Ford Transit Courier review

Category: Small Van

Section: Performance & drive

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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Before you get overly excited about a van with a small petrol engine, heed this warning: the 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine is exceptionally impressive in its own right, but it is not always ideal for a commercial vehicle; its 125lb ft of torque falls short of what it takes for hauling a fully loaded van.

For more versatility, you’ll want the 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi engine. Its two versions produce 74bhp with 140lb ft of torque and 98bhp with 159lb ft. The difference between the petrol engine and the less powerful of the two diesels is like night and day, but so too is the jump between the 74 and 98bhp diesel. While the lower-powered unit needs to be worked hard to stay on song, the higher powered one has a far wider power and torque range.