Volkswagen Crafter review

Category: Large Van

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Crafter with Van Awards logo
  • Volkswagen Crafter with Van Awards logo
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  • Volkswagen Crafter interior
  • Volkswagen Crafter interior
  • Volkswagen Crafter steering wheel
  • Volkswagen Crafter with Van Awards logo
  • Volkswagen Crafter rear
  • Volkswagen Crafter interior
  • Volkswagen Crafter interior
  • Volkswagen Crafter steering wheel
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Introduction

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The Volkswagen Crafter large van lived in the shadow of the Mercedes Sprinter for years – they shared the same platform, so many people opted for the premium brand model instead.

The Crafter's fortunes have changed, though. When the deal between the two German manufacturers ended, Volkswagen spent close to €2billion designing an all-new version and building a factory to make it in.

In this review, we'll tell you more about what the VW Crafter is like to live with, including how much space there is in the load bay to how much it will cost to buy and run. We've put it to the test so you can compare it with the alternatives available in the large van category.

There are a few rivals to consider, including the Ford Transit, the Nissan NV400, the Peugeot Boxer and the Renault Master, but the Mercedes Sprinter remains its main competitor.

Once you've decided which one meets your needs, we can help you find the best leasing deals through the free What Car? Leasing section, where you can get a quote for most makes and model of car or van.