July 26, 2021 at 2:24 PM
Top 5 Used Medium Panel Vans To Buy – Updated July 2021
Medium panel vans are ideal for those who need to be able to transport equipment and goods but need reasonable fuel economy and none of the bulk of larger vans. Flexible enough to become campervans, food vans and of course, standard cargo vans, the list below has 5 of the best Medium Panel Vans to buy used in the UK.
Sitting just under the Ford Transit in their line-up of panel vans, the Transit Custom offers a car-like driving experience in a van with a cargo load of up to 1,355kg. And, if you pick a later model, you could well get a van packed full of technology and driver convenience.
A Ford Transit Custom 320 MS RT
Ranging from basic models aimed at those who need a reliable workhorse, such as the 290 L2 models, which are perfect for use by tradesmen and for deliveries, all the way to premium and limited edition models, such as the Ford Transit Custom 320 MS RT Sport, which features a powerful 170ps diesel engine, sports seats and body kit, SYNC 3 infotainment system and more.
These vans are also popular for conversions for travel and business and with double cab options and styling that looks very much inspired by the current fleet of Ford Cars, they are great for large families too.
The oldest range in Volkswagens range, dating back to 1950, is currently in its 6th generation (T6). The latest model in the range offers the same sort of quality and ride as you would expect to find in a Volkswagen car but with the benefits and convenience of a panel van.
The T6 Volkswagen Transporter was introduced in 2016.
Depending on the model, you can transport payloads of up to 1,300kg and there are a host of configurations available so your Transporter perfectly suits your needs. You can even get a transport with 4Motion should you need it.
And while the VW Transporter is a fantastic cargo van, it is an icon for another reason. The Volkswagen Transporter Campervan was one of the first mainstream examples of campervans, with the famous “Splitty” still to this day an image most of us recognise.
In the T6, there is plenty of room, technology and specialist accessories to make Volkswagen Transporters a real home from home.
For anyone looking for a low cost workhorse, the Trafic should be on their list. Designed with short and long wheel base options and selection of pre-configured setups for different business needs, the Renault Trafic is focused on being the best cargo van it can be.
The new Renault Trafic panel van.
The driving position is high and gives a traditional vantage point for van drivers, whilst driver convenience offers things like heated seats, cruise control and sat nav.
Our choice of models would be the Sport, which comes with a Euro 6 engine, Bluetooth phone prep and parking sensors among other options to make it perfect for getting to work.
The Vauxhall Vivaro is another van that knows what is for… work! With less frills and options than some of the vans on this list, the Vivaro, sharing it’s foundation with the Trafic but built in Luton, is powered by an economical Euro 6 1.6 litre diesel engine.
A Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 Sportive.
With 3 front seats and a large 1,458kg payload maximum, this van is perfect for hauling large loads. To make it flexible, the Vivaro comes with a long side loading door and full open rear doors and is perfect for owners who want to customise the interior for their needs.
And, best of all, the Vauxhall Vivaro offers class leading economy, with engines that offer 55+mpg throughout the range.
5. Mercedes Vito
Sitting under the Sprinter, the Mercedes Vito is another van on this list which focuses solely on its ability to get the job done. Despite the prestige of its badge, this is a work van through and through, with hard wearing materials throughout and little in the way of the luxury Mercedes save for their cars.
But this doesn’t take anything away from its performance as a panel van, with 3 lengths offered and a cargo bay ready for customisation.
Powered by a 1.6 litre diesel which meets Euro 6 guidelines, you can get extras like heated mirrors, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth connectivity to make it a great van for your workforce.