Ford Transit Custom 2022 Buyers Guide
Since it first arrived on the scene in 2012, the Ford Transit Custom has been one of the most loved and in-demand vans on the UK’s roads. Today, the 2022 model is no different, with Transit Customs covering millions of miles every single day, helping tradespeople, delivery drivers, busy families and van enthusiasts alike blend work with life.
Not only was the Ford Transit Custom officially the best-selling van of 2021, but Ford sold more of this van than most car manufacturers do cars. It’s incredibly popular.
The Ford Transit Custom is a mid-sized van, sitting between the smaller Connect and the larger Transit in Ford’s trusted range.
In its most recent version, interior and exterior updates make the 2022 Transit Custom better to drive, more practical, even more head-turning, and packs the van full of additional features.
The Ford Transit Custom comes in three body styles; a panel van (with three seats up front and plenty of room in the rear), a Double Cab-in-Van (with six seats across two rows in the front, and more than enough room in the back), and a Kombi (with 9 seats, foldable to allow for more space for cargo when needed).
The Transit Custom offers a number of trim lines, each with its own unique character and design, plus a range of extras depending on which you pick.
As of 2022, Ford offers the Transit Custom in Leader, Trend, Limited, Trail, and Active trim levels.
The Leader trim is the entry point for the Transit Custom, offering everything you need in a basic van to get the job done. This trim is great if price is an important factor for you, but remember that higher trims offer big upgrades on the appearance, comfort and functionality of your van.
Next in the range, the Trend adds a SYNC-3 touchscreen display, some additional style elements on the outside of the van, and offers an overall more compelling package for the price.
Things get interesting when you upgrade to the Transit Custom Limited. The addition of alloy wheels, chrome-styling interior features, body-match coloured bumpers, and a more refined look help the iconic design of the Transit Custom come to life.
The Trail trim gives the Transit Custom a more rugged look, with a unique front grille, black alloy wheels, and protective plastic around the edge of the van, this one will turn heads no matter where you go.
Finally, the Active adds unique, larger alloy wheels, roof rails as standard, and a range of style additions to make this the most practical and striking of them all.
Uber and Uber Sport Styling
If you’re looking to turn heads with your Ford Transit Custom, the Uber and Uber Sport styling packages from Absolute Vans are worth considering.
Exclusive to Absolute Vans, the Über Ford Transit Custom is a completely unique, one-off van, designed to the exacting style specifications of its driver.
Über Styling goes even further, giving you the ability to design your van your way. The Über Sport styling kit includes front and rear spoilers, side skirts or sidebars, wheel arch extensions and a rear bumper diffuser.
With 10,000s of design combinations to pick from – both inside and out – the Custom Über can be whatever you want it to be.
Engines and Gearboxes
Ford is famous for offering a wide range of engines and gearboxes in their vans, and the Transit Custom is no different. Whatever your needs, there’s an engine option for you.
Ford offers four engine options on the Transit Custom, with a choice between Desiel mild-hybrid, and plug-in hybrid.
The entry engine is a 2.0L Ford EcoBlue, offering 105 PS and 310 Nm – more than enough to help you feel confident behind the wheel, no matter the situation.
Next up is another 2.0L Ford EcoBlue offering 130 PS and 360 Nm. This added power is a great option, as it strikes the perfect balance between performance and all-important fuel efficiency.
The penultimate engine in the range is a 2.0L EcoBlue with 170 PS and 390 Nm, an ideal choice for shifting heavier loads or towing.
The range tops out with an all-new 2.0L EcoBlue with an impressive 185 PS and 415 Nm of torque. When you have this engine on your side, you’ll know about it.
The Ford Transit Custom is known for its unmatched driving experience. With the best feel on the road achieved when there’s a load in the back, the Transit Custom is designed to carry approaching 1.5 tonnes comfortably, without compromising on performance or comfort.
In the cab, you’ll hardly notice the world outside, thanks to sophisticated sound-proofing and enough tech and controls to make even the longest drives a joy.
As well as a class-leading driving experience, the Transit Custom has a good reliability track record, meaning that you’ll spend less time worrying about things going wrong. And if ever you need assistance, you’re never far from one of Ford’s huge network of dealerships and workshops, ready to support your 3-year or 100,000-mile warranty.
Load Space and Storage
With all of the comfort, style and convenience, it’s easy to forget that the Ford Transit Custom is a highly capable van, relied upon by businesses and tradespeople daily.
As a leader in the medium-sized van category, the Transit Custom offers up to 8.3 cubic meters of space, which is equivalent to three Euro pallets. The DCIV can seat six whilst still comfortably fitting a Euro pallet in the back, with the Kombi offering a respectable 2.5 cubic meters of storage when all 9 seats are taken.
With two length and two height options to pick from, your Transit Custom can be designed to meet whatever storage needs you have.
The storage space of the Transit Custom is made even more practical with smart design features to help you make the most of the space, including 180° rear opening doors, and a 1,033mm sliding side door on the panel van.
Alongside plenty of anchor points, bright lighting, and a low-level step to gain access to the rear of the van, Ford has considered every use case with the Transit Custom.
On the Trend level and above, the Transit Custom comes loaded with Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
SYNC allows you to manage your phone, music, apps and navigation with simple voice prompts, or by using the 8-inch touchscreen display to control things.
In addition, SYNC can connect with your contacts, help you make calls, and even read text messages out to you, allowing you to stay on top of things whilst on the road.
There are a few ways to order your new Ford Transit Custom.
At Absolute Vans, we work with an extensive network of dealerships and finance partners, to make sure that you can get behind the wheel of your new van as soon as possible, for the best price possible.
To begin your order, simply request a quote online or give us a call on 01443 711 211.
We’ll take your details, find out exactly what you’re looking for, and then go and source your perfect van on your behalf. Once we’ve found the right van, we’ll work with you to find the most suitable finance package, or start the process of a cash purchase.
Your new Ford Transit Custom will be delivered directly to your front door.
Remember, the whole industry is currently facing supply chain issues and delays on new vehicles, with a waitlist of several months on most Ford Transit Custom vans. We don’t anticipate this waitlist getting shorter anytime soon. So the sooner you order, the sooner you’ll be behind the wheel of your brand new van.
There may be bigger vans on the road. There may be cheaper vans on the road. And there may be a huge sea of competition up against the Transit Custom.
But what Ford has done with this van is nothing short of perfection; a striking design, class-leading practicality and load space, a range of trims, styles and load spaces, unbeatable comfort and infotainment system, backed by one of the most reliable automotive brands in the UK.
If you’re looking for your next van, the Ford Transit Custom might be for you.