Which Transit Van Should I buy?
As one of the most successful and best-selling vans of all time, the Ford Transit has been inarguably one of the most commercially popular vehicles on the market the world over, with over 8 million vehicles shipped since its original inception way back in 1965. Today, the Ford Transit is available in a range of sizes, models and body shapes, with different load capacities and engine sizes depending on the requirement. Let’s take a closer look at the main types of transit vans to provide an insight into their different functions.
Ford Transit Courier
The smallest transit van on the market, the Ford Transit Courier van is ideal for carrying medium-sized loads whilst still being small enough to handle city driving and tight spaces. In fact, the Ford Transit Courier has one of the best turning circles in its class, making it particularly easy to manoeuvre small city streets. Below are some of the key features of the Ford Transit Courier:
- Load Capacity: 2.3 cubic metres
- Payload: 645-660kg
- Fuel Economy: 54.3-76.3mpg
The transit courier is fitted with technologies including a rearview camera, parking sensors and a Hill Start Assist.
Ford Transit Connect
The Ford Transit Connect is available in two different choices of wheelbase, (long and short), depending on your business needs, with the long-wheelbase specification able to carry items up to 3.4m in length. Below are some of the key specs of the Ford Transit Courier:
- Load Capacity: 2.9 cubic metres – 3.7cu.m (in long-wheelbase versions).
- Payload: 720-1000kg
- Fuel Economy: 50.4-68.9mpg
The Ford Transit Connect is also fitted with a range of technologies, including USB connectivity, Laptop and File storage as well as Voice Control for functions such as audio, phone and navigation.
Ford Transit Custom
One of the most popular vans on the market today is the mid-sized model in the Ford Transit Range, The Ford Transit Custom. An ideal option if you want to balance up to date technology, engine capacity and practical load size, the Transit Custom is available in two different length and height specifications. Below are some of the key specifications of the Ford Transit Custom:
- Load Capacity: 3.5 cubic metres
- Payload: 1392kg
- Fuel Economy: 43-46pmg
The undisputed King of the commercial van empire, the original Ford Transit is the largest commercial van on the market, with guaranteed reliability, increased power and unparalleled load capacity. The Ford Transit Van is the benchmark for commercial vehicles with three different body lengths and two roof heights proving even greater flexibility. Below are some of the key specs of the traditional Ford Transit Van:
- Load Capacity: 15.1 cubic metres
- Payload: 2196kg
- Fuel Economy: 40.9-42.2mpg