If you are the likes of a courier, plumber, electrician or carpenter running your own business then you will need a van on a day-to-day basis. In choosing which make and model to buy there are no doubt a number of factors that you will need to consider such as whether to buy a new or second hand one, price, size, fuel efficiency but also reliability. After all, you do not want to be driving around in a van that lets you down because it has a mechanical problem as this could result in not only a loss of income but also you may loose valuable customers.

So, which van has a reputation for being the most reliable here in the UK? Well, you may be interested in looking at the 2019 FN50 van reliability index.

The data has come from the van leasing and contract hire industry. It took into account the fewest warranty claims and mechanical breakdowns.

Below are the top ten performing LCV models: –

1. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2. VW Transporter
3. VW Caddy
4. Vauxhall Vivaro
5. Renault Traffic
6. Mercedes-Benz Vito
7. Citroen Berlingo
8. VW Crafter
9. Ford Transit Connect
10. Peugeot Partner

Apparently, it is the fifth year in a row that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been placed first as the most reliable van here in the UK. We are sure that our readers will agree this is quite an achievement. It will be interesting to see if this continues next year. No doubt by featuring in first place for its reliability this will help achieve increased sales. Having said that, according to data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), on a year to date basis to November 2019, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter featured in third place for the number of new vans sold here in the UK with 23,931 sales with first spot going to the Ford Transit Custom with 48,912 sales and second place going to the Ford Transit with 24,594 sales.

The top ten performing LCV manufacturers are: –

1. Volkswagen
2. Mercedes-Benz
3. Ford
4. Vauxhall
5. Peugeot
6. Renault
7. Citroen
8. Nissan
9. Fiat
10. Mitsubishi

We do hope that the above information is of assistance to you if you are thinking of purchasing a van here in the UK whether it is a new or a used one. After all, if your van is central to the operation of your business, its reliability is an important factor in deciding which make and model to buy.