Best Cargo Vans for your business
Choosing a suitable cargo van for your business can be a difficult task. Though there are limited options to pick from, the similarity in their design and appearance makes the choice harder. Ideally, a cargo van must have a proven full frame design, a powerful engine, plenty of cargo room and available technology. Listed below are the top three cargo vans of the year to make the choice easier:
- Ford Transit
The Ford Transit is the latest full-size cargo van to join the U.S. market, replacing the outdate E-series for the 2015 model year. Two versions are available: a regular wheelbase and a long wheelbase, with long-wheelbase models offering standard or extended length options. As for engines, the Transit offers three: a 3.7 litre V6 with 266 horsepower, a turbocharge Ecoboost V6 for better gas mileage, and a 3.2 litre turbo diesel 5-cylinder.
- Ford Transit Connect
The newly redesigned Ford Transit Connect is a compact van designed for inner-city businesses interested in a vehicle that emphasizes fuel economy and nimbleness rather than all-out cargo room. In terms of fuel economy, it succeeds: The Transit Connect’s standard 169-hp 4-cylinder returns an impressive 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, while an optional 178-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder returns 22 mpg city/30 mpg on the highway. Small size is also a strong point, as the Transit Connect is no longer than a midsize Ford Fusion sedan.
- Freightliner and Mercedes Benz Sprinter
The Sprinter, available from both Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner, has long been the king of the full-size cargo van realm for shoppers who value a huge cargo capacity over constraints like price and gas mileage. The Sprinter offers two body styles — one with a 144-in wheelbase and one with 170-in and two roof sizes: standard or tall. Opt for the top-of-the-line Sprinter and you’ll get a 76.4-in interior height, nearly 190 cu ft. of cargo space, nearly 3,000 pounds of payload capacity, and a 5000 lb towing capacity.