If the ridiculously high list prices don't put you off, the high running costs certainly will. OK, this is a big van-like MPV, but you will struggle to reach 35mpg with either engine in everyday driving and emissions are high, too. Most more conventional MPV rivals will cost a great deal less to buy and run.
Volkswagen Caravelle quality & reliability
The Caravelle's van-sourced mechanicals should prove tough and reliable, while the quality of the cabin materials is pretty good and all the controls feel solid. The removable seats and multi-function table appear tough enough to withstand heavy use, too.
Volkswagen Caravelle safety & security
Twin front, side and curtain airbags are fitted as standard, as are stability and traction controls. That’s pretty good, but many MPV rivals have more airbags. Security provision is good, too, with remote central locking, deadlocks and an alarm on all models.