Used Fiat Ducato for sale
The Ducato is Fiat's largest panel van, offering plenty of space and lots of payload. Like nearly all vans on the market, it's almost identical to other models from different manufacturers, which in this case come in the form of the Citroën Relay, Peugeot Boxer and Vauxhall Movano.
This particular version was launched way back in 2006, but has received substantial improvements and updates throughout its life, mainly in 2011, 2014, 2019 and 2022.
Highlights of the Fiat Ducato are listed below.
- Large load area
- Multiple variants
- Strong engines with plenty of poke
- Automatic and manual transmissions
- Sporty trim available
Economy, Towing, and Performance
As a large van, economy can sometimes be tricky, yet in the Fiat Ducato it's not too bad at all thanks to the turbodiesel engine choices. These are usually found in a 2.2-litre, whilst older versions are 2.3-litre and 2.0-litre units.
Later engines are much more efficient, so it's worth taking into account when buying used. That said, you should see around 35mpg in the later engines. Older engines do promise more, but as they are before WLTP regulations, actually getting those figures will be tricky.
Performance on the whole is decent enough for a large van, although they can be noisy and not as refined as other large vans, which include the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and VW Crafter.
Like all vans, the unbraked towing capacity is 750kg, whilst braked the Ducato can tow up to 3,000kg braked weight depending on spec.
Bodystyles, Payload, and Capacity
There's huge choice when it comes to Fiat Ducato bodystyles. Along with the regular panel van - which is available with multiple body heights and lengths, there's also chassis cabs, people carriers and multiple conversations available, such as campervans.
Concentrating on the panel van, payload varies depending on spec, ranging from 800kg to 2,145kg. Dimensions also depend on specific models, differentiated via their wheelbase and are as follows:
Load Lengths: Wheelbase 3000 = 2,670mm. Wheelbase 3450 = 3,120mm. Wheelbase 4035 = 3,705mm. Wheelbase 4035XL = 4,070mm.
Load Height: Wheelbase 3000/3450 = 1,662mm or 1,932mm. Wheelbase 4035 or 4035XL = 1,932mm or 2,172mm.
Load Width: All Wheelbases = 1,870mm.
Interior, Technology, and Safety
As is the norm, if you want the nicer interiors when looking at used Ducato models, the later ones have the more sought-after kit.
Interiors are like that of Fiat car models, so dials are clear and neat. Higher spec models get a nice infotainment digital screen, but it's pretty much business as usual in terms of van fit and feel.
It's worth noting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come on 2022 models fitted with the larger 7.0 and 10.0-inch screens; regular 5.0-inch screens therefore don't.
Safety kit is lacking on older Ducato models, whilst the 2022 update has seen them rise to class leader with autonomous emergency braking and lane-departure warning as standard.
Is the Fiat Ducato right for me?
If you're after a large van, the Fiat Ducato is worth a look, especially if your budget allows for a later updated 2022 onwards model.
Sure, it's still not as refined as a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Volkswagen Crafter, but the Fiat will be less expensive to buy. The Ford Transit is of course also worth looking at if you want a textbook middle ground choice.
Why buy a used van from Evans Halshaw?
Find your perfect used van at Evans Halshaw
At Evans Halshaw, we stock an exceptional range of used vans, with a comprehensive selection of quality, robust vehicles from compact vans to pickup trucks.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used vans, meaning you never have to wait for the van you want.
If you're still in the market for your perfect used van, our friendly associates at your local Evans Halshaw dealership can help you find the vehicle that's ideal for you.