The MoT Files 2017: 10 best vans for passing the first MoT in the UK

According to the Government’s MoT figures, these vans and pick-ups are the top of the class when it comes to passing the first-test-at-three years. That’s good news for operators who want a capable commercial vehicle, with low maintenance costs.

As with the 10 worst vans, this data is sourced directly from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) figures and covers all three year old vans (registered in 2013) that had their first MoT in 2016. 

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Volkswagen Caddy - 77.5% pass rate

The Volkswagen Caddy performs 19 per cent better than other small vans at the first MoT, with low failure rates on all of the most-common MoT hotspots. Even brake and suspension issues are minor, with the latter recording a failure rate of just 1.3 per cent.  

Indeed, the Caddy would be higher on this list if its tyre performance was better. According to the MoT Files, the Caddy is 50 per cent more likely to fail the first MoT on tyres than its rivals, with tread depth and tyre condition being the two big failure points. 

Click here to see the Volkswagen Caddy's MoT File

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