• Safety
    The Foundation of Blue Bird Buses
  • Quality
    Separates our Buses from the Rest
  • TCO
    Your Total Cost of Ownership Solution

Our Vision Gasoline buses combine practicality with unparalleled safety.

Nearly 80% of all vehicles in North America run on gasoline.
Blue Bird's modern, gasoline-powered school buses are a safe and reliable low upfront cost option.

Vision Safety - Blue Bird School Bus

  • Blue Bird's Gasoline buses are safe for the environment.

    Our Vision Gasoline buses do not require a large amount of additional parts to run clean, and produces only 0.08 NOx of emissions. Because the bus doesn’t require thousands of dollars of additional equipment to run cleanly, maintenance costs are also lower over time.
  • Blue Bird's Gasoline buses are safe for children.

    As with newer passenger vehicles, the in-tank fuel pump is electronically controlled to deliver only the amount of fuel required by the engine; no fuel is returned from the engine to the fuel storage tank. The fuel lines are isolated from static electricity and made from a low vapor permeable material to comply with Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards. As with all liquid-fueled Blue Bird buses, our gasoline fuel system has been tested to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for fuel system integrity.
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At Blue Bird, safety is built-in.

At Blue Bird, we don't cut corners when it comes to safety. We build our buses with safety as the number one priority- always.

Blue Bird's custom designed one-piece roof bow system ensures safe student transportation.
Safety is Built in at Blue Bird
Blue Bird buses are built to pass the industry's most trusted safety tests. This is standard with our buses, not an option.

Our options are designed with safety in mind.

We're always thinking ahead when it comes to safety. Check out these safety features- they really are remarkable!

Our exclusive Blue Bird NextGen Seats gives you the ability to convert to multiple seatbelt options, easily and affordable.
Blue Bird was the first to market with Electronic Stability Control, or ESC, for School Buses. You have to see it to believe it!

We Stand Behind Our Quality with a standard 5-year, unlimited mile warranty on our Vision Gasoline Engine and Fuel Systems.

Ford Propane Engine for Blue Bird Vision - Ford 6R140 transmission and ROUSH CleanTechThe Vision Gasoline’s Ford engine, paired with the Ford 6R140 transmission and ROUSH CleanTech fuel system, is certified to the low NOx level of 0.08 g/bhp-hr.

The performance of the engine relies on the transmission it works with. This is why Blue Bird has chosen to pair the Ford 7.3L engine with the proven 6R140 Ford transmission. This transmission was designed for the Ford 7.3L engine in order to deliver the best ratio of power and fuel economy.

Blue Bird's Vision buses are Built Better.

Our quality shows from the ergonomic driver’s cockpit to the industry’s largest bumpers for added safety and protection.

Quality is built-in to each bus we produce. A few examples are...

  • Improved window seals for ultra-smooth operation,
  • Easy windshield replacement, and
  • An engine compartment that’s readily accessible.

Blue Bird’s purpose-built chassis, specifically designed for bus applications, blends 90 years of innovation with unmatched value.

We make it easy to maintain with our superior technical training programs. ROUSH CleanTech also provides ongoing support through on-site or web-based technician training. To set up training, please contact your local Blue Bird dealer.

We pay attention to the details that deliver performance, and consistently explore ways to better our products. It’s part of Blue Bird’s continuous improvement culture.

Blue Bird understands that Budget is a key factor in bus choice.

Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership, or (TCO), allows you to select a bus with confidence, because you will know you are getting the best return on your investment.

TCO is determined based on...
  • Initial purchase price, taking into account...
    • Fuel costs over time
    • Maintenance costs over time
    • Projected bus lifespan

School districts looking for new fleet technology that helps them stretch tight budgets will find this bus ideal because:

The Blue Bird Vision Gasoline bus has the lowest up-front cost in the Type C Vision lineup of products.

Gasoline mechanics are more readily available which simplifies the maintenance process of your fleet, saving you time and money.

Blue Bird's VIsion Gasoline buses run clean without thousands of dollars of additional equipment.

The Ford 6.8L gasoline engine requires:

  • Less oil by volume than diesel
  • No additional diesel emission fluids
  • No extra valve adjustments

The Vision Gasoline bus delivers economical training and easy maintenance that saves time because of:

  • Simplified emissions system
  • Proven performance 
  • Simple service strategy

To top it all off, the Blue Bird Vision Gasoline comes with a
5-Year, Unlimited Mile Powertrain and Fuel System Warranty.

Vision Gasoline’s Ford 7.3L V8 spark-ignited engine and durable 6R140 6-Speed Transmission

The Vision Gasoline’s Ford 7.3L V8 spark-ignited engine and durable 6R140 6-Speed Transmission have a long history of success, durability, and reliability in the commercial truck market. It’s no wonder that this Vision Gasoline engine comes with a 5-year, unlimited-mile warranty on the engine, transmission and entire fuel system.


Up to 83
27" Wide x 78" High/ Double electric outward opening (optional), Manual door (standard)
37" Wide x 52" High
90 3/4"
Ford 6R140 - 6 speed automatic
Varies by floor plan
Ford 7.3L with Gasoline Fuel System
16 1/4", 19 3/4", 25 3/4"
210, 240, 270 and 320 amps with 12 volts
122" - 128" excluding roof options
4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with 4-channel antilock brake system; Air drum and air disc brakes available
Soft ride front leaf spring suspension (Rating varies by capacity); Two-stage steel leaf rear spring suspension system (Rating varies by capacity); Air suspension available
Tilt & telescoping steering column
45" front overhang with standard steel bumper. Rear overhang varies by body length/wheelbase
Front axle (Rating varies by capacity)
Standard 60-gallon, optional 100-gallon located between frame rails in rear overhang
2 group 31 batteries, each battery rated at 12v, 700CCA & 185 minutes of reserve capacity
Rear axle with hypoid, single reduction gears with broad range of ratios available to optimize powertrain performance (Rating varies by capacity)
50 Degrees
11R22.5 (G) all-position radials
Up to 33,000 lbs.