Choosing the Best Fleet Vans in 2018


Mercedes scores well in UK Van Fleet Market Report 2018By choosing the best fleet van for your business, the company’s image will improve along with lowering both the fuel and maintenance costs for this portion of your organization. The right one depends on your needs.

The smaller vans are more economical, but there are some businesses that just have to use the larger panel vans due to the amount or size of objects they will be transporting. Below are the best options for 2018.

Small Vans

For the delivery of small packages, a small delivery van is all that is needed. In the UK this year the Vauxhall Corsavan earned the top honors at the Business Van of the Year Awards. This little delivery van has a payload of 571 kg and a load volume of 0.92 cubic metres.

Under the bonnet can be either a petrol or diesel engine. The 1.3 CDYi ecoFlex diesel is the one with the best fuel economy with a combined figure of 85.6 mpg. This package also has the lowest CO2 reading at 87 g/km. This is a front wheel drive vehicle.

Large Vans

The best large panel van for 2018 according to this year’s UK Fleet Van Market Report is Mercedes Benz Sprinter. This van has 8 different configurations that can be purchased with the shortest one having a loading volume of 4.4 cubic meters.   The largest version has a loading volume of 8.0 cubic metres.

The smaller version with the BlueEFFICIENCY engine can obtain a combined fuel economy of 35.3 mpg with a CO2 reading of 195 g/km.  This is a rear wheel drive vehicle.

While considered the best by experts, the price of this reliable delivery van prevents it from being the best selling model.

The Most Popular and Mid-size Van

The most popular and best selling delivery van in the UK is still the Ford Transit Custom. For many business owners this delivery van has the best balance of fuel economy, reliability and price. This delivery van is categorized as midsize and it is also front wheel drive.

This Ford van has 4 engine options available. There are the 3.7L Ti-VCT V6, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, the 3.2L I-5 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel and the 2.0 EcoBlue Diesel.

The 2.0 EcoBlue Diesel has a combined rating in fuel economy of 46 mpg with a CO2 emission level of 157 g/km. This version has the Auto Start Stop option to help conserve fuel.

This popular van has both a short and long wheel base versions. The short wheelbase has a load volume of 6 cubic metres while the longer wheelbase version has a load volume of 6.8 cubic metres. These areas are for the version of the delivery van with the standard roof.

Both wheelbase units can also be fitted with a high roof. The longer wheelbase van with the high roof has a load volume of 8.3 cubic metres.

All of these delivery vans are the best in their class on the road of the UK. The right one for you is determined by the requirements needed to transport the goods from its place of origin to the final destination.