Van and Commercial Vehicle Awards 2022: Large Van - Best Value for Ownership Costs
Maxus proves that cheap doesn’t have to mean cheerless, with the Deliver 9 benefitting from a decent warranty, plenty of standard kit and a competitive list price...
Maxus Deliver 9
Priced from £28,200 Economy 24.1-33.2mpg CO2 emissions 268g/km Load space 8-13m3 Payload 1110-1520kg Power 161bhp Torque 277lb ft
Sometimes when you buy something cheap it either doesn’t last or costs you more in the long run - even financially, the better bet would have been to up the budget, get something more durable and pay out less.
But, just occasionally, something comes along to disrupt that logic. In the large van sector the impressive Maxus Deliver 9 has done just that.
Its affordable entry-level price of £28,200 places it at the lower end of the 3.5-tonne van segment, but there’s real value for money in the equipment it has onboard.
Even base-level vehicles get air-conditioning, automatic headlights, cruise control, rear-parking sensors and a lane departure warning system all fitted. There’s even body coloured bumpers and curtain airbags; few competitor vans can get close to that until you move up to their higher trim levels.
The biggest surprise, however, is the Deliver 9’s Luxury trim, which is as well specified a van as you will find on the market. Highlights include a 10in touchscreen for the infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as blindspot monitoring, lane change assist, LED headlights, keyless start, front-parking sensors, reversing camera and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
While the 161bhp, 2.0-litre engine doesn’t provide the best fuel economy figures in the segment, with a mid twenty-something mpg compared to low-thirties for rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and even low-forties for some Ford Transit models, the Deliver 9 makes up for it with low servicing and repair costs.
Factor in the five-year warranty covering 125,000 miles and the Deliver 9 offers great value across the time you own and run it, as well as upfront, making for a remarkably complete package.
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