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Ford Transit Custom review

Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

According to official figures, the 104bhp van returns 45.6mpg, while the top-of-the-range 182bhp version is almost as efficient, managing 44.8mpg. If you’re interested in the best fuel economy, though, you’ll want to opt for the mild hybrid, which returns up to 50.4mpg.

For overall performance, cost and capability, we’d recommend the regular 128bhp engine, because it’s a good compromise and it allows you the choice of all trim levels except Sport. 

Safety features include forward collision prevention and a rear blindspot assistance system called Cross Traffic Assist. It uses the rear parking sensors to scan the roads to the sides of the vehicle while you back out of a parking space or driveway. It’s a simple but brilliant system that’s really useful in a van and one we would thoroughly recommend going for.

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Verdict

The Transit Custom can trace its lineage through a long line of great vans, and happily, it lives up to its reputation. It's great to drive, has some nifty safety equipment, and the engines are both strong and efficient.

  • Improved fuel economy
  • Class-leading productivity
  • Great ride and handling
  • Needs a better automatic gearbox
  • Loadspace protection could be of a better quality