February 18, 2020

The 5 best small vans to buy in 2020

Small vans for sale

Looking for a new small van but not sure which one to choose? Our team of new van experts at Vansdirect take a look at the 5 best small vans to buy in 2020!

Best Small vans for sale

Vansdirect have considered all of the small vans for sale in the UK market and selected our top five from the list, taking into account everything from how easy they are to drive to how much they are able to carry and even fuel economy.

Here are the 5 best small vans to buy in 2020:

5. Fiat Fiorino

Fiat Fiorino

The Fiat Fiorino is far from being the largest van in our list, however what it may lack in terms of size it certainly makes up for in practical carrying capability. The Fiorino is the smallest van in the Fiat vans range and one of two small vans for sale from Fiat vans alongside the Fiat Doblo Cargo. Specify the folding front passenger seat and you’ll get an impressive 2.8 cubic metres of load volume considering the van is only 3.8 metres in length, whilst a payload of 600kg is also not too shabby. There’s a choice of petrol and diesel engines available, all of which are highly economical.

Read our comprehensive Fiat Fiorino van review

4. Ford Transit Courier

Ford Transit Courier van for sale

Another small van at the smaller end of the market, the Ford Transit Courier is the smallest van in the iconic Ford Transit range. A carrying capacity of 1.9 cubic metres is nothing to write home about, however payload is slightly more impressive at 650kg, what is most impressive is the car-like driving dynamics and levels of comfort in the cabin. Not only is the Ford Transit Courier a brilliant small van to drive, it’s also incredibly economical and has a choice of diesel and petrol engine options available.

Read our comprehensive Ford Transit Courier van review

3. Volkswagen Caddy

Volkswagen Caddy van for sale

One of the most comfortable small vans on the market, the VW Caddy combines build quality and reliability in abundance. There’s also a range of models available to suit a host of different requirements, including long wheelbase VW Caddy Maxi vans and VW Caddy Kombi crew vans. Largest models of the VW van can carry an impressive 4.2 cubic metres of load volume and come well equipped with a host of the latest VW vans safety features including Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard.

Read our comprehensive Volkswagen Caddy van review

2. Ford Transit Connect

New vans

A larger alternative to the Ford Transit Courier above, the Ford Transit Connect was the UK’s best-selling small van in 2019 and is an incredibly comfortable place to spend large parts of your working day. The Ford Transit Connect is available in short and long wheelbase, as well as crew van and Tourneo models, so there’s something for everyone’s requirements, whilst the easily accessible load area offering 3.2 cubic metres of load volume (long wheelbase models) is highly competitive in the segment.

Read our comprehensive Ford Transit Connect van review

1. Citroen Berlingo / Peugeot Partner / Vauxhall Combo

new small vans for sale

We couldn’t separate the three new vans at the top of the small van tree, they also couldn’t be separated at the 2019 International Van of the Year Awards with the PSA trio taking the top prize of them all. The new Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo lead the way amongst rivals for payload, whilst they are also incredibly practical with the choice of two or three seats available on panel van versions. All models are comfortable and easy to drive and feature a host of the latest safety tech and features, with the only problem being choosing your favourite.

Read our comprehensive Citroen Berlingo van review

Read our comprehensive Peugeot Partner van review

Read our comprehensive Vauxhall Combo van review

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Small vans for sale

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