To follow up on last week’s analysis of the compact cargo van market, we’ve prepared three model years of wholesale sales data for large vans, including the modern offerings released in the past few years, as well as traditional domestic cargo and cube vans. Unlike the compact van study, we used January 2017 data for this analysis, as there is already a fairly robust volume of sales in our database.

For all three model years, there is a logical correlation of size to value. Across all makes and models, the extended and high roof versions generally bring more money than their smaller counterparts.

Additionally, as one would expect, heavier-duty models (ie. 350/3500 vs. 150/1500) typically command higher pricing.

Also of interest is the competitive performance of traditional cargo and cube vans. Cube vans simply have interior real estate that most cargo vans can’t match. As for the traditional cargo vans, interior space is comparable to the smaller versions of the modern vans, and these trucks use tried and true drivetrains with a low cost of ownership.

See graphs below for detail.