What vans with decent auto gearboxes would you suggest?

I would like a decent van like a Ford Transit or Vauxhall Vivaro, but would like an automatic gearbox, which would you suggest?

Asked on 15 January 2018 by Kevboy

Answered by Dan Powell
The Ford Transit Custom has been available with a six-speed automatic since 2017 and is one of the best all-rounders with a maximum payload of 1.4 tonnes. It’s good to drive too, with affordable fuel costs and a broad range of carrying capacities: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-cus.../

The Citroen Dispatch also has an automatic option and will carry a maximum payload of 1.5 tonnes and move up to three Euro pallets in one go: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/citroen/dispatch.../

If you have more money to spend then you could also add the Volkswagen T6 Transporter to your list, with its optional seven-speed DSG ‘box: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/trans.../
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