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Volkswagen Crafter
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  • Ergonomic interior workspace; excellent ride and handling; vast range of configurations; available safety features

  • Protracted launch rollout; there's a market for bigger engines; can't match rival discount pricing

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • MBUX infotainment and telematics; Standard safety tech like a luxury car; Vast range of configurations, body styles; Potent V6 diesel option remains; Big fleet sales suggest good aftersales care

  • Premium product, premium price; Protective bulkhead costs extra; Ford Transit has a longer warranty; Base 84kW diesel engine a little wheezy; The 4x4 option will cost a lot extra

Ford Transit
  • Very clever interior packaging and superb cockpit storage; excellent comfort levels; ride quality near perfect; top-notch safety ... if you buy the optional City Pack

  • Camera and sensors are part of the City Pack, should be standard; high side step-in entry; old-school media system can be confusing

Iveco Daily
  • Excellent load-carrying capacity; Flexible engine with plenty of torque down low; Can be driven on a car licence

  • Brake pedal feel doesn't inspire confidence; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would help with emails and responding to messages hands-free

Renault Master
  • Has more space than you'll likely ever need – unless you've got 13 people; Strong diesel-auto drivetrain makes light work of weight; Drives much smaller than it is; Great value for the purpose; Long service intervals

  • Automated manual gearbox can be jerky at times; Not the smoothest ride in the back over bad roads; No airbag protection in the back; No active safety stuff, even as an option