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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 combination is well matched; Cabin quality and comfort are as good as the segment leaders; The drive experience is excellent and more car-like than commercial

  • Safety inclusions can't match the new standard-setters; Included phone holster won't accommodate larger smartphones; Storage space could be better designed

Ford Transit Custom
  • Refined and powerful engine; Unusually dynamic handling; Driver-assist safety features; Practical, well-equipped cabin

  • Circa $50K asking price; Some fit-and-finish quirks; Stiff ride won’t suit everyone; Automatic cuts towing capacity

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
  • Roomy, comfortable cabin; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Drives well despite its age

  • Lacks advanced safety tech; Four-star safety rating; Lacks digital speed display and other mod-cons