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Ford Transit Review

June 15th, 2023

The Ford Transit at a glance

The Ford Transit is a staple in the van world and has been providing many tradespeople and other professionals with a reliable vehicle for many years. This is, of course, why it has become one of the most popular vans in the world. Nowadays you will see many Transits on the road and once you have read this blog, we are sure that you will understand why. There is no question that the Transit is a brilliant piece of design and a vehicle that will doubtless stand the test of time in the history books.

The fact is that the Transit is the perfect vehicle for tradespeople and in this blog we will run through exactly why that is. From the engine and specification to the interior and pros and cons, we will leave no stone unturned. We understand that in the crowded modern market, it can be difficult to decide which van is really the right choice for your business, which is why we have made these blogs to make the decision a little easier for you. Certainly, here at Van Sales UK, we truly believe in the Ford Transit and believe it is one of the very best vans on the market today. So, keep reading to find out more.

Engines and Spec

It’s no secret that the Transit has been in production for many years. Though, while some people may see this as a potential weakness, it is, in fact, the complete opposite. The Transit has had many years to develop and throughout the van’s production, the designers at Ford have created the perfect large payload van. In fact, the engine in the Transit is one of those things which has seen many variations over the years and the current model really is the best yet. It has everything you could need in a van’s engine. Power, torque and reliability.

The new  2.0-litre EcoBlue turbodiesel engines were introduced in 2017 and have rocked the van world for their brilliant reliability and impressive performance statistics. What’s more, their fuel efficiency is second to none. These new Transit engines come with a maximum brake horsepower of 185, which is more than enough for this style of van.


The interior is, of course, vital when it comes to van ownership, as you will need the right amount of storage space and comfort. As we’re sure you already know, there are many different aspects that come into play when discussing the interior of vans, so in this section, we will try to discuss all of the main areas. One thing is for sure though, the Transit is a brilliant example of a modern van and has some fantastic features that make it both incredibly practical for roles such as carpentry and plumbing as well as comfortable for long commutes to the site.

One of the main features which makes it so perfect for trade jobs such as joinery or plumbing is the amount of storage you get in the cab. After all, these roles will often require a fair amount of tools and valuables, and keeping these safe while you’re on the move is, of course, paramount. You’ll be glad to hear that you are in safe hands when it comes to the Transit, as there are many different storage compartments within the main cab of the Transit. Certainly, this van has what it takes to be a great workhorse for tradespeople up and down the country.

Pros & Cons


  • Easy to drive
  • Great value for money
  • Powerful engines


  • Fairly noisy
  • Higher payload vans available
  • Difficult to choose the right specification

The Verdict

The fact is that the Ford Transit is tried and tested in the van sector and it will certainly stand you in good stead if you work in the trade industry. The van has brilliant power statistics and plenty of storage and payload. These three reasons are why the vehicle has become so popular throughout the world and it would be a great choice for you. So, if you have any questions about the Transit or any other van for that matter, then contact us today. Here at Van Sales UK, we have a wide variety of vans for you to choose from. We have many years of experience in the industry and would love to talk to you about your next van.


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