Volkswagen Grand California dimensions and specs

  • Full dimensions for the Grand California camper
  • Interior space use explained, including number of beds
  • Easy comparison between 600 and 680 models

VW Grand California dimensions - comparing 600 and 680

While we've now driven and reviewed the VW Grand California camper van, we thought that there will be plenty of buyers keen to know its major dimensions as well. So we've built this page to help.

Here you'll find the full exterior dimensions for the Grand California 600 and the Grand California 680, as well as details of the interior space, which includes a rear sleeping area, kitchen, lounge and bathroom as standard.

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VW Grand California exterior dimensions

The 600 is the shorter version of the Grand California - both versions being named for their length in centimetres. It comes with a raised camper roof, however, which means its actually taller than its 680 big brother.

VW Grand California 600 exterior dimensions:

  • Length: 5,986mm
  • Height: 2,970mm
  • Width including door mirrors: 2,427mm
  • Width excluding door mirrors: 2,040mm
  • Wheelbase: 3,640mm
  • Front overhang: 1,000mm
  • Rear overhang: 1,346mm

As the above suggests, the VW Grand California 680 is longer but lower than the 600. The reduced height means it only offers sleeping room for two rather than four (though it can still carry four passengers); the two sleepers do get a larger bed, however.

VW Grand California 680 exterior dimensions:

  • Length: 6,836mm
  • Height: 2,840mm
  • Width including door mirrors: 2,427mm
  • Width excluding door mirrors: 2,040mm
  • Wheelbase: 4,490mm
  • Front overhang: 1,000mm
  • Rear overhang: 1,346mm

VW Grand California exterior dimensions comparison table:

VW Grand California model 600 680
Exterior length 5,986 mm 6,836 mm
Exterior height 2,971-3,094 mm* 2,839-2,967 mm*
Exterior width including mirrors 2,427 mm 2,427 mm
Exterior width excluding mirrors 2,040 mm 2,040 mm
Wheelbase (mm) 3,640 mm 4,490 mm
Front overhang (mm) 1,000 mm 1,000 mm
Rear overhang (mm) 1,346 mm 1,346 mm

*Overall height varies with specification

VW Grand California interior dimensions and specs

On the inside the major points of difference between the two versions are the size of the rear sleeping area, the size of the kitchen area, and the headroom.

The 680 model's larger rear bed means you can sleep longitudinally - so oreintated with the overall length of the vehicle - while the 600 forces you to sleep transversely, across the vehicle; anyone over six-foot tall is going to find this uncomfortable.

On the other hand, the 600 gives you more room to stand up in, and allows the option of a second sleeping area above the cab; this 'bunk bed' arrangement is best left to children, however, for despite offering up to 1.90m of length on the left side, head room is very limited.

Both models have the exact same size of bathroom (listed as 840mm x 800mm in the original VW literature but 820mm x 820mm in more recent Grand California specification details).

The amount of storage available in the 600 is listed as 800 litres in the rear and 180 litres under the bed; we're yet to receive figures for the 680 model, but the official word is that both amounts of storage are higher - which makes sense given it's a larger van.

The kitchen in the 680 is also a little longer than the 600's - making the most of that additional bodylength. That said, the 600 has extendable surfaces to compenstate for this and give you more room for food preparation.

VW Grand California interior space comparison table:

VW Grand California model 600 680
Seats 4 4
Headroom 2,180-2,200 mm 1,970-2,030 mm
Table (l/w/h) 1,116 x 550 x 750 mm 1,116 x 550 x 750 mm
Bench (l/w/h) 450 x 840 x 330 mm 450 x 840 x 330 mm
Bathroom (l/w/h) 820 x 820 x 1,850 mm 820 x 820 x 1,850 mm
Kitchen (l/w/h) 980 x 400 x 880 mm 1,400 x 400 x 880 mm
Sleeps 2+2 (+2 optional) 2
Rear bed 1,930 x 1,220 mm 2,000 x 1,670 mm 
Rear storage 800 litres TBC
Under-bed storage 180 litres TBC

For more information about what the Grand California is actually like inside, including details of fixtures and fittings as well as engine, on-sale info and driving impresions see our review.

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