March 02, 2021
A medium-sized van is typically a great all-rounder, and highly practical while being user-friendly. But which one is best for your fleet? Our team of van experts here at Vansdirect has put together a list of the best models in this segment to consider in 2021.
With no shortage of excellent payload and cargo volumes available in this sector, medium vans also exist with a range of wheelbase and body lengths to suit whatever you need to use your vehicle for. At the same time, they aren’t as bulky as large vans, making them easier to drive and park and more economical. So it’s hardly surprising that medium vans are popular across a wide range of different trades.
Here are what we reckon to be the five best medium-sized vans for sale in 2021:
The Mercedes Vito is renowned for bringing the marque’s famously high levels of comfort and luxury to the medium-sized van segment. However, the brand has certainly not prioritised style over substance here, and the Vito van comes with three different lengths with up to 6.9 cubic metres of load volume. Choose from three highly equipped trim levels – but whichever one you choose comes with a generous list of features as standard.
The VW Transporter is an iconic medium-sized van which benefits from a superb build quality and brings again brings some serious prestige to this segment of the market. While some competitors may have somewhat higher load volumes, the Transporter beats most of its rivals hands-down when it comes to driving comfort. And a raft of new tech and engines are among the highlights of the latest (heavily facelifted) VW Transporter T6.1, which incorporates improvements to an already all-round excellent medium-sized van.
The Renault Trafic offers one of the highest load volumes in its segment, but to call it a workhorse would probably be to do an injustice to its highly comfortable interior and the refined driving experience it offers. The most recent versions bring some changes under the bonnet including a new 2.0-litre engine which is more economical and efficient than its predecessor, plus an enhanced interior and tweaked appearance.
While the previous generation Vauxhall Vivaro van was based on the same platform as the Renault Trafic, in 2019 these medium-sized models parted company. The latest generation Vivaro is based on the award-winning platform shared with the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans. Radical changes to the newest model have brought in greater economy and comfort, and a larger payload than previously.
The Ford Transit Custom has been the UK’s top-selling new van for as long as we can remember, so no list of medium vans for sale would be complete without it. All new versions of the panel van model can accommodate three Europallets as standard, while offering car-like levels of comfort and refinement to make it the perfect all-rounder. No wonder it’s such a popular choice among numerous different trades. Equally, it was overall winner of the Best Medium Van accolade in the 2021 What Car? Awards, which we at Vansdirect sponsor.
At Vansdirect, we have a massive range of new medium vans for sale, available with a host of affordable van financing options, including van lasing, contract hire and hire purchase. Sound interesting? All you have to do is fill in the online contact form or call the sales team today to get the ball rolling.