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Ford Transit Custom vs Vauxhall Vivaro: Which is Best?

Vauxhall Vivaro vs Ford Transit Custom
March 29th, 2022

The Ford Transit Custom and the Vauxhall Vivaro are two of the most popular light commercial vehicles available today. With that in mind, this blog from Van Sales UK takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is right for you.

The Vauxhall Vivaro van

The Vauxhall Vivaro is available as a panel van, double cab or platform cab variant and has a choice of 4 trim levels – Edition, Dynamic, Sportive and Elite. The Vauxhall Vivaro is usually available in 2 lengths (L1 and L2) and 1 height option. The dimensions are as follows:

L1: 2.51m internal length, 1.39m interior height, 5.3 cubic metres of cargo volume, payloads from 975kg to 1458kg (depending on engine size) and 6 lashing points.

L2: 2.86m internal length, 1.39m interior height, 6.1 cubic metres of cargo volume, payloads from 1060kg to 1450kg (depending on engine size) and 8 lashing points.

It’s available with either a 1.5 or 2-litre diesel engine at various power outputs. An electric alternative is available (the Vauxhall e-Vivaro) as well as an 8-speed automatic version.

Depending on the trim level you choose, the Vivaro offers a range of features, including:

  • Infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB and Apple Carplay/Android Auto
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto-wipers
  • Lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Fold-flat centre seat table
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Driver drowsiness system
  • Sat-nav
  • Front fog lights
  • Wheel trims
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Alloy wheels
  • Metallic paint options

The Ford Transit Custom van

The Ford Transit Custom has panel van and double cab variants with 4 main trim levels – Leader, Trend, Limited and Sport – and 2 new configuration trims, Active and Trail. It’s available in 2 body lengths (L1 and L2) and 2 heights (H1 and H2. The dimensions are:

L1: 2.55m internal length, internal height of 1.4m (H1) or 1.77m (H2), 6.0 cubic metres (H1) or 7.2 cubic metres (H2) of cargo volume, and payloads from 695kg to 1469kg (depending on chosen height and engine).

L2: 2.92m internal length, internal height of 1.4m (H1) or 1.77m (H2), 6.8 cubic metres (H1) or 8.3 cubic metres (H2) of cargo volume, and payloads from 861kg to 1417kg (depending on chosen height and engine).

It has a 2-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, known as one of the most efficient and cost-effective in the medium van sector. A 6-Speed automatic option is also available, as are Petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle & Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle versions.

The Ford Transit Custom offers many features, which vary depending on the trim. These may include:

  • Infotainment system featuring DAB radio, Bluetooth (and FordPass Connect in higher trims)
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Heated windscreen
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated seats
  • Part-leather seats
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Rear-view camera
  • Fold-out table on the central passenger seat
  • Cabin storage space
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Alloy wheels
  • Racing stripes

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