The most popular stories on Parkers Vans in 2016

  • Parkers Vans' most popular stories ranked
  • Mix of news, advice and reviews listed
  • Increasing interest in pickups very clear

As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to look through the stats and see which stories were most popular with readers over the last 12 months.

The top 10 are ranked in reverse order below – have you read them all?

10) 2010-2015 Volkswagen Transporter review

VW Transporter 2010-2015

It’s no secret that VW vans have something of a cult following, so it’s no surprise that the review of the previous-generation Transporter – which has now hit the used market in earnest – is the second most-popular review on Parkers Vans.

Read the story: 2010-2015 VW Transporter review on Parkers Vans

9) Best payload for 3.5-tonne tippers

Ford Transit TIpper

Payload is a critical aspect of the light commercial vehicle buying decision – no wonder our list of 3.5-tonner tippers in order of carry capacity is popular. It’s a similar story for 3.5-tonne vans, as you’ll see below.

Read the story: Best payload for 3.5t tippers

8) 1988-2006 Mitsubishi L200 review

Mitsubishi L200 1988-2006

Now, we know pickups are increasingly popular – but we were still surprised to see so many people checking out this review of the third-generation Mitsubishi L200. Clearly is a keen choice for the used buyer – but don’t forget we have a similar review of the Toyota Hilux as well.

Read the story: 1988-2006 Mitsubishi L200 review on Parkers Vans 

7) Top 10 most fuel efficient small vans

Renault Kangoo

Running costs are an important consideration for any vehicle, but especially so for small van operators. Find out which little load lugger sips the smallest amount of fuel here.

Read the story: Top 10 most fuel efficient small vans on Parkers Vans

6) Toyota Hilux vs Nissan Navara vs Mitsubishi L200

Toyota Hilux pickup

Three of the most rugged and reliable pickups on the market go head-to-head in this story. Full update coming in early 2017.

Read the story: Triple test – the pick of the pickups on Parkers Vans

5) Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch 2016 preview

Peugeot Expert, Citroen Dispatch

The introduction of PSA Peugeot-Citroen’s all-new medium van duo certainly seems to have caught your interest as this preview story continues to be one of the most popular on the site. We have full reviews of the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert available, too – and don’t forget the all-but-identical Toyota Proace.

Read the story: Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch 2016 preview on Parkers Vans

4) Van tax explained

Van tax explained

Van taxation is completely different to car taxation, but don’t worry: all is explained in our full, easy to digest guide. And yes, it covers pickups as well.

Read the story: A guide to van taxation – everything you need to know

3) New Isuzu D-Max for 2017

Isuzu D-Max update coming in 2017

Seems a lot of you are interested in the arrival of the updated Isuzu D-Max in 2017 – and with a new engine that promises to be far more fuel efficient plus new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, we can’t say we’re surprised.

Read the story: New Isuzu D-Max now coming April 2017

2) Top 10 large 3.5-tonne vans for payload

Best 3.5t vans for payload

When it comes to carrying serious weight, not every large van is created equal. We’ve checked all the specs and dug up the exact variant of each 3.5-tonne model that carries the most – taking the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations into account.

Read the story: Top 10 large 3.5t vans for payload

1) New pickups coming soon

New pickups coming soon

The most popular story on Parkers Vans in 2016 isn’t about vans at all – it’s our preview story on all the new pickups coming in 2017. We’ve recently refreshed this to make sure it’s got all the latest info, and it recaps all the most recent pickup launches, too.

Read the story: New pickups coming soon