Small vans are hugely popular with a wide range of users - from couriers to florists to photographers.
They offer a conveniently-large load space in a vehicle no bigger than a medium-sized car. On top of that you get great fuel economy (40 - 50mpg), low running costs and better load security than you would in an estate car - since everything is hidden.
Small vans like these are just like cars to drive, making them very user-friendly, too.
Some of the most popular small vans on the market are:
These usually have a payload of 600kg - 800kg and are all popular choices with van hire companies - particularly the Ford Transit Connect, VW Caddy and Vauxhall Combo.
Take a look at our what size van? page to work out if this type of rental van is right for you.