Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Ford Transit Custom Nugget’s starting price is a little higher than basic versions of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo and VW California but those entry-level models don’t include most of the camping gear the Nugget includes as standard. You’re also likely to find big discounts on the Nugget that won’t be matched by those rivals, especially if you’re looking at PCP finance.
The Nugget’s fuel economy isn’t quite as good in our experience, at least if you choose the popular automatic gearbox. In our tests it managed just 29.5mpg while the Marco Polo and California were capable of more than 30mpg.