Is a van cheaper to insure than a car?

My son turns 17 next March. Once he passes his test in a car, he wants a small van - Caddy size - for travelling to various sporting events (have you seen the size of goalkeeping kits?). Would this be a cheap thing to insure or are we better with something like a Dacia?

Asked on 23 July 2018 by

Answered by Dan Powell
Insurance for young drivers is expensive at the best of times, but things get decidedly worse when you add vans into the mix. Indeed, during our research, a driver who is just 18-years-old can be quoted at least £3734 for 12 months’ cover for something as common as a second-hand Ford Transit Custom:

Given the sky high premiums, your son would be better off starting with something simple like a Ford Fiesta (insurance will be half that of a van). Once he's built up a couple of years of no claims he could then move onto a van. If he wants something practical and new, the Dacia Logan MCV is the cheapest estate on sale right now:
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