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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Caravelle review.

3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen Caravelle (03-15) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £24,705 - £71,578
Used price £3,130 - £40,010
Used monthly cost £78 - £999
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £300 - £570
Insurance group 24 - 39 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Comfortable and spacious interior, well equipped, high quality, strong TDI engines, sliding rear side doors

CONS

Firm ride, expensive for a van-based people carrier, dated dashboard design

Volkswagen Caravelle rivals

Mercedes-Benz
Viano
3 out of 5 3.0

Written by David Ross on

The Caravelle has built up a good reputation as a well built and classy people carrier - although it's usually associated with private hire firm and hotels rather than family transport. But with acres of passenger room and almost endless on board stowage, it's the perfect car for long distance family transport with seven comfortable seats as standard.

The interior is also very flexible with runners in the floor allowing the seats - and the standard fold-out table - to be positioned anywhere. There are criticisms though, not least the firm and bouncy ride, while the dashboard is starting to look distinctly old fashioned.

Volkswagen Caravelle rivals

Mercedes-Benz
Viano
3 out of 5 3.0