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The best vans for towing 2020

Best vans for towing

Looking for a new van with a high towing capacity? In this blog, Leasewell reveals the top five new vans for towing this year!

5. Mercedes Sprinter

Renowned as a fantastic large workhorse, however the Mercedes Sprinter van is so much more than just that, with a car-like driving experience and an abundance of the latest technology and features appearing across the range.

In standard guise a towing capacity of 2,000kg does not appear to pull up any trees, however Mercedes vans have thought this through and also offers numerous towing packages to increase the towing capacity of the Sprinter van should you require that bit extra. A highlight of these options trailer coupling, this increases the towing capacity to 3,500kg for an additional cost of £2155. This is a good option if you are looking for a luxurious and refined large van with all the latest tech and require a significant towing capacity.

4. Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen vans previously built the Crafter van alongside the Mercedes Sprinter van above; however, they went their separate ways in 2017. The VW Crafter van is one of the highest quality large vans for sale and offers some of the best carrying capacities in the segment.

The smaller front-wheel-drive VW Crafter van offers a 2,500kg towing capacity, if you buy the larger 3.5-tonne version of the Crafter then this increases to 3,000kg. However, you will need to choose a five-tonne model before you reach a towing capacity of 3,500kg.


Built alongside the Volkswagen Crafter so you would expect towing capacities to be identical and whilst other features are incredibly similar, towing capacity is different on certain models. The 3.5-tonne MAN TGE with rear-wheel drive can tow up to 3,500kg!

2. Ford Transit

The van synonymous with the large van market, the Ford Transit is one of the most familiar sights on Britain’s roads and is an incredibly popular van for a host of different trades and businesses, the latest Transit van also benefits from updated styling, new safety kit and an increased payload.

One area the Ford Transit van has always been incredibly strong is towing; however, to benefit from the maximum 3,500kg towing capacity you will have to opt for the range topping engines and rear-wheel drive. Choose the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with either 170ps or 185ps outputs to get the best vans for towing.

1. Iveco Daily

Iveco are renowned for their heavy-duty trucks and as such, they know how to produce large and robust vehicles. The Iveco Daily is certainly that and is even built on truck underpinnings, with models weighing up to 7.2 tonnes. As you may expect considering all of this, the Iveco Daily can tow 3,500kg.

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