Ford Transit Courier Review 2024

Ford Transit Courier At A Glance


+One of the cheapest small vans you can buy. Smart exterior design. More versatile than before.

-Strays into Ford Transit Connect territory. Automatic gearbox is clumsy. Electric model to follow.

While it remains the smallest van in the Ford Transit line-up, the new Ford Transit Courier has grown in size compared to its predecessor. That means it's more practical than before, while its car-like handling dynamics (and well-equipped interior) add to its appeal. We reckon it's one of the best small vans on the market today.

The chunkier dimensions of the new Ford Transit Courier mean it's now treading on the heels of the bigger Ford Transit Connect but, with pre-VAT prices starting from around £18,000, the Ford Transit Courier remains one of the cheapest vans you can buy.

From launch, there are four trim levels available: Ford Transit Courier Leader, Trend, Limited and Active. Even the entry-level Ford Transit Courier Leader isn't as basic as you might expect for a budget van.

Standard kit includes an eight-inch infotainment system, cruise control and rear parking sensors. We'd look for a Trend model at least, though, for desirable features like a sliding rear side door, air con and heated seats (with additional lumbar support for the driver).

You also get the choice of petrol or diesel engines, while an all-electric Ford E-Transit Courier is on its way. For now, we'd focus your search on the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, ideally in 125PS form with the excellent six-speed manual gearbox.

Aside from its chunky SUV design, one of our favourite features of the new Ford Transit Courier is how easy and car-like to drive. It's based on the popular Ford Puma, so that's perhaps no surprise, but we reckon most drivers will enjoy driving the Ford Transit Courier every day more than other small vans.

It's versatile, too. It can now carry up to two Euro pallets in the back, while a clever (optional) load-through bulkhead alloys you to transport long items such as pipes or ladders.

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