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Top 10: Crew vans with the lowest and cheapest insurance groups

These are the crew vans with the lowest insurance groups under the 1-20 rating system. We’ve also stuck with medium-sized models based on popular panel vans and avoided the smallest, car-derived models, as buyers are typically looking for the maximum amount of seats and space.

As the name suggests, crew vans are the ideal form of transport if you’re in the business of moving payloads and people at the same time. Generally these vans have as much space inside as their panel van equivalents, except they’re decked out with seats.

1

Citroen Dispatch (2007-2016)

Insurance Group 3E 

If you want a medium-sized crew van in the absolute lowest insurance group then the Citroen Dispatch is your answer, as it starts in group 3E. That applies to the 125PS 2.0-litre HDi L2 H1 1200 crew van version, which is no bad thing, because the 2.0-litre diesel unit is impressively refined for a van, while there’s a generous amount of standard equipment.

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £5068  No quote
 No quote
 £4963
 No quote
25 year old  £1300
 £1216
 £1128
 £1274
 No quote
45 year old  £533
 £432  £414  £523  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Admiral (£4963)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were Van Quote (£432) and City Insurance (£414)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

2

Renault Trafic (2001-2014)

Insurance Group 4E 

The Renault Trafic is second cheapest medium-sized crew van to insure, with a starting group of 4E. However, that particular group applies to older, Euro four spec models, with the 115PS 2.0-litre dCi diesel engine, while newer, cleaner versions sit in higher groups. Vans fitted with Renault’s semi-automatic Qucikshift6 transmission are available in group 4E though, as are the entry-level and Sport trim levels.   

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £5872  No quote
 £6971
 £5752
 No quote
25 year old  £1258
 No quote
 £1115
 £1234
 No quote
45 year old  £552
 No quote
 £455  £540  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Complete Van Cover (£3998)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were One Call (£424) and Insurance Wiser (£432)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

3

Vauxhall Vivaro (2001-2014)

Insurance Group 4E 

Given that it’s essentially identical to the Renault Trafic, it’s no surprise that Vauxhall’s Vivaro starts in the same insurance group of 4E. As with the Renault, you’re also looking older, Euro4-spec models if you want the very lowest insurance group, and you’re limited to short-wheelbase, standard roof variants. You can have either the 90PS or the 115PS versions of the 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine, though, as well as a manual or the Techshift semi-automatic transmission.

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £6296  No quote
 £6809
 £6168
 No quote
25 year old  £1304
 No quote
 £1026
 £1279
 No quote
45 year old  £562
 No quote
 £429  £552  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Complete Van Cover (£3998)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were One Call (£385) and Insurance Wiser (£400)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

4

Ford Transit (2006-2014)

Insurance Group 5E 

The previous version of Britain’s best-selling van also happens to be very reasonable to insure, as it kicks off in group 5E. The Transit is known for its vast range, and even crew vans of this generation in the lowest insurance group can be had with the 2.2-litre TDCi engine in two power outputs (85PS and 115PS), low and medium roofs and short and long wheelbases. You can pick one up more or less anywhere, too.

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  No quote
 No quote
 No quote
 No quote
 No quote
25 year old  £1815
 No quote
 £1752
 £1779
 No quote
45 year old  £712
 No quote
 £686  £698  No quote

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were More Than Business (£463) and Nova Insurance (£599)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

5

Toyota Proace (2013-2016)

Insurance Group 5E 

It may be essentially the same as the van with the lowest insurance group in our list – the Citroen Dispatch – but the crew van version of Toyota’s Proace starts in group 5E, which is still low. That gets you the L2 H1 1200 model, with a 2.0-litre 128PS diesel engine. Like its Citroen brethren – and the also identical Peugeot Expert – it’s well equipped, refined and has a good driving position.  

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £6595  No quote
 No quote
 £6462
 No quote
25 year old  £1402
 No quote
 £1108
 £1374
 No quote
45 year old  £580
 No quote
 £579  £568  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Complete Van Cover (£4617)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were Complete Van Cover (£479) and One Call (£485)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

6

Volkswagen T5 Transporter (2003-2015)

Insurance Group 6E 

Volkswagen really knows its stuff when it comes to passenger vans – after all, the air-cooled campers of old were more famous than their panel van equivalents. The previous generation Transporter, the T5, kicks off in group 6E if it’s a crew van version you’re after, which gets you a short-wheelbase, 84PS 2.0-litre TDI model with a standard or medium roof in entry-level, Trendline or Highline trims. 

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £6239  No quote
 No quote
 £6112
 No quote
25 year old  £1837
 No quote
 £1539
 £1800
 No quote
45 year old  £711
 No quote
 £569  £697  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Admiral (£6112)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were One Call (£521) and Insure Wiser (£563)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

7

Fiat Ducato (2006-)

Insurance Group 7E 

The crew cab version of Fiat’s Ducato starts in insurance group 7E, which applies to the long-wheelbase model with a 120PS 2.3-litre Mulitjet diesel engine in L3 H1 guise. That’s no bad thing, as the 2.3-litre unit is more powerful and efficient than the older 2.2, while it’s also possible to get dropside and platform options with the Ducato crew cab, without leaving insurance group 7E.  

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  No quote  No quote
 No quote
 No quote
 No quote
25 year old  £1879
 No quote
 £1219
 £1842
 No quote
45 year old  £730
 No quote
 £510  £715  No quote

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were One Call (£425) and Insure Wiser (£468)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

8

Peugeot Expert (2007-2016)

Insurance Group 7E 

Peugeot’s version of the Citroen Dispatch and the Toyota Proace has the highest starting insurance group of the three, at 7E. That’s still low enough to make it onto our list though, and it gets you a 130PS 2.0-litre HDi model L2 H1 guise. The Expert of this generation was available with optional pneumatic rear suspension, which makes loading seriously easy, so keep an eye out for examples fitted with it.

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £6475  No quote
 £8330
 £6344
 No quote
25 year old  £1333
 No quote
 £1026
 £1308
 No quote
45 year old  £584
 No quote
 £429  £573  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Complete Van Cover (£4494)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were Insure Wiser (£400) and One Call (£359)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

9

Mercedes-Benz Vito (2003-2015)

Insurance Group 7A 

Arguably the best quality crew van on our list, the previous generation Mercedes Vito starts in insurance group 7A. The CDI diesel engines are strong and it’s comfortable, well built and quiet throughout. The letter ‘A’ that succeeds the number eight means the Vito meets safety body Thatcham’s requirements for the class, while the ‘E’ suffix, displayed with most other models means they exceed the class standards, which is why the Merc finishes behind other group seven models.

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £6352  No quote
 £7281
 £6222
 No quote
25 year old  £1309
 No quote
 £1115
 £1283
 No quote
45 year old  £574
 No quote
 £467  £563  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Complete Van Cover (£4716)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were Insure Wiser (£432) and One Call (£422)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

10

Nissan NV200 (2009-)

Insurance Group 10E 

The larger NV400 and Primastar vans share their underpinnings with models from other manufacturers, but the NV200 is all Nissan’s own work. It’s much the better for it too, as the cabin is roomy, comfortable and practical, and there are five and seven-seat crew and combi versions available. Passenger models start off in insurance group 10E, which gets you a 1.5-litre dCi model with five seats and the S trim level.

What will it cost to insure?

Sample quotes on what this van could cost you to insure - as a very rough guide.

These are just examples and we've made a lot of assumptions. Your circumstances will be different - so make sure you check to see what it will cost you. We've used MoneySupermarket.com for these sample quotes *.

 

 Gladiator 

Van Quote

City Insurance 

 Admiral 

 LV

18 Year old  £4655  No quote
 £8036
 £4559
 No quote
25 year old  £1172
 No quote
 £838
 £1149
 No quote
45 year old  £535
 No quote
 £404  £524  No quote

The cheapest quote for an 18 year old was Complete Van Cover (£4470)*

The cheapest quotes for a 45 year old were Insure Wiser (£379) and One Call (£341)*

But how much can you actually expect to pay for insurance?*

 

 

 

 

 

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