Such is Ford’s reputation for providing quality commercial vehicles that its Transit has become synonymous with vans of a certain size. One of the most popular marques for such vehicles, it boasted no fewer than four models in 2018’s best-selling van list, and the used market has a wide range of options to choose from.
The Transit Custom has been the UK's top-selling van every year since 2014, and is a favourite thanks to its generous cargo space and flexibility. It's available in two lengths and two heights, and can carry a payload of up to 1,530kg, which is enough space for three Euro pallets. Despite its impressive load-carrying abilities, it’s responsive and refined to drive, handling city streets and the open road with equal vivacity. And with a comfy cabin packed with technology, it keeps you connected and entertained throughout your working day.
If the Custom's attributes appeal to you, but you need something smaller to take on urban tasks, opt for theTransit Connect, which is derived from the Ford Focus passenger car.
The full-size Transit is still the large panel van to beat, popular for its versatility, extensive load capacity and durability. Its load volume reaches 15.1 cubic metres and a sliding side door makes for easy loading and unloading. Yet despite its size, like the Custom, it's smooth and agile on the road – a real pleasure to drive. It’s available in three load lengths, two heights and various body styles: we usually have multiple variants on offer, including dropsides and tipper trucks, themselves available in several lengths and with front or rear-wheel drive.
The passenger-carrying version of the Transit is the Tourneo Custom, a model that seats nine and still has 922 litres spare for luggage – even more if you go for the extra-long version. The interior is hugely flexible, with reversible second-row seats that enable passengers to face each other on the move, and rear seats that can be folded or removed entirely to make way for extra cargo.
If it's a pick-up truck you're after, Ford makes one of the best on the marketin the form of the strong, sturdy and immensely competent Ranger, which can carry a payload of up to 1,307kg.
If you’d like to test drive one of the used Ford vans for sale at Kent van dealers Vanwise Group, give us a call at our Maidstone dealership on 01622 233151. Our in-house technicians also carry out van repairs and servicing to keep your van in first-class condition.