Want to get as many miles for your money as possible? Of course you do. An impressive miles per gallon (or mpg) is a big attraction when perusing the vehicle stats for your perfect fleet van.
The higher the mpg, the lower your fuel costs will be, so for fleets racking up the miles, an economical model choice is a must.
Hunting through the muddle of mpg facts and figures in the search for the most economical vehicle for your fleet however is never an easy task. Don't panic though - luckily we've done the hard work for you and put together our list of the top ten most fuel efficient vans.
1. Ford Transit Courier Diesel 1.5 TDCi 95ps Trend ECOnetic Van
The Ford Transit Courier is the fourth LCV model in a range that also includes the Transit Connect, the Transit Custom and the full-fat Transit van. This is the smallest model in the range, but when it comes to cargo capacity with a class-leading load length and a payload of 660kg, its a real winner. This improved version gets smarter looks and a redesigned cabin. Meeting the latest Euro 6.2 emissions standards, the updated powertrain line-up in this revised model offers customers the choice of fuel-efficient 75PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and a 100PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit.
2. Fiat Fiorino Cargo Diesel 1.3 16V Multijet Adventure Van Start Stop
The Fiat Fiorino 1.3 16V Multijet Adventure Van Start Stop sports some fantastic features and specs that make it worth a look. The diesel engine comes in at 1248cc. The interior of the Fiorino has been designed to fulfil two main objectives: exceptional level of functionality and optimal comfort. Fiorino offers you all the equipment and systems necessary to maximise your safety. With helpful features such as; Electronic stability control, Hill Holder, Traction+, Cruise Control, Reverse Parking Sensors. The Electronic Stability Control offers you exceptional grip and stability by independently managing the braking force on the wheels when taking on a curve. It prevents the wheels from skidding, and guarantees perfect traction in all conditions.Guaranteed to create a safe and easy journey.
3.Citroen Berlingo L1 Diesel 1.6 BlueHDi 625Kg LX 100ps ETG6
Citroen's improved Berlingo is one of the larger compact vans on the UK market, offering a usefully large payload capacity and a maximum load volume of up to 4.1m3.
It's now smart looking and gets some extra hi-tech. The ride comfort has been prioritised. Road and engine noise are well contained too, making sure that big distances fly by and the steering is light, combining with the tight 11m turning circle to aid manoeuvring. The Berlingo is offered with three BlueHDi diesel powertrains, you'll find optimised pedal mapping to adjust power effectively for smoother start-ups and acceleration. Gear change speeds are modulated more precisely, based on driver input, for improved performance and comfort, and its optimised gear shift patterns further improve efficiency. Internally, the Berlingo remains an impressive piece of work with good quality materials and neat design.
4.Peugeot Partner L1 Diesel 850 SE 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Van ETG
Large, well built, economical and with more than its fair share of clever design solutions, Peugeot's Partner is a tough compact van to fault. It's comfortable, the model range affords lots of choice and it's appearance is attractive. The improved restyled Euro6-compatible version which offers a sleeker look and lower running costs from its frugal BlueHDi diesel engine. Peugeot offers a helpful hand in its clever 'Grip Control' system, if your work takes you through slippery surfaces, then this is the vehicle for you. The effect is a ride that's on the soft side making for smooth progress. This improved Partner gets a restyled front end, but bigger changes are found inside where there's the option of a freshly designed telematics system with a smart 7-inch colour touchscreen incorporating the option of satellite navigation. This system also gives you Bluetooth, a USB port, an aux-in socket, voice recognition and a MirrorScreen function that duplicates the functionality of your smartphone onto the display. Comfort is essential.
5.Mercedes-Benz Citan Long Diesel 109CDI Van
Comfort, agility and low running costs always come as standard with high fuel efficiency, as well as many attractive features; To sheild driver and co-driver from
sliding roads-and reduce noise- optional window. Cargo can easily be secured with straps attached to load-securing rings on the floor-options to add extra rings anywhere you need along side the walls. Two sliding doors available on this Citan, twin rear doors with an opening angle of up to 180 degrees, providing unrestricted access for loading and perfect for europallets and bulk loads.
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