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Why Lease The Transit Custom LWB?

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Ford Transit Custom LWB Review 2024

The Ford Transit Custom LWB is a mid-sized van that's the largest Transit Custom on offer. With up to 6.8m3 of load volume and a fantastic cabin laden with technology, the Transit Custom LWB is ideal for businesses needing help hauling cargo from A to B. 

Rivals to the Transit Custom LWB include the Mercedes-Benz Vito, Nissan Primastar, Vauxhall Vivaro, and Renault Trafic

Our Ford Transit Custom LWB review covers:

Ford Transit Custom LWB Key Features

  • Sporty exterior design 
  • Comfortable interior complemented by a good range of tech 
  • 6.8m3 of load volume and a payload of up to 1,338kg
  • 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine 
  • Four trim levels 

Ford Transit Custom LWB Pros and Cons:


  • Loads of technology as standard 
  • More cargo space than the original SWB 
  • Fantastic to drive 


  • Fuel economy is slightly less than the SWB version
  • Expensive 
  • A bit more storage space is needed 

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Transit Custom LWB is probably the sportiest mid-sized van on the market. There's a horizontal front grille and sleek headlights, creases on the bonnet, and stylish wheels. 

Inside the Transit Custom LWB, there's plenty of space for three people. Head and legroom are generous, and each passenger has enough room to get comfortable. Although the LWB is longer than the SWB version, cabin space is still the same. 

Ford Transit Custom LWB exterior

Compared to the standard Transit Custom SWB, the LWB version adds 400mm in length, which equates to cargo area dimensions of 3,002mm X 1,777mm. In terms of cargo, you'll get a load volume of 6.8m3 and a payload of up to 1,338kg. You can also store up to 170kg of cargo on the roof. 

Interior and Trims

The cabin of the Transit Custom LWB will certainly fit the bill for your business. The dashboard is easy to navigate and features a good range of materials, and the oval-shaped steering wheel that can double as a laptop rest is a great addition. 

On the dash, the Transit Custom LWB has a 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford's Sync 4. It's one of the best systems around and is easy to use while driving. It also has a few handy features, such as a 5G modem, to ensure your business is always connected. 

Four trim levels are available for the Transit Custom LWB: Trend, Limited, Trail, and Sport. 

Trend kicks off with 16-inch steel wheels, electronic automatic air conditioning, a four-way adjustable driver's seat, partial body-colour front and rear bumpers, a 13-inch touchscreen, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, and a parking pack with front parking aid and a rearview camera. 

Limited adds LED headlights, keyless entry/start, a load-through bulkhead, heated seats, and ultra-bright LED load-space lighting. 

Trail has optional 17-inch black alloys, a striking yellow exterior decal, mechanical limited-slip differential, and all-wheel drive. 

Sport has 17-inch sport alloy wheels, exterior racing stripes and decal, a rear spoiler, a heated driver's seat with powered six-way adjust and power lumbar, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and LED tail lights.

Power and Performance

The engine range for the LWB is exactly the same as the SWB. It comes with a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine that's available in four power outputs: 110ps, 136ps. 150ps, and 170ps. 

If you want a manual transmission, you'll need to go for the 110ps, 136ps, or 150ps units. All return decent performance, are good to drive and work well with the six-speed gearbox. We'd recommend the 150ps unit if you plan on using the Transit Custom LWB for hauling cargo. 

Available with the eight-speed automatic transmission are the 136ps and 170ps units. The engine and gearbox combine beautifully to return car-like performance. If you want some fun, we'd recommend paying the extra money for the automatic. 

For fuel economy, the LWB version takes a slight hit compared to the SWB, and you'll be looking at around 35mpg. 

Ford Transit Custom LWB interior

The Transit Custom LWB really is a great van to drive. Its handling is light and responsive, which is great for around-town driving, and the engines provide the required power for motorway and country lane driving. As expected, Ford has done a good job. 

If you operate in a city, you'll have no qualms about the Transit Custom LWB. The steering is light, which makes it feel car-like and, thus, easy to navigate around town. You'll find that you don't need to make huge movements when aiming the van, which is always ideal for reducing those stress levels. 

Increase the speed, and the steering remains light, making changing lanes a breeze. The ride is also excellent and deals with bumps and cracks in the road with no issues whatsoever. It can be a little bumpy with no cargo in the rear, but as a business, you'll likely always have something back there.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Ford Transit Custom LWB start from £39,660.00 OTR* or to lease from £268.70 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Ford Transit Custom LWB? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest van leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.