Fleet News' research reveals most reliable van and van maker

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles in a showroom

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been named the most reliable van by the UK's largest leasing companies for the eighth consecutive year.

Mercedes-Benz has also regained the title as the most reliable van manufacturer.


3 Mercedes-Benz eVito and eSprinter

The accolades were announced by Fleet News' group editor Stephen Briers at the FN50 Dinner on November 1. Pictures from the night.

The results are based on the FN50 research.

Fleet News asked leasing companies to consider the brands and vans they had on fleet over the previous 12 months and list the most reliable ones based on the average number of days off the road with unplanned mechanical problems (but not including punctures). 

Most reliable van maker

2022 result 2021 result Brand
1 (2) Mercedes-Benz
2 (1) Volkswagen
3 (3) Ford
4 (6) Citroen
5 (5) Vauxhall
6 (4) Renault
7 (7) Nissan
8 (8) Peugeot
9 (9) Toyota
10 (-) Fiat Professional


Most reliable van

2022 results 2021 result Model
1 (1) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2 (2) VW Transporter
3 (8) Nissan NV200
4 (-) Mercedes-Benz Vito
5 (3) VW Caddy
6 (10) Vauxhall Vivaro
7 (12) Ford Transit
8 (4) VW Crafter
9 (9) Renault Trafic
10 (8) Toyotal Hilux


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