The vans in the 3.5 tonne category are at the apex of Light Commercial Vehicles, and above this limit a car licence is not sufficient for getting behind the wheel. The driving experience has come a long way in recent years, but there's still more of a gap between the feel of a car than with the mid-sized vans. Large van chassis are also the basis for dropside, tipper, Luton and refrigerated vans serving many different industries.
The award-winning Mercedes Sprinter has long been a standard bearer in the large van segment. There's a huge range of variants, including choice of drive (front, rear or 4WD), models with huge payload capacity, and the technology and safety features on the 2018+ range is second to none - with things like air-conditioning, parking camera and cruise control as standard.
WhatCar LCV of the Year 2020, the Vauxhall Movano is based on the same platform as the Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer. With a maximum load space of 17 cubic metres, efficient engines with high torque and new safety features including blind spot assist and lane departure warning on some models, if this van is more basic than others in some areas, it really is built for work. Another van to come in near-endless variations is the Ford Transit. Easy to drive, economical, large payload and strong second-hand market are among the many reasons why the Transit has been the best selling large van in the UK for many years.
Large vans are beginning to be offered by most makers in Electric versions. One to mention here is the 2021 Motor Transport Awards 'Clean Fleet Van of the Year', the Maxus eDeliver 9.
Nearly all our second hand large vans are ply-lined and otherwise readied for work by their former operators.
When you buy from Vanwise, you can be sure of the very best quality. All our used commercial vehicles undergo a rigorous AA inspection and get GardX protection, before going on sale, as well as an HPI check to ensure there is no outstanding finance. We also offer competitive finance rates, ensuring your purchase remains affordable.
We have a wide range of large vans available, but if you’re looking for something specific and we don’t have it, call or chat with us now and we’ll do our best to track it down.
We are open 7 days a week & you can buy your panel van of choice online or reserve 24 hours a day via our website. Finance, van leasing, PCP, Contract Hire & RENT 2 BUY are all available. Part exchange welcome.
Here are a few more reasons to buy your next used large van from Vanwise
100% Buy Online Platform: View a Citnow video of the used van, to confirm its condition. Or meet us on a Zoom call.
Home Delivery: Find your next large panel van and have it delivered to your door in 24 hours or less.
48 Hours Test Period: If you buy online you have 48 hours to try the vehicle, and can get a full refund if it does not match your expectations.
3 Month AA Warranty: Every van we sell is independently inspected by the AA.
Part-Exchange: If you have a vehicle to trade-in, we’ll make you a fair market offer.
If you’ve seen something you’d like to test drive, call us today on 01279 216163 or start a live chat now and let us help you make your next van purchase.