Super-practical, good-looking and available in a bewildering array of configurations, the Mercedes-Benz Vito is an excellent quality mid-range van from an excellent quality brand. Comfort, safety, build quality and sheer on-the-road enjoyment are all strong, and its reputation for reliability is first-class.
You can pretty much have your Vito any way you want it: there's a choice of three lengths, two engine sizes, five engine outputs, front or rear-wheel drive and a variety of seating arrangements. The panel van is your cargo carrier, with a payload of up to 1,344kg and a load volume, at its longest, of 6.6 cubic metres. Wide openings and a low sill make loading easy through either the rear doors or the sliding side door, and load-securing rings keep your cargo steady.
Plus the Vito is less than 2m high, which is useful if you need to park in a multi-storey car park. Alternatively, if you need to carry a lot of passengers, crew vans seat up to six, while Tourers seat up to nine. Want still more options? There's also an Urban version for city driving, and even a six-seater taxi.
Inside, the cabin feels solid and comfortable, with good quality fabrics, good visibility and a driver's seat and steering wheel which are both highly adjustable. The Vito comes with either a 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine with 87bhp or 112bhp, or a 2.1-litre turbodiesel with either 134bhp, 161bhp or 187bhp. Performance, handling and refinement are all excellent, and road noise is minimal. The Vito is also one of the most economical panel vans around, with fuel consumption of up to 47.1mpg, and recommended service intervals of every two years or 24,000 miles.
Standard safety features include attention assist, which alerts you if it detects you're getting drowsy, tyre pressure monitoring, crosswind assist, hill start assist and ABS with electronic stability control. You also get driver and passenger airbags (six airbags in the Tourer), three-point seatbelts for all seats and crumple zones.
Other standard equipment includes cruise control with a speed limiter, an infotainment system with a radio, Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity, an immobiliser and a lockable glovebox.
If you'd like to test drive one of our used Mercedes-Benz Vitos, just get in touch with us here at Carwise Group – we have a wide range of used Mercedes-Benz for sale at our Essex dealership and also offer finance plans which offer a bespoke package suited to your budget. Call us on 01279 216250 or visit us in London Road, Harlow, seven days a week.