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Why Lease The Transit Tipper?

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Ford Transit Tipper Review 2024

Over the last forty years, the Ford Transit has established itself as the third best-selling van globally. Its enduring popularity as one of the most acclaimed van models can be attributed to its unwavering commitment to quality, durability, and versatility. These principles have remained steadfast across four distinct generations. Specifically, the Tipper variant is crafted to facilitate the effortless transportation and unloading of particularly heavy goods, rendering it well-suited for various commercial applications.

Rivals to the Ford Transit Tipper include the Ford Transit Dropside.

 Our Ford Transit Tipper review covers:

Ford Transit Tipper Key Features

  • Practical exterior with roof marker lights and wide body side mouldings
  • Spacious and well-designed interior
  • Different gross vehicle weight model’s payloads range from 1110kg to 2958kg
  • Efficient 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine

Ford Transit Tipper Pros and Cons:


  • Great value to buy and run
  • Comfortable and refined cab
  • Effortless hydraulic mechanism tipping


  • Lower fuel economy
  • Size and manoeuvrability
  • Higher payload offered in some competitors

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The new Transit Tipper cuts a stylish figure with a modern, sculpted design. The bold front grille, swept-back headlights, and muscular shoulders exude both power and refinement. It's not just about aesthetics, though. The aerodynamic curves also help reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency, a bonus for any business.

The design of the tipper van incorporates an underfloor tipping system, enabling the tilting of the vehicle body for unloading heavy goods at the rear. This feature enhances the efficiency of the unloading process, requiring less manpower and time. As a result, tipper vans are a popular preference for professionals such as landscapers, groundworkers, bricklayers, refuse collectors, and others who need to safely and quickly offload bulky equipment or materials.

Ford Transit Tipper Exterior

Undergoing a facelift in 2020, which included a redesigned dashboard and a new selection of engines, the Ford Transit Tipper demonstrates its ability to compete with more contemporary rivals, maintaining its relevance even after 58 years in the market. To learn more about how this reliable vehicle can contribute to the efficiency of your business operations, continue reading.

The Transit Tipper doesn't disappoint. Choose from 3.5-tonne, 4.7-tonne, and 5-tonne GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) options, translating to payloads ranging from 1110kg to a whopping 2958kg. That's enough to handle everything from landscaping materials and building supplies to agricultural produce and even small machinery.

Interior and Trims

The Transit Tipper demonstrates excellent handling, thanks to its light and responsive steering. Navigating through tight city streets or manoeuvring in narrow building sites becomes effortless. The elevated driving position ensures outstanding visibility, instilling confidence behind the wheel.

In summary, the new Ford Transit Tipper upholds the legendary toughness and work ethic of its predecessors while introducing refinement, technology, and driving pleasure. The powerful engines, comfortable cab, and user-friendly tipping mechanism contribute to an enjoyable driving experience, and its diverse configurations cater to a wide range of needs. If you seek a dependable, versatile, and enjoyable workhorse, the Transit Tipper stands out as an excellent leasing option.

Power and Performance

Beneath the hood of the Transit Tipper, users will find a 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, boasting 13% greater efficiency compared to its predecessor, the 2.2-litre engine. This is particularly advantageous for businesses aiming to prioritize sustainability, especially those covering substantial distances while moving from one job to another. Additionally, the top-end model of the Transit achieves an impressive power output of 185hp, allowing for agile manoeuvres in congested urban spaces even when carrying heavy loads.

For tradespeople dealing with frequent heavy loading, the single cab Transit Tipper offers a substantial payload rating of 1,023kg. Recent models utilize a unibody chassis instead of a separate frame, providing a stronger and more secure load space for transporting heavy goods. The space includes sections for attaching straps, enhancing security during transportation, which is ideal for moving fragile items from point A to B.

Ford Transit Tipper Interior

Whatever engine you choose, the Berlingo is a quiet and comfortable drive. Like its siblings the Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo Cargo, it;s handling is sharp and entertaining, while the suspension deals with bumps and cracks in the road well, even with an empty load.

Leasing vs Buying

The Ford Transit Tipper is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £57,564.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £498.25.

If you're considering leasing a Ford Transit Tipper, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Ford Transit Tipper can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.