Park yourself in the driver's seat and the dashboard layout feels more MPV than van. It isn't particularly interesting to look at, though. The driving position is elevated, which gives a good view of the road, and there are loads of cubbyholes for storage. Rear visibility is limited, so rear parking sensors (£250) are a good idea unless you're super confident backing into gaps.
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life space & practicality
The Caddy's certainly big, but it isn't particularly clever. It will happily seat seven, but removing the third row of seats for a bigger boot is difficult – it weighs five stone and can't be folded into the floor, so you'll have to find somewhere to put it. The middle row can be folded forwards, however.
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life equipment
The Maxi Life comes in one trim. You get seven seats as standard, as well as air-conditioning, a CD player and electric front windows. Stability control costs an extra £285, though, and the Caddy misses out on curtain airbags.