Volkswagen Caddy review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen Caddy 2021 infotainment
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  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 dashboard
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 left tracking
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 front seats
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 side door
  • Volkswagen Caddy 2021 badge detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Volkswagen vans are often thought of as being rather expensive, but the Caddy Cargo has a starting price comparable to similar-sized rivals. It’s also predicted to hold on to its value well, with depreciation expected to be slower than for the equivalent Ford Transit Connect, Peugeot Partner, Toyota Proace City or Vauxhall Combo Cargo

In terms of available trims, you have three to choose from: entry-level Commerce, Commerce Plus and Commerce Pro. We rate the Commerce Plus trim as the best-value option, because it gets some genuinely useful options over the sparsely equipped Commerce, including climate control, rear parking sensors, storage compartments under the seats, an armrest for the driver’s seat and a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel.

Overview

Th Volkswagen Caddy is an immensely impressive, highly desirable and very well equipped small van that hits all the right notes across the range. Clever technology and safety systems are paired with a refined and powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine, while the driver can enjoy a comfortable and practical interior.

  • Clean and quiet engines
  • Car-like ride and handling
  • Impressive residual values
  • Fiddly sliding controls on top trim models
  • Poor payload compared to most rivals
  • Noticeable amount of road noise