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Volkswagen Transporter
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  • Decent cabin; Excellent cargo area; Thrifty on fuel; Torque on tap; Surprisingly nimble

  • Lack of active safety; Sub-par warranty; It's expensive; Servicing costs are up there too

Renault Trafic
  • Engine and gearbox are both excellent, along with stop/start; Cabin has an enormous amount of useful storage space; Load area is flexible and LED lighting is fantastic

  • No automatic transmission available; Tiny reverse camera in the rear-view mirror isn't as good as it should be; Visibility is compromised by solid sides, like it is with all vans

Ford Transit Custom
  • Punchy and efficient diesel engine mated to a great six-speed automatic gearbox; Excellent 8.0-inch Sync 3 infotainment system now standard; High-quality reverse-view camera

  • Only 1800kg braked towing capacity with automatic transmission; Diesel engine can be a little noisy at times

Mercedes-Benz Vito
  • Base diesel engine; Cabin build quality; Ride comfort and steering; Infotainment looks old, but works flawlessly

  • No auto option with this engine, and more potent units cost way more; Foot-operated park brake

Hyundai iLoad
  • Smartphone integration makes for more usable day-to-day running; Engine and gearbox are an excellent pairing; Flexible load space with options for buyers

  • Still not quite a five-star ANCAP rating; We'd love a van with a higher towing capacity; Let's make the cargo barrier standard please Hyundai