Ford Transit Custom review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail with Van Awards logo
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior rear seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 front left tracking
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior front seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior detail
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 rear doors open
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail with Van Awards logo
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior rear seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 front left tracking
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior front seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 interior detail
  • Ford Transit Custom Trail 2021 rear doors open
What Car?’s Transit Custom deals

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. 

Overview

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