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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

If safety is your priority the Caddy is a good choice because it is brimming with equipment to keep you out of harm's way. The features that come as standard include Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), traction control, automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking, driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags, electronic differential lock, engine drag torque control, daytime running lights, Thatcham immobiliser and alarm (Category 1).

Practicality is key in this sector of the market. The Caddy Maxi Life fares well and offers plenty of storage spaces as well as being flexible when it comes to seating and loading arrangements. There are a couple of cubbies in the centre console that can hold 250ml cans or small bottles. For those of you that prefer a map to a sat-nav you'll be pleased to know that there is a overhead space ideally suited for keeping maps in.

Move to the rear of the Caddy Maxi and there is an ample amout of room with all seats in place. Luggage space with the third row of seats removed amounts to 1.6 metres cubed and this expands to 3.9 metres cubed when the second row is removed and the second row of seats are folded.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (10-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cruise control
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Steel wheels

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (10-15) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 84%
Child Occupant: 78%
Vulnerable Road Users: 58%
Safety Assist: 68%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.