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Vehicle Description

Champion Bus Crusader

The Champion Crusader is a highly maneuverable narrow-bodied shuttle, ideal for shorter trips and one-way streets. Choose between a Ford or Chevrolet chassis and enjoy upgraded interior finishes and exterior body style. Built with our small-group, quick-trip customers in mind, the Crusader is the go-to model for public transport, assisted-living facilities, health care transport and para-transport.



Crusader Advantages
  • Champion uses 1 1⁄2” x 1 1⁄2” 16-gauge tube galvanized steel cage and a full galvanized metal to build the Crusader's narrow body, making it one of the safest and most robust buses in the industry as well as highly maneuverable.
  • Multiple non-CDL floor plan configurations can accommodate up to 14 passengers.
Standard Features & Equipment
  • Automotive air conditioning
  • Tilt steering wheel-cruise control
  • E-350 is 225 amp. GM gas is 145 amp
  • GM diesel is dual 145 amp
  • Power brakes - anti-lock
  • Power steering
  • adial tires
  • Super engine cooling
  • External transmission cooler
  • Intermittent wiper
Optional Equipment
  • Audio options
  • Paint and graphics packages
  • Passenger and driver seat upgrades
  • Rear air conditioning & heat
  • Rubber flooring
  • ADA packages available
  • Body is square, plumb, and level prior to being mounted on OEM chassis
  • Ceiling - padded vinyl
  • Corrosion-protected entry step well and wings
  • Crash testing - computer-simulated based on verifiable data
  • Door - double w/ manual control
  • Electrical panel
  • Exterior - white paint
  • Flooring - carpet w/ black rubber, center aisle is ribbed
  • Front cap - fiberglass
  • 5/8" plywood
  • Full-view curb window
  • Insulation - foamed in place
  • Interior lighting -12v
  • Lights - stepwell
  • Luggage door - std on luggage models
  • Mirrors - sideview
  • Modesty panel at entry
  • Paratransit door std lift models
  • Rear steel bumper
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Roof - painted galvanized steel
  • Rub rails
  • Sidewalls - ext. Galvanized steel
  • Stanchion - stainless steel
  • Steelguard® construction - floor, roof, sidewalls
  • Track seating
  • Undercoating - floor frame
  • Wheel wells - steel
  • Windows - 36"x45", tinted T-slider top
Seating Options

At TESCO Bus, we want the process of purchasing a bus to be as easy as possible. Finding the perfect seat for your bus may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We are a distributor for Freedman seats, the most common of all seating in the transportation industry. Freedman offers endless amounts of seating types from the low back vinyls to the high back recliners, both common choices amongst our customers. To take a deeper a look at some of the Freedman seats and products that TESCO offers, click here.



  • Chassis: Ford E-350, Chevrolet Express 3500
  • Engine: 5.4L GAS, 6.0L GAS, 6.8L GAS, 6.0L DSL or 6.6L DSL
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 gal or 40 gal
  • Exterior Height: 112"
  • Exterior Width: 88.5"
  • Interior Height: 78"
  • Interior Width: 83"
  • Length: 21'
  • Wheelbase: 138", 139", 158" or 159"
  • GVWR: 11,500#, 12,300# or 12,500#