Ford Transit Custom Double Cab Review
The Ford Transit Custom Double Cab at a glance
If you’re looking for a great quality medium van for your business, you may be on the lookout for the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab. It’s one of the most highly rated vans on the market, frequently winning awards, including Best Medium Van from Parkers for the fourth year in a row.
People rave about the Transit Custom due to how capable it is, combining amazing performance, value for money and storage space in one stylish package. This is why it is actually one of the UK’s best-selling vans, frequently outdoing rival’s sales year after year.
Users love the car-like feel of the van, making it feel like a vehicle you can end up driving both during the work day and afterwards. This also makes it appealing to a wider market, not just businesses.
And it just continues to evolve, with the next generation of the Ford Transit Custom coming out in 2023, available as an electric van, diesel, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
In preparation for the all-new generation of Ford Transit Custom, Van Sales UK has prepared this review of the current model on the market. So read on to find out more about the benefits of the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab.
Engines and Spec
Improvements to the engines were brought in after the major 2018 facelift, with the introduction of a more powerful 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine that can supply 185hp/415Nm. Cutting-edge turbocharges also help to deliver greater torque, as well as benefit from new pistons and improved injectors.
All of this combines to provide you with better fuel economy and smooth performance. The 2.0-litre engines are more responsive and powerful, letting you carry high capacities with ease. Despite their small size, these motors can offer great performance with little noise, giving a great increase in torque at lower revs.
In 2019, a mild hybrid engine was released on some models. The EcoBlue hybrid system is great for short distances and improves fuel economy. There is a manual gearbox fitted as standard, but also an optional six-speed automatic gearbox available, perfect for those who put a lot of miles on their vehicle or drive through congested areas frequently.
In terms of the Ford Transit Custom’s look, this refresh also brought a new design to the outside, making it appear sleek, modern and in line with other Ford vehicles. The design makes it agile and resistant to body roll, though can be rather bouncy when empty.
2020 brought with it two new models of the Transit Custom, the Trail and the Active. The Active features SUV-inspired styling for lifestyle buyers, while the Trail is aimed at workers who need a tough van. Noise from the tyres and road surface is well-suppressed, though the high roof models occasionally produce more wind noise.
You may be wondering why we haven’t mentioned the double cab aspect of the van yet. With so much to talk about, the double cab benefit has been able to be saved till this point. The Double Cab-in-Van allows you to have a second row of seats in your van, meaning space for up to six. All versions are available in two lengths and two heights, so you can pick a model perfect for your needs.
The additional option of FordPass Pro can also give you onboard Wi-Fi and enhanced safety features, which can be somewhat lacking in the base trim. A 2018 facelift redesigned the cabin extensively and fixed some of the issues plaguing previous models. Limited storage and fiddly controls were replaced, adding an updated infotainment system and plenty of in-cab storage.
Pros & Cons
List 2-3 pros and 2-3 cons in the following format:
- Modern and stylish
- Impressive payload
- Bouncy when empty
- Basic model needs more features
- Wind noise in taller models
The awards the Ford Transit Custom have won speak for themselves, but as a final summary, the van is great to drive, while also offering plenty of space for storage. The double cab makes it perfect for businesses looking to transport a whole team, and the ability to fold down the rear seats lets you carry plenty of equipment and cargo when needed.
The good news is that if you’re after the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab, you’ve come to the right place. Van Sales UK is the perfect partner for shopping for amazing quality, good value new and used vans. We stock the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab in two lengths, so you can pick the option best suited for you.
Van Sales UK prides itself on getting you connected with the van you need, however you would like. This is why we offer various payment methods, including part exchange, finance and leasing. With nationwide delivery available and great prices for vans, why shop anywhere else?
If you have any questions about the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab, give us a call today at 0117 205 2625 to find out more.