Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD load bay
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD static open
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD front end
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD load bay
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD static open
  • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 2020 RHD front end
What Car?’s Transporter deals

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Most of the Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 range is priced slightly above the equivalent Ford Transit Custom, but the differences aren’t vast and the Transporter tends to hold its value comparatively well over three years. Top-spec Transporters are become very pricey, though, and are among the most expensive medium-sized vans on the market.

Our pick of the engines, the 2.0 TDI 150, officially averages up to 40mpg. From our experience, you should see around 35-40mpg, depending on where and how you drive.

Overview

The Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 is a formidable mid-size van. It's practical for passengers and cargo, good to drive, comfortable and includes much of the latest tech and safety aids you might need. It's not the cheapest van on sale but should hold its value well and be cost-effective to run.

  • Huge choice of variants
  • Modern safety aids and infotainment tech
  • Punchy and frugal 2.0 TDI 150 diesel
  • Basic entry-level model
  • Firm ride compared with some rivals
  • Top-end versions start to become very pricey