Ford Transit - best large panel vans

Famously described by Ford as the ‘backbone of Britain’, that’s not too far from the truth about the Transit

With the latest Transit, Ford divided up the range so that the largest model is called Transit, with the Transit Custom catering for the mid-sized sector. That has allowed Ford to concentrate on producing a large van that's perfect for work use, while constant updates have helped to keep the Transit fresh.

Ford Transit 2016 loadbay

The most recent updates saw the Transit benefit from Ford's car tech, with the introduction of SYNC3 voice-controlled touchscreen sat-nav on top-spec versions. There was also the addition of a new EcoBlue diesel designed to improve efficiency over the older TDCi diesel. That means you'll go further on a tankful of diesel, without compromising on payload.

As before, there are panel van, crew cab and tipper versions of the Transit, while the passenger carrying versions are great for minibus work. And if you have a specific need in mind from your Transit, then the chassis cab version is available for conversion companies to do their work on.

Best large panel vans 2019

  1. 1. Mercedes Sprinter
  2. 2. Volkswagen Crafter
  3. 3. MAN TGE
  4. 4. Ford Transit
  5. 5. Renault Master/Nissan NV400
  6. 6. Vauxhall Movano
  7. 7. Citroen Relay/Peugeot Boxer
  8. 8. Fiat Ducato
  9. 9. Iveco Daily
  10. 10. LDV V80

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