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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life Estate boot space, practicality and safety

2010 - 2015 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Simon McBride Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

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.

Euro NCAP rating

Overall NCAP safety rating 4 out of 5
Year tested: 2015
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Adult Occupant: 84%
Child Occupant: 78%
Vulnerable Road User: 58%
Safety Assist: 68%

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (26)
  • 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
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Standard Trim Optional Equipment (2)
  • Cruise control
  • Steel wheels


Length 4406mm - 4878mm
Width 2062mm - 2065mm
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