Best Vans to Buy in 2021
Are you on the lookout for a new van? But what are the best vans on the market? Don’t worry, we compiled a list of the most popular and highly rated vans. So whether you’re a removal company looking for a new van or an electrician or plumber needing a new vehicle to carry all your tools and equipment in, we’re confident that we have listed a van that will be fit for purpose.
The van comes in two lengths and three body styles including a panel van, doublecab for up to six occupants and a platform chassis. Payload is up to 1,400kg with 2,500kg towing capacity. The max power is 178hp. There’s also an electric version of the Vivaro available now.
The latest version of the Mercedes sprinter has had a few changes compared to their past models such as aerodynamic and eye-catching exterior styling. Plus, there is also a new electric model. The max payload is around 1,500kg and the max power is 190hp.
The new Mercedes Sprinter is the most technologically advanced vehicle yet with a number of parking sensors, a connected module that allow fleet managers to pull up telematics, GPS information and much more.
Ford Transit Custom
The long awaited replacement for the Ford Transit Custom arrived with welcoming arms by many. The 170ph van comes with a 1,450kg payout, multiple USB ports and plug sockets and an improved interior.
This, along with a selection of advanced EcoBlue diesel engines offering powerful performance and strong fuel economy, all adds up to be a good formula for most van drivers.
As well as these new features, Ford has introduced a new Acceleration Control System that alters the rate of acceleration according to whether the vehicle is un-laden or part-laden. This means that you can expect to lower your fuel consumption by up to 15%.
The latest Citroen Berlingon has had quite a facelift with a sharper front end, a modern light cluster and its interior now have a seven inch touchscreen display along with an improved sat-nav.
The Grip Control has also optimised for adverse weather conditions and has feature modes for mud, snow and sand. The adorable and fuss free small van comes with reserving cameras to make parking in those tight spots a breeze.
The max payload is 854kg with a max power of 120hp.
Ford Transit Courier
The Ford Transit Courier, one of Ford’s most popular line of vans, went through quite a big facelift. It now features a 1.5 litre EcoBlue diesel engine that is also found in the Transit Custom, turbocharging, emission control and friction reduction to reduce those annual fuel bills.
Whilst in the interior, the back will hold up to 600kg and the front features a six-inch tablet style touchscreen media system (only on higher specifications).
This electric minivan has a 109hp with a max payload of 694kg, it’s a small but useable van from the same mold as the Renault Kangoo ZE.
Drivers will be able to drive around about 174 miles on a single charge, the latest 40kWh battery offers a 60% extended range. This means if you’re city driving or driving around busy urban environments, you’re going to get plenty of mileage.
Fiat Talento Sportivo
The latest Fiat Talento Sportivo is one of the most stylish vans with alloy wheels, metallic paint, Sportivo side stripes and painted bumpers. With a payload of up to 1,249kg and 145hp, the Fiat Talento is more than just looks. Air conditioning, touchscreen media center with a built in satnav, reverse parking sensors and cruise control all come as standard.
With its trendy exterior and its high spec interior kit, the Sportivo could be the one to beat amongst all of these vans.
Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial
The Toyota Land Cruiser is technically classed as a van. It’s pretty similar to the regular behemoth with its rear seats ripped out for extra space. So, whether you’re towing equipment or battling the snow, rain and ice, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a warrior for on and off road driving.
The three-door version comes with a 593 kg payload whilst its five door version has a payload of 793kg. The 2.7 litre diesel engine feels story and it’s quite sprightly when it’s not fully loaded.
We hope this quick overview of some of the most popular vans in the UK helps you with your decision on what to buy next. If you’re thinking of getting your commercial vehicles on Lease or Hire Purchase, speak to our team today.
There are many benefits to getting your vehicles on finance such as you retain working capital and you may be able to purchase a higher spec or a newer verison of a vehicle as you’re only paying monthly instalments.
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