Ford Transit

Used Ford Transit

A household name for a reason, the Transit is the textbook van

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Used Ford Transit for sale

As household names go, the Transit is up there with the best in the UK. Along with the Transit Custom, the Transit is top of the charts when it comes to the nation's most popular vans.

Having been around for generations, it's the go-to choice for many who are needing a van for business or personal use. You seemingly can't go wrong with a Transit. And with it being often referred to as 'The backbone of Britain' its reputation is pretty iconic. A Transit also offers:

  • A decent driving experience
  • Good value for money
  • Multiple specifications and trims
  • Good comfort
  • An iconic character

Economy, Towing, and Performance

Ford Transit Driving

Good economy is a must in a van, and the Transit should easily see 40mpg plus, depending on version, and of course how much load you're carrying or towing.

Talking of towing, the Transit has plenty of pulling power and can tow between 2,900 and 3,500kg depending on spec and bodystyle.

As for performance, the Transit is like many other Ford vehicles and is easy to drive and offers plenty of performance when needed, whether it be towing or carrying large items.

Acceleration is especially surprising in Ford E-Transit which feels particularly brisk, but the more traditional diesel engines are fine for lugging stuff about due to their decent torque.

Bodystyles, Payload, and Capacity

Ford Transit Open

A used Transit comes in a number of bodystyles as they feature multiple body lengths, roof heights and wheelbases.

There's also a basic panel van, a Double-Cab and various conversion options, which include things like Luton body Transit vans.

As for payload and capacity aspects, depending on spec, payloads range from 895kg to 1472kg. Bigger 5-tonne Transits can have a payload up to 2,383kg.

It will all depend on what Transit specification you require, but the best bet is to look at what you need and search for your used Transit accordingly, as you can then see the exact specs.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Transit Interior

The interior of a Transit is simple and is all the better for it.

Later models get polished instrument clusters and better infotainment, but even early models are more than fit for purpose, with a simplistic charm about them.

Later models from June 2020 can feature FordPass Connect which powers an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot along with connectivity features. This can also keep track of Ford Data Services, which can help keep track of vehicle health and driver characteristics – ideal if you want a fleet of Transit vans.

Safety in a Transit is decent with a Euro NCAP Gold award for 2021, with features in the range including:

  • Multiple airbags
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Static Cornering Lights
  • Side-wind stabilisation

Is the Ford Transit right for me?

If you're in the market for a textbook van, then you can't really go wrong with a Ford Transit. They're a best-seller for a reason, and with multiple specifications and bodystyles, there's sure to be a used Ford Transit to suit your needs.

If anything, the Transit's biggest competitor is the Ford Transit Custom, due to it being more compact and customisable.

Why buy a used van from Evans Halshaw?

Find your perfect used van at Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we stock an exceptional range of used vans, with a comprehensive selection of quality, robust vehicles from compact vans to pickup trucks.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used vans, meaning you never have to wait for the van you want.

If you're still in the market for your perfect used van, our friendly associates at your local Evans Halshaw dealership can help you find the vehicle that's ideal for you.