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Ford Transit Custom Double Cab Review

April 20th, 2023

The Ford Transit Custom Double Cab at a Glance

The Ford Transit is perhaps the most iconic name in vans, synonymous with quality, practicality, and versatility. The new Ford Transit Custom lives up to this highly-regarded reputation, winning multiple awards and prizes. This specific model, the Double Cab, is designed to carry both passengers and cargo, making it a versatile vehicle that can be used for many different applications.

The Double Cab model of the Ford Transit can carry up to six passengers, making it an excellent option for businesses that require the transportation of a small crew or team. The vehicle also features a large cargo area that can be used to transport equipment, tools, and supplies. By transporting both the equipment and the crew at once, this configuration can increase the efficiency of trades and industries,

Ford offers various customization options, allowing businesses to tailor the vehicle to their specific needs. Shelving, racks, and other storage solutions can be installed in the cargo area, while different seating configurations can be added to the passenger area to accommodate different crew sizes.

Read on to find out about the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab, what industries it might be suitable for, and more.

Engines and Spec

The Ford Transit Custom Double Cab is available with a range of diesel engines, including a 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine with power outputs of 105PS, 130PS, and 170PS. The engine uses innovative turbochargers that can deliver torque more effectively, helping make the Transit feel zippy and truly car-like when driving. This is a bonus in a wide range of commercial applications: it can get around tight, urban spaces with as much ease as it can eat up miles travelling long distances on the motorway.

The Transit Custom’s EcoBlue engine is renowned for its fuel efficiency, providing significant cost savings for you and your business, as well as releasing low emissions. With being environmentally-friendly a common theme in running a modern business, the Transit makes for an excellent choice in industries where sustainability is prioritised.

The Transit Custom has also undergone a facelift in recent years, updated to match the wide grills of Ford’s vehicle range. This change, with an enlargened grill, pointed headlights, and a larger badge, makes the vehicle appear more angular and less boxy – something of an achievement for a medium-sized vehicle.


The cargo capacity of the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab depends on the wheelbase and roof height configuration, ranging from 3.2 cubic meters to 6.0 cubic meters. Businesses can customize their cargo area to the needs of each project, with the Ford also equipped with tie-down hooks and a load floor that can withstand heavy loads. The bespoke aspect of the Transit Custom Double Cab’s load area is appealing for any business which needs to both carry equipment and transport multiple employees. It is impressive how much space there is, even when equipped for transporting multiple passengers.

For industries such as construction and landscaping where you might need to carry a crew, the Ford excels in comfort and thoughtfulness. With a quiet cab that allows you to relax after a noisy day of work, the Transit Custom features robust yet sleek build quality with a high-tech dashboard and plush seats. This makes the vehicle’s interior feel more like a car as opposed to a functionally-minded van, even boasting onboard WIFI and an infotainment system with Ford’s Sync 3 software, providing a genuinely enjoyable cabin experience for all.

In certain industries, such as agriculture and construction, a commercial vehicle might need to travel in changeable conditions on rough roads. The technological safety features on the Ford Transit Custom can ensure it will be comfortable and suitable, wherever you’re using the vehicle. With load-adaptive electronic stability control (ESC), Side Wind Stabilisation,  and Roll Stability Control systems all come as standard, ensuring that you and your loads can be transported safely.

Pros & Cons


  • Powerful yet fuel-efficient (and sustainable) engine
  • Stylish new facelift
  • Versatile load space


  • Bouncy when empty
  • The standard model is sparse on features

The Verdict

For us at Van Sales UK, the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab lives up to its name. With an innovative engine design, thoughtful design, comfortable interior, and important safety features, it can comprehensively suit a wide range of commercial uses. However, it must be said that the Double Cab version of the Transit Custom is especially effective in industries that require the transportation of both employees and equipment. These include construction, landscaping, and plumbing, as well as tradespeople such as electricians, painter-decorators, and bricklayers.

If you work in one of these professions, the Ford Transit Custom Double Cab will be able to provide a high-quality day-to-day commercial vehicle experience, whilst also saving your business money in the long run. If you’re interested in this van, another variant of the Transit, or another vehicle, Van Sales UK can help. We stock a wide range of vehicles that can suit an equally vast number of commercial uses.

Get in touch with us today to learn more. If you have a question about the Ford Transit or a query about our service, a friendly member of our team will be able to help you out.


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