January 17, 2021
It has a shape that most of us can identify in seconds, so it’s about as recognisable as four-wheeled transport gets. Along with the Mini, original Land Rover and VW Beetle, the Ford Transit family of vans is an icon of our roads, even if the brand is no longer made in Britain. And, more than 50 years since it was launched, the Transit is still the biggest-selling vehicle of its type across Europe. So it’s a model that continues to offer excellent value, and it’s known for its reliability.
But would one work for your business? It’s understandable that you would be wondering about the dimensions of these models, especially if you’re transporting goods from one place to another and want to know how much you can comfortably carry in your vehicle.
Here, we offer a guide to the different measurements of the various Ford Transit models:
This is the largest version in the family, the classic and consistent bestseller.
Dimensions are as follows for the front-wheel drive version of the Transit, apart from the L4 H3 model, which is rear or all-wheel drive:
|Overall length (mm)||5531||5531||5981||5981||6704|
|Overall width (mm, with mirrors)||2474||2474||2474||2474||2474|
|Overall height (mm)||2413 – 2533||2652 –
|Maximum loadspace width||1784||1784||1784||1784||1784|
|Maximum load volume (in cubic metres, with bulkhead)||10.0||11.2||11.5||13.0||15.1|
This medium-sized panel van is an easy drive, and it remains a popular choice with fleet managers and business owners. It also boasts an excellent record when it comes to reliability.
Here are the dimensions for this model in the Transit Custom line-up:
|Overall length (mm)||4973||4973||5340||5340|
|Overall width (mm, with mirrors)||2272||2272||2272||2272|
|Overall height (mm)||1925 –
|2286 – 2366||1922
|2285 – 2343|
|Maximum loadspace width||1775||1775||1775||1775|
|Maximum load volume (in cubic metres, with bulkhead)||6.0||7.2||6.8||8.3|
At the more compact end of the spectrum, this version still offers a decent amount of space. It’s a comfortable drive, and a 2018 facelift introduced a more efficient diesel engine plus an enhanced exterior, with the inside tech taken from Ford’s passenger cars. These aspects help the Connect stand out in what remains a competitive market.
|Model type||L1||L2||DCiVL1 (Crew Van) L1||Crew Van L2|
|Overall length (mm)||4425||4825||4425||4825|
|Overall width (mm, with mirrors folded)||1967||1967||1967||1967|
|Overall height (mm) (unladen)||1830||1828||1819||1820|
|Maximum loadspace width at floor (mm)||1543||1496||1533||1496|
|Maximum cargo volume (in cubic metres) behind bulkhead||2.6 – 2.9||3.2 – 3.6||_||_|
This is the ‘baby’ of the Transit range, but still packs a punch with a compact package and more carrying space than you may have thought. Available in three trims, it only comes as a two-seater. First sold in 2013, the Courier was freshened up in 2019. It’s ideal for getting around town, and if you need something that’s a doddle to park.
This version of the Transit comes in just one size:
|Overall length (mm)||4157|
|Overall width (mm, with mirrors)||2112
(1991 when folded)
|Overall height (mm)||1770 (without roof rails)|
|Loadspace width (between wheel arches, mm)||1012|
|Cargo volume (in cubic metres, with flexible bulkhead)||2.4 – 2.6|
With quite a bit of variety on offer, we’re confident you should be able to find a Transit model that suits what you need pretty easily.
At Vansdirect, we have access to a great line-up of Transits, and can chat you through the various options if you’re not sure which model would best suit the needs of your fleet or business. At the same time, we offer a great choice of finance packages to make your Transit affordable. Talk to us today to learn more.