Keeping your business moving means that you need to find the best small van for your needs. With so
many to choose from it can be tough to make the right decision, but whether you’re a plumber, courier
or anything in-between, the van for you will be on this list.
Ford Transit Connect – the best van to drive
Driving pleasure might not be top of your list of priorities, but if you’re spending your day behind the
wheel it can’t hurt! The Transit Connect is as good to drive as any other Ford, but it’s obviously much
more than that. With its brilliant fuel economical, build quality and decent load area, it’s a solid choice
for the small business.
The Berlingo is a real contender for best small van of 2019, and we’re a big fan of it. Essentially, it’s the
same van as the Vauxhall Combo and Peugeot Partner, but we think it’s the best of the three. We love
how easy it is to load because of its low floor, and the intelligent layout means that you can fit two
pallets in without a struggle. It’s not as nice to drive at the Connect, but the diesel engines are smooth
Mercedes has a fine reputation for building excellent large vans, but the Citan was their first venture
into the small van market. Based on the Renault Kangoo, the Citan takes the refinement up another
notch and feels worthy of the name – it’s definitely more than a rebadged Renault! It’s well-balanced,
beautifully built and gives the impression that it’ll serve your small business well for years.
Common wisdom suggests that a diesel engined van is best for business because of the pulling power
and fuel economy, but we love the 1.4 TSI petrol version of the caddy. It’s smooth, built like a tank and
offers a surprising amount of torque – all of which makes it a great alternative for the business owner
who tends to do short trips around town.
It’s tough to decide which of these is the best of the bunch, so we recommend heading down to your
local dealers and trying them all out because they all offer different qualities. Finding the perfect van for
your business is a personal decision based on need, but we’re pretty sure that the best small van of 2019
is on this shortlist!