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 Transporter - 76.8% pass rate

With an average pass rate of almost 77 per cent, the Volkswagen Transporter fares much better at the first MoT than the Vauxhall Vivaro and Ford Transit. It also bucks the trend on failure items, with strong pass rates for brakes and electrical equipment. 

There are a few suspension issues, however, with the Transporter recoding high failure rates for coil springs. There are also a few emission issues, with the Volkswagen being four times more likely to fail on this than the national average. 

Click here to see the Volkswagen Transporter's MoT File

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