According to the Government’s MoT figures, these vans and pick-ups are the top of the class when it comes to passing the first-test-at-three years. That’s good news for operators who want a capable commercial vehicle, with low maintenance costs.
According to government figures, the worst van for failing it’s first MoT from 2013 to 2016 was the Ford Transit which recorded a pass rate of less than two-thirds (64%).
Whereas the best van for passing it’s first MoT, with a strong 84% pass rate was the Fiat Doblo, from the year 2013 to 2016. Few vans can match the impressive pass rate of the Fiat Doblo. On average, eight out of 10 Doblos will pass the first MoT, which gives it a notable edge over its rivals, like the Citroen Dispatch.
Other top performers were the Ford Ranger (81%), Toyota Hi-Lux (80%), Isuzu D-Max (80%) and Nissan Navara (79%). At the other end of the table, and faring only slightly better than the Transit, are the Citroen Dispatch (66%), Vauxhall Movano (67%) and Citroen Relay (67%).
The figures were obtained and analysed by website HonestJohn.co.uk after a Freedom of Information request and a campaign to make the data public.
The data reveals that, on average, almost 30% of vans will fail the first MoT, with lighting, brakes and tyres among the most common reasons for failure – a concern, says the website, given that the government is proposing to extend the first MoT for vans from three to four years.