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Medium Vans

Volkswagen Transporter
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  • A huge range of sizes and styles to suit most needs; punchy, modern and efficient powertrains; nice balance of ride and steering for a commercial vehicle

  • A dearth of any creature comforts in the 2nd row of the ute; Safety is improved, but still not as good as some of the competition; low towball load capacity

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
  • Long list of advanced safety features; Practical and roomy cabin; Awesome low- and high-beam headlights; Long service intervals; Sharp capped-price servicing costs

  • Still drives like a van; Long braking distances in an emergency stop; Overall fit and finish inside and out are starting to feel a bit old; Limited 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