Volkswagen Crafter review

Category: Large Van

Section: Performance & drive

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  • Volkswagen Crafter with Van Awards logo
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  • 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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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Behind the wheel, similarities between the Volkswagen Crafter and the mid-sized VW Transporter are obvious. That’s definitely a good thing, because the Crafter feels every bit as dynamic as the smaller van.

Its steering is fast and responsive, and the ride is smooth and comfortable, feeling even better with a load in the back. We’d recommend the 138bhp engine (available across all configurations), especially as it then allows you to specify the eight-speed automatic gearbox.