Volkswagen Caddy Cargo van review

Category: Small Van

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

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As family connections go, the Volkswagen Caddy Cargo has one of the best around.

You see, it has a connection – albeit a farely loose one these days – with the big-selling Volkswagen Golf. The two are about the same size, have been known to share the same engines, and are also very popular among their respective buyers, having gained cult followings over the decades they've been on sale.

You get the choice of short-wheelbase (SWB) or Maxi long-wheelbase (LWB) configurations, and there’s even the option of a four-wheel-drive Caddy Cargo 4Motion model, just in case your job takes you off the beaten track. Buyers also get to select from three trim levels and a whole host of additional safety features carried over from (you guessed it) the Golf. 

It has some pretty impressive credentials, then. But how does it stack up against rivals such as the Citroen Berlingo van, Ford Transit Connect, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo Cargo?

Over the next few pages of this VW Caddy review, we’ll tell you all you need to know, including how it stacks up against the best small vans, what it’s like on the road, how practical it is, how classy it is inside and whether it's a sound investment. If it's the passenger version you're interested in, make sure you check out our full Volkswagen Caddy MPV review.

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