Parkers Awards 2020 - Large Van of the Year Winner

Best Large Van Award in partnership with… MCN 


What makes a good large van? Affordability, versatility and a huge loadbay are key. But we’d also argue that technical innovation is increasingly important, especially given the immense pace of change in the motoring world right now. Our Vans of the Year are doing their bit for the future as well as doing their best to haul goods right now.

Large Van of the Year 2020 - VW Crafter
Large Van of the Year 2020


What makes a good large van? It has to have plenty of load space and payload capacity, of course, but in these days of ever increasing traffic and demands on drivers it also needs to be comfortable and practical in the cab, as well as hassle-free and efficient to drive. The closely related Volkswagen Crafter and MAN TGE manage all this and more. Equipped with autonomous emergency braking as standard they provide a safe, high quality driving environment, come in a wide range of variants and are so easy to manoeuvre you might forget you’re driving a van at all. The very best the large van class has to offer.

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Runners up

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter large van


Runner up for our Large Van Award 2020, the Sprinter lives up to its name – this is the large van of choice for couriers and a prolific supporter of the UK’s online shopping habits. Recognised for its epic reliability, helped by an amazing roadside assistance package, it’s also the van most used for supermarket food deliveries. The latest version has set the bar high for on-board connectivity, with built-in fleet management on one hand and a good-humoured ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control system on the other. Comfortable and quick, it also has an image that instantly reassures your customers. Worth every penny it costs.

Ford Transit large van


The Ford Transit isn’t just a van, it’s a household name – and it’s just undergone a thorough facelift to raise its game even further, securing it a podium position for our 2020 Large Van Award. The latest version features an upgraded cab, revised engines now available with mild-hybrid technology and up to 185hp, and has been reengineered to improve its all-important payload ratings. Available with plenty of connectivity features, car-grade infotainment systems and an array of modern safety equipment, it’s now far more than just a basic workhorse. Easy to drive and supported by a vast dealer network, it’s another superb all-rounder from Ford.