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Complete Luton Van Dimensions | Height Width Length & Volume

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The dimensions of a Luton box van are remarkably similar from one model to the next. Variations in length, height, and width, among the 3.5-tonne range, are negligible with the only notable differences being in load volume and payload capacity.

The average external dimensions of a Luton van are length: 6746mm (265.59 inches), width: 2140mm (84.25 inches), and height: 3169mm (124.76 inches) with average internal measurements being length: 4082mm (160.7 inches), width: 2082mm (81.96 inches), and height: 2255mm (88.77 inches). The average wheelbase across the Luton range is 4126mm (162.44 inches) and load volume is a respectable 18.79m3 (663.56ft3).

If you’re buying, or just hiring a Luton van, you’ll most likely want to know which van from the Luton family will best suit your needs on the day.

Here are the complete internal & external dimensions of the top Luton vans on the road today.

Jump to: Citroen RelayFord TransitIveco DailyMercedes SprinterNissan NV400Renault MasterVauxhall MovanoVolkswagen CrafterOverall Average

Citroen Relay

There are actually 2 Luton variants from Citroen, the L3 and the L4. The L4 is larger and although its overall dimensions allow for a larger load volume, the extra weight of a bigger Luton body means it is less accommodating when it comes to payload capacity.

  • Make: Citroen
  • Model: Relay
  • Year: 2006 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Citroen Relay (L3)Metric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6259246.41
External Height3100122.04
External Width210082.67
Internal Length3480137
Internal Height223587.99
Internal Width205780.98
Load Volume16m3565ft3
Door Height203580.11
Door Width193075.98
Floor Space7.15m276.96ft2
Wheelbase4035158.85
Citroen Relay (L4)Metric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6642261.49
External Height3100122.04
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4150163.38
Internal Height239094.09
Internal Width205780.98
Load Volume20m3 706.29ft3
Door Height203580.11
Door Width193075.98
Floor Space8.53m291.81ft2
Wheelbase4035158.85

Ford Transit

The Ford Transit has been the “jewel in the crown” of the van world for decades and Ford has produced all sorts of wonderful variants based on the concept.

In fact, the Transit is so famous that it has become a brand within a brand. From the little Connect with dimensions akin to a rabbit hut, all the way up to the 3.5-tonne XLWB Mad Max high top custom Luton box model capable of accommodating a quality game of 5-a-side – with spectators.

Well, not really, but it’s amazing how you can really customise these vans to suit your needs if you had to.

Here are the complete dimensions of the Ford Transit Luton van from 2014 onward with a standard factory box.

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Transit
  • Year: 2014 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Ford TransitMetric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6500255.9
External Height3100122.04
External Width225088.58
Internal Length4000157.48
Internal Height233091.73
Internal Width215084.64
Load Volume20.03m3 707.35ft3
Door Height190074.8
Door Width180070.86
Floor Space8.6m292.56ft2
Wheelbase3954155.66

Iveco Daily

I don’t know what it is about the Iveco Daily, you either love them or hate them. Personally, I’m with Tesco on this one and think they’re fabulous.

Tesco, btw, currently owns 4200 of these real-life Tonka Trucks which is, I suppose, a testament to their reliability and ruggedness. I mean, who really wants to hear the old “sorry we couldn’t delivery your groceries today, but our vans keep breaking down” chestnut?

It should be noted that the Iveco Luton isn’t as wide, or as high, internally, as its Ford counterpart and so suffers a chunky 3m3 loss to its load volume. Ouch.

  • Make: Iveco
  • Model: Daily
  • Year: 2014 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Iveco DailyMetric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6673262.71
External Height3150124.01
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4119162.16
Internal Height212083.46
Internal Width195176.81
Load Volume17.03m3601.40ft3
Door Height190074.8
Door Width180070.86
Floor Space8.03m286.43ft2
Wheelbase3750147.63

Mercedes Sprinter

Here we go. As usual, Mercedes like to do it “their” way by offering not 1, not 2, but 3, different Luton vans to confuse everyone – and all with their own respective dimensions too. I suppose it’s logical to assume that they’re all aimed at different buyers with different requirements but even though, in the end, they’re all still, well, just Luton vans.

And the same Luton van at that. The three variants of this van refer only to the Luton box on which it carries. Here is the spec sheet for all 3 if you’re geeky like that. Click on the “view technical data” for the PDF file.

Payload (PL)

Anyhoo, the payload for the new Sprinter Luton doesn’t get any higher than 760kg so regardless of which box you choose, they’re all garbage (in my humble opinion) and incapable of moving any type of meaningful load without getting into trouble with the DVSA.

That aside, here are your 3 box options for the Mercedes Sprinter Luton van:

  • JC Payne Box (PL: 741 kg)
  • VFS Box (PL: 754 kg)
  • PPS Commercials Box (PL: 760 kg)

The overall dimensions of each variant don’t differ by much either so if what you’re looking for simply has to be a Mercedes Luton van, then here is what you can expect.

  • Make: Mercedes
  • Model: Sprinter
  • Year: 2019 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Mercedes Sprinter
(JC Payne)
Metric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6794267.48
External Height3200125.98
External Width208582.08
Internal Length4125162.4
Internal Height224088.18
Internal Width205580.9
Load Volume18.98m3670.27ft3
Door Height191575.39
Door Width182571.85
Floor Space8.47m291.17ft2
Wheelbase4325170.27
Mercedes Sprinter
(VFS)
Metric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6794267.48
External Height3190125.59
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4080160.62
Internal Height223587.99
Internal Width202579.72
Load Volume18.46m3649.78ft3
Door Height186073.22
Door Width187073.62
Floor Space8.26m288.9ft2
Wheelbase4325170.27
Mercedes Sprinter
(PPS)
Metric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6854269.84
External Height3210126.37
External Width218485.98
Internal Length4200165.35
Internal Height221087
Internal Width214084.25
Load Volume19.86m3701.34ft3
Door Height203079.92
Door Width187073.62
Floor Space8.98m296.65ft2
Wheelbase4325170.27

Nissan NV400

The Nissan NV400 is a rebadged Renault Master, as is the Vauxhall Movano, so the van dimensions are identical between these 3 Luton workhorses.

Renault owns a huge chunk of Nissan so it makes perfect sense too to simply rebadge what is already a fantastic van rather than spending £billions designing and modelling a whole new concept. Even then, it probably still wouldn’t be as good as the original either so, why not?

The Nissan NV400 Luton, although rarer than its Renault equivalent, is just sexier though. It really does boast a “look at me, I’m cool” look about it.

  • Make: Nissan
  • Model: NV400
  • Year: 2010 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Nissan NV400Metric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6767266.41
External Height3120122.83
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4100161.41
Internal Height220086.61
Internal Width207081.49
Load Volume18.67m3659.32ft3
Door Height177069.68
Door Width187073.62
Floor Space8.48m291.27ft2
Wheelbase4035158.85

Renault Master

The Renault Master Luton van and quite possibly my favourite van out of all on this list is, in my opinion, the best buy for a Luton van – period.

The payload is amazingly impressive when stacked against its rivals, the load volume is, without doubt, the best in its class if you choose the low loader option and it’s all bundled into a Luton van with dimensions no bigger than an average Sprinter.

So how did Renault get it right where Mercedes got it so woefully wrong? Who knows? But here is everything you need to know about the dimensions of a Renault Master Luton van.

  • Make: Renault
  • Model: Master
  • Year: 2010 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Renault MasterMetric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6767266.41
External Height3120122.83
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4100161.41
Internal Height220086.61
Internal Width207081.49
Load Volume18.67m3659.32ft3
Door Height177069.68
Door Width187073.62
Floor Space8.48m291.27ft2
Wheelbase4035158.85

Vauxhall Movano

It’s weird because I know the Vauxhall Movano is the same van as the Renault Master and the Nissan NV400, both of which I love, but in my mind, it’s still a Vauxhall and that doesn’t sit well with me.

They make great cars, but I don’t like seeing a Vauxhall badge on a van. And not for any particular reason either, I just don’t.

The dimensions of this Luton van are the same as the Renault and Nissan above so if you’ve already read those, you might as well skip ahead to the Volkwagen Crafter section.

  • Make: Vauxhall
  • Model: Movano
  • Year: 2010 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Vauxhall MovanoMetric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6767266.41
External Height3120122.83
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4100161.41
Internal Height220086.61
Internal Width207081.49
Load Volume18.67m3659.32ft3
Door Height177069.68
Door Width187073.62
Floor Space8.48m291.27ft2
Wheelbase4035158.85

Volkswagen Crafter

Lastly, but only because of the way the alphabet works, we have the Volkswagen Crafter.

You would assume that Volkswagen, being a top of the range manufacturer, would produce a top of the range van but this little 3.5-tonne cargo box isn’t nearly as impressive on paper as it is in prestige.

Price – not impressive. Payload – not impressive. Load volume – not impressive. Not bad, just not impressive either.

I’ve said it before, the Crafter is the little Luton that tried but other than its excellent build quality, all you’re really getting is a box on wheels that is outperformed in almost every way by its cheaper, yet just as reliable, rivals.

Still better than a Sprinter though.

Here are the complete dimensions for a Volkswagen Crafter Luton van from 2018 onwards.

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Crafter
  • Year: 2018 – PRESENT
  • Body Type: Luton Box Van
Volkswagen CrafterMetric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length7125280.51
External Height3140123.62
External Width210082.67
Internal Length4119162.16
Internal Height212083.46
Internal Width195176.81
Load Volume17.03m3600.34ft3
Door Height177069.68
Door Width187073.62
Floor Space8.03m286.43ft2
Wheelbase4490176.77

Average Dimensions Of A Luton Van

The average dimensions of a Luton van are just that, an average, so it’s hardly an exact science.

That said, I’ve taken all the data above and squashed it down into something that’s neither here nor there, nor specific to anything, but will give you a general idea of what to expect if you’re ever to hire a Luton van and if you’ll feel comfortable driving such a chunky hunk.

Overall AverageMetric (mm)Imperial (inch)
External Length6746265.59
External Height3169124.76
External Width214084.25
Internal Length4082160.7
Internal Height225588.77
Internal Width208281.96
Load Volume18.79m3663.56ft3
Door Height191475.35
Door Width188074.01
Floor Space8.41m290.52ft2
Wheelbase4126162.44

In Conclusion

This may well be one of the handiest articles I’ve written to date. If you are looking to hire, buy, or upgrade, to a Luton van, you’ll do well to know what you’ll be getting into.

The general dimensions of a Luton van make lifting and shifting so much easier than it is with a normal panel van. You get bags more load volume and everything is at a right angle so if you can play Tetris, you’ll enjoy working with this van.

That said, they’re a much chunkier bit of kit than smaller panel vans so parking, or reversing into tight spots, is rarely fun.

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