Vans are a great vehicle option for many, including tradesmen, builders, carpenters, company directors, electricians, painter-decorators and more.
But it doesn’t stop there. Research suggests that a wider range of professionals are now also seeking fantastic van deals, such as beauticians, teachers, dog walkers and gardeners.
Safe to say, they’re in fashion. And to help you on your search, here’s our guide to the best van lease deals for 2021.
The Citroen Berlingo is a great small van for those who need practicality and reliability. It’s a multi-purpose vehicle, meaning it’s perfect for both work and everyday life.
As well as being practical and having numerous smart interior storage holders, it’s got some impressive safety features, too.
Its connect box, complete with emergency and assistance system, lockable fuel cap, central locking and rolling code transponder immobiliser make it virtually impregnable.
Admittedly, it’s not the most luxurious van inside, albeit it’s comfortable, but the Berlingo is a workhorse. And with its impressive and economical 1.5-litre diesel engine out front, it won’t let you down when you need it most.
This is a great vehicle for those who are looking for a comfy, practical van with good fuel economy and the ability to be used both for work life and home.
MAN used to just make trucks, but now they make vans too. And as MAN is part of the Volkswagen Group, the TGE is actually just a slightly tweaked VW Crafter.
Thanks to its Volkswagen connection, the TGE looks the part. A sleek front design and intricate detailing along the sides; it feels a real premium van.
Its 270-degree rear door hinges make for easier access, as does its sliding side door, which is handy with a payload capacity ranging between 815kg to more than 2.5 tonnes.
For the safety-conscious, it has a three-point inertia-reel belt on all seats, crosswind assist, and seatbelt fastened indicator. There’s a full-size steel spare wheel and low rolling resistance tyres, too.
Those looking for a lot of space and sleek styling.
If you’re looking for something inner-city friendly, stylish and dependable, the Volkswagen Caddy is certainly one to consider.
It’s better equipped than a lot of other vans in its class and above, including features such as Bluetooth, DAB radio and start-stop regenerative braking as standard.
On the payload front, it won’t be winning any awards anytime soon – with a max capacity of 736kg – and you have to go for a 1.0-litre petrol manual to get that too.
However, for delivery drivers, electricians or those just looking for a bit more space, its 1.7m max load length in the regular and 2.2m load length in the Maxi is more than adequate.
Those who are willing to trade creature comforts and space for payload capacity.
Now although you may be surprised to see a pick-up on this list, it’s technically a commercial vehicle. That’s because its payload capacity exceeds 1,000kg.
In the Nissan Navara, it’s actually 1,073kg – so just a little over – but more than you get from a lot of out-and-out vans of a similar size and price.
And of course, as it’s designed to be a car with the capabilities of a van, it also comes stocked full of great features.
Inside, a 5-inch HD colour TFT screen houses app integration, Bluetooth and an around-view camera system, while there’s also cruise control, rear parking sensors, USB connectivity and DAB radio.
Outside, even the entry-level Navara still sports daytime running lights, auto headlights, and a tailgate spoiler; giving you a lot of kit for your money.
Those looking for a commercial vehicle that can also double as an everyday car, with lots of up-to-date tech, five seats and an impressive payload capacity.
And of course, we leave the most iconic to last; the Ford Transit. When most think of a van, they think of the Transit – and for good reason.
Ever since the 1950s, it’s been a reliable, multi-use and popular feature on roads across the world, and it continues to be so today.
There have been a lot of changes to the van’s make-up since it first came onto the scene more than 70 years ago.
For example, it now features Ford’s excellent and intelligent Sync infotainment system – which is showcased through a 4.2-inch TFT screen – curvature control; to always ensure you keep your driving composure, and selectable drive mode – giving you more customisation over your Ford Transit experience.
But while it’s come a long way in terms of technology and amenities, the Transit still offers what has made it one of the best-loved vans on the road; space and reliability.
Even the smallest variant – the 290 – still offers almost three tonnes of capacity, while you also have the option to extent that up to 4.7 tonnes in the 470.
Those looking for a large van with added familiarity and reliability.
Finding the right van can sometimes be tricky. However, with this list, hopefully, you now have a better idea of which suits you best.
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