Van Buying Guide

Mercedes-Benz Metris

There are many vans on the automobile market but which are the best? If you keep reading you will learn the answer to this question because we will present to you the best commercial vans of 2016.

RAM ProMaster City

The RAM ProMaster City is being assembled in Fiat’s factory in Bursa, Turkey. Its front-wheel-drive is based on Fiat’s Doblo XL. The vehicle comes with a 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder engine and has a complex and modern 9-speed automatic transmission. As of date, the ProMaster is one of the largest commercial vans on the market. Experts praise the vehicles for its good fuel economy, smooth steering and roomy cockpit, but criticize it for its noise emissions and faulty navigational system. The van is 187.5 inches long, 72.1 inches wide, 74 inches high and has a maximum payload of 1.620 lbs. It is currently one of the most used vehicles by professional movers.

 

Nissan NV200

The Nissan NV200 has been in production since 2009 and its latest model is available only as a cargo van with a single wheelbase and two trim choices. The vehicle is more compact than it other entries from our article and has a lowest payload with a capacity that ranges from 1.450 to 1.480 lbs. The van is also narrower than its counterparts which is makes it more maneuverable in tight spaces and facilitates the parking. The Nissan NV200 has a 2.0 liters engine which boosts 131 hp. The van’s cockpit is equipped with a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and can be fitted with a 5.8 inch touchscreen (the largest in any commercial van). The vehicle is praised for its reliability and reasonable price but condemned for its inability to tow. It is 186.3 inches long, 68.1 inches wide and 73.7 inches high. The Nissan NV200 is being manufactured in the following in the following sites:

  • Jiutepec, Mexico
  • Shōnan, Japan
  • Chennai, India
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Purwakarta, Indonesia
  • Zhengzhou, China
  • Nissan Motor Ibérica, Spain

 

Mercedes-Benz Metris

This van is specially produced for the North American market by Mercedes-Benz. The vehicle was introduced in 2015 and was put for sale at the beginning of 2016. It is fitted with a powerful turbocharged 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine and has a maximum payload of 2.502 lbs which is more than any other commercial van on the current market. The Metris is acclaimed for its dependable motor, vast cargo space, durability and immense towing capacity. The price however is the main disadvantage of the van. Its fuel consumption (22 mpg) is also a debatable point. The vehicle is 202.4 inches long, 75.9 inches wide and 75.2 inches high.

Ford Transit Connect

This commercial van can be found with a standard-wheelbase and a long-wheelbase, and can be equipped with a 4 cylinder 1.6 liter engine or a 4 cylinder 2.5 liter engine. The vehicle is highly admired for its handling which is often described by specialists as “driving a family automobile”. The Ford Transit Connect has a solid maximum payload 1.620 lbs which is why it is the van of choice of many professional movers. Its size depends for its wheelbase.