanwhile, the Ford Transit is motivated by a 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi engine that delivers maximum power output of 135ps at 3,750rpm and maximum torque of 385Nm at 1,500 to 2,000rpm. Both vehicles come with a six-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai H350

Aside from the flexibility that it offers, the H350 also provides a wide range of safety features to keep the driver and passengers safe in every ride. It is comes with a driver airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS), vehicle dynamic control (VDC), and rear parking assist.

Ford Transit

Meanwhile, the Transit is equipped with driver and front passenger airbags, rear view camera, rear roof escape hatch, and Isofix child seat fixing points.

Hyundai H350

To further compare the two premium people movers, check out the spec chart below:

SPECIFICATIONS

Hyundai H350

Ford Transit

Overall Length (mm)

6,195

5,981

Overall Width (mm)

2,436

2,474

Overall Height (mm)

2,856

2,517

Wheelbase (mm)

3,670

3,750

Seating Capacity

14

15

Engine Type

A2 2.5-liter, Four Stroke-cycle, Water-cooled, Direct-injection

2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi

Engine Displacement (cc)

2,497

2,198

Maximum Power Output (ps/rpm)

170/3,300

135/3,750

Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

421/1,750

385/1,500-2,000

Fuel Type

Diesel

Diesel

Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

75

80

Emission Norm Compliance

Euro 5

Euro 5

Transmission

Six-speed Manual Transmission

Six-speed Manual Transmission

Suspension

Front: Independent MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar

Rear: Leaf Springs and Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front: Independent MacPherson Struts with Transverse Leaf

Rear: Rigid-type (Parabolic Leaf Spring)

Wheels

16 x 6.5J Alloy Wheels

6.5x16 Steel Wheels with Cover

Tires

235/65 R16C - 8PR

235/65 R16

Steering Type

Power

Power

Steering Column

Tilt and Telescopic

Tilt and Telescopic

Steering Gear Type

Rack and Pinion

Rack and Pinion

Head Lamps

MFR-type with Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and Head Lamp Leveling Device

Multi-reflector Halogen with Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)

Passenger Side Load Door Function

Manual, Side Sliding

Manual, Sliding

Rear Cargo Door Opening

Manual Twin Swing Door, Up to 180 Degrees

Manual Twin Swing Door, Up to 180 Degrees

Windshield Wipers

Electric Three-speed (Intermittent / Low / Fast) Wipers and Washer

Intermittent Variable

Driver Seat

Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustable, with Headrest  and Armrest

Manual Height Adjust, with Cushion Tilt, Two-way Head Restraint and Armrest

Front Passenger

Reclining, with Headrest, Seat Back Handle, and Seat Back Pocket

Manual Fore, Aft Adjust, with Two-way Head Restraint

Floor Covering

Linoleum Mat

Easy-Clean Rubber

Power Windows

With (Front)

Without

Power Central Door Lock

With

With

Audio System

M300 (Radio and USB - MP3) with Roof Speaker (Passenger)

AM/FM Radio, AUX, USB, and Bluetooth, with Six Speakers

Air Conditioning System

Manual Type Heater Control with Roof In A/C

Manual with Rear Climate Control

Accessory Power Outlet

With

With

Cup Holders

With

With

Bottle Holder

With

With

Airbag

Driver

Driver and Front Passenger with Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

With

With

Fading Brake Support

Without

With

Emergency Brake Warning

Without

With

Hill Launch Assist

Without

With

Parking Assist

Rear Parking Assist

Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Rear View Camera

Without

With

Front Impact Beams

With

With

Side Impact Beams                

With

With

Door Ajar Warning

With

With

Engine Check Warning

With

With

Tire Pressure Sensors

Without

With

Rear Roof Escape Hatch

Without

With

Emergency Hammer

Without

With

Engine Immobilizer

With

With

Available Body Colors

Black and White

Frozen White, Magnetic Metallic, and Moondust Silver

Price

P2,688,000

P1,999,000

Hyundai H350 vs Ford Transit Comparison

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