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Volkswagen Caddy verdict

2021 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 8 July 2022 Updated: 11 July 2022

Should you buy one?

Yes, you should. As long as you understand the Caddy is a niche product. But if you’re not at all bothered by your family car looking like a van, or it being a louder than a typical SUV, then the Caddy will reward you with unadulterated flexibility.

If you value roominess above all else, you’ll appreciate the humongous boot and ample space for passengers. It’s versatile too, and can basically double as a van for when you REALLY need space.

The Peugeot e-Rifter, Citroen e-Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo-e are are only available with electric powertrains and a pretty paltry electric range.

This means if you want a diesel load lugger, the Caddy, along with the Ford Tourneo Connect, is one of your few choices.

What we like

It’s not just the space on offer, it’s the sheer versatility. Five seats, seven seats, short wheel base, long wheelbase, automatic, manual, petrol and diesels are all available. And there’s’ not a dud among them.

What we don’t like

It is loud, especially at motorway speeds, where you can really feel like you’re driving a van. Base spec models are pretty basic too. Plus the infotainment is fiddly.