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Ford Transit Custom Review

June 15th, 2023

The Ford Transit Custom at a glance

There is no question that the Ford Transit is one of the most well-known and recognised vans in the world. In fact, the van is unquestionably one of the highest-selling vans of all time and there’s no guessing why that is when you look at the facts. The Transit has always been incredibly reliable and brilliantly powered for a van of its price. What’s more, Ford has always looked to innovate where it can in terms of the van’s capabilities and general design. Now, though, there is a new type of Ford Transit in town and it is taking the van market by storm.

When it comes to professions, this all-new Transit is the perfect choice when it comes to roles such as delivery work, taxi driving or plumbing, but we’ll get onto some of the reasons for this later. The fact is that in reality, this van is a brilliant all-rounder and thanks to its fantastic engine and payload statistics, you could use it for just about anything that you might need a van for. So, if you want to find out more about the Ford Transit Custom, then keep reading this blog. We are going to talk about everything from the engine right through to the driving position.

Engines and Spec

The  2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines that come fitted to the Transit Custom are some of the most reliable and well-rounded engines on the market today. In fact, many new buyers often cite this as one of the main reasons why they chose the van and regularly comment on its brilliant reliability. Certainly, if you are running a business and need your van to keep this going, then a powerful and reliable engine is a must-have. As you may have already guessed, the Transit Custom can certainly deliver this for you. Certainly, it has a truly staggering engine that will not let you down.

So, why is this engine so good for some of the professions which we have suggested? Well, to put it simply, plumbers, delivery drivers and taxis often complete a lot of miles. In this day and age, mileage means money and you will need a reliable and fuel-efficient car so you save money where you can. With the Transit Custom, you will definitely have this as the EcoBlue diesel engines are brilliant when it comes to fuel economy. It’s not just about savings though, the Ford also has some impressive power under the bonnet. The most powerful option sees the van with 185 hp and 415 Nm of torque.


The interior of a van is, of course, vital when choosing a new vehicle for your profession. You will need the van to have all of the right features while being fairly reasonable when it comes to price. Don’t worry, though, you will certainly have this with the Ford Transit Custom. The van can come with seating in the rear with sliding doors and windows, which makes it a great option for taxi drivers. Though can also get a standard van configuration which makes it perfect for either delivery drivers or plumbers, as these roles require less space in the rear but a fast and capable van.

The cab is also a really exceptional bit of design and will certainly make you feel as if you have made the right choice. First thing first, the driving position is exceptional, with little in the way of blind spots and plenty of adjustable options. There are also plenty of options when it comes to storage options in the cab, with some secure storage for your more valuable items as well. The truth is that the van is a well-thought-out and effective example of design at its very best. Ford has really managed to pair practically with style, which is certainly not an easy thing to do.

Pros & Cons


  • High payload
  • Brilliant to drive
  • Great value


  • Sometimes long waiting list
  • The ride is worse when unloaded
  • Pre-2018 modern impractical

The Verdict

All in all, the Ford Transit Custom would be a great choice for any of the professions we have mentioned. The vehicle is both reliable and well-powered and has a reputation for pure quality. So, if you would like to speak to one of our experts about this or any other van we have, then feel free to contact us today.


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