What Car? says...
A mid-sized model with a big reputation to live up to, the Mercedes Vito has many of the strengths expected of a van wearing the three-pointed star, but has failed to secure the same market dominance as the larger Sprinter.
Why? Well, in a highly competitive sector, the Vito has a reputation for being expensive to buy and maintain. Plus, its traditionally been rear-wheel drive – a configuration that increases weight and made it an anomaly in a class dominated by the likes of the Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen Transporter.