05 January 2018 by CJ Hubbard, Vans Editor Last Updated: 08 Mar 2018

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  • The UK's best-selling vans and pickups
  • Based on 2017 sales data from the SMMT
  • Helping you make the best buying decision

These are the top 10 bestselling vans in the UK in 2017, based on official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacture and Traders (SMMT).

Looking for info on the bestselling vans and pickups of 2018? Then click here for our updated list.

In other words these are the UK's most popular light commercial vehicles (LCVs), the ones other operators are spending their money on, helping you understand which vans and pickups other businesses believe are good for their business.

Keep reading for the full list in reverse order, plus links to our expert reviews on each model.

The top 10 bestselling vans and pickups of 2017

10) Ford Ranger (13,044 sold)

Ford Ranger is the best-selling pickup of 2017

With a wide range of trim levels and options, the Ford Ranger is one of the most versatile pickups on the market, and excellent value.

It's also the only pickup in the top 10 light commercial vehicle best-sellers of 2017.

Read the full Ford Ranger review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Ford Ranger for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Ford Ranger via mustard.co.uk

9) Citroen Berlingo (13,875 sold)

Citroen Berlingo among the most popular, best-selling vans

The Citroen Berlingo, like its sister van the Peugeot Partner, is set to be replaced by an all-new model in 2018, but that hasn't stopped it selling well over the previous year.

Value and practicality are the key to its continuing success.

Read the full Citroen Berlingo review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Citroen Berlingo for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Citroen Berlingo via mustard.co.uk

8) Peugeot Boxer (14,062 sold)

Peugeot Boxer - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

Efficient, cheap and with plenty of payload capacity, the Boxer scores highly as a no-nonense value choice.

Other large vans are better to drive, though, and safety equipment is starting to look rather shy here.

Read the full Peugeot Boxer review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Peugeot Boxer for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Peugeot Boxer via mustard.co.uk

7) Peugeot Partner (14,991 sold)

Peugeot Partner - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

Despite its age and imminent replacement, Peugeot's perenially popular small van has once again sold well in 

But it's still a long way behind the rival Ford Transit Connect for total sales.

Read the full Peugeot Partner review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Peugeot Partner for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Peugeot Partner via mustard.co.uk

6) Vauxhall Vivaro (18,808 sold)

Vauxhall Vivaro - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

The only van still built in Britain, the Vauxhall Vivaro is good to drive and has fuel-efficient engines.

But it lags well behind the best rivals for payload - and both the VW Transporter and the Ford Transit Custom for sales.

Read the full Vauxhall Vivaro review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Vauxhall Vivaro for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote on a Vauxhall Vivaro via mustard.co.uk

5) Ford Transit Connect (19,805 sold)

Ford Transit Connect - best-selling, most popular vans and pickups this year

The Ford Transit Connect might have a daft bulkhead that reduces useable upright length, but it handles like a hot hatch and offers good value.

The wide range means plenty of choice, and the cab is very spacious. Gets a facelift in 2018, too.

Read the full Ford Transit Connect review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Ford Transit Connect for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Ford Transit Connect via mustard.co.uk

4) Volkswagen Transporter (21,898 sold)

VW Transporter - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

Is street cred still a thing? If it is, and if you care about it, then in van terms the VW Transporter is tough to beat.

It’s also a good all-rounder in terms of economy, equipment levels and payload capacity. Not a cheap choice, but holds its value well.

Read the full VW Transporter review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a VW Transporter for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a VW Transporter via mustard.co.uk

3) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (23,588 sold)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

The Mercedes Sprinter is selling better than ever - even though an all-new version is coming in 2018.

Great build quality and an immense reputation for reliability plus good long-distant comfort mean it's well worth the asking price.

Read the full Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter via mustard.co.uk

2) Ford Transit (27,062 sold)

Ford Transit - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

Archetypal large van from Ford. Now blessed with more efficient Euro 6 2.0-litre EcoBlue engines and an optional six-speed automatic gearbox, making it better than ever to drive.

Plentiful supply and huge dealer network means you should get a good deal, too. No wonder it's the second-best selling van in the UK.

Read the full Ford Transit review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Ford Transit for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote for a Ford Transit via mustard.co.uk

1) Ford Transit Custom (51,885 sold)

Ford Transit Custom - best-selling, most-popular vans and pickups this year

Spanking every other van on the market in 2017, just as it did in 2016, the Ford Transit Custom is the UK's bestselling van.

A superb all-rounder, with strong engines, plenty of payload capacity and an excellent driving experience.

The facelifted version on sale in 2018 is even better - so good luck to everyone else this year.

Read the full Ford Transit Custom review on Parkers Vans

Find a deal on a Ford Transit Custom for sale near you: newused and lease

Get an insurance quote on a Ford Transit Custom via mustard.co.uk

 

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