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Why Lease The Transit LWB?

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Ford Transit LWB Review 2024

Ford's Transit has held the title of the dominant large van in the UK for quite some time. The Long Wheelbase model (LWB) prioritises spaciousness and provides an expansive cargo area capable of accommodating a small apartment or a substantial collection of tools. Loading cargo is effortless in the Ford Transit LWB, thanks to the broad barn doors and the low floor, bidding farewell to any discomfort for your back.

Rivals to the Ford Transit LWB include the Citroen Relay, Renault Trafic and Mercedes Sprinter.

Our Ford Transit LWB review covers:

Ford Transit LWB Key Features

  • Bold exterior stance with a prominent grille, muscular lines
  • Spacious and well-designed interior with a modern dashboard and a tablet-style touchscreen
  • Cavernous cargo space with up to 15.1 cubic metres of load space
  • Range of engines available 
  • Five trim levels are available: Base, Leader, Trend, Limited, and Trail

Ford Transit LWB Pros and Cons:


  • Comfortable ride
  • Modern & tech-savvy
  • Easy access cavernous cargo space


  • Expensive
  • Body roll in corners
  • Large size to maneuverer

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Transit LWB sports a bold, assertive stance with a prominent grille, muscular lines, and sharp headlights. It's built to handle tough jobs but with a sleekness that won't turn heads on the high street.

Ford Transit LWB Exterior

The cabin is spacious and well-designed, with an array of advanced connectivity features and assistance technologies at your fingertips; the Transit Panel Van cabin serves as your mobile office. Loading and unloading become effortless with wide-opening barn doors and a low floor. Need to transport lengthy items? The load-through bulkhead extends your cargo space further. Smart storage compartments ensure tools and essentials are easily accessible. 

In the rear, the Ford Transit LWB provides up to 15.1 cubic meters of secure cargo space. With a load floor length reaching up to 4,217 mm (in the L4 variant), the Transit LWB option is well-equipped for transporting long items like pipes, boards, and carpet rolls. Access to the load compartment is convenient through the sliding side load door or the full-height rear doors, complemented by a built-in rear bumper step.

Interior and Trims

The Ford Transit LWB comes with a great interior. Forget the days of plasticky, utilitarian interiors. The Transit LWB welcomes you with a modern, car-like cabin. The dashboard is dominated by a sleek, tablet-style touchscreen, bringing infotainment, navigation, and even vehicle health control to your fingertips.

There are supportive seats with adjustable lumbar support to keep you comfortable even on long hauls. The steering wheel feels chunky and reassuring in your hands, and the revised steering makes manoeuvring the large van surprisingly effortless. The Cruise control takes the strain on motorways, while air conditioning keeps you cool on sweltering days.

Plus, stay connected and entertained on the go with the standard FordPass Connect modem, which lets you use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, keeping everyone online. Bluetooth and CarPlay/Android Auto ensure seamless music streaming and hands-free calling. The touchscreen even doubles as a digital rearview mirror, giving you a panoramic view behind the van. Overall, the Ford Transit LWB's interior is excellent. It's a workspace that's functional and comfortable, a tech haven that keeps you connected, and a haven for those long journeys. 

Five trim levels are available: Base, Leader, Trend, Limited, and Trail.

The Base trim keeps things simple and affordable. You get the essentials like power windows, central locking, and that cavernous cargo space. Think blank canvas, ready for your customisation magic.

The Leader trim throws in cruise control, heated front seats, and a handy FordPass Connect modem for Wi-Fi on the go. It's like Base with a sprinkle of touch of luxuries.

The Trend trim adds alloy wheels, LED headlights, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The touchscreen infotainment system keeps you entertained, and rear parking sensors make manoeuvring easier than ever.

The Limited trim adds leather seats, heated windscreens, and even a panoramic sunroof! The Limited takes comfort to the next level, making even the longest hauls more comfortable. 

Trail trim is built for those who like their roads a little less travelled. It boasts chunky all-terrain tyres, underbody protection, and extra grip for tackling muddy fields and gravel tracks.

Power and Performance

Ford offers a range of engines. For diesel models, there's an EcoBlue 2.0L 130PS, The sweet spot for most, offering a good balance of fuel economy and performance. Handles motorway cruises with ease and tackles hills without breaking a sweat. And an EcoBlue 2.0L 170PS, The powerhouse for those who need that extra bit of grunt. Perfect for heavy loads, steep inclines, and towing adventures. If your after-Petrol variants, Ford has you covered with the EcoBoost 2.0L petrol engine, available in 170PS and 182PS options.

Ford Transit LWB Interior

All engines come paired with a smooth and efficient 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. But if you prefer a relaxed driving experience, the 10-speed automatic transmission is available on select models. It takes the strain off your left foot and makes city driving a breeze.

The Ford Transit LWB is a competent and comfortable van that's surprisingly easy to drive for its size. The revised steering and updated suspension make it more manoeuvrable and stable than previous models. While you won't be setting any speed records, it's a confident and capable companion for work, everyday errands, and even weekend adventures. If you're looking for a spacious and practical van that can handle anything you throw at it, the Transit LWB is definitely worth considering when leasing.

Leasing vs Buying

The Ford Transit LWB is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £49,422.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £463.68.

If you're considering leasing a Ford Transit LWB, 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 LWB 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.