With the end of the fiscal year approaching, many business owners are looking to take advantage of tax incentives and manufacturer specials to buy or lease a vehicle.

IRS Section 179 allows businesses to deduct up to $11,060 for cars and $11,160 for trucks and vans that will be used more than 50% for qualified business purposes. Additionally vehicles weighing more than 6,000 lbs and less than 14,000 lbs are eligible to be expensed up to $25,000 because they are considered unlikely to be used for personal purposes.

While business owners can buy or lease any car, truck or SUV, many have unique needs such as storage or towing that are best met by a commercial vehicle. We’ve focused here on our top-selling trucks and vans designed for commercial use.

10. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (Weight 5,337 lbs to 6,085 lbs)

Why we love it: The Sprinter is not your typical Mercedes-Benz. Designed as a commercial vehicle, it is offered as a cab chassis as well as a passenger, crew and cargo van. Each of these can be configured in a number of ways to best meet the needs of your business. A turbo-diesel V6 comes standard and provides better fuel economy than many commercial vehicles.

9. Nissan NV (Weight 6,697 lbs to 6,862 lbs)

Why we love it: The Nissan NV comes in both passenger and cargo versions with available high and standard roof options. Their unique Van Visualizer allows business owners to visualize how shelving, seating and other interior elements will look.

8. Chevrolet Silverado (Weight 4,521 lbs to 5,514 lbs)

Why we love it: The redesigned Silverado has responsive handling and a quiet ride. Available boxes range from the short 5’8″ to the 8′ long box. Upgrade to the 6.2L V-8 for 460 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of up to 12,000 lbs.

7. RAM 1500 (Weight 4,514 lbs to 5,724 lbs)

Why we love it: The RAM 1500 comes with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 that can tow up to 7,600 lbs. A 5.7L Hemi V8 increases this to 10,600 lbs while the 3.0L Ecodiesel V6 can tow up tp 9,200 lbs with fuel economy of 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway. The RamBox Cargo Management system provides locked lighted storage for tools and gear.

6. Nissan Frontier (Weight 3,708 lbs to 4,725 lbs)

Why we love it: The mid-sized Frontier can tow up to 6,500 lbs and comes with a choice of standard or long bed. Nissans’ unique Utili-track cargo-carrying system provides channels on the bed floor as well as the walls and header while the Sliding Bed Extender.

5. GMC Sierra (Weight 4,567 lbs to 5,414 lbs)

Why we love it: Built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra comes in six distinct models ranging from the Sierra 1500 with a towing capacity of 11,500 lbs. to the Sierra 3500 Denali HD which can haul up to 23,300 lbs.

4. Ford Transit Connect (Weight 3,979 lbs to 5,724 lbs)

Why we love it: Our best-selling commercial van, the Ford Transit Connect, comes in cargo and passenger van models. Each has three roof heights and three body lengths available as well as single and dual-rear wheel modes. Upgrade to the 1.6L EcoBoost engine for higher fuel-efficiency.

3. Toyota Tundra (Weight 4,760 lbs to 5,860 lbs)

Why we love it: The Tundra can tow up to 10,000 lbs when equipped with the available 5.7L V8. A Work Truck model is offered on the SR Regular Cab and Double Cab models and adds a heavy-duty vinyl-trimmed bench seat and all-weather flooring. A wide-angle backup camera comes standard.

2. Ford F-150 (Weight 4,154 lbs to 4,930 lbs)

Why we love it: In addition to a towing rating of 12,200 lbs, the F-150 offers a suite of smart tow features including an 8″ productivity screen with towing information, Dynamic Hitch Assist and a Smart Trailer Tow Connector. Ford also has available box features like Stowable Loading Ramps and Remote Tailgate Release to help owners get the most out of the pick-up box.

1. Toyota Tacoma (Weight 4,140 lbs to 4,285 lbs)

Why we love it: Our top-selling truck, the Tacoma tows up to 6,500 lbs. Upgrade to the TRD Pro for Bilstein shocks with rear remote reservoirs, BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, TRD car-back exhaust system and heavy-duty floor mats.

Whether or not a commercial vehicle is right for you, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.