Top 10: Petrol vans

Petrol-powered vans have come a long way over the past few years, with many matching the torque and payload ratings of their diesel counterparts, which is good news for city-based drivers who don't cover enough miles to justify a modern diesel. 

Not only will a petrol van save you any expensive diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues, bit it could also improve your daily drive with improved refinement and performance. Fuel costs are also surprisingly affordable.

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Volkswagen Caddy 

The Volkswagen Caddy is offered with a broad range of petrol engines, but it is the 1.4TSI that stands out with superb refinement and torque. In terms of price and performance it’s similar to the 102PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel comes very close to matching the 2.0 diesel for torque (250Nm), with 220Nm available from 1500rpm. Admittedly, its official 47.9mpg is short on the diesel’s 61.4mpg, but the Caddy still has plenty of appeal for van drivers who cover short distances. 

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Christopher haygarth    on 14 May 2017

What a load of rubbish. My diesel won't even get 50mpg! These manufacturers need fineing over their miss selling figures! Articles like this do not give true real world mpg quotes.... Your real mpg section confirms this

Edited by Christopher haygarth on 14/05/2017 at 19:23

Colin Lennox    on 28 July 2017

My Bellingo van gauge says I'm getting 55 mpg but only getting 38 these vehicles are tested on 30 mph track this gives false readings this is false as my salesman told me it does 55 false information should me investigated colin

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