Volkswagen Caddy California 2.0 TDI 122 5dr DSG Review

Category: Camper van

Section: Version review

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  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 right tracking
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 headlight detail
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 rear door open
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 alloy wheel
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 interior
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 rear right static
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 badge detail
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 pull-out camping stove
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 cutlery drawer
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 interior bed
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 interior roof
  • Volkswagen Caddy California 2021 rear door open
RRP£37,137
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The VW Caddy California might be small but it's pretty mighty. With a competitive starting price and compact dimensions, it opens up a world of camping to both younger buyers and couples who simply want a camper van for the odd weekend away. With five usable seats and reasonable performance, you could even use it as everyday transportation.

All Caddy Californias get manual air conditioning, electric front windows, magnetic window blinds, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, alloy wheels and the infotainment system. We’d recommend paying the extra for the California Plus Pack as it nets you some genuinely useful accessories (see the Passenger and Boot Space section) as well as the panoramic roof, which makes the Caddy feel significantly more spacious and airy inside.

The 122bhp 2.0 TDI diesel is pleasingly punchy. With maximum grunt available from just 1600rpm, it pulls strongly whichever gear you’re in, and even at motorway speeds it will happily cruise along with faster-moving traffic in the right-hand lane. This is a camper van you can make real progress in. It comes exclusively with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

138

g/km