LCV reviews

The latest van, pick-up and 4x4 reviews from The Van Expert crew

Mercedes-Benz EQV test drive

The way the electric powertrain has been integrated really impresses. As an electric MPV option, the Mercedes-Benz EQV is hard to beat.

Ford Transit Custom PHEV test drive

A plug-in hybrid motor is a great addition to the Ford Transit Custom line-up, offering businesses a new way to cut their carbon footprints.

Ford Transit Connect Sport test drive

The Sport spec certainly sharpens up the look of the Ford Transit Connect, but it doesn't change the vehicle's practicality as a small delivery van.

Isuzu D-Max XTR test drive

The Isuzu D-Max XTR may be old-school, but it’s bristling with charm. It might not be as refined as rivals but it has more genuine off-road capability.

Mitsubishi L200 test drive

As a commercial prospect, the Mitsubishi L200 makes a lot of sense. Its off-road capabilities and towing capabilities are impressive.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class test drive

Other MPVs may match the Mercedes-Benz V-Class for pople-moving ability, but few can rival its premium feeling and car-like driving style.

Ford Transit test drive

The heavily-revised Ford Transit retains its crown as the go-to large van, but we're not convinced of the real-world benefits of the mild hybrid system.

Volkswagen Transporter test drive

The Volkswagen Transporter has long been regarded as one of the best vans on sale today, and that continues with the updated T6.1 series.

Ford Ranger Raptor review

60-second summary What is it?The Ford Ranger Raptor is a range-topping version of the pick-up with significant off-road upgrades.

Twin test: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs Volkswagen Crafter

Choosing between the Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is as difficult today as it was a few years ago when they were basically the same van.

Vauxhall Vivaro review

The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro is a significant improvement, and will ensure that the Vauxhall is a prime alternative to the dominant Ford Transit Custom.

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura test drive

Does the VW Amarok Aventura offer enough over the Highline spec? Only just. But in terms of a go-everywhere, do-everything pick-up, it's hard to beat.

Ford Fiesta Sport Van test drive

The Ford Fiesta Sport Van might not be the most useful van on the market, but for its sheer car-like feel it deserves high praise.

Ford Ranger Raptor test drive

The Ford Ranger Raptor is one of the most accomplished pick-up trucks we’ve driven when it comes to outright, go-anywhere ability.

Citroën Berlingo van review

The third-generation version of the Citroën Berlingo van is a major update on its predecessor in all the important areas.

Volkswagen Caddy long-term test: Report #1

It’s a tough job, transporting video equipment and their operators. Is the Volkswagen Caddy up to the task? Zaak Andrews finds out

Mercedes-Benz X-Class long-term test: Report #2

I managed to spend 720 miles behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class over Christmas, so I’ve got a pretty clear idea of what this truck is all about.

Volkswagen California Ocean test drive

The Volkswagen California is geared towards adventures and, if that’s your thing, then you won’t be disappointed by this well-finished camper van.

Toyota Land Cruiser Utility Commercial test drive

The Toyota Land Cruiser Utility is every bit as capable as the now-departed Land Rover Defender, and adds the reassurance of Toyota reliability and quality.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class long-term test: Report #1

We kick off a long-term test of a Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up just as the weather takes a turn for the worse. Jack Evans reports his initial findings.

Peugeot Expert test drive

The Peugeot Expert is actually fairly remarkable as vans go, bringing car-like comfort and equipment to a reasonably priced sector.

Twin test: Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II vs Nissan Navara AT32

Pick-up trucks have become big business in the UK. We hit the green lanes of Surrey in two of the most rugged off-roaders you can buy today.

Triple Test: Mercedes-Benz Vito vs Renault Trafic vs Volkswagen Transporter

When it comes to LCV sales, the Ford Transit reigns supreme. But what about its rivals? We compare the Mercedes Vito, Renault Trafic and VW Transporter.

Volkswagen e-Crafter test drive

The Volkswagen e-Crafter shows there’s a place in the world for electric vans, as well as hope that they’ll continue to grow stronger in the future.