Ford Transit Courier (2014–)

Last updated 18 September 2018

Neatly styled, can carry a Euro pallet, available with 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, based on the Fiesta so handles well.
Some dashboard fiddly controls, EcoBoost engine struggles on the motorway.
Updated 18 September 2018
Midlife updates for Transit Courier van

The compact van features an updated powertrain line-up meeting Euro6 emissions standards calculated using WLTP. New fuel economy figures are lower than the old NEDC ratings. The 1.5‑litre TDCi...

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Introduction

The Transit Courier is Ford's smallest purpose built van. Based on the same platform as the Fiesta and B-MAX, the Transit Courier sits below the Transit Connect in the Ford van range and competes with the likes of the Citroen Nemo, Fiat Fiorino and the Mercedes-Benz Citan Compact.

It means that the Transit range has expanded to four models, starting with the Transit Courier, then the Transit Connect followed by the Transit Custom and finally the Transit. Ford has never had such a wide choice of vans which is good news for buyers wanting a van for their specific needs rather than a 'one size suits all' approach.

The Transit Courier may be the smallest van in the Ford line-up but it's still capable of carrying a standard Euro pallet and has the longest load length in the class at 1.62 metres. The total cargo volume is 2.3m3 and it comes with a sliding side door and a full height bulkhead that's available glazed. If you need to carry longer items there's the option of a clever folding mesh bulkhead and drop down passenger seat.

The load area comes with six cargo tie-down points with four side-mounted panels plus there's the option of ultra-bright LED lighting. The maximum payload was 660kg, but this was downgraded to 590kg in 2018. One sliding side door is standard with the option of dual sliding doors. There's also a Kombi version which has a row of three seats in the back and glazed side doors.

At launch, the Transit Courier had two diesel engines in the range – a 1.5-litre TDCi with 75PS and a 1.6 TDCi producing 95PS – plus Ford's impressive 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit that's used in various Ford's like the Fiesta and B-MAX. In 2018 the 1.6 turbodiesel was replaced with a 100PS version of the 1.5-litre TDCi. 

The interior echoes Ford's passenger cars with a modern design. There's also plenty of stowage including a 'mega-centre' console which can hold A4 documents and small laptops, overhead stowage plus a drawer under the driver’s seat. A device dock in the centre of the instrument panel lets drivers store, mount and charge mobile devices including phones.

List Price from £12,697 +VAT
Buy new from £10,130 +VAT
Contract hire from £141.00 +VAT pm
 

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