The Ford Transit Custom has been the UK's favourite van since 2014, and with good reason. Huge load space and immense practicality are allied to lively handling, bold styling, durability, comfort and low running costs.

The versatile Transit Custom comes in two lengths and two heights, and as either a two or three-seater panel van, five or six-seater double cab or eight or nine-seater combi. In the latter, each rear seat can be either folded flat or removed for extra load space. In panel van form, the model can carry a payload of up to 8.3 cubic metres or 1,530kg – there's space for three euro pallets – and the standard load-through bulkhead lets you carry items like planks, pipes and ladders up to 3.4m long. Access is easy thanks to the sliding passenger-side door, which opens wide enough for a pallet,and a low load sill. Tie-down points keep cargo secure.

The cabin is comfortable, car-like and cleanly laid out, with a driver's seat that’s adjustable in eight ways, and a steering wheel which adjusts for rake and reach, so it’s easy to find a comfortable position. Storage includes an A4-sized glovebox, two two-litre bottle holders and a compartment under the passenger seat.

The Transit Custom is a pleasure to drive – smooth, agile and refined even with a full payload. Models from 2016 onwards come with a 2.0-litre Euro 6 EcoBlue diesel engine which produces up to 168bhp and achieves a fuel economy of up to 46mpg, while older variants sport the 2.2-litre TDCi engine.

The Transit Custom has plenty of kit to justify its five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating.All models come with a driver's airbag, hill start assist, and ABS with electronic stability control and electronic brakeforce distribution.

If you’re looking for a used Ford Transit Custom in Essex, look no further thanused van dealers Vanwise Group. As a reputable supplier of commercial vehicles, we ensure all our vans are thoroughly inspected before going on sale, and make sure all mechanical and electronic parts meet our high standards. We also do a full vehicle history check to ensure there’s no outstanding finance to hinder your purchase.

If you'd like to test drive one of our used Ford Transit Customs for sale in Essex, or any of our other used Ford vans, just call us at our Harlow dealership on 01279 216163.