February 04, 2020

Medium vans – a guide to fuel economy

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Fuel costs pay a massive part in deciding which new van to choose. A poor fuel economy can hurt your bottom line, especially if you are racking up the mileage. Here are the top 5 medium vans for fuel economy.

Here are the top 5!

5. Nissan NV300 DCi 125ps – 47.9mpg

The Nissan NV300 beats off competition from sister vans the Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro to place joint fifth in our table. The 125ps twin turbo engine is at its most economical in the Nissan NV300, with the ability to achieve fuel economies up to 47.9 mpg: 0.7 more miles to the gallon than the Renault and 0.9 more than the Vauxhall in the equivalent SWB derivatives.

4. Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion – 51.4mpg

Volkswagen are currently the only company in the medium vans segment to offer a specific eco variant, however this will change with the face-lifted Ford Transit Custom van new year. The Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion is a L1 H1 variant driven by a Euro 6 compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine with a 102ps output, it features a number of modifications to achieve up to 51.4 miles to the gallon. The Transporter is economic across the range, with other models delivering up to 48.7 miles to the gallon.

3. Toyota Proace Medium 115ps – 54.3mpg

Trouncing the opposition in the medium vans segment are the newest additions all based on the same platform. The Toyota Proace is in standalone third place as their most efficient engine, the Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine is not available with the shortest wheelbase in the Toyota Proace range.

= 1. Citroen Dispatch XS BlueHDi 115ps Start/Stop – 55.4mpg

= 1. Peugeot Expert Compact BlueHDi 115ps Start/Stop – 55.4mpg

In joint first place…. You guessed it, the two sister vans to the Toyota Proace, but in L1/ SWB body lengths. The smaller versions of these medium vans gain an additional 1.1 miles to the gallon over the MWB Proace, with medium versions of all three new medium vans returning identical figures. Not only are the 3 new vans class leaders in terms of fuel economy, they also lead the way in terms of payload, with the ability to cater for loads up to 1400kg!

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