Buying a used cargo van is never easy, especially since it’s hard to keep up with all the bells and whistles that get slapped onto new models every year. Vans are no exception to that rule, so we understand if you’re a bit overwhelmed while looking through all of your available options. Even though it may seem like a great idea to buy the newest cargo van that comes with all the latest features, you and your wallet may regret it later. Luckily we’re here to help save you stress and money with our breakdown of the best used cargo vans!
1. 2012 Ford E Series
The Ford E-Series is one of the most popular and well known models of commercial vans. It’s notable for a strong line of engine choices with a 225-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 and 4-speed automatic transmission coming standard. If you’re looking for more power, the Ford E Series offers many options like a 255-horsepower 5.4-liter V8, a 305-horsepower 6.8-liter Triton V10 and CNG versions of the 5.4- and 6.8-liter engines. Additional options include rear parking sensors, voice activated radio, a navigation system, and much more.
2. 2015 Chevrolet City Express
Do you need a compact work vehicle for urban use? Then, as its name suggests, the 2015 Chevy City Express might be the right fit for you. The Express comes with a vinyl floor, 20 interior mounting points, 123 cubic feet of cargo space, and excellent fuel efficiency. Although it lacks a powerful engine, it makes up for it with a fantastic turning radius and a passenger seat that folds into a small work table. Overall, the Chevrolet City express is a great choice for first time cargo van buyers who need a simple and compact work vehicle.
3. 2012 Mercedes Sprinter
When it comes to versatility and luxury for cargo vans, it should come as no surprise that the Mercedes Sprinter is the top of the line. Sprinter models come in a wide variety of cargo space options, ranging from 141 cubic feet all the way up to a whopping 547 cubic feet. Even if you choose the largest model, driving and handling will be a breeze thanks to its reinforced suspension, powerful steering unit, and traction control. Sprinters will be on the more expensive side compared to other cargo vans, but finding a used 2012 model is a great way to get a top notch cargo van without breaking the bank.
4. 2015 Nissan NV200
If you want a cargo van that handles efficiently like a sedan, than Nissan’s NV200 may be the right choice for you. Under the hood, there’s a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 131 horsepower. Despite it’s size it boasts a cargo capacity of 123 cubic feet. The NV200 also has numerous integrated mounting points placed throughout the cargo area which makes it easy to install shelving, racks or partitions. Additionally, the it’s tall and narrow shape allows it to fit into most parking spots, something that can’t be said for other full sized cargo vans.
5. 2014 Ram ProMaster
With a load height of only 21″ the 2014 Ram ProMaster is ideal for people who need a lot of cargo capacity but want an easier time when it comes to loading and unloading. The high roof model can hold 530 cubic feet worth of cargo, comes with rear doors that open 260 degrees, and thanks to it’s front wheel drive configuration, you can get it powered by either gas or diesel. Combine all of the above with safety features highlighted by an electronic stability system and the Ram ProMaster becomes a solid choice for any cargo van buyer.
Decided that used isn’t for you and you want to buy a brand new cargo van? Then be sure to check out our breakdown of the top 5 cargo vans for 2017. Whether it’s new or used, you can earn money to help finance your vehicle by working with GoShare. Learn more about becoming a GoShare delivery professional here.