Top Best Selling Vans in 2020

Top Best Selling Vans in 2020


A van is a small medium sized road vehicle with one row of seats at the front and a space for carrying goods, luggage or mail from one place to another. Most vans are designed to appear bigger than regular cars.

Driving a van usually requires a regular driver license like ordinary cars, but the heavy and the large vans may require a truck license.

The demand for minivans is dwindling due to introduction of crossovers. However some companies still make minivans.

The most popular minivans are:

  • Toyota Sienna.
  • Honda Odyssey.

Companies that Make Vans:

Many companies make vans including:

  • Chevrolet.
  • Daihatsu.
  • Dodge.
  • Fiat.
  • GMC.
  • Honda.
  • Mitsubishi.
  • Suzuki.
  • Toyota.
  • Nissan and many more.

Purpose of Using Vans:

  • Institutional uses, such as transferring students, necessitate larger vans with passenger seats.
  • For commercial purposes, larger vans with only front seats are commonly used to transport goods and machinery.
  • Mini vans are used for multiple purposes, people carrier and people mover.
  • It enable broad range of activities including construction, postal and courier service, ambulances, policing and rescue operations, mobile workshops, passenger transportation etc.

Benefits of Van:


Although a van looks big, bulky and rigid from outside actually you can get some pretty sleek models that also allow for versatility that a car doesn’t have. Depending on the size of van you can sometimes change how many seats in certain rows making it suitable for most journeys. You can fold the seat back if you need more storage or else you can keep them up if you have more passengers.

Easy access for kids:

Vans with sliding doors are easy access for kids. If you do have a little ones it can be difficult to get them in and out of the car. A van with a sliding doors can make this process much more hassle-free. It is also incredibly helpful when you are hunting for a parking space.

Insurance is not expensive as might you think:

There is common myth that insurance of van is very expensive, but if you use a price comparison it may well be cheaper than you might think.  The van insurance market is competitive one which means as long as you do the research you can get the good one.

Great for big families:

If you have a large family than van is a perfect choice for you. Not only will it allow for extra room for children and any pets that you may have. But there is also extra room for shopping and of course for all the accessories that you buy.

Disadvantages of Vans:

It is not suitable for people who hate driving:

There is a need of enjoying driving or at least not disliking it at all since long hours will spent on the road.

Finding a place to park a van can be tough:

Parking large vehicles can become very tricky in some city centers.

Safety is not fully guaranteed:

A holiday time conceived to your relax that slowly becomes headache to you and your family.

List of Top Best Selling Vans:

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter:

The sprinter continues to set incredible standards and remains the large van all other should measure against, especially given the cutting edge technology that is now included on board.

Ford Transit Custom:

The UK bestselling van since it was launched. It has plenty of load capacity, is good to drive, there are lots of dealers and owners seems to love them. Covid-19 has knocked its sales right back.

Toyota Sienna:

The Toyota Sienna is the old design. The current version is fully redesign. Toyota suits for the advance driving assistance systems come standards on every Sienna.

Honda Odyssey:

Mostly offer seating for eight people and Odyssey is available with Cabin Talk (in vehicle camera system) and more.

Peugeot Boxer:

Depending on model you choose you can enjoy cruise control, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and many more.

It is easy to drive, responsive and has plenty of room for three passengers in the cab.

Final Thoughts

In Nigeria, vans are becoming increasingly common. While they are bigger than ordinary vehicles and can carry goods, they cannot be maneuvered as easily as cars and will not brake as quickly in the event of an accident. 

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