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How much does a Ford van cost to insure?

The Ford Transit van is a household name in the UK, with the Ford Transit Custom being the nation’s current top seller. So, it makes sense that Ford Transits are among the most popular vans for people to get van insurance quotes for.

Ford currently offers four different types of Transit van – in order of size, largest first, these are:

  • Ford Transit
  • Ford Transit Custom
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Ford Transit Courier.

The average annual insurance premium for the most popularly quoted Ford Transit van, the Transit 280 standard model, is £1,309*.

And although it’s one of Ford’s larger vans, the T260 Transit with its lower payload (the maximum amount of weight you can safely carry) costs a bit less to insure at £1,221*on average.

With so many Transit Custom van options available, the cost of insuring them varies depending on the specifications (amongst other factors). As an example, it costs from £1,373*, on average, to insure a Transit Custom 290 L1H1 DCIV 105. The DCIV has a double cab that accommodate more passengers, which may go towards a higher insurance cost.

If you’re after something with an open top, the Ranger Wildtrak D/Cab TDCi 4WD Auto costs around £1,267* to insure, on average. The Ford Ranger is a pickup truck that was first released in 2011 and has since been significantly updated.

In general, the more a van is worth, the higher the insurance premium is likely to be, particularly as the insurer would need to pay out more if the van was written off in an accident.

*These prices are an average based on the model, and all our customer quotes from 01/08/21 – 31/08/22. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.

All information on this page was last reviewed on 20/09/2022.

Ford Transit

The largest in Ford’s van range, the Ford Transit continues to be one of the bestselling vans in the UK.

Ford gives you some flexibility by offering Ford Transit vans in two wheelbases, three body lengths and two roof heights.

The van had a significant facelift in 2019, which included an increase in the payload, an overhaul of the cab, the addition of new technology and changes to the exterior design.

In 2017, Ford installed a 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbodiesel engine to comply with Euro 6 emission standards, replacing the former 2.2 litre diesel engine.

As well as the standard panel van, other versions of the Ford Transit include a double-cab setup, with a second row of seats, and a popular Ford Transit minibus.

Ford Transit van insurance costs will vary according to which model you choose.

Ford Transit Custom

First launched in 2012, the Ford Transit Custom is a constant on the UK's roads and is the nation’s bestselling commercial vehicle. This is an important model for Ford, and it’s been working hard to maintain the Custom’s popularity. The manufacturer released a new look Custom in 2017 and has since introduced improvements to the interior as well as adding more tech.

A medium-sized van, the Ford Transit Custom is currently available from Ford with a 2.0 litre EcoBlue diesel engine or as a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid (Custom PHEV). The PHEV was only released in 2020.

You can choose between an L1 wheelbase Ford Transit Custom, giving you a load length of 2,555mm, or an L2 wheelbase with 2,922mm of load length. There’s also choice of roof height, either 1,406mm or 1,778mm.

The standard Ford Transit Custom comes with three seats up front, but Ford also offers a five-seater, double-cab version. If you’re looking to carry more passengers, you could consider the eight-seater Tourneo Custom or the nine-seater Transit Custom Kombi.

Ford Transit Connect

A highly popular small van, Ford first launched the Ford Transit Connect in 2013 and subsequently updated it in 2018.

Ford has recently overhauled the Transit Connect again so it can carry heavier loads.

The existing Transit Connect is available as either an L1 or L2 wheelbase van, the L2 version offering more load length. It comes with a 1.5-litre EcoBlue turbodiesel engine or a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.

Ford Transit Courier

The Ford Transit Courier is the smallest van in the Transit range, first introduced in 2014. Ford released a major facelift of the Courier in 2018, making various design changes and adding more tech.

Along with the standard panel van version, the Courier is also available as a five-seater vehicle.

Ford E-Transit

This is the first fully electric van to have been produced by Ford and it was launched in 2022.

It boasts all the regular features of a Ford Transit van - including a max pay load of 1758kg and a loadspace of 15.1 cubic metres - without the emissions. It's range is 166-196miles and boasts a 15 minute fast charge.

It's available in two heights, three lengths and 25 different configurations.

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Ford van history and facts

There’ve been numerous Ford Transit models launched over the years – the first of which was released in 1965. The Transit entered the European market with a significant edge over rivals, given its bigger payload and overall carrying capacity.

Ford Transits were first built at a Ford factory in Langley, Berkshire, before moving to Southampton – production continued in Hampshire until 2013, at which time Ford switched manufacturing to a facility in İzmit, Turkey.

Early Ford Transits came with 1.7 and 2.0 litre engines, with diesel versions and more powerful engines added later, including a 3.0 litre version. Ford Transits with bigger engines were popular with the emergency services.

A variety of facelifts and Transit models have emerged over the van’s long history, with the fourth-generation Transit launched in 2012. The following year saw the release of the smaller Transit Connect, while 2014 marked the launch of the tiny Ford Transit Courier.

In June 2020, the Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group formally agreed to joint production of new vans and pickup trucks. The auto giants teamed up to keep costs down and share new technology through a global alliance.

What’s next for Ford vans?

The big project for Ford has been launching the all electric E-Transit van, now it's focusing on expanding its range of electric vehicles.

This is expected to include an electric Ford Transit Custom and a Ford Tourneo Custom multi-purpose vehicle by 2023. In 2024 it's scheduled to launch an electric Transit Courier van.

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