The interior layout, fit and finish
Inside the VW Caddy California, you’re met with a smart-looking interior, but one that is constructed from the same hard-wearing materials you’ll find in the regular Caddy van.
That might come as a bit of a disappointment to customers expecting Golf-like interior quality, but we suspect lots of buyers will take comfort from the fact that the interior should be able to weather years of scuffs and scrapes.
The Discover Pro system has sharp graphics and a relatively responsive screen. We also love the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, which means it syncs to your phone quickly every time you jump behind the wheel.
It's best to take advantage of that feature if you can because the built-in software is not particularly intuitive and there are no physical shortcut buttons to take you quickly from one feature to the next. You even have to change the volume of the radio and adjust the air-conditioning with touch-sensitive buttons, and they're not backlit, which is a pain at night.