Saturday, December 15, 2018
A few months ago, we spotlighted OEM sedans that our industry is regularly using. But fleets today are more diverse than ever, and now include larger and longer vehicles as operators push the limits of ground transportation. Chances are, if you haven’t added a shuttle or limobus to your fleet, you are thinking about it. Corporate customers are demanding it, and there’s no denying the strong ROI on these vehicles when correctly marketed. In the next several pages, we present a side-by-side, unbiased comparison of the most popular shuttle and limobuses that our industry is talking about and purchasing.

How to Use This Guide
This guide is just a starting point. All of the information is based on specs provided by the manufacturer. Unlike sedans, buses are highly customizable and feature numerous floorplans and available options, which is why you will see a range under “Seating Capacity.” All of these manufacturers understand the nature of our industry and will work with operators to produce the best and most applicable bus for your service needs. Because of the various warranties that are available on bus chassis, builds, and components, we chose to exclude it from our guide. We also excluded pricing information for the same reason.

EBB Supercoach 45
Executive Bus Builders
ebbbus.com
Supercoach 45

Seating Capacity Up to 45 passengers
Chassis Freightliner
Engines 6.7L Cummins Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 33,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/8'6"/12'
Luggage Space Overhead, underbelly
AC System Options 205,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Standard
Special Features Fully loaded, biggest, widest, tallest cutaway ever; closest to full-size coach but an affordable alternative to a coach. Features VIP captain’s chairs

EBB Ultra 28
Forest River
forestriverinc.com berkshirecoach.com
Berkshire Coach Ultra 28

Seating Capacity 23 with rear luggage, plus driver and co-pilot seats; 26 with briefcase luggage rack; 26 with rear fold seats
Chassis Ford E-450
Engines Ford 6.8 Gas
GVWR (lbs.) 14,500
Fuel Options Gas; CNG and propane options available Length 28'
Luggage Space Overhead (standard); rear luggage floorplan optional
AC System Options Roof-top 90,000 BTU A/C with heat, ducted throughout cabin and digitally controlled (standard) Suspensions Ford OEM (standard); can accommodate various other suspensions
Entry Door Upgraded black bi-fold entry door or an electric panel entry door
Limo Floorplan Option Available in a Battisti Customs limo interior
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Standard (4) USB outlets per double seat
Special Features Wood-look composite flooring from Gerflor, "rattle-free" Hadley Swan overhead luggage racks

Berkshire Coach Ultra 34
Forest River
forestriverinc.comberkshirecoach.com
Berkshire Coach Ultra 34

Seating Capacity 27 with rear luggage, plus driver and co-pilot seats; up to 30, plus driver, co-pilot, and rear fold seats
Chassis Ford F-550
Engines Ford 6.8 Gas or Ford 6.7 Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 19,500
Fuel Options Gas or diesel; CNG and propane options available
Length 34'
Luggage Space Overhead (standard); rear luggage floorplan optional
AC System Options Roof-top 96,000 BTU A/C with heat, ducted throughout cabin and digitally controlled (standard)
Suspensions MORryde (standard); can accommodate various other suspensions
Entry Door Upgraded black bi-fold entry door or an electric panel entry door (customer preference)
Limo Floorplan Option Available in a Battisti Customs limo interior
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Standard (4) USB outlets per double seat
Special Features Wood-look composite flooring from Gerflor, "rattle-free" Hadley Swan overhead luggage racks

Glaval Legacy
Forest River
glavalbus.com
Glaval Legacy

Seating Capacity Up to 51
Chassis Freightliner S2C
Engines 6.7L Cummins Diesel

GVWR (lbs.) 26,000-33,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 28'-42'-8'-8'6"/10'5"-10'9"
Luggage Space Overhead, interior, rear, and underbelly available
Suspensions Rear Air Ride (standard); Leaf Spring with aftermarket MORryde or LiquidSpring
Entry Door Bi-fold electric 30" and 40" widths; plug door electric
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available in 110V or 12V and USB
Special Features Upgraded Gerflor floor covering

Glaval Universal
Forest River
glavalbus.com
Glaval Universal

Seating Capacity Up to 28
Chassis Ford E-350 and E-450
Engines 6.2L Gas and 6.8L Gas
GVWR (lbs.) 11,500-14,500
Fuel Options Gas (standard); electric, liquid propane, or CNG available
Length/Width/Height 20'-27'/8'/9'6" (standard floor)
Luggage Space Overhead, interior, rear, and underbelly available
Suspensions Rear Air Ride (standard); Leaf Spring with aftermarket MORryde or LiquidSpring
Entry Door Bi-fold electric 30" and 40" widths
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available in 110V or 12V and USB
Special Features Upgraded Gerflor floor covering

Starcraft Allstar
Forest River
starcraftbus.com
Starcraft Allstar

Seating Capacity Up to 25
Chassis Ford E-350 or E-450, Chevy 3500 or 4500 Cutaway
Engines 6.2L Gas and 6.8L Gas (Ford); 6.0L Gas (Chevy)
GVWR (lbs.) 11,500-14,500 (Ford); 12,300-14,200 (Chevy)
Fuel Options Gas (standard); electric, liquid propane, or CNG available
Length/Width/Height 22'-27'/8'/9'6"
Luggage Space Overhead, interior, rear, and underbelly available
Suspensions Ford or Chevy OEM spring (standard); MORryde (available)
Entry Door 36" wide outward opening electric (manual door is optional)
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Straight sidewall construction maximizes passenger shoulder space, wide aisle

Starcraft Allstar XL
Forest River
starcraftbus.com
Starcraft Allstar XL

Seating Capacity Up to 45
Chassis International TC
Engines 6.7L Cummins
GVWR (lbs.) 27,500-30,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 32'-40'/8'/10'6"
Luggage Space Overhead, interior, and rear available
Suspensions Ford or Chevy OEM spring (standard); MORryde (available)
Entry Door 36" wide outward opening electric (manual door is optional)
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Straight sidewall construction maximizes passenger shoulder space, wide aisle

Starcraft Starlite Transit
Forest River
starcraftbus.com
Starcraft Starlite Transit

Seating Capacity Up to 17
Chassis Ford Transit 350 Cutaway
Engines 3.7L Gas; 3.2L Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 10,360
Fuel Options Gas, diesel, or alternative fuels
Length/Width/Height 21'-23'/7'/9'
Luggage Space Overhead, interior, and rear available
Suspensions Ford OEM; MORryde (optional)
Entry Door 36" wide outward opening electric (manual door is optional)
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Narrow-body bus with low entry step (10" to ground), wide
Entry Door, and 76" of interior head room

GM28
Grech Motors
grechmotors.com
GM28

Seating Capacity 23 with rear luggage; up to 25 without
Chassis Ford E-450
Engines 6.8L V-10 Gas
GVWR (lbs.) 14,500
Fuel Options Gas
Length/Width/Height 28'/8'5"/10'8"
Luggage Space Rear and optional overhead
AC System Options 80,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric plug door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional

GM33
Grech Motors
grechmotors.com
GM33

Seating Capacity 27 with rear luggage; up to 31 without
Chassis Ford F-550
Engines 6.8L V-10 Gas; 6.2L Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 19,500
Fuel Options Gas or diesel
Length/Width/Height 33'6"/8'5"/10'11"
Luggage Space Rear and optional overhead
AC System Options 110,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric plug door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional

GM36
Grech Motors
grechmotors.com
GM36

Seating Capacity 31 with rear luggage; up to 34 without
Chassis Freightliner
Engines 6.7L Cummins Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 29,500
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 36'/8'5"/11'1"
Luggage Space Rear and optional overhead
AC System Options 200,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric plug door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional

GM40
Grech Motors
grechmotors.com
GM40

Seating Capacity 37 with rear luggage; up to 43 without
Chassis Freightliner
Engines 6.7L Cummins Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 29,500
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 36'/8'5"/11'1"
Luggage Space Rear and optional overhead
AC System Options 200,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric plug door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional

GM45
Grech Motors
grechmotors.com
GM45

Seating Capacity 43 with rear luggage; up to 51 without
Chassis Freightliner
Engines 6.7L Cummins Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 33,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 36'/8'5"/11'1"
Luggage Space Rear and optional overhead
AC System Options 200,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric plug door Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional

EG40
Grech Motors
grechmotors.com
EG40

Seating Capacity 39 with bathroom; up to 43 without
Chassis Freightliner
Engines 6.7L Cummins Diesel
GVWR (lbs.) 33,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 36'/8'5"/11'0"
Luggage Space Full under-coach pass-through storage; overhead (optional)
AC System Options 200,000 BTU
Entry Door Electric plug door Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional

Signature Series
LGE Coachworks
lgecoachworks.com
Signature Series

Seating Capacity 20-40
Chassis Ford E-450, Ford F-550, Freightliner
Engines 6.8L V-10, 6.7L Diesel, 6.7L Cummins
GVWR Varies by
Chassis
Fuel Options Gas or diesel
Length/Width/Height Varies by
Chassis
Luggage Space Customizable
AC System Options 97,000 BTU and up
Suspensions Conventional, MORryde, SumoSprings, Air Ride
Entry Door Bi-fold or plug door Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional
Special Features Digital antennas for TVs (in-motion satellite available), Bluetooth stereo, front and rear controls, interior coach camera/backup camera, Wi-Fi hotspot available, streaming “sticks” available, gaming consoles available

Executive Limousine
LGE Coachworks
lgecoachworks.com
Executive Limousine

Seating Capacity 15-38
Chassis Ford E-450, Ford F-550, Freightliner
Engines 6.8L V-10, 6.7L Diesel, 6.7L Cummins
GVWR 19,500 (F-550)
Fuel Options Gas or diesel
Length/Width/Height 33'/8'/10' (F-550)
Luggage Space Overhead
AC System Options: 130,000 BTU and up
Suspensions Conventional, MORryde, Air Ride
Entry Door Bi-fold or plug door Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Optional
Special Features Digital antennas for TVs (in-motion satellite available), Bluetooth stereo, front and rear controls, interior camera/backup camera, luxury dinettes and shuttle seating with rear limo lounge and open back bar

Luxury Coach
LGE Coachworks
lgecoachworks.com
Luxury Coach

Seating Capacity 14-22
Chassis Ford E-450 or F-550
Engines 6.8L V-10, 6.7L Diesel
GVWR 14,500 (E-450)
Fuel Options: Gas or diesel
Length/Width/Height 27'/8'/9' (E-450)
Luggage Space 28" standard (E-450)
AC System 70,000 BTU and up
Suspensions Conventional, MORryde, Air Ride
Entry Door Bi-fold or plug door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Digital antennas for TVs (in-motion satellite available), Bluetooth stereo, front and rear controls, interior coach camera/backup camera, luxury dinette, captain’s chairs, memory foam couches, stand-up bar

F-550 ADA Shuttle
LGE Coachworks
lgecoachworks.com
F-550 ADA Shuttle

Seating Capacity 18 + 2 wheelchairs
Chassis Ford F-550
Engines 6.7L Diesel
GVWR 19,500
Fuel Options Gas or diesel
Length/Width/Height Varies by
Chassis
Luggage Space Overhead available
AC System(s) 105,000 BTU and up
Suspensions Conventional, MORryde, SumoSprings, Air Ride
Entry Door Bi-fold or plug door with ADA lift
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features PA system, reading lights, stereo, TV with DVD player

Federal Coach Spirit
REV Group
revgroup.comfederalcoachbus.com
Federal Coach Spirit

Seating Capacity 19-27
Chassis Ford E-450
Engines V-10 Fuel Injected 6.8L Gas
GVWR 12,500-14,500
Fuel Options Gas
Length/Width/Height 24' or 27'/8'/9'
Luggage Space Overhead and rear available
AC System 55,000-103,000 BTU
Entry Door 32" electric bi-fold side entry; plug door (Optional)
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Large front observation windows, steel cage construction, molded fiberglass exterior

Federal Coach Spirit CS
REV Group
revgroup.comfederalcoachbus.com
Federal Coach Spirit CS

Seating Capacity 19-27
Chassis Ford E-450 and GM450
Engines 6.8L (Ford E-450); 6.0L (GM)
GVWR 12,500 (Ford); 12,300 (GM)
Fuel Options Gas
Length/Width/Height 23'/7'/9'
Luggage Space Rear
AC System 55,000-90,000 BTU
Entry Door 30" electric bi-fold side entry Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): No/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Steel cage construction, low-profile roof
Federal Coach Premier
REV Group
revgroup.comfederalcoachbus.com
Federal Coach Premier

Seating Capacity 44
Chassis Freightliner M2
Engines Cummins ISB 6.7L
GVWR 26,000 or 27,500
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 39'6"/8'6"/10'
Luggage Space Overhead and rear
AC System 70,000-180,000 BTU
Entry Door 32" electric bi-fold side entry; plug door (Optional) Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Large front observation windows, steel cage construction, molded fiberglass exterior

Krystal KLX40
REV Group
revgroup.comkrystalbus.com
Krystal KLX40K

Seating Capacity 44
Chassis Freightliner S2C
Engines Cummins ISB 6.7L
GVWR 31,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 40'/8'6"/11'6"
Luggage Space Overhead and rear
AC System 180,000
Entry Door Electric plug door with ¾ view glass Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/No
Power Outlets at Seats Yes
Special Features Large front observation windows, steel cage construction, molded fiberglass exterior

Metro Link
Springfield Coach Group
limoland.com
Metro Link

Seating Capacity 14-25
Chassis Ford E-350 or E-450 (24 ft.); Ford E-450 (28 ft.)
Engines 6.8L Triton V-10
GVWR 12,500 (24 ft.); 14,500 (28 ft.)
Fuel Options Gas; CNG available
Length/Width/Height 24'/8'/9'4" (24 ft.); 29'/8'/9'4" (28 ft.)
Luggage Space Overhead and rear
AC System 70,000 and 80,000 BTU skirt condenser (standard); optional 70,000, 80,000, and 127,000 roof condensers (all dual air and trans-air)
Suspension MORryde
Entry Door Electric 36" door with dash switch Floorplan Options (Limo/ADA): Yes/Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available
Special Features One-piece roof construction, tubular steel roll cage
Odyssey
Turtle Top
turtletop.com
Odyssey

Seating Capacity Up to 25
Chassis Ford E-450; Chevy G4500
Engines 6.8L (Ford E-450); 6.0L or 6.6L (Chevy G4500)
GVWR 14,500
Fuel Options Gas
Length/Width/Height Up to 28'/8'/9'6"
Luggage Space Overhead and rear available
AC System Starts at 45,000 BTU, higher options available
Suspension Air or spring
Entry Door Front door or in body
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available
Special Features These specs apply to the all-new 2019 line of Turtle Top vehicles

Odyssey XL
Turtle Top
turtletop.com
Odyssey XL

Seating Capacity Up to 42
Chassis Ford F-550; Freightliner S2C
Engines 6.7L or 6.8L (Ford); Cummins 6.7L (Freightliner)
GVWR 19,500 (Ford); 25,999 (Freightliner)
Fuel Options Gas or diesel (Ford); Diesel (Freightliner)
Length/Width/Height Up to 33'/8'6"/10'6" (Ford); Up to 39'/8'6"/10'6" (Freightliner)
Luggage Space Overhead and rear available
AC System Starts at 60,000 BTU, higher options available
Suspension Air or spring (Ford); Air (Freightliner)
Entry Door In body
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available
Special Features These specs apply to the all-new 2019 line of Turtle Top vehicles

Terra Transit (28 ft.)
Turtle Top
turtletop.com
Terra Transit (28 ft.)
The popular E Series Van Terra is being redesigned for 2019 and will be unveiled soon.

Seating Capacity Up to 25
Chassis Ford E-350 or E-450; Chevy G3500 or 4500
Engines 6.0L, 6.2L, 6.8L
GVWR 14,500
Fuel Options Gas
Length/Width/Height Up to 28'/8'/9'6"
Luggage Space Overhead and rear available
AC System Starts at 55,000 BTU, higher options available
Suspension Air or spring
Entry Door Front door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available
Special Features These specs apply to the all-new 2019 line of Turtle Top vehicles

Terra Transit (33 ft.)
Turtle Top
turtletop.com
Terra Transit (33 ft.)
The popular E Series Van Terra is being redesigned for 2019 and will be unveiled soon.

Seating Capacity Up to 33
Chassis Ford F-550
Engines 6.7L, 6.8L
GVWR 19,500
Fuel Options Gas or Diesel
Length/Width/Height Up to 33'/8'/10'6"
Luggage Space Overhead and rear available
AC System Starts at 55,000 BTU, higher options available
Suspension Air or spring
Entry Door Front door
Limo Floorplan Option Yes
ADA Option Yes
Power Outlets at Seats Available
Special Features These specs apply to the all-new 2019 line of Turtle Top vehicles