Petrol costs are higher today than ever, and for van owners who can drive thousands of miles every year, that means a lot of lost revenue that is going into your tank rather into than your bank account. We’ve compiled a list of the best large capacity vans currently for sale across the UK, or available for lease on www.leasingoptions.uk, that offers the best in fuel economy, starting with number ten:
10. The Iveco “Daily”
Model: H2 Single Rear Wheel F1A 146PS
While this may be the least fuel efficient on our list, this compact van is incredibly durable and is surprisingly roomy.
9. Vauxhall “Movano”
Model: L2H2 FWD 3500 2.3CDTI 16v 100 ecoFLEX Start/Stop
In order to benefit from the maximum fuel efficiency of this moderately sized van, owners will need to opt for the 100PS engine. Owners can choose the 125PS engine instead for more power and only suffer from slightly less fuel efficiency.
8. Mercedes-Benz “Sprinter”
Model: 316CDI 3.5t Short Standard Roof BlueEFFICIENCY Auto
The “Sprinter” comes in a variety of models, each boasting about the same level of fuel efficiency as the next. This particular model made our list because of its automatic transmission and generous payload rating of 1370kg.
7. Volkswagen “Crafter”
Model: SWB Low Roof CR30 2.0TDI 109 BlueMotion
An attractive option for those who may not need all of the space that a larger van can provide, the Crafter offers great fuel economy but it does lack in capability when compared to several of the other vans in this class.
6. Renault “Master”
Model: Business FWD LM35 Energy dCi 135
Apart from being one of the few large vans with a fuel economy over 40mpg, the Master – while not as economic in the fuel department as some vans – can take on more load volume than most and offers a higher payload rating as high as 2245kg.
5. Ford “Transit”
Model: 310 L2H2 2.2 TDCi 125 FWD ECOnetic SS
The Ford “Transit” line offers an extensive range of mid to large sized vans, all of which are more fuel efficient than most vans available today. This model, the L2H2, is the most efficient of the lot.
4. Peugeot “Boxer”
Model: 330 L1H1 110
This attractive, sturdy van may not be as practical as some are; especially given the lower maximum payload compared to the Ford Transit listed above. However, alternative models of the “Boxer” are more spacious and come close to matching the L1H1 in terms of fuel economy.
3. Nissan “NV400”
Model: L1H1 2.3dCi 3300 135 SS SE FWD-
The NV400 is one of the smaller of the large vans on our list, being shorter and lower than most. Those really looking to cut back on petrol costs will do best with the listed model, though other models in this series are comparable.
2. Citroen “Relay”
Model: L1H1 e-HDI 130 SS
This model of the “Relay” is smaller than other versions in the series, but still offers plenty of space for the average business. Given its shorter dimensions, the van still offers an impressive payload of 1155kg with a load volume of 8m3.
1. Fiat “Ducato”
Model: 35 2.3 MultiJet
Topping our list is the sizable “Ducato,” with the 2.3 MultiJet coming in as being the most fuel efficient of them all. Other variations are available in 110PS and 130PS, which provide greater power and still offer remarkable fuel efficiency.