February 19, 2021
If you’re looking for a large van able to carry the most gargantuan loads, look for no further. Our team of van experts here at Vansdirect has scanned the marketplace for the top five large vans in terms of payload, all of which you can drive on a standard licence.
When deciding on your new large van, you’ll need to bear in mind Gross Vehicle Weight or GVW – the total legal weight of the vehicle including everything it’s carrying. Not only will you want to keep within the law, but remember that the van’s weight affects how much you can carry in it.
Clearly, the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter have long dominated the UK market for large vans for sale. Here, our team has decided to give you a number of alternatives to choose from.
Here’s what they came up with in terms of the five best large vans for sale in the UK, based on payload.
Occupying spots 5 to 3 is a trio of vans which have been co-developed for more than 30 years, and which jointly won the Best for Practicality section in the Large Van category of the 2021 Van of the Year Awards from What Car?, which we at Vansdirect sponsor.
Large vans don’t come much bigger or tougher than the Citroen Relay. The range has a model to meet your requirements whatever these may be, and it comes with four van lengths and a trio of heights. In terms of payload, the Citroen Relay L2 H1 140ps van is the winner, with the range’s highest payload. Cargo of up to 1,570kg can be accommodated.
If the Peugeot Boxer looks pretty similar to the Citroen Relay, that’s because it is very similar. And, like its Citroen counterpart, the Boxer is ideal for transporting the heaviest, most challenging loads. Equally, both models share a similar body, so it’s not that surprising that the Boxer L2 H1 140ps van is identical to the equivalent in the Citroen line-up.
The Fiat Ducato is based, as mentioned, on the same platform as the Relay and the Boxer. And it used to lead the way when it came to payload volume. But following a number of mechanical alterations, the maximum cargo on this large Fiat van has dropped by 50kg in favour of a hugely enhanced engine and transmission line-up. Nonetheless, you still get a not unimpressive top payload of 1,605kg on SH1 35 vans in this line-up.
The Renault Master misses out on the top spot by just 10kg. The FWD SM35 130ps model of the Master is a large van offering a massive max payload of 1,610kg, plus there’s a load volume of up to 17 cubic metres available in the biggest vehicles in the range. That’s the equivalent of up to five Euro palettes, on one of the segment’s biggest vans.
Constructed on the same platform as the Renault Master, the best large van for sale in the UK in terms of payload, we reckon, is currently the Vauxhall Movano. It just squeaks past the Master with that 10kg payload advantage, mainly due to the spec of both vans. The 1,620kg payload is offered even on the entry-level Movano, the 3500 FWD L1 H1 Edition model.
But that’s not all …
The large vans for sale segment is a crowded one. And there are plenty of other models worth considering as well as our top five, including the VW Crafter (1,531kg payload), Nissan NV400 (1,566kg) and the Chinese-built LDV V80 (1,419kg).
Large vans with the best payloads for sale from Vansdirect
If you’re looking for outstanding deals on new large vans with excellent payload capacity, make us at Vansdirect your first port of call and check out our extensive range. What’s more, all of our new vans for sale come with a number of affordable options for your van finance, including van leasing, contract hire plus hire purchase.
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