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Ford Transit Tipper Review

September 16th, 2022

The Ford Transit Tipper at a glance

The Ford Transit Tipper is one of Ford’s Chassis Cab vans and is a suitable choice for the rough requirements of the working world. It’s a great vehicle offering box van, curtain sider and dropside markets alongside the tipper body. The front-side engine is slightly larger meaning it takes some critical weight away from the payload. However, the new 5-tonne model offers a maximum payload of up to 2,958 kg meaning it’s capable of a lot of heavy-duty work. An extensive review of the bodywork means that it has dropped weight across the vehicle. Inside, you’ll find a user-friendly and conventional layout with a strong steering wheel and a satisfying gearshift.

Overall, the Ford Transit Tipper is not a bad choice and performs well against its competitors. It’s an ideal van for businesses with specific load requirements such as waste removal, builders and landscapers. The brand new Ford Transit L2 Tipper 2022 starts from £329 per month + VAT from Van Sales UK.

Engines & Spec

What engine comes with the Ford Transit Tipper? The single chassis is available with a 2.0 litre TDCi diesel engine and can choose either manual or automatic transmissions. They are quality engines that are technologically advanced and specifically engineered to offer a smooth and powerful performance.

The Chassis Single Cab is the ideal blend of power and efficiency with 170 PS of horsepower and 415 Nm of torque – so it may need to work a little harder to shift a full Transit Tipper. This means you may notice an increase in engine noise, but nonetheless still adequate for most drivers. This engine is ideal for shooting around town but may struggle with larger loads on the open road. The Ford Transit engine also boasts excellent money-saving fuel efficiency while keeping CO2 emissions at a minimum.


The Ford Transit reflects the design of Ford passenger cars along with some familiar switchgear dropped in. Ford has improved on the toughness of the plastics which gives a more durable feel to the interior and ensures it will last. The Transit’s standard 4-inch central display screen helps you to manage functions, although it is on the smaller side. Some may opt for the larger 8-inch touchscreen which runs with Ford SYNC 3 software and Bluetooth capabilities. FordPass Connect provides wi-fi, live traffic information, vehicle status and remote locking via your smartphone.

There is plenty of storage to stow away small items but there isn’t a huge amount of space for larger items, so it depends on your needs. However, there is a bin under the passenger seat that can hold larger things and this is concealed out of sight. Both seats are quite comfortable and the driver’s seat is very spacious offering a good amount of comfort for long days in the van.

Pros & Cons


  • High payload capacity of up to 2,960kg
  • All-wheel drive offers confidence in challenging conditions
  • EcoBlue Diesel engine reduces emissions while maximising power
  • Available in five variants for ultimate versatility


  • A higher price tag than competitors
  • A lower passenger-side frontal barrier crash rating
  • Smaller towing capacities

The Verdict

So, do we recommend the Ford Transit Tipper? Yes, overall the Ford Transit Tipper is an excellent choice capable of performing at a high level for rough commercial work. With higher mpg, an impressive payload and a strong engine, the classic Ford Transit is perfect for a range of professionals and will ensure durability and longevity over the years.

Furthermore, Ford’s spare parts are much easier to acquire and come in at a cheaper price. As well as the large amount of cargo space, the Transit comes with tons of creature comforts, precision steering and numerous configurations. So it’s easy to see why so many people opt for this best-selling van.

To get your hands on a Ford Transit Tipper, visit Van Sales UK. We want to help you find the perfect van, whether for personal or business use. If you have any questions or want to learn more about any of our vans, get in touch today. A member of our team will be more than happy to help.

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