Ford Transit Custom review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Interior

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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Inside this latest Transit Custom, the busy, sloping dashboard of the previous model has been replaced by a simpler, more upright design.

Limited and Sport models get a tablet-like 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system as standard – a good attempt at adding premium car equipment into a working vehicle.

The system uses the third generation of Ford’s Sync system, which is far simpler than the multi-menu Sync 2 and a welcome upgrade from the 4.3in standard screen on Trend models or the standard AM/FM radio found on Base vans.

The Sync 3 system also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow you to use your smartphone applications via the screen.

Thanks to the combination of a steering wheel that adjusts for both rake and reach and a highly adjustable seat, it should be easy for drivers of all shapes and sizes to find a comfortable position in the Transit Custom.

There are lots of useful storage compartments along the top of the dash, too, and the door bins feature split-level compartments that allow you to store small items discreetly.

While the Sport is arguably the most luxurious trim level available, some buyers might be interested in the two more niche options in the range - the Ford Transit Custom Active and the Ford Transit Custom Trail. Active models get part-leather seats (while Tourneo vans also have a blue instrument panel accent colour) but more importantly get what Ford calls SUV-inspired styling, with Active decals and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Trail vans get a much larger overhaul. Full leather seats are the main interior feature, but externally there’s newly moulded front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a matte-black grille with large F-O-R-D lettering.

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