LCV reviews

The Van Expert gives independent, impartial expert advice, plus the latest vehicle reviews. LCVs, vans or pick-ups, whatever you need we’re here to help.

Ford Ranger Raptor review 2019 | The Van Expert

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

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.
2019 Vauxhall Vivaro review wallpaper | The Van Expert

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 review wallpaper | The Van Expert

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 2019 | The Van Expert

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 2019 | The Van Expert

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.
Citroen Berlingo review wallpaper | The Van Expert

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 Highline - wallpaper 1902

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 #2

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 test drive review wallpaper

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 three-door wallpaper | The Van Expert

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 1

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 wallpaper | The Van Expert

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.
Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II vs Nissan Navara AT32

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.
Volkswagen Transporter vs Renault Trafic vs Mercedes-benz Sprinter triple test | The Van Expert

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 wallpaper | The Van Expert

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.
SsangYong Musso pick-up truck review 2018 (The Van Expert)

SsangYong Musso review

The SsangYong Musso is an all-new version of the Korean brand’s signature full-size 4x4 pick-up. How does it stack up to its rivals?
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review 2018 (The Van Expert)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review

It may be an all-new vehicle, but the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an effective evolution of its highly-rated predecessor.
Ford Transit Custom review 2018 (The Van Expert)

Ford Transit Custom review

Bolder styling, improved interior and more efficient engines have moved the Ford Transit Custom even further ahead of the competition.
Nissan Navara review 2018 (The Van Expert)

Nissan Navara review

Now in its third generation, the Nissan Navara balances the contrasting requirements of both workhorse and lifestyle duties.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class review (The Van Expert)

Mercedes-Benz X-Class review

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is described by its manufacturer as the world’s first pick-up from a premium brand. But is such an upmarket model practical?
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on road

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2013 – 2017) review

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rivals the Ford Transit, offering a wide range of sizes and payloads and a very easy driving experience.
Fiat Fullback wallpaper | The Van Expert

Fiat Fullback review

Fiat enters the pick-up market with the Fullback, a double-cab which is effectively a rebadged Mitsubishi L200, and all the better for it.
SsangYong Musso pic-up wallpaper 2016 | The Van Expert

SsangYong Musso pick-up review

SsangYong has updated its Korando with a new, more powerful diesel engine and transmission, and revived the name of one of the brand's first models sold.
Toyota Hilux wallpaper 2016 | The Car Expert

Toyota Hilux review

Toyota launches the eighth-generation version of its iconic Hilux with the aim of appealing not just to those who need it as a workshop but SUV buyers too.