Best cargo vehicle

To get a good cargo car,its good to consider the interior space size,the fuel economy.A good cargo vehicle can give you good service and at an economical cost.The car should be to endure the weight and also rough terrain terrain

Cars With Best-In-Class Cargo Capacity and Fuel Economy

With today’s ever changing gas prices, many car buyers are opting to trade cargo space for fuel economy by purchasing a smaller vehicle than they might have otherwise. To help buyers who are looking for cargo capacity and fuel economy, our list below highlights vehicles we’ve tested that provide the best combination of the two.

In order to get on our list, a vehicle must meet benchmarks that vary depending on vehicle category. The vehicle must have achieved a minimum overall miles-per-gallon (mpg) figure in our fuel economy tests and have a minimum number of cubic feet of cargo capacity, according to our measurements. (For more on saving gas, see our guide to fuel economy.)

Size

Of course, shoppers interested in cargo vans are almost always considering size. There are two major size concerns for most drivers: interior size and exterior size.

Interior size is important, and today’s vans cover a wide range. The smallest is the Ford Transit Connect, which offers around 135 cu ft of space in its sole configuration. On the other end of the spectrum are full-size vans such as the Mercedes Sprinter, which offers anywhere from 318 cu ft in its most basic configuration to nearly 550 cu ft in its high-roof, full-size trim.

The problem is all that interior space comes at a price — and the price is exterior size. While the Transit Connect is just 181 inches long (about the same length as a Toyota Corolla), the full-size Sprinter is an enormous 289.8 inches long. That’s about six feet longer than a Chevrolet Suburban — and it’s too long for many drivers. Bridging the gap are vans such as the Chevrolet Express (224 inches in standard form, or 246 inches in extended) and the Nissan NV (241 inches).

Cost

Cost is another big factor when deciding between cargo vans. Once again, the Transit Connect ranks among the cheapest thanks to a base price of around $22,000. The RAM Cargo — essentially a cargo version of the Dodge Grand Caravan — is only slightly more expensive, with a base price of around $23,000. The enormous Sprinter can haul just about anything — but with a starting price of around $37,000, you may be able to afford only a used model. Other vans, such as the NV and the Express, start in the mid-$20,000 range but can be equipped up to well over $40,000 in the right configurations.

Fuel Economy

Gas mileage is also a big deal for van shoppers — especially those who use their vans all the time. Being the cheapest and smallest, the Transit Connect is the most efficient at 21 miles per gallon city/27 mpg hwy. Numbers drop off rapidly from there, as most vans use a V8. While the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t rate the Express or the NV, expect fuel economy numbers in the mid teens. Despite its size, the Sprinter’s gas mileage is a little better thanks to a fuel-efficient 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine. The same will likely be true of the RAM ProMaster, which is expected to debut later this year with diesel engine options.

Cargo Dimensions

Another cargo van test drive tip: Go to the dealer with a tape measure. If your business requires you to haul large, bulky items, it can be extremely important to know more than just cubic feet. How long is the cargo area? How wide do the doors open? How tall is the van’s roof?

Sometimes these questions are answered on a manufacturer’s website, but more often it’s easier to get answers when you’re with the van in person. So bring a tape measure to find out exactly whether the cargo van you want fits the dimensions you need.

Our Take

Choosing the right van can be difficult. There aren’t many models on the market, but the ones that are available offer only subtle differences. Our suggestion: Take a thorough test drive of every van. And before you make your choice, read over our list to ensure you haven’t forgotten any cargo-van essential.

Sourced from: http://www.autotrader.com/car-tips/commercial-and-cargo-vans-what-to-look-for-215655

It is not easy to know the exact specifics of a car without getting the details from the production details.It is good to get this information and compare so as to make the right decision.

Picking the right cargo van can be harder than you think. Although there aren’t many models available, they each look surprisingly similar on paper, and it’s not like there are many reviews dedicated to finding the right cargo van for business needs. Fortunately, we’ve listed today’s six best cargo vans, and we’ve explained the various configurations and optimal uses of each van in basic language to make it as easy as possible to understand.

Ford Transit

The Ford Transit is the latest full-size cargo van to join the U.S. market, replacing Ford’s outdated E-Series for the 2015 model year. Two versions are available: a regular wheelbase and a long wheelbase, with long-wheelbase models offering standard or extended length options. The Transit is also available in high-roof form for an impressive 81.5 inches of interior cargo height — the best figure in the cargo van segment.

Freightliner & Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

The Sprinter, available from both Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner, has long been the king of the full-size cargo van realm for shoppers who value a huge cargo capacity over constraints like price and gas mileage. But with the newly available Ford Transit, Nissan NV and RAM ProMaster, does the Sprinter still have what it takes to compete?

Sourced from: http://www.autotrader.com/best-cars/the-6-best-cargo-vans-for-your-business-226694

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