Sponsored content: Best Vans You Can Buy on a Budget
In the market for a new van, but you’re working on a limited budget? Don’t worry. You might be surprised at just how far your money can take you when you know where to look. We’ve narrowed the best affordable options in a range of different categories to suit various needs. Take a look to see which option is the best for you.
Best Compact Van
In many ways, the Citroen Nemo combines the best aspects of a van and a car in one package. It has the practicality you’d expect from a compact van, yet it still has that easy-driving style you’d attribute to a small car. The base model of the Nemo starts at £9,375 or £109.99 p/m from providers like this. It offers 2.5 cubic metres of load volume, which is just over more expensive options like Mercedes Citan Compact. When compared to hatchback vans like the Fiat Punto Van, Ford Fiesta Van, or the Vauxhall Corsavan, the Nemo offers around twice the storage capacity. The diesel options could get you as much as 60mpg, too, making it a cheap option on the road too.
Best Pickup Truck
Japanese company Isuzu has been slow in expanding into the UK, but after the positive impressions the Isuzu D-Max has received we may be seeing more of them in the near future. While there’s been some complaints from users who expect their pickup to handle more like an SUV, those that are looking for a no-nonsense pickup truck that will remain a reliable workhorse for years to come will not be disappointed. The D-Max starts at just under £15,000. It clearly values substance over style, which is why some may be disappointed with its interior, but others will be drawn in by the performance.
Best Panel Van
Finally, for those that need something a little larger there’s the Renault Master. Not only did Renault make their Master range cheaper to buy this time round, they even made it more attractive too. The range starts at just under £15,000. All units are powered by the same 2.3-litre diesel engine, available in multiple power outputs. Real world estimates place the fuel economy of the base model at around 30mpg, though you can expect more depending on your chosen options. While it might not be able to match some of the more expensive options on the market, like the Mercedes Sprinter or Volkswagen Crafter, in terms of build quality, the Master holds its own and it has a well-designed interior too.