Ford Transit Courier Van Review
The Ford Transit Courier Van at a glance
As the name suggests, the Ford Transit Courier Van is ideal for couriers, especially those that work freelance and/or in more rural local areas. Despite its smaller stature, this nifty van offers a payload of 595kg and plenty of the benefits you can expect from a van in the Transit range, including reliable performance, ample storage and some of the latest connectivity features.
Available in a number of powertrain configurations, including the highly efficient EcoBoost petrol or EcoBlue diesel engine options, the Transit Courier is durable, versatile and intelligently designed, making it the ideal delivery van for all professions.
Keep reading on as we go on to discuss all that this mighty little van has to offer, along with the benefits its small stature has over larger delivery vans, such as being able to more easily navigate narrow streets and tight spaces.
Engines and Spec
There are three available engines to configure the Transit Courier with, allowing you to choose between efficiency, balance and power. These are the 100PS 1.0L Ford EcoBoost petrol engine with 170 Nm of torque, the 75 PS 1.5L Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with 190 Nm of torque and the 215 Nm 1.5L Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with 215 Nm of torque.
Designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, all these engines meet the latest Euro Stage 6.2 emissions regulations and all versions are available with standard Auto Start-Stop, so you don’t have to sacrifice efficiency for the sake of your environmental consciousness when it comes to driving lengthy distances with heavy loads, as is often involved in a day of making deliveries.
Available in four different models (Leader, Trend, Limited and Sport), you can really customise the Transit Courier to suit your individual needs both on a personal and a professional level.
Don’t be misled by this van’s small size; though it is compact, it is designed with a smart loadspace, so that it is still practical for your needs as a courier. There is 1488mm by 1244mm by 1620mm of loading space available, though there is an optional folding mesh bulkhead that expands cargo space on the passenger side up to the dashboard – extending the total loading length up to 2593mm, which offers a total loading spade of 2.3 cubic metres.
This adaptable and generous space is perfect for storing all kinds of packages and makes it incredibly convenient to complete a day’s worth of deliveries in one go, which is useful for maximising your business’s efficiency. Since the loading length can be extended, the Transit Courier would also be a great choice of van for self-employed tradespeople, such as plumbers or decorators, who would be able to fit all their essential tools and supplies in the back of the van, including longer items like ladders.
There are also sidewall-mounted tie-down points, so that the load floor can be kept free from obstructions, whilst the sliding side door reveals a 453mm aperture, allowing you to access the space with ease when you’re making deliveries and need quick access to the loading area. As for the rear doors, these open to an angle of up to 158°, offering you full unrestricted access.
The space doesn’t just stop there, as there is plenty of storage in the cabin thanks to the spacious centre console and under-seat and overhead stowage drawers (that come as standard with the Trend, Limited and Sport models).
Your life is made even easier thanks to Ford’s intuitive connectivity features, including their MyFord Dock that is designed to hold your smartphone, MP3 player or navigation device and can be connected to the van’s speakers through BluetoothⓇ. In the next model up from this, this upgrades to a 4” colour display with SYNC 3, which is ideal for listening to music, receiving/making calls hands-free and following voice-guided navigation whilst you’re on the move.
Pros & Cons
- Generous and adaptable loading space ideal for couriers and self-employed trade professions.
- Range of models with their own extra features to best suit individual needs.
- Small stature ideal for accessing narrow streets and tight spaces where larger vans cannot.
- Many convenient features are only available for higher-spec models rather than the standard.
- Interior design is rather simple and less modern than other vans in the Transit range, though still robust and practical.
Whether you work as a freelance courier in your local area or are looking to add a small yet practical van to your delivery fleet, or perhaps you’re a self-employed tradesperson who’s looking for a reliable and convenient van whilst you’re starting up, the Ford Transit Courier Van is certainly one that you should consider.
Its humble size makes it nifty, especially when it comes to navigating small country lanes or accessing tight spaces in urban areas, though load space is not compromised – offering an impressive 2.3m3 of space to store and transport your cargo – all whilst boasting an impressive fuel economy! Your comfort doesn’t have to come second, either, with there being four models to choose from and a range of optional extras including intuitive SYNC 3 connectivity.
When it comes to the Transit Courier, the reliability associated with all Ford vehicles (especially their renowned Transit range) is certainly a given. If this van sounds like the right fit for you, then you should contact us here at Van Sales UK. We currently have this van available for hire, starting from £209 plus VAT – all our vans are offered with zero-deposit finance!
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