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Why Lease The Transit Luton?

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Ford Transit Luton Review 2023

The Ford Transit Luton is a versatile large van that's known for its distinctive box-like body mounted on a chassis cab. Catering towards businesses that require substantial cargo space, the Transit Luton has a spacious rear that provides loads of storage. 

Rivals to the Transit Luton include the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Vauxhall Movano, and Volkswagen Crafter

Our Ford Transit Luton review covers:

Ford Transit Luton Key Features

  • Boxy exterior 
  • Comfortable and spacious interior 
  • Up to 22m3 of load volume 
  • 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine 
  • One trim 

Ford Transit Luton Pros and Cons:


  • Comfortable interior 
  • Superb practicality
  • Balanced drive dynamics 


  • Not as versatile as other van styles 
  • Higher upfront costs compared to rivals 
  • Only one diesel engine is available 

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Ford Transit Luton looks pretty similar to all other Luton vans out there, and that's because they're all built by VFS. The Transit Luton has the same front-end design as all other Transits but adds a large box to the chassis to accommodate larger items. 

As you'd expect, practicality takes centre stage in the Transit Luton. The cab is impressively spacious and comfortable, and there are plenty of storage options for stashing paperwork and gadgets after a long day on site. 

Ford Transit Luton exterior

Open the rear doors of the Transit Luton, and you get a maximum load capacity of 22m3, and you'll be able to carry up to 969kg of cargo. Although carry weight isn't as good as the standard Transit, and there's no side door, the rear door is 1.9m x 1.8m, meaning you'll be able to load large items relatively trouble-free. 

It also has a stepping height starting at 650mm, meaning that you don't have to lift larger items too high off the ground to get them in the rear. It also comes with a yellow step as standard to help you get in and out of the rear. 

Interior and Trims

The cabin of the Transit Luton is a nice space to relax after a long day on the job. All three seats are comfortable and come with plenty of adjustments to suit your preference, and the dashboard is well-built and easy to use when on the move. 

The Transit Luton received a facelift in 2021 and now has the same interior as the standard Transit. You get an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity, and satellite navigation. 

Just one trim is available for the Luton; it comes with 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, power windows, an eight-way adjustable driver's seat, load-adaptive electronic stability control, side-wind stabilisation, and a roll stability control system. 

Power and Performance

Under the bonnet, you get a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine that comes with a 130 or 170PS power output. It's available with a manual or automatic transmission and with front-wheel drive. 

The entry-level unit has 130PS and is good enough for around-town driving with not much cargo in the rear. If you plan on carrying a heavy load most of the time, we'd recommend the range-topping 170PS version that's nippy around town and can easily accommodate a full load. 

The diesel engine is also efficient and should return a fuel economy above 40mpg. 

Ford Transit Luton interior

The Transit Luton is a good van to drive, considering its size. It offers agile handling and responsive manoeuvrability, which is great when navigating tight urban roads, and it also deals with potholes and bumps in the road well. 

Increase the speed, and the Transit Luton provides a good blend of stability and agility. It's a good companion for long-haul journeys, and there's little road and wind noise, which goes a long way in a van of the Transit Luton's size.  

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Ford Transit Luton start from £55,884.00 OTR* or to lease from Price On Request per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Ford Transit Luton? 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.