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Ford Transit Custom 2.0 EcoBlue 130ps Low Roof Limited Van

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Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Diesel
Load Length 2554
Alloy Wheels 16" Alloy
Load Height 1406
Ply Lining Yes

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Load Height 1406
  • Load Length 2554

Weight and Capacities

  • Gross Train Weight 5240
  • Gross Vehicle Weight 2800
  • Minimum Kerbweight 2001
  • No. Of Seats 3
  • Payload 799
  • Plated 2Nd Axle 1415
  • Plated Front Axle 1575

Performance

  • Bhp 130
  • Engine Power Kw 96
  • Engine Torque Lbs.Ft 284
  • Engine Torque Mkg 39.3
  • Engine Torque Nm 385

General

  • Badge Engine Cc 2.0
  • Badge Power 130
  • Ghost Model For Valuation Purposes No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
  • Service Interval Mileage 25000
  • Special Edition No
  • Special Order No
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 120
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage 150000
  • Vehicle Homologation Class N1

Interior Features

  • Assist Handle
  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Courtesy Light
  • Driver And Passenger Sunvisors With Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Drivers Seat With Lumbar Adjust
  • Easy Clean Load Floor
  • Front Manual Air Conditioning
  • Front Passenger Grab Handle
  • Half Height Load Compartment Trim Boards
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Height Adjustable Front Headrests
  • Load Area Protection Kit
  • Load Compartment Led Lights
  • Lockable Glove Box
  • Map Reading Lights
  • Moulded Cab Headlining
  • Reach And Rake Adjustable Steering Column
  • Recirculation Heater
  • Rubber Floor Covering
  • Tie-Down Loops
  • Underseat Storage Compartment
  • Full width unglazed steel bulkhead with through load hatch

Driver Convenience

  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Easy Fuel Capless Refuelling System
  • Ford Eco Mode
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors + Front Fog Lights
  • Pas
  • Seatbelt Warning Indicator
  • Trip Computer
  • Cruise control with leather steering wheel and gear knob

Exterior Features

  • 'Guide Me Home' Headlights
  • Automatic Lights And Wipers
  • Body Colour Door And Tailgate Handles
  • Body Coloured Body Side Mouldings
  • Body Coloured Door Mirrors
  • Body Coloured Front Bumper
  • Body Coloured Rear Bumpers
  • Front Mud Flaps
  • Headlamp Levelling
  • Intermittent Front Wash/Wipe
  • Power Folding Electric Heated And Adjustable Door Mirrors
  • Quickclear Heated Windscreen
  • Rear Mudflaps
  • Tinted Glass
  • 180 degree opening rear doors - unglazed
  • LH sliding side load door
  • Projector headlights with LED daytime running lights and front fog lights with cornering function
  • Solid paint

Independent Review By Car & Driving

This conversion includes: 
- RS style front bumper in body colour with gloss black grille surround and matte black inserts
- 18x8 gloss black wheels with 225/45R18 premium tyres
- Front honeycomb grille with shield emblem plaque
- RS+ lower front bumper splitter finished in gloss or satin black
- Roof spoiler
- Stainless steel exhaust with quad rear exit
- RS+ side Skirts finished in body colour with gloss or satin black lower fins
- RS+ rear bumper section in body colour with gloss or satin black diffuser

Ten Second Review

The Ford Transit Custom is a state-of-the-art mid range van and is now the product that every other contender in this segment fears. With a much-improved cabin and car-like driving manners, it's a great ownership proposition. Class-leading carrying capacity and solid financials make it work on the balance sheet too. Let's check out the practical 130PS lwb version.

Background

Ford Transits lead a tough life. Always have, always will. It's the nature of the market. They need to cover a huge array of tasks, from rental fleet vehicles to crew buses, ice cream vans to site workhorses and airport taxis. In short, the Transit needs to be able to do almost anything. A few years ago, Ford realised that trying to do all that from one platform was just too big an ask and now the Transit is a family of models, that encompasses everything from a lightweight Transit Connect city van right up to a hefty tipper truck. The bedrock of the Transit range, and still the definitive model today, is what's now called the Transit Custom to differentiate it in the minds of buyers and if you haven't driven a van for a while, you need to try one of these. Perhaps you thought vans were crude and awkward to drive. If so, prepare to have your perspectives rearranged. That's what happened when we tested the top 2.0 EcoBlue 130PS long wheelbase variant.

Driving Experience

Whether you choose your Transit Custom with long or short wheelbase, as a standard van, Double Cab or Kombi minibus or in whichever payload or trim level, it'll come with a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine up-front. There's a choice of output though, ranging from an entry-level 105PS unit, through this 130PS mid-ranger and on to the 170PS flagship motor if your hauling needs are heavier. Whichever of these you choose, sales statistics suggest that the bodystyle variant you're most likely to want to match it to is the short wheelbase, low roof model, a version that should feel even more car-like to drive than its larger contemporaries. And Ford's engineers have certainly gone to great lengths to make this Transit feel more car-like at the wheel than ever before. To achieve this, the Ford global one-tonne platform which underpins the Transit Custom was made much stiffer and stronger - increasing torsional stiffness by as much as 37 percent - benefiting both handling and noise levels. Tuning of the suspension components and steering system resulted in significantly improved ride comfort too, along with the required more precise and agile handling. Like the current Ford Focus, the Transit Custom also features the latest Electronic Stability Program technology with Torque Vectoring Control for better traction and stability. The stiff structure, together with a determined effort to eliminate unwanted noise and vibrations throughout the vehicle, has resulted in a quieter environment for the driver. As proof that this has been achieved, Ford claims that speech intelligibility has improved by nine percent within the cab in this generation model.

Design and Build

This revised Transit Custom has a smarter look that's based around a high-mounted trapezoidal grille and dynamic, slim headlamps. The cabin has been completely upgraded, with an instrument panel based on Ford's latest interior design philosophy which offers a user-centric layout influenced by consumer interactions with smart devices and tablets. High-series models feature a floating, tablet-inspired eight-inch 'SYNC 3' colour centre-dash touchscreen for communications and entertainment. For models not equipped with the larger display, the MyFord Dock in the centre of the instrument panel provides the ideal location for drivers to mount, store and charge their smartphone, MP3 player or satellite navigation system. Get inside and you'll find well-sculpted front seats and a dashboard that wouldn't look out of place in a family car with a colour display panel on the dashtop, nice use of metallic finishes, wheel-mounted audio controls and a centre console that's clearly had some styling love lavished on it. There's storage for bottles, phones and papers, and driver comfort is improved through a highly adjustable driving position which features increased seat travel. There's 30mm more rear travel for taller drivers and the steering column is adjustable for reach and rake.

Market and Model

As usual with Transit models, there's a huge range of choice. The short wheelbase Custom models offer an overall length of 4.97 metres, but if that's not enough, long wheelbase variants like the one we tried extend that to 5.34 metres. All versions currently offer the same roof height. Prices have been kept very reasonable, with well under £20,000 ex VAT being enough to get you the entry level 105PS variant. From this starting point, a £1,500 premium will net you the pokier 130PS engine and a £2,500 premium will get you into the really quite rapid 170PS version. Whatever your eventual choice, you should be able to make your Transit Custom as versatile as your working day demands. Ford claims class-leading load-carrying ability, something aided by a number of clever loadspace features. These include a load-through hatch in the bulkhead for extra-long items and an integrated roof rack which can be folded away when not in use. You've also the chance to benefit from the availability of technologies like a Lane Keeping Aid (to keep dozy drivers from veering out of their lanes on the highway) and Ford's clever 'SYNC' system for your mobile phone.

Practicalities and Costs

A van can have all the bells and whistles but be dead in the water if the numbers don't add up when it comes to running costs. At first glance in this case, the mathematics appear to add up. The Transit Custom hasn't overreached itself on price and low running costs start with the excellent fuel economy, delivered by the improved version of Ford's 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine. Fitted with Auto-Start-Stop as standard on all Stage VI vehicles, you'll see a combined fuel consumption figure of 42.8mpg, with emissions rated at 174g/km, which is a meaningful reduction of around 8 per cent compared to the previous Transit. Other factors that drive down overall cost-of-ownership are minimised maintenance and repair times, a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and the longest service intervals in the class at two-years /50,000 km/30,000 miles. During the development process, Ford designers and engineers gave maximum priority to combining the largest possible load box within the Transit Custom's stylised shape. Particular attention was given to the detailed design of the bulkhead and body sides to optimise the size and practicality of the load space. The result is that the Transit Custom offers best-in-class load volume of 6.0 cubic metres in the short wheelbase model and 6.8 cubic metres in the long wheelbase version. That's just the start. There's class-leading width between the wheel arches of 1390mm and an unparalleled opening height and width of the sliding side doors that can easily accommodate 8ft x 4ft boards, vertically or flat. Other clever features available include a load-through hatch in the bulkhead which enables loads up to three metres in length, such as pipes or ladders, to be safely carried inside a SWB Transit. An integrated roof rack system folds down when not required, reducing wind drag. Plus there are lockable check arms on the rear cargo doors that enable you to lock them in place at 90 degrees open, even on the windiest days. Repositioned tie-down hooks and fixing points are located on the body sides to keep the floor clear of intrusions. And there's an easy-clean load floor liner and ultra-bright LED load space lighting.

Summary

So is the Transit Custom the best mid-sized van you can buy? There's certainly no shortage of contenders for that accolade in a class characterised by strong competitors like Volkswagen's Transporter, Mercedes' Vito and Vauxhall's Vivaro. The International Van of the Year jury though, had no doubt on the matter, pronouncing this Ford as its winner by an enormous margin when this model was first launched. Their consensus was that this LCV had managed to set new standards in styling, driveability and load-carrying practicality. They also praised its car-like feel, its safety and its low running costs. In short, they liked it very much indeed. Will you? We think so, yes. Before this Ford came along, buying a van in this segment meant a balance of compromise between capacity, driveability and value. At the wheel of a Transit Custom, the need for such compromise vanishes. Especially in the pokiest long wheelbase form we tried, it's the go-to choice in its sector.

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic, reliable & comfy van
James Downie
I THINK ITS AMAZING. CAN'T QUITE BELIEVE THE QUALITY I GOT FOR THE MONEY. I RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE AND I WOULD DEFINATELY HAVE ANOTHER
Michael John Powell
Great van
Grant Murdy
Excellent stylish van. Everything you would expect. Nice interior.
Paul Goudman
Really like the van, very practical
Matthew Thomas
Smart and good to drive.
Richard Baldwin
It’s a lovely looking van and very stylish and comfortable inside with loads of gadgets as standard on the limited model.
Vaughan Brunning
Stylish with all mod cons and brilliant functionality
Adam Paull
All seems great so far, I was hoping it would be slightly more economical.
Vincent Paternoster
Brilliant
Dean Stephens
Great
Carl Mcbryde
Amazing
Nicky Weight
Excellent
Mike Ablitt
Very good vehicle
Mark Blyth
Struggles on a gradient of 14%
Marc Rowson
I've only had this van for 3 weeks but I am very impressed with everything it gives me. The ease of control and all the help I get, like hill start assistant and heated windscreen and seats ,and many more...it's a massive difference from my old one, I wish I would have done it earlier.
Adrian Vulpe
A pleasure to work with.
Andrew Cook
Always have Ford... Very reliable.
Edward Swoffer
Amazing
Nicky Anderson
I love this van for its style, comfort and all the mod cons that comes with it.
Dean Threlfall
Lovely
Roy Monk
Good small van
Noal Griffiths
Very good
Andrew Levick
Nice
Darren Lee Comben
The Van perfectly meets my needs and is a pleasure to drive
Kevin Nugent
Great drive very comfortable and perfect for my job
Steven Beard
It’s the standard.
John Marsland
best van on the market
Roger Brown
Lovely van!
Daniel Grubb
Very happy with the van nice to drive plenty of room in the back for tools ect the cab is comfortable
Keith Tween
Brilliant exactly what I needed.
Liam Johnson
Very good van. Good quality with good storage capacity.
Philip Pendleton
Overall a great van, but I have been driving Citroen Relay for the last three years! My only gripe would be the performance - too much engine lag through all gears.
Gary Goodson
I was driving one similar so it suits my needs perfectly
Marian Dabaca
Very good quality vehicle
Gary Oseland
Easy to drive and the Transit is a reliable vehicle. Thank you so much for your service and help.Regards, Nicol........
Ian Nicol
Love the van.
Darren Sullivan
Love the van. Really happy with it. Thanks
Billy Flaherty
I very nice van, not sure the quality as good as the Volkswagen transporter van though.
Barry Palmer
Love the van very much I recommend it to many of my colleagues .
Mahmoud Asgari
Excellent Van very comfortable and practical exceeded my expectations.
Benjamin Collins
Amazing
Harshit Kohli
Very nice looking van just what I wanted
Simon Mitchelmore
Lovely van it’s like driving a car
Luke Love
Great van
Ian Paul Macara
Super, Super van
Nicky Petrou
Very good van have had one before good spec only disappointment no sat nav
Lee Chenery
Great van. Drives like a car. Love it.
James Doyle
Very well equipped vehicle, all the gadgets. Smart and professional looking inside and out.
Daniel Trombley
Was very impressed on the aquality of the van
Mark Grassby
Reliability - Too new to know but ok so far / Running costs - again too new to compare to old van but definitely not costing anymore / Value for money - more expensive van to buy, but is leagues ahead of the competition. Only disappointment was the floor in the back isn't ply lined as part of the ply lining kit. There is a rubberised/plastic floor liner fitted in the back but as its polished everything in the back slides around. I have ply lined the base and the problems we had are sorted. Would have paid extra to have this done. I LOVE MY NEW VAN! Thank you
Richard Hoyle
Brilliant
Jamie Montgomery
Nice van, 2 nd transit ive had.
Jonathan Minter
Nice van, 2 nd transit ive had.
Jonathan Minter
I've only had it under s week so can not give correct feedback
Mark Andrews
can not answer some of above questions, as only had 1 week.
Paul Durrant
Not the nicest van to drive by a long way but very good quality and good spec
Andrew Carlaw
brilliant and now we have it sign written is is perfect. many thanks
Matthew Broomes
Superb.. Better than I expected 😁
Paul Brister
The new model is realy improved love the new dash board
Michael Gwilliam
Excellent
Simon Cole
Great van , just a hard ride . The connect was a far smoother drive .
Nicholas Waring
Nice spacious brilliant design only down side is mpg
Anand Jogia
Different class
Daniel Johnston
Excellent van at an amazing price.
Mark Puffett
Great van , has a lot of what you want in a van
Martin Meredith
This is my second ford transit custom ,it is beautiful to drive smooth and powerful engine ,I don’t know yet how economical it is but the driving experience is better the clutch is lighter the touch screen is easy to use and the sound system is very good,blue tooth and hands free phoning is simple to set up and works well
Gary Greatorex
I love this van and talking to others they feel that this van is very classy. Can’t really comment on the reliability as only had it a short time but the overall experience so far is very good.
Andrew Kumra
Good van
Mitchell Smith
Great exterior, looks amazing, smooth and quiet to drive
Colin Beattie
Great exterior, looks amazing, smooth and quiet to drive
Colin Beattie
The best van currently on the market. My words and also everybody who has seen it.
Luke Coulson
I already have one, so this is an additional van so new exactly what to expect. Great van, not the cheapest van on the market but fully loaded and a great looking van.
Peter Priestley
I already have one, so this is an additional van so new exactly what to expect. Great van, not the cheapest van on the market but fully loaded and a great looking van.
Peter Priestley
Very pleased with van , a little disappointed with the seats , would av been nice with a leather trim but overall 9/10.. 😊👌🏻
Mark Toulson
Awesome bit of kit really smart appearance
David Leckie
LOOKS FAB ADDS CLASS TO THE COMPANY
Neil Everard
Amazing van love it
Mark Wayne Kitching
i don't actually drive it but the engineers like them
Toby Clements
Great van. Good to drive and lots of room inside
Perry Robson
Great van and great to drive. Ample room inside
Perry Robson
N/A
Ben Sharpe
It’s a great van and has everything I need
Robert Dunlop
Great van. Practical, comfortable and classy. It's like a big car.
Nigel Yawson
Excellent value for money drives really well and looks the part
James Moles
Great to drive
Mark Watson
I was thinking of having a different van this time but I'm glad I stuck with the Ford transit.
Dean Bingham
Awesome
Simon Tiffany
Absolutely fantastic
Douglas Bacchus
A great van with lots of space.
Samantha Allen
I love it it's perfect
Leroy Cooke
Van is great. Too early yet to comment on reliability, running costs and value for money
Rayce Knowles
Very happy with van
Kevin O'donnell
So far so good ask me in a few months but my first thoughts are positive.
Keith Davies
Do like the orange glow colour , van extras great to aswell as drive and payload
Stephen Duffy
Very smart looking van, very car like with lots of extras
Robert Williams-Gray
Very good
Robert Dingle
Very good to drive and very practical. Ideal for our needs
Jayson Knowles
we have only had it a week but it seems fine...………...
Louise Baker
It did the job
Jeanette Flavell
Great van,amazing spec and comfort. The only downside of this van is it’s not as robust as other transit models. The interior, doors and panels seem to get damaged a lot easier.
Danny Edward Marney
Brilliant piece of kit that has the look of being professional, the drive of a car, and the reliability of a brand new vehicle
Benjamin Hopley
Its the best looking small van on the road today, packed with new driver assists and latest tech features.
Simon Kennedy
Nice vehicle mine used mainly for commuting might be a bit fancy for a tradesman
Craig Keeble
I like it
Ben Jefferies
Very good van
Samuel Peter Tregunno
Very good for my needs
David Forbes
It’s great better than expected in fact I love it
Maxine White
Ford sinc won't connect with i phone unless you have it plugged in which is not good as it keeps charging your battery and apps do not work . Already spoke to ford about this other than that van is a good comfortable drive
Simon Methley
Lovely van great to drive
Nigel Garwood
Excellent vehicle, very happy with it!
Stuart French
Cracking van, just love the transit custom vans, we have three of them now and wouldn’t consider any other make
Gordon Mcmahon
Very good and a lot for the money.
Jamie Lunan
It’s a nice van with all you need on it
Paul Mapals
very impressed.
Steve Boyd
Very comfortable to drive. Very smart looking yet keeping all the practical parts needed for a day to day vehicle to be used at work.
Christopher Riley
We are enjoying the new van.
Lisa Baggaley
Great van
Adam Jeffery
lovely
Craig Edwards
Nice looking van
Stephen Bevan
Made up - right size - easy to drive . Very very comfortable. Better than the equivalent Vauxhall’s and VW transporter
Alex Riley
We find the van a great asset to our business, in fact I find myself leaving my top of the range Range Rover and drive the van
Joe Black
Great van
David Green
The Ford custom is a fantastic vehicle and recommend it to anybody and would also recommend vanarama to go through to get one absolutely fantastic Vehicle
Jordan Frost

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FAQs

Q - Is there a sat nav option on the Transit Custom?
A - Hi Sean, The Ford Transit 290 LWB Custom Limited does have the option of Sat Nav. The manufacturer calls the option Ice pack 11, this option includes Ford DAB radio/CD with Navigation and SYNC, 5” multifunction display, Steering wheel remote audio controls, USB Connectivity and Bluetooth handsfree. This can be fitted to any of the four different models Base, Trend, Limited and Sport.
Q - Are Ford Transit Custom vans available with glazed/unglazed tailgates and if so is this a cost extra? Thanks
A - Yes, we can provide an unglazed lift gate for around £5 a month extra, depending on the term you select.
Q - How long will it take to get the vehicle?
A - We have the Ford Transit Custom in stock and available for delivery in 2-3 weeks.
Q - How many miles per gallon can I get from this van?
A - The manufacturer quotes that the Ford Transit Custom returns 42.2 mpg.
Q - Do I get breakdown recovery?
A - The Ford Transit Custom comes with one year of breakdown recovery.
Q - What are the service intervals for this van?
A - The service intervals for the Ford Transit Connect are two years or every 30,000 miles.