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Honest John Awards 2016: Van category

Published 09 May 2016

Built for hard work and heavy loads, the following are the vans and pick-ups that you, the Honest John reader, have been searching for most over the last 12 months. But which model will take the ultimate commercial vehicle prize? in 2016

As with all award categories, this shortlist is based on user visits to pages on HonestJohn.co.uk - not chosen by us, but based on how popular they are with you.

Ford Transit Custom

The Transit is so popular that it accounts for almost one in five of all new vans sold and has become the level by which other vans are judged.

Isuzu D-MAX

Powerful, well made and simply laid out inside, the Isuzu D-Max has a workmanlike simplicity that is perfectly matched for hard work. All boast a one-tonne payload, while towing limits exceed three tonnes. 

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Brand new in 2015, the latest Vito does everything better - as you'd probably expect, but the new model is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of refinement, quality and running costs. As usual, there's a huge choice too. 

Nissan NV200

The 2009 NV200 remains competitive, but it got a real boost in 2014 with an all-electric version, which manages to lose no loading capacity despite the zero emissions drivetrain. 

Volkswagen Transporter

Like its illustrious ancestors, the latest Transporter T6 is universally brilliant, thanks to a broad range of body styles that appeals to everyone from tradesmen to surfers.


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